Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study.
Professor Omar Masera from UNAM in Mexico has received a Cheney Fellowship by the University of Leeds.
Tropical forests face uncertainty under climate change, but a new study suggests they can continue to store large amounts of carbon in a warmer world, if countries limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Experts from the University of Leeds are advising the Government on the covid-19 pandemic, including as members of influential scientific panels.
Professor Oliver Phillips recognised for his outstanding contribution to work on Earth’s tropical forests.