A new study gives insight into the prevalence of nitrogen-fixing trees in tropical rainforests and calls into question prevailing hypotheses for why they are so much more abundant than in temperate forests. Levels of soil nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus can significantly affect forests’ ability to gain biomass and effectively absorb and capture carbon…
International artist and University of Leeds Cultural Fellow Kat Austen will premiere a new artwork based on research in the Arctic at Bonhams in London (30 July – 17 August). The work, entitled The Matter of the Soul, is continuing its development during Kat Austen’s Cultural Fellowship in Art and Science at the University of…
To limit the rise in global temperature levels to a maximum of 1.5 °C, fossil fuel emissions should be cut by an additional 20 per cent above previous estimations due to greenhouse gas emissions from wetlands and permafrost, according to new research. Scientists, including Dr Sarah Chadburn from the University of Leeds, have used climate…
Scientists from the University of Leeds are among a team of researchers making a return voyage to the Barents Sea to carry out vital research on how climate change is affecting the ecosystem of the Arctic Ocean. The scientific cruise is part of a UK flagship research programme, the Changing Arctic Ocean, funded by the…
Monitoring Antarctica from space has revealed how its ice is being lost to the oceans, providing crucial insight into the continent’s response to a warming climate. Scientists from the University of Leeds, the University of California San Diego and University of Maryland reviewed decades of satellite measurements to reveal how and why Antarctica’s glaciers, ice…