Dr. Charles Koven is an Earth System Scientist in the Climate Sciences Department. His research focuses on the relationship between climate change and Earth’s carbon cycle. He has worked on permafrost feedbacks to climate change, global and regional forest disturbance dynamics, and coupled carbon-climate projections across a wide range of future trajectories to inform climate mitigation.
Dr. Koven was a Lead Author of the Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), as well as a Drafting Author of the Summary for Policymakers. He was also a Contributing Author of the Fifth IPCC Assessment Report.