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The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
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Changing climate conditions and increasing occurrences of wildfires may leave globally important carbon stocks defenceless, new research shows.A study led by the University of Birmingham (UK), shows vast carbon-rich layers of peat (dead plant debris) found across the world are under threat from a drop in general water table levels and warmer temperatures, as a result of climate change. With drier peatlands becoming more prevalent and wildfire activity on the increase, the peat's carbon content is at a higher risk of being released into our atmosphere.
Date:
27/01/2015
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers

University of Birmingham ranks among the top gay-friendly UK employers
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The University of Birmingham has been ranked 79th overall in the definitive list of Britain's most gay-friendly workplaces. Birmingham's position in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers 2015 sees an impressive rise of 180 places from last year, reflecting the University's ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive workplace.
Date:
14/01/2015
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

'Brummie' water fleas prepared for their trip to space

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Local 'Daphnia' waterfleas are currently being prepared by scientists at the University of Birmingham for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will be observed by astronauts.
Date:
22/12/2014
Categories:
International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Unique forest experiment given the green light

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A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands took a step closer to reality this week as planning permission was granted by Stafford Borough Council to the University of Birmingham.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

REF confirms Birmingham's position amongst top research universities

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The results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 also show that 87 per cent of the University of Birmingham's research activity has a global impact, confirming its position among the world's top universities for research in a broad range of areas from History and Education to Chemical Engineering and Psychology.
Date:
18/12/2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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