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Professor Tim Lenton

Director, Global Systems Institute

University of Exeter


Tim Lenton is founding director of University of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute. His research focuses on how other life forms have created and maintain a habitable planet for us. His work involves modelling life’s coupling to the Earth system, biogeochemical cycling, climate dynamics, and associated tipping points. He co-authored the Planetary Boundaries framework and is an expert in ‘whole systems’ thinking.

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