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Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed
Description
The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that the dinosaur had a stronger bite than suspected, enabling it to eat a wider range of plants than other plant-eating dinosaurs with similarly shaped skulls.
Date:
23/05/2016

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas
Description
As part of the RCUK Urban Living initiative Dr Peter Lee and Professor Jon Sadler have been successful as co-investigators in securing EPSRC Urban Living Partnership funding (£400k).
Date:
19/05/2016

Shaping the UN's New Urban Agenda

Shaping the UN's New Urban Agenda
Description
The School has been deeply involved in shaping the New Urban Agenda, set by the United Nations, through the engagement of Dr Vlad Mykhnenko as a UN Habitat Policy Expert, in one of the ten policy units responsible for drafting the flagship document.
Date:
13/05/2016

New sensors could cut road-gritting costs

New sensors could cut road-gritting costs
Description
Researchers in the School have developed sensors that could cut millions from road-gritting costs and help local authorities get ready for colder days ahead.
Date:
11/05/2016

Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change

Ancient marine sediments provide clues to future climate change
Description
Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new research carried out by the Universities of Southampton, Birmingham and Cardiff.
Date:
25/04/2016

How does climate change affect freshwater ecosystems?

How does climate change affect freshwater ecosystems?
Description
In a recent Birmingham Brief article, Catherine Docherty, Professor Alexander Milner and Professor David Hannah consider the consequences of climate change on freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic, in the context of the many extreme weather events which have been recorded around the globe this winter.
Date:
15/04/2016

Birmingham water science leads ecological survival battle

Birmingham water science leads ecological survival battle
Description
Scientists in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences have developed tools to help restore vital eco-systems found in tropical mangrove forests around the world.
Date:
31/03/2016

Flooding alleviated by targeted tree planting

Flooding alleviated by targeted tree planting
Description
A study, led by the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 per cent, according to research published in the journal Earth Surface Processes and Landforms.
Date:
11/03/2016
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'Plumbing the Aquatic Conduit for Terrestrial Carbon: How far can we get with the Riparian Zone?'

'Plumbing the Aquatic Conduit for Terrestrial Carbon: How far can we get with the Riparian Zone?'
Date
25/05/2016
Location:
Aston Webb Building - G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Kevin Bishop, University of Uppsala - Wednesday 25 May (13:00-14:00)
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