RT1 members

CRESCENDO's RT1 members

  • Pierre Friedlingstein
    RT1 leader
    University of Exeter (UNEXE), UK
    Pierre Friedlingstein
    RT1 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 Suntharalingam
    RT1 leader
    University of East Anglia (UEA), UK
    Parvadha Suntharalingam
    RT1 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 Brovkin
    WP1 leader
    Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPG), Germany
    Victor Brovkin
    WP1 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 Bopp
    WP2 leader
    Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) – CNRS, France
    Laurent Bopp
    WP2 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’Connor
    WP3 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.