Dominick Spracklen



News Archive

July 2015 Firing photosynthesis - Research highlight in Nature Climate Change on our recent paper on fires, aerosol, diffuse radiation and forest carbon

March 2015 We have a funded PhD with World Land Trust to study forest degradation and restoration in Vietnam. Apply here, deadline 8th April.

March 2015 Douglas Hamilton awarded a Postgraduate Researcher Publication Prize 2014/2015.

August 2014 Cat Scott has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize, awarded for an outstanding PhD thesis showing "scientific excellence and impact on research".

July 2014 The first field campaign of our ORC3 project on marine organics is underway at the NCAS Cape Verde observatory. Updates soon from Hannah and others on their blog.

May 2014 The Leeds Ecosystem, Atmosphere and Forests (LEAF) Research Centre gets a website. Bringing together research on forests from across the University of Leeds. And we have a logo:

April 2014 Cat Scott awarded the SEE Postgraduate Researcher Publication Prize.

April 2014 Saharan dust not the dominant factor in the current UK "smog" episode. Read the Press Release here.

February 2014 Our workshop on the environmental impacts of residential biomass combustion was covered by the Yorkshire Post.

January 2014 I was on BBC Breakfast (for 30 seconds) to talk about the impacts of particulate matter on human health.

September 2012 Our recent study on the impacts of forests on tropical rainfall is published in the journal Nature. Read our paper here along with a "News and Views" that gives some background and wider context written by Luiz Aragao.

September 2012 Our paper linking forests to tropical rainfall is reported in Planet Earth Online and widely in the international media. You can find a list of places here. Our paper in GRL on natural aerosol - climate interactions is mentioned as Research Highlight in Nature.

Our recent study on the impacts of forests on tropical rainfall is published in the journal Nature. Read our paper here along with a "News and Views" that gives some background and wider context written by Luiz Aragao.

Our paper linking forests to tropical rainfall is reported in Planet Earth Online and widely in the international media. You can find a list of places here.

Our recent paper on the role of forests in particle formation is published in PNAS and reported in Planet Earth - Online

Our paper on climate change and wildfire in the news

Our recent paper on how boreal forests can cool the climate is featured in the Guardian.

See media coverage of my recent report The Root of the Matter: Carbon Sequestration in Forests and Peatlands.

GLOMAP Science Highlights

Some media coverage on our recent Science Policy Forum on biofuels and forests

I was invited to give evidence for the UK Parliament Environmental Audit Committee report on Biofuels (published 21 January 2008)