Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere & Forest (LEAF) Centre

Biodiversity estimates ‘coming of age’

February 12, 2018

An international competition to estimate the diversity of plants across the whole of Britain has shown that mathematical modelling techniques are ‘coming of age’. Models are widely used by scientists...READ ARTICLE

New study finds intact rainforests of Borneo are gaining biomass

December 21, 2017

The remaining undisturbed rainforests in Borneo, some of the world’s tallest and most carbon-dense, have been removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the past 50 years, a new study...READ ARTICLE

Understanding the climate impact of natural atmospheric particles

December 6, 2017

An international team of scientists, led by LEAF members at the University of Leeds, has quantified the relationship between natural sources of particles in the atmosphere and climate change. Their...READ ARTICLE

Getting our hands dirty in the Khe Nuoc Trong Forest

October 24, 2017

By Suzanne Stas (@SuzanneStas) – University of Leeds I am researching the impacts of forest degradation on carbon storage in the Khe Nuoc Trong forest in Vietnam in a partnership...READ ARTICLE

Valuing the Trees of St George’s Field

October 13, 2017

By Abyed Chowdhury This summer I undertook an 8 week Research Experience Placement in the School of Earth and Environment. I was contributing to the i-Tree Leeds project by working...READ ARTICLE

Terrific Scientific Trees – the results!

August 21, 2017

During the Terrific Scientific Trees Investigation, pupils counted, identified and measured the trees in and around their school grounds. Using these pieces of information, the pupils were able to estimate...READ ARTICLE