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Current projects

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) 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
Living Well within Limits (LiLi) Leverhulme Trust 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
Ecosystem resilience and recovery from the Permo-Triassic crisis (EcoPT) NERC 1 January 2017 31 December 2021
BLACK and BLOOM Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2016 31 December 2021
Integrated understanding of Early Jurassic Earth system and timescale (JET) NERC 10 October 2016 9 October 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
The Fluvial and Eolian Research Group 1 January 2018 31 December 2020
National Center for Atmospheric Science 1 June 2011 31 December 2020
African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) 1 January 2003 31 December 2020
Agricultural and Food-system Resilience: Increasing Capacity and Advising Policy (GCRF-AFRICAP) 1 October 2017 31 December 2020
Conservation Agriculture in Southern Africa 1 January 2016 31 December 2020
Coordination of international research cooperation on soil carbon sequestration in agriculture (CIRCASA) EU Horizon 2020 1 January 2018 1 December 2020
The Shallow Marine Research Group 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
The Pliocene Arctic Climate Teleconnections (PACT) Research Council of Norway 1 October 2016 30 September 2020
NERC: Colonisation of hydrothermal vents by complex life Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 September 2017 31 August 2020
Harnessing Multiple Benefits from Resilient Mangrove Systems Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 August 2017 31 August 2020
Syn-rift systems: outcrop analogues and subsurface applications Research Council of Norway 1 January 2016 31 March 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
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
MycoRhizaSoil BBSRC 1 January 2014 31 December 2019
Statoil: Eagleford geochemistry Statoil 1 October 2017 30 September 2019
The Feedback between Volatiles and Mantle Dynamics Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 September 2014 31 August 2019
Rift Volcanism (RiftVolc): Past, Present and Future 1 September 2014 31 August 2019
Nordeste NERC 1 April 2016 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
Uncertainty reduction in Models For Understanding deveLopment Applications (UMFULA) NERC 1 June 2015 1 June 2019
Technology for Sustainability in Organisations: Case Studies in Agricultural Production (TECHSUS) EU Horizon 2020 1 May 2017 1 May 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
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
Project IMPALA (Improving Model Processes for African cLimAte) 1 January 2015 31 January 2019
NERC: SOS Rare (Nd and HREE) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 April 2016 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
Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Phase 2 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 January 2013 31 December 2018
Field mapping in Yukon, Canada Klondike Gold Corp 1 June 2018 31 December 2018
Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions 1 January 2013 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: Using Critical Zone Science – Peri-Urban Agriculture in China Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 April 2016 31 December 2018

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Forward modelling of past abrupt climate transitions Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 December 2013 1 December 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
Rheological control of the dynamics of Earth's transition zone Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 October 2013 1 October 2018
RECARE: preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe through land care 1 November 2013 1 October 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
Surviving Extinction: Traits Encouraging Survival at Times of Stress EU Horizon 2020 1 September 2016 31 August 2018
The secret history of the Earth's mantle Leverhulme Trust 1 May 2015 30 April 2018
Seismically-induced landslides in Chile: New tools for hazard assessment and disaster prevention NERC 1 February 2015 28 February 2018
Governance of Low-carbon Innovation in Domestic Energy Retrofits (GLIDER) 1 February 2016 31 January 2018
Paradoxes, conundrums and gaps: ancient Pb and Os in refractory mantle domains Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 February 2013 31 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
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
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
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
Multi-level governance, REDD+ and synergies between climate change mitigation and adaptation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 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
Diagnostic Seismic Toolbox for the Efficient Control of CO2 Storage (DiSECCS) EPSRC 1 January 2013 31 December 2016
Volcano-hydrologic hazards associated with the April 2015 eruption of Calbuco volcano, Chile 1 July 2015 30 September 2016
Water Harvesting for Rainfed Africa: investing in dryland agriculture for growth and resilience (WAHARA) 1 March 2011 29 January 2016
Nucleation and growth of FeS Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) 1 January 2013 31 December 2015
Reservoir Formation Damage Assessment in the Chicontepec siliciclastic oil-bearing reservoirs, Mexico 1 May 2011 1 April 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
Brewing up resilience in supply chains research network (BURNS) 1 July 2013 31 December 2014
'Economics Of Land Degradation’ (ELD) initiative 1 January 2013 31 December 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
Private conservation and environmental governance Leverhulme Trust 1 March 2011 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
Assessing Institutional and Governance Partnerships for Climate-Compatible Development in sub-Saharan Africa 1 February 2012 1 January 2013
Examining the volcanism-extinction link: an end Guadalupian case study 1 September 2006 31 August 2009
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
WAGES: Waves Aerosol and Gas Exchange Study NERC 2010 2013
Using climate modelling and process studies to understand food production and food security
The use of seasonal forecasts for crop yield prediction
The Origin and Properties of Upper Cretaceous Flints
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)
MarineIce (ERC consolidator)
IMBIE
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
Climate-smart agriculture and crop breeding
Climate Compatible Development: Building Partnerships in sub-Saharan Africa
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