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Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

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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

Discovery of new fossil reptile

Discovery of new fossil reptile
Description
An international team of scientists, from the University of Birmingham and three Brazilian universities, have discovered a new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years ago in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southernmost Brazil. The species has been identified from a mostly complete and well preserved fossil skull that the team has named Teyujagua paradoxa.
Date:
11/03/2016

Measuring car emissions under real-world conditions

Measuring car emissions under real-world conditions
Description
Researchers in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences have recently been involved in trialling a new technology to monitor emissions of individual vehicles on real roads, under real conditions.
Date:
23/02/2016

Dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

Dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars
Description
Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report – the first UK study of its kind.
Date:
05/02/2016
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'Research and practice in urban morphology'

Date
07/12/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Laura Narvaez Zertuche, Foster + Partners Limited - Wednesday 7 December (14:00-15:30)

'Bridging the gap between weather forecasts and climate change projections'

'Bridging the gap between weather forecasts and climate change projections'
Date
10/01/2017
Location:
Biosciences 301
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Adam Scaife, Met. Office Hadley Centre, Exeter - Tuesday 10 January (13:00-14:00), Biosciences room 301

'Urban Morphology and the UNESCO historic urban landscape approach'

Date
08/02/2017
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Falli Palaiologou, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London - Wednesday 8 February (14:00-15:00)
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