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Global warming may lead to a drop in lightning strikes, affecting atmospheric composition and the frequency of natural forest fires in the tropics, a new study suggests. Using a newly-devised method, scientists including Dr...[more]

We are delighted to announce that Professor Simon Poulton has been awarded the Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society. The medal was founded by John Jeremiah Bigsby (1792 - 1881), and is awarded “as an acknowledgement of eminent...[more]

Working together to secure a sustainable future for Indonesian rainforests is one of the objectives for a new agreement between the University of Leeds and Bogor Agricultural University. The Rector of Bogor was welcomed to Leeds...[more]

Mangroves

Mangrove forests cover thousands of hectares of coastline in many of the world’s tropical and sub-tropical countries.  As well as supporting the livelihoods of people who live and work near the forests, the trees play a...[more]

Professor Dominick Spracklen has secured highly prestigious European Research Council funding worth £2 million euros over the next five years. [more]

Deforestation is likely to warm the climate even more than originally thought, scientists warn.[more]

Scientists have found fossil evidence of deep-sea marine life burrowing up to eight metres below the seabed — four times the previously observed depth for modern deep-sea life.[more]

The School of Earth and Environment will be strongly represented at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting that’s in New Orleans this year (11th – 15th December). The Institute of Geophysics (IGT), Institute for Climate and Atmospherics...[more]

An international team of scientists, led by the School of Earth & Environment, has quantified the relationship between natural sources of particles in the atmosphere and climate change. [more]

Professor Lindsay Stringer receives Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award

The School of Earth and Environment is pleased to congratulate Professor Lindsay Stringer, for receiving the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit award for her research on improving land quality in developing countries. The...[more]