The Bolin Centre has appointed an external scientific advisory group comprised of leading national and international scientists within climate research. The group’s main tasks are to inform the Bolin Centre of its strengths, weaknesses and possibilities for development as well as increase the Bolin Centre’s contacts to international networks and research groups within the climate research area.

Current members:

Jay FamigliettiJay Famiglietti

Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing
Executive Director, Global Institute for Water Security
Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, and Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan

Professor Famiglietti is a hydrologist who uses satellites and develops advanced computer models to track how freshwater availability is changing around the globe. He has been on the faculties of the University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Irvine. Before moving to the University of Saskatchewan, he served for 4 years as the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) at the California Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the Geological Society of America; and he is a frequent speaker, an avid writer, a regular advisor to governments on water security issues, and he is committed to science communication.

Karen KohfeldDr. Karen E. Kohfeld (she/her)
Director and Professor, School of Environmental Science Professor, School of Resource and Environmental Management Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6 CANADA

Dr. Kohfeld's research focuses on understanding past climates and the global carbon cycle, specifically using of regional-global datasets to understand changes in ocean circulation, marine productivity, and the global carbon cycle over glacial-interglacial timescales. Through collaborations with provincial and federal agencies in Canada, she also conducts regional research focused on carbon storage dynamics in coastal wetlands, coastal ocean acidification, and past climate and fire behavior in western Canada.

Camille Parmesan
NMA Chair in Public Understanding of Marine Science & Human Health
School of Biological & Marine Sciences, Plymouth University, UK

My research focuses on the biological impacts of anthropogenic climate change on wild species and the implications for conserving biodiversity under future, rapid global warming. I work on impacts at the population level (on butterfly-host plant interactions), and at a global-scale analysing biological responses to climate change across all taxonomic groups. I am an advisor for several conservation NGOs and am a Coordinating Lead Author for the upcoming 6th IPCC Assessment.