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Category Archives: Research

Tree-LC: Using natural capital assessments to encourage appreciation and responsible management of urban trees

July 29, 2019

By Hazel Mooney (@EcoZel) – University of Leeds & United Bank of Carbon In the last 18 months, I’ve become a professional tree hugger! In the summer of 2018, I...READ ARTICLE

i-Tree Leeds: Putting a Value on the City’s Trees

July 26, 2019

As part of the Leeds4Trees project we are exploring the value of trees and green spaces across the city of Leeds, in collaboration with the United Bank of Carbon, the...READ ARTICLE

Oil palm sustainability challenges in South-east Asia

April 3, 2019

Researchers at the University of Leeds and the University of York, in collaboration with partners such as UTM, Malaysia, have been tackling sustainable development challenges associated with oil palm production...READ ARTICLE

Rise of small-scale deforestation across the Amazon

October 24, 2018

A study from University of Leeds researchers, published earlier this year, found significant shifts in the deforestation dynamics of Amazonian forests. The Amazon Basin is home to over 5 million...READ ARTICLE

Warmer springs may actually reduce overall plant growth

October 16, 2018

An extensive study from LEAF scientists shows substantially reduced plant productivity across northern regions in the months following a warmer spring. Using 30 years of satellite images, an international team...READ ARTICLE

The bright ways forests affect their environment

August 20, 2018

For decades scientists have tried to find out why forests emit the volatile gases that give pine forests their distinctive smell. A new study led by LEAF scientists at the...READ ARTICLE