SFU's Climate Research Lab investigates the Earth's climate response to human activities by using climate models of different complexity, from conceptual models to complex Earth System models. Research in the lab focuses on reversibility of human-induced climate change, carbon budgets consistent with climate targets, the carbon cycle response to carbon dioxide removal and climate-carbon cycle feedbacks.
IPCC releases Special Report on global warming of 1.5 degrees
Congratulations to PhD student Claude-Michel Nzotungicimpaye, who was awarded a KEY graduate scholarshipto incorporate big data approaches, tools, and analysis into his doctoral research.
Mitacs Globalink Research Award
July 11, 2018
Congratulations to Mehdi Aminipouri who was awarded a Mitacs Globalink Research Award to fund a research stay at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden in the fall.
Lead Author Meeting for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
July 4, 2018
Kirsten Zickfeld attended the First Lead Author Meeting for the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in Guangzhou, China. Kirsten will work with an international team on the Carbon Cycle chapter of the report.
Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union in Niagara Falls
June 15, 2018
PhD student Claude-Michel Nzotungicimpaye presented his work on a 1D model of wetland methane emissions at the Meeting of the Canadian Geophysical Union (CGU) in Niagara Falls.
You can download the poster here.
2017 President’s Prize of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
Welcome to SFU Environmental Science student Rachel Chimuka who will join the Climate Research Lab for the summer to work on a project on the carbon cycle response to carbon dioxide removal. To fund her project Rachel was awarded a VPR Sciences Undergraduate Research Assistantshi0p.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
April 16, 2018
Kirsten Zickfeld attended the Fourth Lead Author Meeting of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees in Gaborone, Botswana. Authors started work on the final draft of the report, which will be released in October.
The Climate Research Lab in the Department of Geography at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), led by Dr. Kirsten Zickfeld, is seeking Master’s and Doctoral students interested in pursuing research on climate change using Earth System models