Events

The listings below are for climate-related events across the University of Leeds.

The Priestley International Centre for Climate also runs a monthly interdisciplinary lunchtime seminar series. See Climate Exchange Seminar Series

Abstract “In assessing the outcomes of decisions, people often rely on the symbolic information while neglecting other crucial information. People may be especially prone to rely on this information on topics that are subject to social norms, such as environmentally friendly behaviour, environmental risks or risks for humans. In one experiment, participants were presented with…
One year on from our launch in June 2016, the Priestley International Centre for Climate is marking its first birthday with a get together and prize giving that celebrates the best of climate research here at Leeds and internationally. Our annual event is a chance for us to celebrate our progress as a world leading…

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Abstract There is growing concern that ‘progress’ is stalling, with younger generations worse off than their parents. Part of the explanation given is that the ‘baby boomers’ have benefitted from previous policies and circumstances and are now voting to maintain their privileged position relative to others. This seminar contributes to this debate and also considers…
Abstract Tropical elevation gradients are natural laboratories to assess how changing climate can influence tropical forests. However, there is a need for theory and integrated data collection to scale from traits to ecosystems. We assess predictions of a novel trait-based metabolic scaling theory including (i) if observed shifts in forest traits across a broad tropical temperature gradient is consistent with local phenotypic optima and adaptive…
This talk has particular interest for Early Career Researchers and Academics and there will be plenty of time for questions Directions See here
Abstract While for many decades electricity grids evolved slowly and with minor alterations, an evolutionary change has marked the last 15 years.  Society is now pushing for a secure, continuous, supply of green and environmentally friendly electricity, at a low price, and – if possible – without investing in new infrastructure.  These emerging electric power…
Abstract The Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS) is used by CSIRO, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Australian universities to produce weather forecasts and climate projections. ACCESS has been recently extended to include land and ocean carbon cycle components in its Earth System Model (ESM) version, ACCESS-ESM1. Here we analyse the results…