27 Apr

Zoom, Online

Trees outside woodlands and their contribution to carbon sequestration

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Portrait of Cat Scott in a snow covered landscape with trees in the background. Photography.

The webinar series on urban forests, arranged by SLU Urban Futures and Future Forests, continues with a presentation by Cat Scott from the University of Leeds on assessing the distribution of trees outside woodlands and their contribution to carbon sequestration.

Using the region of Yorkshire in the UK as a case study – this webinar will explore the importance of trees outside woodlands. These trees are often challenging to track, count and measure at a regional or national scale, making it more difficult to understand their contribution to carbon sequestration and other ecosystem services. This webinar will cover the contribution of trees outside woodlands to overall tree canopy cover and consider their potential contribution to the net-zero goals being set by cities, regions and countries around the world.

Dr. Cat Scott is a university academic fellow in Biosphere-Climate Interactions at the University of Leeds, UK. The overall aim of her research is to understand the extent to which land-use change can help mitigate climate change and meet the targets set in the Paris Agreement on Climate. 


Time: 2022-04-27 15:00 - 16:00
City: Online
Location: Zoom
Organiser: SLU Future Forests and SLU Urban Futures
Additional info:

Language: English

About this webinar

The webinar series on Urban Forests is arranged by SLU Urban Futures and SLU Future Forests to shed light on various aspects and opportunities for research on forests in urban environments. 

  • The webinar will be recorded. If you don't want to be identified, please turn your camera off and remove your name from your window.
  • Please have your microphone off (when not participating).

Upcoming webinars in the series

This event is the second of three webinars in the series on urban forests in the spring of 2022. The next webinar is:

  • 10 May: Purabi Bose (SLU) on Global South dimensions of urban forests: gender indigenous peoples ’use of forests and traditional knowledge in an urban forest setting

Recorded webinars

See the recorded presentations from previous webinars here.


Future Forests
Future Forests is a platform for multidisciplinary forest research, collaboration and research communication, driven by SLU, Umeå University and the Forestry Research Institute of Sweden.

SLU Urban Futures
Among the four SLU Future Platforms SLU Urban Futures has the mission to strengthen sustainable urban development. The platform aims to identify knowledge needs and strives to develop new research questions addressing the challenges of an urbanising planet.