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50 shades of green - the health risks and benefits of green space


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...

Green Fiscal Policy in the Forestry Sector: Critical Issues and Opportunities


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...

Biosphere-Atmosphere-Climate Interactions Meeting


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 &...

Land Degradation, Desertification and Climate Change: Anticipating, assessing and adapting to future change


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...

Environmental & Sustainability Research Event


From 4 - 6 pm, Leeds based charities, community groups, and voluntary organisations active in environmental and sustainability issues will come together with academics from the University of Leeds. The aim of the event is to provide an opportunity to explore mutually beneficial opportunities and the potential to create new research agendas. The event will...

Regrowing the Rainforest: The Potential of Restoration for Carbon Sequestration and Biodiversity


Charlotte Wheeler from University College London will be presenting her work on biodiversity and above ground biomass changes following deforestation and forest degradation. Restoration of tropical forest to mitigate the effects of climate change has received increasing attention in the international political arena over recent years. This is only set to increase following the signing...

A New FoRCE for Tropical Forest Research and Management


Dr Andy Marshall from the University of York will be joining us to discuss forest research and conservation activities in the tropics. Andy is a lecturer in the Environment Department at the University of York, and the Director of Conservation Science at Flamingo Land. Andy's work ranges from ecological and social research in the tropics,...

Deforestation, Air Quality and Human Health


Dr Carly Reddington from the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS), in the School of Earth and Environment, will discuss the links between land-use change, fires, and air quality across the tropics. In Brazil, recent reductions in the rate of deforestation have led to an improvement in regional air quality, saving up to 1,700...

People Centred Conservation in Sinai


On Wednesday 14th October, the Environment and Development group in the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI) will be hosting a seminar by Dr Francis Gilbert of the University of Nottingham. Francis will talk about the interaction between the traditions of local people and conservation of wildlife in the St Katherine protected area in South Sinai, Egypt....



Throughout 2015, we’ll be hosting some smaller, more focused LEAF-related research meetings within the University and seminars featuring external speakers. Our second meeting (a continuation of the first!) will be with the Ecology & Global Change (EGC) group from the School of Geography, and the Biosphere-Atmosphere Group (BAG) from the School of Earth and Environment....