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Perspective: the Lapworth and the magic of the natural world

Perspective: the Lapworth and the magic of the natural world
Description
In a recent Birmingham Perspective article, Dr Richard Butler reflects on the importance of natural history museums, and anticipates that the reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology will allow generations to discover the magic of the natural world.
Date:
04/07/2016

Lapworth Museum of Geology to reopen

Lapworth Museum of Geology to reopen
Description
The long-awaited reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham will take place this Friday (10 June), following the refurbishment of the building and installation of new exhibits.
Date:
09/06/2016

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
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'Mineral travelling from land to ocean through atmosphere: Atmospheric chemistry is Iron Chef'

'Mineral travelling from land to ocean through atmosphere: Atmospheric chemistry is Iron Chef'
Date
03/03/2017
Location:
Biosciences NG08
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr Akinori Ito, JAMSTEC Research Institute, Japan - Friday 3 March (13:00-14:00), Biosciences room NG08
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