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
August Röhss Chair, Department of Earth Sciences
Assistant Dean for Research, Faculty of Science


Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Deliang Chen is a climate researcher with passion on Earth System Science and has extensive experience with science for policy. He has been actively engaged in the “Third Pole Environment” which focuses on climate and environment change, and their impact on water resources, ecosystems, and disaster/risk over the Tibetan Plateau and its surroundings. He is an elected member of six Academies including the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the World Academy of Sciences. He was also Lead Author and acts as Coordinating Lead Author in IPCC’s fifth and sixth assessment reports.


Eystein Jansen
Professor in Palaeoclimatology


Former director of the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Department of Earth Science, University of Bergen, Norway

Palaeoclimatology – Main method: Marine proxies. Area/ Region: North Atlantic, Arctic, Southern Ocean.
Professor Jansen was the founding director 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 Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports.


Karen Kohfeld


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

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.


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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