Bolin Centre External Science Advisory Group

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:  

Deliang Chen


Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Regional climate in Sweden and China, synoptic climatology, impact of climate change, Earth System Science, climate dynamics and climate modeling, statistical downscaling, Atmospheric circulation and water balance in the Third Pole Region.


Eystein Jansen
Professor in Palaeoclimatology


Director at Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Geophysical Institute at University of Bergen, Norway

Palaeoclimatology - Main method: Marine proxies. Area/ Region: North Atlantic, Arctic, Southern Ocean.
Professor Jansen was one of the founders of the Bjerknes Centre in 2000, and resigned as Director in 2014 after 13 years in the position. His research focuses on paleoclimate and natural climate change, and he was one of the lead authors of IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report.


Karen Kohfeld
Associate Professor


Climate, Oceans, and Paleo-Environments (COPE) Lab at Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr. Kohfeld is interested in understanding natural variability and biogeochemical linkages within the ocean and climate system, in order to better assess earth system responses to anthropogenic perturbations. Her research focuses on natural and anthropogenic changes in the ocean carbon cycle, the influence of climate and land surface conditions on atmospheric dust, and assessing and adapting to extreme weather conditions in British Columbia.


Anders Lindroth
Professor in Physical Geography & Ecosystem Science


Coordinator ICOS Sweden
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystems Analysis, Lund University, Sweden

Carbon Cycle science.


Camille Parmesan


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

For nearly 20 years, however, the focus of her work has been on biological impacts of anthropogenic climate change in natural systems. Her field work has focused on documenting continental-scale range shifts of butterfly species across both North America and Europe and linking these to regional climate change. Her more recent research has concentrated on global-scale syntheses and meta-analyses of biological responses to climate change across all taxonomic groups.


Raymond T. Pierrehumbert
Halley Professorship of Physics


Department of Physics at University of Oxford, UK

I am engaged in a wide variety of theoretical and computation investigations concerning the climate dynamics of exoplanets, of Solar System planets, and of the Early Earth. I also maintain an interest in policy-driven (as well as physics-driven) aspects of anthropogenic climate change. I have arrived at Oxford relatively recently, and am building a research group to work across the full spectrum of these interests.

Andrea Rinaldo


Director of Laboratory of Ecohydrology (ECHO), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Eco-Hydrology, Water resources management, Geomorphology, Ecological patterns, River networks as ecological corridors, Spatially explicit ecological modelling, Basin-scale transport phenomena, Water borne diseases, Epidemic cholera and endemic schistosomaïoses transmission and Rainfall-runoff transformations.


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