Events

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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…
Dr. Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat from Bogor Agricultural University in Indonesia will be hosted by the Environment & Development Research Group to discuss the role of green fiscal policy in the forestry sector as part of the Sustainability Research Institute‘s seminar series. Dr. Dodik Ridho Nurrochmat is currently Director of Strategic Studies and Agriculture Policy and…
A research event for those working at the interface between the biosphere, atmosphere and climate. We’ll be hearing updates on research from across the Ecology and Global Change Group (EGC) in the School of Geography, and the Institute for Climate & Atmospheric Science (ICAS) and Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) in the School of Earth &…
Prof. Mark Reed and Prof. Lindsay Stringer will be discussing land degradation, desertification and climate change, as part of the Sustainability Research Institute‘s seminar series. Climate change and land degradation can drive or exacerbate one another through positive and negative feedbacks. Higher temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and more extreme weather combine with human-induced drivers to…