Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 5136
Anthropogenic perturbation of global biogeochemical cycles, integrated environmental resource management, environmental governance, sustainability science, and conceptualisations of humans in the Earth system.
Sarah Cornell does integrative socio-environmental research and teaching at the University of Bristol. Her PhD (UEA, 1991-1995) and early post-doctoral research was in marine and atmospheric chemistry. She then worked in the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment on integrated assessment projects, and then moved to the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change in a role that linked vulnerability research and research strategy development. Since 2004, she has been at Bristol, again in a hybrid role as synthesis scientist/science manager for the NERC-funded international multi-consortium programme QUEST (Quantifying and Understanding the Earth System).
Member of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology since 2000; currently member of Council and trustee on Board of Trustees.
Member of Royal Society of Chemistry since 1992
Member of Challenger Society for Marine Science; Council member 1999-2005.
Cornell, SE (In Press) Valuing ecosystem benefits in a dynamic world. Climate Research doi: 10.3354/cr00843
Cornell, SE, Costanza, R, Sörlin S. & van der Leeuw, S (In Press) Developing a systematic “science of the past” to create our future. Global Environmental Change.
Cornell, SE (2010) Climate change: brokering interdisciplinarity across the physical and social sciences, in: Bhaskar R, Frank C, Hoyer KG, Naess P and Parker J (Eds.), Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change, (pp. 116-134)
Cornell, SE & Parker, JE (2010) Critical Realist interdisciplinarity: a research agenda to support action on global warming, in: Bhaskar R, Frank C, Hoyer KG, Naess P and Parker J (Eds.), Interdisciplinarity and Climate Change, (pp. 25-34), Routledge. ISBN: 0415573882
House, JI, Huntingford, C, Knorr, W, Cornell, SE, Cox, PM, Harris, GR, Jones, CD, Lowe, JA & Prentice, IC (2009) What do recent advances in quantifying climate and carbon cycle uncertainties mean for climate policy? Environ. Res. Lett. 3 DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/3/4/044002
Watkinson, AR, Cornell, SE & Tinch, R (2007) Sustainability of flood management responses, in: C. Thorne, E. Evans, and E. Penning-Rowsell (Eds.), Future Flooding and Coastal Erosion Risks, (pp. 461-474), Thomas Telford, Ltd.
Watkinson, AR, Cornell, SE & Jordan, A (2007) The governance of responses, in: C. Thorne, E. Evans, and E. Penning-Rowsell (Eds.), Future Flooding and Coastal Erosion Risks, (pp. 475-490), Thomas Telford, Ltd.
Schellhnuber, J & Cornell, SE (2006) Integration Novelties: new thinking for modelling, adaptation and mitigation, in: Amelung, B (Ed.), More Puzzle-solving for Policy, (pp. 42-49), International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development, Maastricht, The Netherlands. www.icis.unimaas.nl/downloads/SummerCourseBook_051201.pdf
Sustainable Development (team-taught open unit)
In Earth Sciences: MRes Global Change Science & Policy, Introduction to Earth System Processes; Atmospheric Processes.
Contributor to School of Geographical Sciences unit Society and Nature (adaptation)
Research methods (tbc)