Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere & Forest (LEAF) Centre

Indonesian fires and haze

September 20, 2019

By Laura Kiely (@laurafkiely)- University of Leeds and United Bank of Carbon Emissions of smoke from peatland fires may have been underestimated, finds a new study from LEAF scientists at...READ ARTICLE

Deforestation of Amazon warms local climate

September 3, 2019

The loss of forest cover in the Amazon has a significant impact on the local climate in Brazil, according to a new study by LEAF scientists in the School of...READ ARTICLE

Tree-LC: Using natural capital assessments to encourage appreciation and responsible management of urban trees

July 29, 2019

By Hazel Mooney (@EcoZel) – University of Leeds & United Bank of Carbon In the last 18 months, I’ve become a professional tree hugger! In the summer of 2018, I...READ ARTICLE

i-Tree Leeds: Putting a Value on the City’s Trees

July 26, 2019

As part of the Leeds4Trees project we are exploring the value of trees and green spaces across the city of Leeds, in collaboration with the United Bank of Carbon, the...READ ARTICLE

Oil palm sustainability challenges in South-east Asia

April 3, 2019

Researchers at the University of Leeds and the University of York, in collaboration with partners such as UTM, Malaysia, have been tackling sustainable development challenges associated with oil palm production...READ ARTICLE

Rise of small-scale deforestation across the Amazon

October 24, 2018

A study from University of Leeds researchers, published earlier this year, found significant shifts in the deforestation dynamics of Amazonian forests. The Amazon Basin is home to over 5 million...READ ARTICLE