LEAF_logoIn 2014, UBoC’s academic partners at the University of Leeds set-up the Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forest (LEAF) research centre to bring together forest-related research being conducted across campus.

By linking researchers across faculties, LEAF will strengthen existing collaborations and encourage new inter-departmental partnerships, establishing the University of Leeds as a leading national centre in forest research.

LEAF also acts as a means for the end-users of forest research to be in touch with the academics that produce it, ensuring that research conducted at the University of Leeds has a tangible and beneficial impact on the world’s forests and their communities.

“There’s lots of really great forest-related research going on across the University of Leeds so we wanted to find a way to bring it all together, and make it more accessible for people outside the University. As well as helping us collaborate with each other, we hope that LEAF will be helpful to external organisations, such as NGOs, charities and businesses, who use the results of our forest research to inform their policies, actions and investments.”
Dr Cat Scott, LEAF Co-ordinator

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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 advice, and help to arrange compensation for unavoidable carbon emissions