LEAF Lunchtime Lecture: “How cool are trees? The impact of forests on the climate – from local to global scales”

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  • Location: Roger Stevens LT9

For our second LEAF Lunchtime Lecture, Cat Scott from the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) in the School of Earth and Environment will be talking about her work on the climate impacts of forests.

Forests store huge quantities of carbon, influence rainfall and alter the colour (and therefore reflectivity) of the land. But, in addition to taking carbon dioxide out of the air and producing oxygen, trees emit other gases into the air that can affect the climate in complex ways. This talk will explore the latest research on the many ways that forests affect the climate. Trees also have important impacts at the local scale. We’ll hear about the benefits that trees are bringing to our campus with results from a huge survey conducted by LEAF as part of the University’s Living Lab project.

Join us from 12 – 1 pm – all are welcome and feel free to bring your lunch!