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

Information Session hosted by the Priestley International Centre for Climate and water@leeds Tender-based contract research from government departments, companies, national parks, local authorities etc. provide an alternative route for funding exciting, demand-driven research. They open opportunities to make connections with stakeholder groups, build profile as an expert in the field and have different flexibilities (and…
Past Earth Network Conference 2018: Public Lecture Only Dr Alice Roberts is an academic, writer and broadcaster. Her interests are in the structure of humans, how we function, and our place in the wider environment. FREE tickets can be obtained here

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ICAS External Seminar Abstract Tropical convection often organizes into convective cloud clusters, which are responsible for most of rainfall and cloudiness over the Tropics. This organization of convective systems is usually thought to be rooted in external influences such as large-scale surface temperature gradients, wind shear or rotation. However, simulations using cloud-resolving models run with…
The Piers Sellers Prize lecture is by Professor Mark New, Director, African Climate & Development Initiative and Pro-VC for Climate Change, University of Cape Town and 2018 Piers Sellers Prize winner The lecture will be followed by a formal drinks reception. Places are free but must be reserved in advance; please book here. Abstract Cape Town…
Climate researchers and general volunteers are needed for outreach activities for a new climate outreach project in collaboration with Energy Leeds, the Priestley Centre and Leeds Climate Commission. A briefing session will be held at on Thursday about the project, which is lead by James Mckay, manager of the Centres for Doctoral Training in Low…
Abstract As climate change becomes an increasing concern in Europe, the bioeconomy could challenge previous conceptualizations about how states, citizens and corporations interact in everyday practices of natural resources governance. In Finland, there are efforts to support the transition towards the bio-based economy and to reform forest governance to respond to local circumstances while mitigating…
Abstract A large part of the world’s wheat is produced in drylands which are expected to expand, with more frequent droughts, and fewer but heavier rainfalls. Maintaining the production of wheat, climate change notwithstanding, is hence a major global food security challenge. No-till (NT) enhances soil moisture and organic components and is therefore a sustainable land…