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Do you spend enough time in nature? Can you identify different species of plants? Join us for a 1 hour workshop, which includes a tour around the university campus, to become more connected to the environment around you! Learn about the array of plant species that can be found around campus whilst contributing to academic…
On Friday 8th March, the University of Leeds is hosting a seminar from Professor Ralph Keeling of UC San Diego. The land biosphere is acting as a significant brake on the rise in atmospheric CO2 by absorbing carbon. Historically, the existence of this land sink came as a bit of a surprise. Here Ralph Keeling…
The University of Leeds is hosting a symposium on Climate – Leaf Chemistry Interactions as part of a White Rose Consortium project between the Universities of Leeds, York and Sheffield. The symposium aims to bring together researchers, museum curators and industry to discuss and share ideas on all aspects of leaf chemistry and climate. This…
The Forestry Commission is undertaking an exciting project to restore Hardknott Forest, one of the largest conifer plantations in the Lake District, to native woodland. At the final volunteer weekend of 2018 the project team will be continuing to plant oak and clear invasive conifer trees – either come for one day or stay in…
Urban green spaces such as gardens, parks and woodlands provide many benefits to people and vital habitats for wildlife. Urban vegetation stores carbon, helping to mitigate climate change, and reduces the likelihood of flooding by storing excess rain water. Trees and green spaces can improve air quality, limit the impact of heatwaves, encourage people to…
This event, organised by Zero Carbon Harrogate and hosted at Ripley Castle, aims to help landowners and those responsible for land management to discover the benefits of creating woodland on their land. The Woodland Creation Conference will provide an opportunity to explore: – Funding Opportunities – The UK Carbon Market – Markets for UK Timber…
Urban green spaces such as gardens, parks and woodlands provide many benefits to people and vital habitats for wildlife. Urban vegetation stores carbon, helping to mitigate climate change, and reduces the likelihood of flooding by storing excess rain water. Trees and green spaces can improve air quality, limit the impact of heatwaves, encourage people to…
For our final LEAF Lunchtime Lecture of 2017/2018, Marta Giannichi from the School of Geography will be talking about her work with landowners in Brazil. A major challenge to reduce forest loss in the tropics is to incentivise conservation on private land in agricultural settings. Engaging private landowners in conservation schemes is particularly important along…
The Forestry Commission is undertaking an exciting project to restore Hardknott Forest, one of the largest conifer plantations in the Lake District, to native woodland. At the second volunteer weekend of 2018 the project team will be continuing to plant oak and clear invasive conifer trees – either come for one day or stay in…
For our next LEAF Lunchtime Lecture, Jess Baker from the School of Earth & Environment will be talking about her work on tropical rainforests. Areas of remote tropical forest, such as the Amazon, pose a challenge to climate scientists, due to a scarcity of meteorological stations and long-term climate data. This can limit our ability…