Valerie Trouet

Keynote speaker in the spotlight:
Valerie Trouet

Director of the Belgian Climate Centre.
University of Arizona, USA

Keynote lecture Wednesday, 5 June 2024


From climate science to climate transition


Prof. Valerie Trouet is currently the scientific director of the Belgian Climate Centre and professor in paleoclimatology at the University of Arizona, USA. She received her PhD in Bioscience engineering at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2004 and has previously worked at PennState University, USA, and the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL in Switzerland. She is a dendroclimatologist who uses the growth-rings in trees to study climate change over the past ~2,000 years and how it has impacted human systems and ecosystems. So far, she has published more than 100 scientific publications and is the author of Tree Story (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), a broad audience book about dendrochronology that has been translated in seven languages. She is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and received an honorary doctorate (2023) from Wageningen University, The Netherlands.