Biography

I am a Royal Society Research Professor of Climate Change Science at the University of East Anglia.

I conduct research on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle. My research has contributed to understanding how climate change and variability affects the land and ocean carbon sinks, and understanding the drivers of CO2 emissions. 

I Chair France's High Council on Climate and I am a member of the UK Climate Change Committee. These are independent expert councils that provide evidence-based advice to inform governments response to climate change. 

Previously,  I directed the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research during 2011-2018. I instigated the annual publication of the 'Global Carbon Budget' as part of the Global Carbon Project and directed the update for 13 years. I was also author of the 3rd, 4th and 5th assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

I received multiple awards for my research, most recently the Prince Albert I Medal of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (2019). I am a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher since 2018. I was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 2016.

I am originally from Canada. I completed a B.Sc. in physics from University of Montréal (1990), an M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from McGill University (1992), and a Ph.D. in oceanography at University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI, 1999). I also hold a one-year university degree in Anthropology from the University of Montréal (1987). I conducted research at Princeton University in the US (1992-1996) and at the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Germany (2000-2004). From 2005 to 2010 I was working jointly between the UEA and the British Antarctic Survey. 

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