Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS)

Dominick Spracklen receives Philip Leverhulme Prize

21.10.2015 - 14:25

Dominick Spracklen has been awarded a 2015 Philip Leverhulme Prize in recognition of his research in understanding interactions between the Earth’s biosphere, atmosphere and climate and the way that these are being altered by human activity.

Recent work by Dominick Spracklen includes a Nature article which relates lowering deforestation rates in Brazil to improvements in air quality.  This improved air quality can also be linked with improved human health (Reddington et al., 2015). 

Leverhulme prizes are awarded to outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level and whose future contributions are held to be of correspondingly high promise.

Philip Leverhulme Prizes commemorate the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of the Founder. Each Prize has a value of £100,000 which can be used for any purpose which can advance the Prize holder's research.

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