What is the Earth and Biosphere Institute?
Why was the Institute created?
The University of Leeds has internationally-recognised research capability in ecological and earth surface process science. The direction of environmental research is becoming increasingly inter-disciplinary, asking new questions and revisiting old questions in a manner that requires a holistic approach across the life science - physical science divide. The EBI was created in response to this need, and unites previously disparate research groups within the university to provide an internationally-leading Institute focused on investigation of the effects of environmental change at a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. It brings together earth surface scientists, ecologists and geographers to create a large thriving research group focused on the effects of environmental change.
The Institute provides an international centre for developing scientifically-informed research for the enhanced stewardship of the environment. This is an issue that is at the top of many international social, governmental and scientific priorities, as the need to think outside traditional disciplinary boundaries is increasingly recognised.
The need for global-scale research
Connectivity in EBI research themes
A framework for Enhanced Environmental Stewardship