Cat Scott

  • NERC Independent Research Fellow - University of Leeds

Research interests

The overall aim of my 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. 

My research explores interactions between the biosphere and the atmosphere - I am particularly interested in the role of trees and forests in altering atmospheric composition. 

The aim of my current Fellowship is to exploit the next generation of climate models to assess the potential for land-use change policy (e.g., reduced deforestation and increased afforestation) to help society meet climate targets.