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Effect 2011

Effect 2011

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This year's contents include the Fudan Tyndall Centre, Floods, Geoengineering, Sea Level, Tidal Energy, Public Perceptions, and Water Emissions
This year's contents include the Fudan Tyndall Centre, Floods, Geoengineering, Sea Level, Tidal Energy, Public Perceptions, and Water Emissions

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Published by: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research on Sep 30, 2011
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Highlighting research and communication at the Tyndall Centre
Geoengineering AssessmentPublicPerceptionsSeaLevelWater Emissions TidalEnergy FloodRisk 
NewFudan TyndallCentre inShanghai
Professor Trevor Davies 
Deputy Director of International Activities andPro-Vice Chancellor, UEA
Professor Corinne Le Quéré 
Director and Professor of Climate ChangeScience and Policy, UEA
Professor Kevin Anderson 
Deputy Director and Professor of Energy andClimate Change, University of Manchester
Professor Robert Watson 
Director of Strategy and Professor of Environmental Sciences, UEA
New Directors of the Tyndall Centre
Professor Corinne Le Quéré is the new Director of the TyndallCentre. Professor Bob Watson of UEA remains Director of Strategy,Seconded as Chief Scientic Adviser to the UK Department forEnvironment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Former ActingDirector Professor Kevin Anderson of Manchester University is nowDeputy Director. Professor Trevor Davies of UEA is co-Director of the new Fudan University Tyndall Centre in Shanghai.Professor Jim Hall is now Director of Oxford’s EnvironmentalChange Institute, having moved there from Newcastle Universityand Tyndall.
 Towards a new decade of climate change research
I became Director of the Tyndall Centre atthe start of 2011. What an exciting job! Ihave inherited a vibrant research institutewith an impressive legacy of agenda-setting research and a highly respectedinternationally reputation. Tyndall’smeasures of esteem are remarkable, with419 peer-reviewed academic papers todate that have been cited nearly 10,000times, a website consulted by over 5,000individual users per month, and 2500 Twitter followers around the world.In its rst decade of existence, TyndallCentre’s researchers have broken newgrounds on the wider aspects of climatechange, and provided strong scienticevidence to identify the impacts and risksof climate change for society, the effectiveoptions for adaptation and mitigation, andinformed the climate policy process. Tyndallresearchers have also demonstrated theeffectiveness of co-designing research withstakeholders, and invested much of theirtime in knowledge transfer activities. Thestories highlighted in this issue of 
The Effect
give a avour of the work conducted by ourresearchers in the past year. April 2010 marked a new phase for the Tyndall Centre with the completion of a decade of core funding from the UKResearch Councils, which led to a uniquenetwork of researchers from the scientic,engineering, social science and economiccommunities and to the developmentof several modelling capabilities. TheUniversities of East Anglia, Manchesterand Newcastle recently recruited newlecturers to further strengthen the existingpartnership with Cambridge, Oxford,Southampton, and Sussex Universities;Cardiff University joined, bringing newexpertise on behaviour and risk. Newly wonresearch projects have already started, andseveral more are under development. The expansion of the Centre to FudanUniversity in Shanghai this year guresamong the most exciting developmentsto date. Fudan Tyndall brings onboarda range of expertise, from urban designto demography, air pollution and humanhealth, and ecosystems. Such expertisewill help understand more of the complexinteractions between climate changeand other important global challenges.Furthermore, China is in the processof becoming one of the world’s mostpowerful economies of the world, thus theirdevelopment pathway will strongly inuencethe evolution of the climate landscape thiscentury. Relationships between UK andChinese researchers built at this importantstage of China’s development could leadto a better understanding of the complexissues involved in the trans-boundaryaspects of climate research and policy. As a new recruit to the Tyndall team, Ibring my own expertise on the physicalbasis of climate change, stronginternational connections and a desireto accelerate the delivery of high-qualityresearch for the benet of society. I ama physicist by training, originally fromCanada. I have conducted research onthe interactions between the carboncycle and climate change in Princeton,Paris, Jena (Germany), and now at theUniversity of East Anglia. I am also co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project andan author of the Intergovernmental Panelon Climate Change. I fully embrace theinterdisciplinarity of the Tyndall Centre, andlook forward to working with its world-classresearchers on new cutting-edge projects.Our next step is to develop the 2012-2022 Vision and Research Strategy of the Centre,building on the strong legacy of researchactivities and expertise and embracingwider interactions with other globalchallenges. Stay tuned!Professor Corinne Le Quéré

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