Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere & Forest (LEAF) Centre

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

One, two … tree!

July 18, 2016

Children from primary schools around Middleton helped LEAF scientists to collect data about the trees in Middleton Park as part of the annual Schools Heritage Day. The event, organised by...READ ARTICLE

Environmental Networking Across Leeds

July 4, 2016

At the first meeting of a new Environment & Sustainability Network in May, Leeds based charities, community groups, and voluntary organisations came together with academics from the University of Leeds....READ ARTICLE

Air Pollution Garden Launches!

June 16, 2016

The UK’s first Air Pollution Garden has been established at Sheffield Botanical Gardens through a collaboration between the three White Rose universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield. An Air Pollution...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