News and events

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

Seminars & Events

'Polish urban form in the 20th century'
Date
20/08/2015 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Geography Building – R26 on the Edgbaston Campus map – Room G34
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Ana Agata Kantarek (Cracow University of Technology, Poland) - Thursday 20 August (14:00-15:00)
'The historical development of our urban forests'
Date
14/10/2015 (14:00-15:00)
Location:
Geography Building room 125
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Mark Johnston (Independent Scholar, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Author of 'Trees in towns and cities') - Wednesday 14 October (14:00-15:00)

Lapworth Lectures

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

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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
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
Applications invited for 12-month Post Doctoral Research Fellow post
Description
Applications are invited for a 12 month Post Doctoral Research Fellow post to undertake magnetic susceptibility measurements research. The researcher will join a very active groundwater and geomagnetism research team.
Date:
19/11/2014
Laser scientists' new research should improve the treatment of the 5 million asthma sufferers in the UK
Laser scientists' new research should improve the treatment of the 5 million asthma sufferers in the UK
Description
GEES researchers have used a laser beam trap to examine how drug particles from asthma inhalers behave as they are projected through the air. Their findings could improve the effectiveness of inhalers for the 5 million people in the UK suffering from asthma.
Date:
14/11/2014
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