Events

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

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Abstract UK Environmental Prediction is a JWCRP NERC/Met Office collaboration aiming to develop the first  high resolution regional coupled model for the UK at kilometre scale. It is hypothesised that more  accurate prediction and warning of natural hazards, such as of the impacts of severe weather  through the environment, requires a more integrated approach to…
Abstract 2017 marks 40 years since the US Academy of Sciences published the first major report on climate and water: Climate, Climatic Change and Water Supply. This presentation reflects on methodological developments and evolving research directions during the intervening years. I summarise some of the main interactions between climate change and water resources and highlight…
Abstract This paper argues that parents have a special, shared duty to organise for collective action on climate change mitigation and adaptation. They have this over and above more general duties of justice or humanity that we all have to do so. However, they have it not for the apparently most obvious reasons. The obvious…
The impact of climate change on railway earth structures    (Dr Fleur Loveridge,  School of Civil Engineering) Being pioneers of railway development in the 19th century has left the UK with a unique railway legacy. Embankments and cuttings that were built 150 years ago still support the modern network. These historic earth structures were built rapidly,…
A new free film series, open to all. Part of the Living Well Within Limits project. Merchants of Doubt is a documentary by Robert Kenner and Eric M Conway that looks at “pundits-for-hire who present themselves as scientific authorities as they speak about topics like toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change” (IMDB). Based on the 2010 book…
As part of the ERC=Science² project, a series of public lectures will showcase cutting edge research at the University of Leeds funded by the highly presitigous European Research Council. From atmospheric chemists to musical historians, ERC grant-holders have secured millions of euros of competitive EU funding to undertake frontier research and make groundbreaking discoveries here…
Seminar on innovative agricultural techniques aiming to reduce deforestation in the tropics, organised by Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest Research Centre (LEAF) and United Bank of Carbon (UBoC). All welcome! Biographies Mike Hands is a tropical ecologist and Founder of the Inga Foundation. During his research career, Mike advanced our understanding of the impact of slash-and-burn agriculture on rainforest…
Abstract In Australia and Japan, diverse coral assemblages extend along a natural stress gradient from the tropics to their pole-ward range limits in temperate regions. Our ability to predict how corals in these marginal habitats will respond to climate change relies on better understanding the mechanisms that shape their biodiversity patterns. I will present the…
“Prioritising human needs in the era of climate change” is jointly hosted by iBUILD (Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery), the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Priestley International Centre for Climate. Workshops and public events take place at the School of Earth and Environment seminar rooms 8.119…
Abstract Dr Leonie Venhoeven will be presenting her research on environmental psychology. Dr Venhoeven recently finished her PhD in environmental psychology at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. The topic of her dissertation was the question whether and why environmentally-friendly behaviour may contribute to well-being. In recent years, the stress on individuals to actively reduce…