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

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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

Drought no longer a purely natural hazard

Drought no longer a purely natural hazard
Description
Researchers in the School are calling on drought researchers and managers around the world to consider both human activity and natural phenomena in their battle to preserve increasingly scarce global water supplies.
Date:
03/02/2016
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'Planning for Hyper-diversity in a Global City: The Politics of Diversity in London'

'Planning for Hyper-diversity in a Global City: The Politics of Diversity in London'
Date
11/05/2016
Location:
Aston Webb (R6 on campus map) - WG12
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Mike Raco (UCL) - Wednesday 11 May (13:00-14:00)

'Hipsters on the High Street: retail gentrification, class and disgust'

'Hipsters on the High Street: retail gentrification, class and disgust'
Date
18/05/2016
Location:
Geography and Environmental Sciences Building (R26 on the Edgbaston Campus map) Room 311
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Phil Hubbard, University of Kent - Wednesday 18 May (16:00-17:00)

'Plumbing the Aquatic Conduit for Terrestrial Carbon: How far can we get with the Riparian Zone?'

'Plumbing the Aquatic Conduit for Terrestrial Carbon: How far can we get with the Riparian Zone?'
Date
25/05/2016
Location:
Aston Webb Building - G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Kevin Bishop, University of Uppsala - Wednesday 25 May (13:00-14:00)
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