Hannah Walker

Hannah studied Chemistry at Durham University, and completed a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Leeds. During her PhD and post-doc projects Hannah studied reactive atmospheric chemical species using laser spectroscopy techniques, taking part in ground-based, aircraft-based, and ship-based field campaigns. She recently conducted a global modelling study of the impacts of ocean-emitted carbon-containing compounds on aerosols, clouds, and climate at the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.

Hannah’s research interests have shifted from fundamental atmospheric chemistry towards other aspects of the natural environment. She is especially interested in the value of trees in both urban and wild landscapes.

Hannah is working on the Leeds4Trees project. She will survey trees on and around the University of Leeds campus and in Middleton Park, and will use iTree software to estimate the ecosystem services they provide and therefore their economic value.

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United Bank of Carbon is a not-for-profit collaboration between businesses and environmental scientists, which protects and restores forests and other greenery, through environmentally and socially-responsible partnerships with local communities. We undertake research, support forest and woodland projects in the UK and the tropics that deliver CSR/PR benefits, provide carbon reduction consultancy, and help to arrange compensation for unavoidable carbon emissions