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Category Archives: Research

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

Leeds Forest Observatory in the News!

April 12, 2016

Last week, LEAF Co-Director Dominick Spracklen and LEAF Co-ordinator Cat Scott spoke to Made in Leeds about the Forest Observatory coming to Leeds this summer: LEAF researchers from across the...READ ARTICLE

Deforestation: an alert from the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe

March 22, 2016

By Ricardo Faustino de Lima – Universidade de Lisboa & Martin Dallimer – University of Leeds; article originally published on The Conversation. When visiting the volcanic islands of São Tomé...READ ARTICLE