Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere & Forest (LEAF) Centre

Category Archives: Research

Discovery of ‘hidden forests’ adds to global forest area

May 15, 2017

Scientists from the School of Geography are involved in a study that finds at least 9% more forest cover across the globe than was previously assumed. By using very high...READ ARTICLE

Terrific Scientific begins!

May 1, 2017

This May, primary school children around the UK will be leaving their classrooms behind to explore the trees in and around their school grounds, as part of the BBC’s Terrific...READ ARTICLE

Student placements with LEAF this summer!

February 13, 2017

We are currently advertising two paid opportunities for undergraduate students from the Faculty of Environment to work with us over the summer break. First or second year students in the...READ ARTICLE

How can we encourage use of the outdoors?

February 1, 2017

By Hannah Roberts (@hannah_eroberts) – University of Leeds Spending time outdoors in green spaces is beneficial for our physical and mental health and well-being. Research shows green space can encourage...READ ARTICLE

What drives interannual variation in tree ring oxygen isotopes in the Amazon?

December 1, 2016

In a new study, LEAF scientists use the isotopes present in tree rings to examine rainfall across the Amazon basin. Developing a good understanding of past climate is vital when...READ ARTICLE

Trees are much better at creating clouds and cooling the climate than we thought

October 15, 2016

By Hamish Gordon & Cat Scott – University of Leeds; article originally published on The Conversation. The pre-industrial atmosphere contained more particles, and so brighter clouds, than we previously thought....READ ARTICLE