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Alain Gadian participated in the India – U.K. Workshop in Pune from 28th November to 1st December with the talk:”Changes in convective rainfall in future climates over Western Europe”. Read more about the workshop here.
Japanese Knotweed, American signal crayfish, zebra mussels are all species which have received a deservedly bad press in recent years. They may cause a shudder among those who know the huge damage they can cause, but does this reaction lead to effective steps to reduce the risks of such invasive species spreading? It is a challenging question that for the…
NERC announced in February that they will scope two new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments: •    Enhancing the resilience of UK peatlands •    Designing future landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem services Calls for community members to join scoping groups for these potential SPAs will open shortly, and the scoping groups will work to…
Thames21 and water@leeds organised a workshop on Marine and Riverine Plastic Pollution. The event included presentations of plastic pollution experts and discussions on how NGO’s and Researchers can work together to find solutions. Costas Velis from the University of Leeds presented and overview on current research into sources of litter and the routes into aquatic environments. The…
LAPSE Land-atmosphere interactions over Brazil and evaluating coupled climate models, Co-I.(Newton Fund Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil). PI Dominick Spracklen. Co-Is: Luis Garcia-Carreras, John Marsham, Wolfgang Buermann Emanuel Gloor. (February)
Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters’ Handbook was coordinated by the University of Leeds in collaboration with international researchers and meteorological agencies to help the region’s weather forecasters. It results from the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA), the biggest research programme into African weather and climate ever conducted. Handbook editor and coordinator, Professor Douglas Parker a meteorologist…
Julia Martin-Ortega has recently been awarded an Impact Acceleration Account fund from ESRC for the project entitled Economic benefits of peatland restoration: making the numbers count for policy. The project, worth £15,000, involves Julia and researchers from The James Hutton Institute (Anja Byg), Scotland’s Rural College (Klaus Glenk) and Scottish Natural Heritage. Please find below a…