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Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young

Pregnant fossil shows bird and crocodile ancestors gave birth to live young
Description
Dr Stephan Lautenschlager has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses recent compelling evidence that a species of archosauromorphs previously thought to venture onto land to lay eggs, gave birth to live young. The group of animals known as Archosauromorpha includes crocodiles, birds and their ancestors the dinosaurs.
Date:
14/02/2017

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated

Role of terrestrial biosphere in counteracting climate change may have been underestimated
Description
New research suggests that the capacity of the terrestrial biosphere to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have been underestimated in past calculations due to certain land-use changes not being fully taken into account.
Date:
30/01/2017

Birmingham experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution health risks

Birmingham experts launch project to tackle Delhi air pollution health risks
Description
Experts at the University of Birmingham are joining forces with partners in India and the UK on a project to help tackle health problems associated with air pollution in Delhi.
Date:
27/01/2017

Chinese environment experts visit Birmingham in research partnership

Chinese environment experts visit Birmingham in research partnership
Description
Environmental experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) today visited their counterparts at the University of Birmingham to continue work on a research partnership that could help solve major problems facing both countries.
Date:
18/01/2017

New PhD studentships available

New PhD studentships available
Description
The School is offering new PhD studentships to start in 2017.
Date:
07/12/2016

Exploring the climate-changing dust fertilising our oceans

Exploring the climate-changing dust fertilising our oceans
Description
A team of researchers from the universities of Leeds, Nottingham Trent and Birmingham, as well as institutions in Georgia, Haifa, Greece and Germany have pinpointed how much phosphate 'fertiliser' is released from dust depending on atmospheric acid levels.
Date:
05/12/2016

Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to investigate air pollution causes

Birmingham and Indian scientists meet to investigate air pollution causes
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham are in Delhi and working with their Indian counterparts to help young researchers better understand the causes, sources and effects of pollution in India and the UK.
Date:
02/12/2016

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
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