Research projects

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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Impact of tracks on peatland hydrological functioning NERC 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
CongoPeat: Past, Present and Future of the Peatlands of the Central Congo Basin NERC 1 September 2018 31 August 2023
LOCKED UP: The role of biotic and abiotic interactions in the stabilisation and persistence of soil organic carbon NERC 1 April 2019 31 March 2023
TreeMORT: Redefining the carbon sink capacity of global forests: The driving role of tree mortality EU Horizon 2020 1 February 2018 31 January 2023
Data Assimilation for Agent-Based Models (DUST) European Research Council (ERC) 1 January 2018 1 January 2023
CONSOLE EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2019 31 December 2022
Understanding the Importance of Liana Dominance for Tropical Forest Health Australian Research Council 1 January 2018 31 December 2022
Mitigating impacts of agriculture on peatland carbon losses Defra 1 January 2019 31 December 2022
Role of upland organo-mineral soils in flood risk NERC 1 January 2017 31 December 2021
EuroFLOW Marie Curie Career Integration Grant 1 January 2017 31 December 2021
Transitions to resilience and sustainability through UK dairy systems and supply chain innovation BBSRC 1 January 2018 31 December 2021
Optimising NFM in headwater catchments to protect downstream communities NERC 1 November 2017 31 October 2021
E FUNDIA EU Horizon 2020 1 August 2018 31 July 2021
The Composition of Dissolved Organic Matter and its Impact on Water Treatment in a Changing Climate NERC 1 January 2018 30 June 2021
Bringing the Social City to the Smart City ESRC 1 July 2018 30 June 2021
Solar treatment of biomass for power generation Royal Society 15 June 2016 14 June 2021
Capacity Building for Renewable Energy in Africa Royal Society-DFID 15 June 2016 14 June 2021
CCI Biomass European Space Agency 1 June 2018 31 May 2021
Creating Resilient Sustainable Micro-Grids through Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems (CRESUM-HYRES) EPSRC 1 May 2018 30 April 2021
MATISSE: Post-crisis urban transformations in Madrid and Athens; a comparative approach EU Horizon 2020 1 April 2019 31 March 2021
Towards an Indian observatory of tropical forest response to climate change NERC 1 March 2018 28 February 2021
Wessenden and Gorpley Natural Flood Management National Trust 1 January 2018 31 December 2020
RAINFOR: The Amazon Forest Inventory Network Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2000 31 December 2020
Monitoring Hydrology and Key Ecosystem Service Impacts Peak District National Authority 1 November 2016 31 December 2020
In the margins of the state: the role of emotions in negotiating female political subjecthood in Maya communities in Yucatan British Academy 1 January 2018 31 December 2020
Impact of forest-to-bog restoration on peat hydrology Forest Research 1 January 2016 31 December 2020
Impact of Sphagnum colonisation on flow rates 1 January 2017 31 December 2020
Forest Observation System European Space Agency 1 January 2018 31 December 2020
Carbon Storage in Amazonian Peatlands: Distribution and Dynamics NERC 1 December 2017 30 November 2020
iCASP - Yorkshire Natural Flood Management NERC 12 February 2018 30 September 2020
Testing novel isotope approaches to reconstruct past precipitation regimes in the Amazon NERC 1 October 2018 30 September 2020
ASICA EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2015 31 August 2020
Facilitating the tropical forest carbon sink: The evolution and function of symbiotic N2 fixation NERC 1 September 2015 31 August 2020
Understanding and Enhancing the Community Value of Traditional Retail Markets in UK Cities ESRC/N8 18 February 2018 17 August 2020
MISTRAL EPSRC 11 February 2016 10 August 2020
FLOODMAL NERC 1 July 2017 30 June 2020
N8 Policing Research Partnership: Innovation and the Application of Knowledge for More Effective Policing HEFCE 1 May 2015 1 May 2020
The Global Methane Budget NERC 1 May 2016 30 April 2020
Impacts of Changes in Land Cover on Ecosystem Function and Climate in Brazil Royal Society 31 March 2018 30 March 2020
SEOSAW: A Socio-Ecological Observatory for the Southern African Woodlands NERC 1 February 2017 31 January 2020
iCASP - Calderdale NFM NERC 1 November 2018 31 January 2020
Do past fires explain current carbon dynamics of Amazonian forests? NERC 1 December 2016 30 November 2019
ECOPOTENTIAL EU Horizon 2020 1 June 2015 31 October 2019
ADVENT NERC 30 June 2015 31 October 2019
EverDrill 1 October 2016 30 September 2019
MycoRhizaSoil: Combining wheat genotypes with cultivation methods to facilitate mycorrhizosphere organisms improving soil quality and crop resilience BBSRC 1 October 2014 30 September 2019
Impacts of global warming in sentinel systems: from genes to ecosystems NERC 1 October 2015 30 September 2019
Understanding the Role of Faith Based Organisations in Anti-Trafficking ESRC 1 April 2017 30 September 2019
TREMOR: Mechanisms and consequences of increasing TREe MORtality in Amazonian rainforests. 1 October 2015 1 September 2019
QuantiCode: Intelligent infrastructure for quantitative, coded longitudinal data EPSRC 1 March 2016 31 August 2019
iCASP - Enhanced Surface Water Flood Forecasts NERC 1 April 2018 31 May 2019
SPARC Global Environment Facility 1 May 2016 31 May 2019
Queer Memorials: International Comparative Perspectives on Sexual Diversity and Social Inclusivity (QMem) AHRC 1 January 2018 30 April 2019
iCASP - Optimal Peatland Restoration NERC 1 February 2018 30 April 2019
Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil; from microcosm to macrocosm NERC 1 May 2016 30 April 2019
Peatland Tipping Points NERC 1 November 2016 30 April 2019

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Determining the Resilience of Logged Dipterocarp Forests to El Niño Drought British Council 1 April 2017 31 March 2019
Promoting biodiversity in sustainable oil-palm landscapes for West African smallholders DEFRA - Darwin Initiative 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
EverDrill: Accessing the interior and bed of a Himalayan debris-covered glacier to forecast future mass loss NERC 1 October 2016 31 March 2019
Sub-National Context and Radical Right Support in Europe ESRC 1 April 2016 31 March 2019
Complex Value Optimisation for Resource Recovery from Waste (C-VORR) NERC 31 August 2014 31 March 2019
AM-TRAN British Council 1 April 2017 31 March 2019
iCASP - Integrated Nitrogen Management NERC 15 January 2019 14 March 2019
Using Critical Zone Science to Enhance Soil Fertility and Sustain Ecosystem Services for Peri-Urban Agriculture in China NERC 4 January 2016 3 January 2019
RECARE (Preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe through land care) EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2014 31 December 2018
SoilBioHedge: harnessing hedgerow soil biodiversity for restoration of arable soil quality and resilience to climatic extremes and land use changes NERC 1 April 2015 31 December 2018
Modelling and managing critical zone relationships between soil, water and ecosystem processes across the Loess Plateau NERC 1 January 2016 31 December 2018
Real-time predictions of pesticide run-off risk which: multi-scale visualisations of water quality risks and costs NERC 1 January 2017 31 December 2018
SoilBioHedge: harnessing hedgerow soil biodiversity for restoration of arable soil quality and resilience to climatic extremes and land use changes NERC 1 April 2015 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
Preventing and Remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care EU FP7 1 November 2013 31 October 2018
MonANPeru: Monitoring Protected Areas in Peru to Increase Forest Resilience to Climate Change. 1 November 2016 1 October 2018
ECOFOR: Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in degraded and recovering Amazonian and Atlantic forests NERC 1 October 2013 30 September 2018
T-FORCES: Tropical Forests in the Changing Earth System European Research Council (ERC) 1 July 2012 30 June 2018
"Negating Humanity": Modern Slavery in its Historical Context and its Implications for Policy 1 November 2016 1 May 2018
Understanding Urban Movements through Big Data and Social Simulation ESRC 1 May 2015 30 April 2018
GEM-TRAIT: The Global Ecosystems Monitoring and Trait Study European Research Council (ERC) 1 May 2013 30 April 2018
HABITS: Improved policy to mitigate pollutant and inactivity related health burdens through new big data ESRC 14 February 2017 30 April 2018
Assessing and Enabling Predictive Policing Home Office 1 June 2016 28 February 2018
Simulating Urban Flows (surf) Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 February 2015 1 February 2018
Transformational routemapping for urban environments (TRUE) EPSRC 1 September 2016 1 January 2018
Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Changes in the Amazon Hydrological Cycle RCUK 1 January 2015 31 December 2017
CATCH! Citizens at the City's Heart Innovate UK 1 January 2016 31 December 2017
The Amazon hydrological cycle: past, present and future NERC 17 January 2014 31 December 2017
HARVEST: High-mountain Asia - building Resilience to water Variability using Experiments, Surveys and accounts of Tradition NERC 1 November 2016 30 November 2017
UK DATA SERVICE-CENSUS SUPPORT SERVICE (UKDS-CSS) 1 August 2012 31 July 2017
History or Ecology? Untangling the Drivers of Diversification in the Tropics. Leverhulme Trust 1 July 2015 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
WAHARA EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2011 31 December 2016
The impact of tracks on blanket peatland 2 December 2012 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
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
A scoping study for a ‘Leeds co-production lab’ ESRC/N8 1 July 2015 1 January 2016
UK Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC): PROGRAMME GRANT: Long term dynamics of interdependent infrastructure systems EPSRC 1 January 2011 31 December 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
Energy gardens for small-scale farmers in Nepal: Institutions, species and technology ESRC/N8 1 October 2013 31 March 2015
TALISMAN: Geospatial Data Analysis and Simulation 1 October 2011 30 September 2014
Solitary Spaces? Single People’s Networks of Care in Contemporary Britain British Academy 1 October 0211 30 September 2014
Darwin Fellowship - La Primavera Biosphere Reserve, Mexico DEFRA - Darwin Initiative 1 July 2013 30 September 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
Sun, Sea, Sand and Silicone: Aesthetic Surgery Tourism in the UK and Australia 1 March 2011 31 August 2013
Effects of Moorland Burning on the Ecohydrology of River basins 1 July 2009 31 March 2013
Urban agriculture, social cohesion and environmental justice. An action-research project to inform responsive policy making 1 March 2011 28 February 2013
Modelling Individual Consumer Behaviour 1 December 2008 31 December 2012
Precarious lives: Asylum seekers and refugees' experiences of forced labour 1 March 2011 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
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
Projects are available on the water@leeds website
Trade market research
surf - Simulating Urban Flows
Online Democracy Group
International Network on Uneven Local Responses to the Global Recession Leverhulme Trust
Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)
Centre for Computational Geography