News and events

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

Seminars & Events

'Phyllosphere bacteria and degradation of plant derived volatiles and atmospheric pollutants'
Date
19/03/2015 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
NG08 - Biosciences Building
Description
Speaker: Dr Hendrik Schäfer, University of Warwick- Thursday 19 March (13:00-14:00)
'Killer weather: exploring the impacts of heat and cold on human health'
Date
13/05/2015 (13:00-14:00)
Location:
NG08 - School of Biosciences – R27 on the Edgbaston Campus map
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Glenn McGregor, University of Durham - Wednesday 13 May (13:00-14:00)

Lapworth Lectures

A programme of free public lectures organised by the Lapworth Museum of Geology

Fire on Earth: An intimate history
Fire on Earth: An intimate history
Date
Monday 16th March (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Aston Webb Block, building number R4 on University Edgbaston Campus Map, Lecture Theatre WG5
Description
Speaker: Professor Andrew C. Scott, Distinguished Research Fellow. Royal Holloway University of London
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News

Lapworth redevelopment gathers pace with latest grant announcement
Description
The redevelopment of the University of Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has taken another leap forward with the news that the project has received a £100,000 grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation.
Date:
05/03/2015
Team of Birmingham students announced as BP Ultimate Field Trip finalists
Team of Birmingham students announced as BP Ultimate Field Trip finalists
Description
A team of undergraduate students from the University of Birmingham have been announced as finalists for the BP 2015 Ultimate Field Trip (UFT), the UK's leading university STEM competition that asks teams of three students to come up with a solution to a real-world global energy challenge.
Date:
19/02/2015
Funded initiative to train specialists in risk, mitigation and Big Data
Funded initiative to train specialists in risk, mitigation and Big Data
Description
The University of Birmingham forms part of a consortium of universities awarded £2.5m by NERC to train the next generation of researchers to become experts at assessing and mitigating risk using Big Data.
Date:
03/02/2015
The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
Description
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
School performs strongly in Research Excellence Framework 2014
Description
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014).
Date:
18/12/2014
New funded PhD project: The completeness of the tetrapod fossil record
Description
Applications are being invited for a new funded PhD project: The completeness of the tetrapod fossil record.
Date:
08/12/2014
New fully funded PhD project: The role of volatiles in controlling chalcophile element distribution in the continental crust
Description
Applications are being invited for a new fully funded PhD project: The role of volatiles in controlling chalcophile element distribution in the continental crust.
Date:
08/12/2014
Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows
Air pollution in Delhi is worse during winter, international research study shows
Description
As the cold weather sets in, a quantitative analysis on particulate matter (PM) in Delhi has highlighted that residents are exposed to significantly higher levels of air pollutants in the Indian capital during winter than in summer.
Date:
02/12/2014
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