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

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Fossil footprints give glimpse of how reptiles became dominant on land

Fossil footprints give glimpse of how reptiles became dominant on land
Description
A project led by third-year Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments MSci student Luke Meade, has revealed a new glimpse of the world when reptiles began taking over from amphibians as the dominant land animals.
Date:
25/11/2016

Working with African communities on drought resilience

Working with African communities on drought resilience
Description
Experts at the University of Birmingham are launching an interdisciplinary project called CreativeDrought to prepare rural communities in Africa for possible future drought by combining local knowledge with environmental science.
Date:
23/11/2016

Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line'

Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line'
Description
Train delays due to leaves on the line could be a thing of the past if a prototype developed at the University of Birmingham is adopted by railway networks.
Date:
16/11/2016

€3.64m urban innovation grant awarded

€3.64m urban innovation grant awarded
Description
Dr Peter Lee has worked with Birmingham City Council to secure a three-year, €3.64m grant, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative call.
Date:
10/11/2016

University of Birmingham marks birthday of influential Chinese alumnus

Description
Li Siguang - one of the University of Birmingham's most famous Chinese graduates and a geology pioneer - was born on 26 October 1889.
Date:
26/10/2016

Going with the flow; adaptation and resilience in flood risk management

Going with the flow; adaptation and resilience in flood risk management
Description
In a recent Birmingham Brief article, Simon Dixon considers the flood resilience agenda in light of a government report due to be launched in the coming weeks. He also reflects on the work being done at the University of Birmingham to help inform the wider debate on flood resilience.
Date:
13/10/2016

University of Birmingham establishes the first UNESCO Chair in Water Science

University of Birmingham establishes the first UNESCO Chair in Water Science
Description
The University of Birmingham has been invited by UNESCO's Director General to join its prestigious global universities network and establish the first ever UNESCO Chair in Water Science.
Date:
03/10/2016

The effects of climate change on global crop yields

The effects of climate change on global crop yields
Description
A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world's three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.
Date:
20/09/2016
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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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