Events

Ever wondered what benefits trees provide to the city? Seen the recent University of Leeds Campus I-Tree report and want to know more? Join researchers Dr Cat Scott, Hazel Mooney and Anna Gugan for the first LEAF lecture of 2020. The team will be presenting the findings of their recent report, celebrating the benefits that trees…

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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…
Together with colleagues from the Priestley International Centre for Climate and the School of Politics and International Studies, we are hosting an information sharing event with researchers from Indonesia and Malaysia. A provisional schedule for the morning is given below – all welcome! 10:00 am, Introductions – Adam Tyson (School of Politics and International Studies)…
On Monday 12th June, we’ll be joined by Dr Rebecca Heaton. Rebecca is Head of Sustainability and Policy at Drax power station and was recently appointed to the Committee on Climate Change. Drax generates 7% of the UK’s electricity, 70% of which – enough to power Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Liverpool – is now made…
This one day event will bring together academics and practitioners to explore the current challenges facing, and ways of reinvigorating, urban public space. The day will explore both a number of contemporary themes and the manner in which these are played out in different types of public spaces – such as parks and green spaces;…
Professor Brian J Enquist from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona will be visiting the University on Tuesday 16th May and giving a seminar from 4.30 pm, followed by drinks. Abstract Tropical elevation gradients are natural laboratories to assess how changing climate can influence tropical forests. However, there is…
Prof Carlos A. Nobre will be visiting the University of Leeds on Thursday 11th May and giving a seminar from 12 – 1 pm, followed by a buffet lunch and networking. Please register here to attend. Abstract For over half a century the process of economic integration of the Amazon has been based on intensive…
To celebrate World Parks Week, this free exhibition from the Leeds Parks Project documents how Leeds parks have changed over time. It presents the findings of a major research project into public parks, and showcases a new collection of images of Leeds parks through time, submitted by members of the public. Find out why public…
Do you know how much air we breathe in a day? How clean is the air in our cities? What difference do trees make? Come and take part in a wide range of fun, hands on activities about air quality, trees and urban well-being. There will be a presentation about air quality in Sheffield; many…
On Tuesday 14th February the external seminar in the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) will be given by Arnold Moene from Wageningen University. Plants have a pronounced influence on processes in the atmosphere through their control of transpiration (cloud formation), CO2-uptake (global carbon balance) and energy partioning (convection). Vegetation canopies are also the…
On Thursday 26th January we will be joined by Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen from ISGlobal in Barcelona to discuss the latest research around the health risks and benefits associated with exposure to green space. Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen is a world leading expert in environmental exposure assessment, epidemiology, and health risk/impact assessment with a strong focus and…