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Category Archives: Research

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

Fieldwork in the Tropics: Update from Vietnam

August 19, 2016

PhD student Suzanne Stas reports on her fieldwork this summer in the Khe Nuoc Trong forest, Quang Binh Province, Vietnam. Suzanne’s research is based in the Khe Nuoc Trong forest...READ ARTICLE

Forests a key contributor to cloudiness in the pre-industrial climate

May 26, 2016

Emissions from trees could be playing a more important role in the atmosphere than previously thought, according to two new studies involving LEAF scientists. When particles in the atmosphere reach...READ ARTICLE

Scientists identify specific climate shifts responsible for an increase in the land carbon sink

May 9, 2016

Humans have been emitting carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere for several hundred years through the combustion of fossil fuels and the burning of vegetation. But this CO2, the most...READ ARTICLE