Tim Lenton

University of Exeter
United Kingdom

Tim Lenton is a Professor and Chair in Earth System Science and Climate Change at the University of Exeter. His research focuses on understanding the behaviour of the Earth as a whole system, especially through the development and use of Earth system models. He is particularly interested in how life has reshaped the planet in the past, and what lessons we can draw from this as we proceed to reshape the planet now – as detailed in his book with Andrew Watson on the ‘Revolutions that made the Earth’ (OUP, 2011). Tim’s work identifying the tipping elements in the climate system won the Times Higher Education Award for Research Project of the Year 2008. He has also received a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2004, a European Geosciences Union Outstanding Young Scientist Award 2006, the British Association Charles Lyell Award Lecture 2006, the Geological Society of London William Smith Fund 2008 and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award 2013.