Biography

I am 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 instigated and lead the annual update of the 'Global Carbon Budget' as part of the Global Carbon Project, a community effort to provide timely delivery of policy-relevant carbon research and help stabilise the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere, which is the main driver of climate change.

I was author of multiple assessments reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel price prize in 2007. I Chair the French High Council on climate change and am a member of the UK Committee on Climate Change. 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 (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. I was Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (2011-2018).

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