CRESCENDO's RT1 members
- Pierre FriedlingsteinRT1 leaderUniversity of Exeter (UNEXE), UKPierre FriedlingsteinRT1 leader
Chair in Mathematical Modelling of Climate Systems; he helps make predictions about the future of climate change, by using climate models to look at the interactions between climate and biogeochemical cycles.
- Parvadha SuntharalingamRT1 leaderUniversity of East Anglia (UEA), UKParvadha SuntharalingamRT1 leader
Parv research at UEA combines my atmospheric and oceanic interests, and focuses on (a) understanding how the processes governing the global cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulphur may change under changing anthropogenic and environmental conditions, and (b) in evaluating the potential feedbacks on climate.
- Victor BrovkinWP1 leaderMax Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPG), GermanyVictor BrovkinWP1 leader
Victor’s research interests include: Interactions between climate and ecosystems, Biogeophysical feedbacks of landuse on climate, Role of land cover changes in Quaternary climate, and Glacial-interglacial carbon cycle dynamics.
- Laurent BoppWP2 leaderInstitut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) – CNRS, FranceLaurent BoppWP2 leader
Laurent’s research interests concern the links between marine biogeochemical cycles, marine ecosystems and climate. His main goal is to understand how biogeochemical cycles (such as the ocean carbon cycle) and marine ecosystems (from phytoplankton to fish) respond to climate change and climate variability. Time scales of interest range from interannual variability to paleoclimate, with a particular emphasis on the reponse to anthropogenic climate change. Laurent’s main research tools are marine biogeochemical and ecosystem models (such as the PISCES model), coupled to Earth System Models (such as the IPSL climate model).
- Fiona O’ConnorWP3 leaderMet Office Hadley Centre (MOHC), UKFiona O’ConnorWP3 leader
Fiona's work aims to gain a better understanding of the sources and sinks of atmospheric methane; the interannual variability of methane emissions and atmospheric concentrations, and the potential feedbacks in the climate system which may affect future concentrations of atmospheric methane. She is also interested in modelling and understanding the role of short-lived atmospheric trace gases, such as ozone and methane, in climate change.