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A new study has examined spatial biodiversity patterns across the Permo-Triassic mass extinction event (c. 252 million years ago). The Permo-Triassic mass extinction represents the most catastrophic event in the last 500 million years of evolutionary history and caused the loss of up to 95% of species because of a cocktail of volcanic effects including…
The poet, writer and visual artist Redell Olsen is the winner of the £15,000 DARE Art Prize 2020-21. The prize offers an artist the opportunity to produce new work in partnership with scientists at the University of Leeds, as well as staff and performers from Opera North. Professor Olsen will produce a song cycle and film…
A University of Leeds professor from the Priestley International Centre for Climate has been awarded the 2019 Adrian Gill Prize by the Royal Meteorological Society. Presented to Professor Ken Carslaw, the award recognises his eminence in atmospheric science research and aerosol modelling. His is one of 18 prizes announced today by the Royal Meteorological Society,…
A new study shows for the first time that the collapse of terrestrial ecosystems during Earth’s most deadly mass extinction event was directly responsible for disrupting ocean chemistry. The international study, led by the University of Leeds, highlights the importance of understanding the inter-connectedness of ecosystems as our modern environment struggles with the devastating effects…
Technology is not the silver bullet for mitigating and solving the many global environmental issues the world is facing, scientists warn. An international team of researchers, including Professor Julia Steinberger from Leeds, has reviewed existing academic discussions on the link between wealth, economy and associated impacts. The review puts forward a clear conclusion: technology will…