The Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest (LEAF) research centre at the University of Leeds brings together forest-related research being conducted across campus. By linking researchers across faculties, LEAF will strengthen existing collaborations and encourage new inter-departmental partnerships, establishing the University of Leeds as a leading national centre in forest research.
LEAF will host regular workshops and maintain an active online presence, providing researchers with opportunities to disseminate the findings of their work. Importantly, LEAF will also act as a means for the end-users of forest research (e.g. NGOs, charities and businesses) to be in touch with the academics that produce it. This will ensure that research conducted at the University of Leeds has a tangible and beneficial impact on the world’s forests and their communities.