Corinne Le Quéré is Professor of Climate Change Science and Policy at the University of East Anglia and Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research (UK), and a member of the Future Earth Science Committee. Her research focuses on the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle, including both the natural environment and society. She developed innovative methods to quantify the physical and societal drivers influencing atmospheric CO2 concentration, combining global models and observations.
Prof Le Quéré was author of the 3rd, 4th and 5th (ongoing) IPCC Assessments and of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She is exiting co-Chair of the Global Carbon Project. She plays a leading role in the annual publication of Global Carbon Budgets, an effort that brings together the international carbon research community and influences climate science and policy worldwide.
Prof Le Quéré completed a Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of 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 conducted research at Princeton University in the United States, the Max-Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Germany, and the British Antarctic Survey in the UK. She is originally from Canada.