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
Terrific Tropical Trees!
April 17, 2017
This May, primary school children around the UK will have the opportunity to take part in the BBC’s Terrific Scientific Trees Investigation. For every school that takes part, LEAF’s charitable...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