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Title Funder Start date End date
Rates of last interglacial sea-level change and responses (RISeR) European Research Council (ERC) 1 February 2019 31 January 2024
Thwaites Interdisciplinary Margin Evolution (TIME) NERC 1 August 2018 31 July 2023
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award: Controls on the preservation of organic carbon in the marine environment Royal Society Research Merit Award 1 August 2018 1 July 2023
Yorkshire integrated catchment solutions programme (iCASP) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2018 31 December 2022
Does developmental plasticity influence speciation (PISTON) 2 October 2017 1 October 2022
Impact of hydraulic fracturing in the overburden of shale resource plays: Process-based evaluation (SHAPE-UK) NERC 31 August 2018 30 August 2022
The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme NERC 1 February 2017 31 July 2022
European Research Council Consolidator Grant: MINORG (The Role of Minerals in the Oceanic Carbon Cycle) European Research Council (ERC) 1 June 2017 31 May 2022
Ecosystem resilience and recovery from the Permo-Triassic crisis (EcoPT) NERC 1 January 2017 31 December 2021
GCRF African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (Africa-SWIFT) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 October 2017 31 December 2021
Multi-Disciplinary Pedestrian in the Loop Simulator EPSRC 1 January 2018 31 December 2021
BLACK and BLOOM Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2016 31 December 2021
Living Well within Limits (LiLi) Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2017 31 December 2021
EuroFLOW Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 1 January 2017 31 December 2021
Integrated understanding of Early Jurassic Earth system and timescale (JET) 10 October 2016 9 October 2021
L3 Pilot Driving Automation EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
ADAPT - Sustainable Behaviour Change EPSRC 1 June 2016 31 May 2021
C-side (Carbon storage in intertidal environments) NERC 1 June 2018 31 May 2021
North China craton: A unique window into Earth's middle age NERC 1 April 2018 31 March 2021
Macroevolution in Boreal Ocean Jurassic-Cretaceous methane seep communities (BOMMS) Leverhulme Trust 1 March 2018 28 February 2021
Quantifying the variability and migration of active normal faulting during the Late Pleistocene-Holocene using 36Cl cosmogenic nuclide techniques 1 February 2016 31 January 2021
NERC: The Changing Arctic Ocean Seafloor (ChAOS) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 February 2017 1 January 2021
Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa 1 January 2016 31 December 2020
Agricultural and Food-system Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (GCRF-AFRICAP) 1 October 2017 31 December 2020
National Center for Atmospheric Science 1 June 2011 31 December 2020
The Fluvial and Eolian Research Group 1 January 2018 31 December 2020
The Propensity to Cycle Tool Department for Transport 1 January 2017 31 December 2020
African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) 1 January 2003 31 December 2020
RAINFOR: The Amazon Forest Inventory Network Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2000 31 December 2020
The Shallow Marine Research Group 1 January 2018 1 December 2020
Coordination of international research cooperation on soil carbon sequestration in agriculture (CIRCASA) EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2018 1 December 2020
SUITCEYES - Working on a solution that will give 2.5 million deafblind people a more active part in society. SUITCEYES 1 January 2018 1 December 2020
Reliable Earthquake Magnitudes for Induced Seismicity: application to hydraulic fracturing for shale gas (REMIS) NERC 1 December 2017 30 November 2020
Reliable Earthquake Magnitudes for Induced Seismicity (REMIS) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 December 2017 1 November 2020
ELVITEN - Electrified L-category Vehicles Integrated into Transport and Electricity Networks EU Horizon 2020 1 November 2017 1 November 2020
The Pliocene Arctic Climate Teleconnections (PACT) Research Council of Norway 1 October 2016 30 September 2020
Harnessing Multiple Benefits from Resilient Mangrove Systems Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 August 2017 31 August 2020
NERC: Colonisation of hydrothermal vents by complex life Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 September 2017 31 August 2020
Decisions EU Horizon 2020 1 July 2014 30 June 2020
N8 Policing Research Partnership: Innovation and the Application of Knowledge for More Effective Policing HEFCE 1 May 2015 1 May 2020
interACT - Enabling the safe integration of automated vehicles into mixed traffic environments EU Horizon 2020 1 May 2017 30 April 2020
Syn-rift systems: outcrop analogues and subsurface applications Research Council of Norway 1 January 2016 31 March 2020
HumanDrive RCUK Innovate UK 1 July 2017 29 February 2020
NERC: Perturbation of the Earth system at the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition and the resilience of the Biosphere Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 9 January 2017 8 January 2020
A new energy budget for the Earth's core Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2015 1 January 2020
The African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis for 2050 (AMMA-2050) project: The University of Leeds helps advise on future climate change over West Africa. 1 January 2015 31 December 2019
AUTOPILOT - AUTOmated driving Progressed by the Internet Of Things EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2017 31 December 2019
MycoRhizaSoil BBSRC 1 January 2014 31 December 2019
The Turbidites Research Group 1 January 2014 31 December 2019
UK Energy Research Centre Phase 3 1 January 2014 31 December 2019
Leverhulme Research Fellowship: Dynamics of the Great Oxidation Event Leverhulme Trust 1 September 2018 31 December 2019
Statoil: Eagleford geochemistry Statoil 1 October 2017 30 September 2019
EverDrill 1 October 2016 30 September 2019
OptiYard - Optimised Real-time Yard and Network Management EU Horizon 2020 1 October 2017 30 September 2019
TREMOR: Mechanisms and consequences of increasing TREe MORtality in Amazonian rainforests. 1 October 2015 1 September 2019
Electricity Satnav - Electricity Smart Availability Topology of Network for Abundant Electric Vehicles EPSRC 1 September 2018 31 August 2019
Rift Volcanism (RiftVolc): Past, Present and Future 1 September 2014 31 August 2019
SMaRTE - Smart Maintenance and the Rail Traveller Experience EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2017 31 August 2019
Nordeste NERC 1 April 2016 31 August 2019
optiTruck - optimal fuel consumption with Predictive Power Train Control and calibration for intelligent trucks EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2016 31 August 2019
The Feedback between Volatiles and Mantle Dynamics Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 September 2014 31 August 2019
Enhancing the benefits of tropical peatland restoration to support local communities and ecosystem processes Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 August 2017 1 July 2019
SoS Rare project (Security of Supply) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 May 2015 30 April 2019
Ice shelf stress response to large iceberg calving NERC 9 October 2017 8 April 2019
ATO - Automatic Train Operation Newton Fund 1 April 2017 1 April 2019
Compositional Studies on Detrital Gold Yukon GS 1 June 2018 31 March 2019
Hydromechanical and Biogeochemical Processes in Fractured Rock Masses in the Vicinity of a Geological Disposal Facility for Radioactive Waste NERC 1 September 2013 28 February 2019
NERC: Gulf of Corinth IODP Expedition 381 Inorganic Geochemistry Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 March 2018 28 February 2019
Next Generation - Driving Behaviour Models EU Marie Curie 1 February 2015 1 February 2019
Project IMPALA (Improving Model Processes for African cLimAte) 1 January 2015 31 January 2019
UK INDEMAND 1 January 2013 31 December 2018
Using Critical Zone Science to Enhance Soil Fertility and Improve Ecosystem Services for Peri-Urban Agriculture in China Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2016 31 December 2018
NERC: Using Critical Zone Science – Peri-Urban Agriculture in China Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 April 2016 31 December 2018
RECARE (Preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe through land care) EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2014 31 December 2018
Defining models of glacial isostatic adjustments in West Antarctica and the Antarctic (UKANET): better constraints on Earth structure and uplift NERC 1 July 2014 31 December 2018
GamECAR - Gamification of EcoDriving Behaviours EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2017 31 December 2018
Field mapping in Yukon, Canada Klondike Gold Corp 1 June 2018 31 December 2018
INTALInC - International Network for Transport and Accessibility in Low Income Communities Volvo Research Foundation (VREF) 1 January 2017 31 December 2018
CQC Efficiency Network - Customer, Quality, Cost 1 April 2015 31 December 2018
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Phase 2 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 January 2013 31 December 2018
PSI - Programme for Simulation Innovation EPSRC/Jaguar Land Rover(JLR) 1 December 2012 31 December 2018
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship: Geographic and ecological determinants of extinction across the Late Triassic mass extinction Leverhulme Trust 1 October 2015 31 December 2018
NERC: SOS Rare (Nd and HREE) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 April 2016 31 December 2018
Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions 1 January 2013 31 December 2018
Forward modelling of past abrupt climate transitions Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 December 2013 1 December 2018
XCYCLE - Fairer, safer cycling EU Horizon 2020 1 June 2015 30 November 2018
Hikurangi Trough late Pleistocene palaeoceanography, biostratigraphy and Cretaceous Ocean Anoxia Events (OAEs) NERC 1 May 2017 30 November 2018
Gulf of Corinth IODP Exp 381 Sediment supply rate variations NERC 1 June 2018 30 November 2018

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
RECARE: preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe through land care 1 November 2013 1 October 2018
CARTRE - Coordination of Automated Road Transport Deployment for Europe EU Horizon 2020 1 October 2016 1 October 2018
MonANPeru: Monitoring Protected Areas in Peru to Increase Forest Resilience to Climate Change. 1 November 2016 1 October 2018
Rheological control of the dynamics of Earth's transition zone Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 October 2013 1 October 2018
Experimental measurement and modelling of the steady-state and frequency-dependent electro-kinetic properties of rocks 1 September 2017 30 September 2018
Reducing Uncertainty in predicting the geological storage of CO2 - improved geomechanical models and calibration using seismic data EPSRC 1 October 2013 30 September 2018
PaNDA (Paleo-Nutrient Dynamics in the Eurasian Arctic Ocean) EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2016 31 August 2018
TrACE - Transport Analytics Centre of Excellence EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2017 31 August 2018
Surviving Extinction: Traits Encouraging Survival at Times of Stress EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2016 31 August 2018
NeTIRail-INFRA: Sustainable Railways EU Horizon 2020 1 June 2015 31 May 2018
"Negating Humanity": Modern Slavery in its Historical Context and its Implications for Policy 1 November 2016 1 May 2018
Demand - Dynamics of Energy, Mobility and Demand RCUK 1 May 2013 1 May 2018
The secret history of the Earth's mantle Leverhulme Trust 1 May 2015 30 April 2018
EMPOWER - Rewarding Change EU Horizon 2020 1 May 2015 30 April 2018
SoilBioHedge - harnessing hedgerow soil biodiversity for restoration of arable soil quality and resilience to climatic extremes and land use changes. 1 April 2015 31 March 2018
Seismically-induced landslides in Chile: New tools for hazard assessment and disaster prevention NERC 1 February 2015 28 February 2018
STS - Smarter Travel Solution RCUK Innovate UK 1 March 2016 1 February 2018
Paradoxes, conundrums and gaps: ancient Pb and Os in refractory mantle domains Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 February 2013 31 January 2018
Governance of Low-carbon Innovation in Domestic Energy Retrofits (GLIDER) 1 February 2016 31 January 2018
Transformational routemapping for urban environments (TRUE) EPSRC 1 September 2016 1 January 2018
Understanding land use, livelihoods and social-ecological change in rural Swaziland Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2014 31 December 2017
iBUILD: Infrastructure Business Models, Valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 September 2013 31 August 2017
DITTO - Development of Integrated Tools to Optimise Rail Systems RSSB 1 September 2014 31 August 2017
Strengthen Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA) 1 September 2012 21 August 2017
Marie Curie International Fellowship: SurE-TESTS Marie Curie International Fellowship 1 September 2016 1 August 2017
UK DATA SERVICE-CENSUS SUPPORT SERVICE (UKDS-CSS) 1 August 2012 31 July 2017
UDRIVE - European Naturalistic Driving Study EU FP7 1 October 2012 30 June 2017
Earthquakes without Frontiers: A Partnership for Increasing Resilience to Seismic Hazard in the Continents Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 July 2012 30 June 2017
Peatlands and the Public 1 September 2016 1 June 2017
History or Ecology? Untangling the Drivers of Diversification in the Tropics. Leverhulme Trust 1 July 2015 1 June 2017
AdaptIVe Automated Driving EU FP7 1 January 2014 1 June 2017
Long-term catchment intervention assessment Yorkshire Water 1 July 2015 31 March 2017
INTERSECTION: Intergenerational Justice, Consumption and Sustainability in Comparative Perspective 1 April 2014 1 March 2017
The Amazon hydrological cycle: past, present and future 1 January 2014 1 January 2017
Catastrophic shifts in drylands: how can we prevent ecosystem degradation? (CASCADE) 1 January 2012 31 December 2016
FOT-Net Data, Field Operational Test Networking and Data Sharing Support European Commission/FP7 1 January 2014 31 December 2016
Microbial succession from ice to vegetated soils in response to glacial retreat Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2012 31 December 2016
WAHARA EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2011 31 December 2016
The impact of tracks on blanket peatland 2 December 2012 31 December 2016
MOT - Motoring and vehicle Ownership Trends in the UK EPSRC 1 January 2016 31 December 2016
Diagnostic Seismic Toolbox for the Efficient Control of CO2 Storage (DiSECCS) EPSRC 1 January 2013 31 December 2016
Upland Hydrology Group Environment Agency 1 January 2013 1 December 2016
ESRC Strategic Network: Tackling Obesity with Big Data 1 November 2015 30 October 2016
Volcano-hydrologic hazards associated with the April 2015 eruption of Calbuco volcano, Chile 1 July 2015 30 September 2016
Contested Cities: Contested spatialities of urban neoliberalism - Dialogues between emerging spaces of citizenship in Europe and Latin America European Commission/FP7 1 October 2012 30 September 2016
Developing a housing model based on the status-quality trade-off theory 1 September 2015 1 September 2016
ESRC Seminar Series ‘Collaborative Housing and Community Resilience’ 1 January 2015 1 July 2016
Evaluation, Revision and Extension of Ethnic Population Projections - NewETHPOP 1 January 2015 31 May 2016
The value of tribal engagement for monitoring the effects of fire and fuels management on culturally significant plants of the Colville National Forest, Northeast Washington USDA 1 August 2015 1 May 2016
Developing a Dynamic Approach to Water Budgeting for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi 1 January 2015 1 April 2016
ecoDriver EU FP7 1 October 2011 31 March 2016
Water Harvesting for Rainfed Africa: investing in dryland agriculture for growth and resilience (WAHARA) 1 March 2011 29 January 2016
A scoping study for a ‘Leeds co-production lab’ ESRC/N8 1 July 2015 1 January 2016
Ch4llenge - Sustainable urban mobility planning EU FP7 1 January 2013 1 January 2016
Quantifying and understanding tropical peatland spatial distribution and carbon storage in Central Africa Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 October 2011 31 December 2015
Nucleation and growth of FeS Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2013 31 December 2015
UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC): PROGRAMME GRANT: Long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems EPSRC 1 January 2011 31 December 2015
Rapid Dynamics in the Earth's Core 1 October 2011 31 August 2015
Helping governments and businesses understand the ethnic transition and use information on future ethnic populations 1 January 2015 31 July 2015
Leeds City Lab 1 February 2015 1 July 2015
Reservoir Formation Damage Assessment in the Chicontepec siliciclastic oil-bearing reservoirs, Mexico 1 May 2011 1 April 2015
Energy gardens for small-scale farmers in Nepal: Institutions, species and technology ESRC/N8 1 October 2013 31 March 2015
P Bioavailability in Dust Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2012 31 January 2015
Investigating biogeochemical evidence for chemosymbiosis at fossil cold seeps Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2012 1 January 2015
'Economics Of Land Degradation’ (ELD) initiative 1 January 2013 31 December 2014
Brewing up resilience in supply chains research network (BURNS) 1 July 2013 31 December 2014
Solitary Spaces? Single People’s Networks of Care in Contemporary Britain British Academy 1 October 0211 30 September 2014
TALISMAN: Geospatial Data Analysis and Simulation 1 October 2011 30 September 2014
Darwin Fellowship - La Primavera Biosphere Reserve, Mexico DEFRA - Darwin Initiative 1 July 2013 30 September 2014
Disruption - Unlocking Low Carbon Travel EPSRC 1 September 2011 31 August 2014
LIVEDIFFERENCE: Living with Difference in Europe: making communities out of strangers in an era of super mobility and super diversity 1 October 2010 31 May 2014
Intergenerational Justice, Consumption and Sustainability in Comparative Perspective 1 April 2017 1 April 2014
Geospatial restructuring of industrial trade (GRIT): integration of secondary data to model geospatial economic responses to fuel price 1 October 2012 31 March 2014
Public Housing Regeneration under the Private Finance Initiative 1 October 2011 31 March 2014
Validating models of microbial colonization and function in the subsurface Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2012 31 January 2014
Dinosaur diets and methane emissions 1 January 2012 1 January 2014
Africa College Partnership 1 January 2008 31 December 2013
4D Geophysical Monitoring of Landslide Processes 1 September 2010 1 September 2013
Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone: Aesthetic Surgery Tourism in the UK and Australia 1 March 2011 31 August 2013
Private conservation and environmental governance Leverhulme Trust 1 March 2011 31 March 2013
Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River basins 1 July 2009 31 March 2013
How modern social science research helps shape public policy, market forces and social understanding: mapping influences and developing metrics for the digital-era HEFCE 1 June 2010 3 March 2013
Enhancing Research Impact on Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change (ERIMACC) Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 1 March 2011 28 February 2013
Urban agriculture, social cohesion and environmental justice. An action-research project to inform responsive policy making 1 March 2011 28 February 2013
Assessing Institutional and Governance Partnerships for Climate-Compatible Development in sub-Saharan Africa 1 February 2012 1 January 2013
Precarious lives: Asylum seekers and refugees' experiences of forced labour 1 March 2011 31 December 2012
Modelling Individual Consumer Behaviour 1 December 2008 31 December 2012
Centre of Interaction Data Estimation and Research (CIDER): Extension Funding 1 August 2011 31 July 2012
Ethnic group population trends and projections for UK local areas: dissemination of innovative data inputs, model outputs, documentation and skills 1 October 2010 30 September 2011
Communities in crisis (Connected Communities Scoping Studies and Reviews) 1 March 2011 31 August 2011
DEMIFER: Demographic and Migratory Flows Affecting European Regions and Cities 1 June 2008 1 June 2011
EnergyScapes and Ecosystem Services 1 May 2010 30 April 2011
Professor John Holloway Visiting Professorship Leverhulme Trust 1 January 2010 1 January 2011
Sexuality and Global Faith Networks: A social topography Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 February 2008 31 May 2010
What happens when international migrants settle? Ethnic group population trends and projections for UK local areas under alternative scenarios 1 October 0027 31 March 2010
The Wildland Research Institute Scottish Government 1 January 2009 31 December 2009
Examining the volcanism-extinction link: an end Guadalupian case study 1 September 2006 31 August 2009
Exploring Remittance Strategies among Zimbabweans in West Yorkshire 1 February 2008 31 January 2009
Autonomous Geographies: Activism and Everyday Life in the City 1 October 2005 31 March 2008
Reservoir bathymetry, capacity and sedimentation rates 1 December 2006 30 November 2007
JET2000 Project Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2000 31 December 2005
Projects are available on the water@leeds website
WAGES: Waves Aerosol and Gas Exchange Study NERC 2010 2013
Using climate modelling and process studies to understand food production and food security
Trade market research
The use of seasonal forecasts for crop yield prediction
The Origin and Properties of Upper Cretaceous Flints
surf - Simulating Urban Flows
See the Atmospheric Chemistry and Aerosol page for project information
Reservoir Characterization of the Miocene Euphrates and Jeribe Formations in selected wells of several oil fields and outcrop section in Kurdistan, North East Iraq.
Pliocene Transient Climate modelling EU Horizon 2020
Plio-ESS (Pliocene constraints on Earth System Sensitivity) European Research Council (ERC)
Projects are available on the Petroleum Leeds website
PALEOPOLAR - Impact of global disturbances on the evolution of life in the polar regions during the early Cenozoic Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Online Democracy Group
MarineIce (ERC consolidator)
International Network on Uneven Local Responses to the Global Recession Leverhulme Trust
IMBIE
IceControl (ERC Proof of Concept)
ICE-ACCACIA (NERC)
Formation Evaluation of the Cretaceous Kometan Formation in selected wells of oil fields in Zagros Basin, Kurdistan, North East Iraq
ESA STSE Grounding Line Ice Thickness (GLITter) Project:
ESA Greenland Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (GrIS_cci) Project:
ESA Antarctic Ice Sheet Climate Change Initiative (AIS_cci) Project:
Degree of adversity of discontinuity orientation in relation to rock slope instability
CryoProtect (ERC Proof of Concept)
Coprolite chemistry – diet, digestion and methane emissions of extinct fauna
Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)
Climate-smart agriculture and crop breeding
Climate Compatible Development: Building Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa
Centre for Computational Geography
BLOWSEA: Blowing snow and sea ice surfaces as a source of polar sea salt aerosol
BACCHUS (EU)
ASIST: Air-Sea Interaction & Sea-spray in Typhoons
ASCOS : Arctic Summer Cloud-Ocean Study
Antarctic Peninsula Mass Balance Project
Adaptation, treatment of uncertainty and managing risks
ACCACIA: Aerosol-Cloud Coupling and Climate Interactions in the Arctic