New Director at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Professor Corinne Le Quéré has been appointed the new Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Chair of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

As Tyndall Director, Professor Le Quéré will lead the partners of the Tyndall Centre at the Universities of East Anglia, Manchester, Southampton, Cambridge, Newcastle, Oxford, Sussex and Cardiff. Newly joined to Tyndall is the University of Fudan in Shanghai, China. She became the Director of the Tyndall Centre on 04 January 2011.

As UEA Chair of Climate Change Science and Policy, Corinne Le Quéré is a physicist by training, and conducts research on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle. She recently led a team that uncovered the weakening of the Southern Ocean CO2 sink in response to human-induced climate change. Professor Le Quéré lectures internationally, and supervises postgraduate students and researchers at UEA.

Asked to comment on her new appointment Professor Le Quéré said “The Tyndall Centre is a young and vibrant institute with a highly respected international reputation. I look forward to maintaining and enhancing Tyndall’s renown and exploring new avenues of research.”

Other outstanding research achievements of Professor Le Quéré include her Lead Authorship of the 3rd, 4th and 5th Assessments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She co-Chairs the Global Carbon Project, established in 2001 as a non-governmental organization that fosters International research on the carbon cycle and publishes annual updates of the global emissions and sinks of carbon dioxide.

Prof Le Quéré is originally from Canada. She completed a Ph.D. in oceanography in University Paris VI (1999), an M.S. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from McGill University and a B.Sc. in physics from the University of Montréal. She has conducted research at Princeton University in the United States and at the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Germany.

Professor Le Quéré takes on the role of Director from Acting Director Professor Kevin Anderson of the University of Manchester.

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