Dr Paul Gilbert will be leaving the University of Manchester and the FAB-GGR team for pastures new in the public sector in Scotland. Dr Mirjam Röder will take over from Paul as work package leader and supervisor to Dr Zhongyuan Li.
Dr Laurie Waller joins the FAB-GGR team at the University of East Anglia to work on the societal and political aspects of feasibility of large-scale afforestation and BECCS for greenhouse gas removal. Laurie previously worked at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.
Clair Gough and Nem Vaughan along with Tyndall Manchester colleague Sarah Mander published a guest blog on Carbon Brief discussing the six key policy challenges for BECCS. The blog is based on a paper written with colleagues published in Global Sustainability in June.
Anna Harper is the lead author of a paper [http://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05340-z] published in Nature Communications. The paper concludes that carbon removed from the atmosphere through BECCS could easily be offset by losses due to land use change depending upon where biomass is grown.