News and events

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

Seminars & Events

British Cave Research Association Cave Science Symposium
Date
25/10/2014 (09:00-17:00)
Description
Venue: Room NG08, The Undercroft, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES). Host: Ian Fairchild.
British Cave Research Association Karst Science Field Meeting
Date
26/10/2014 (09:00-17:00)
Description
Venue: The Dudley Canal Trust Car Park, off the A4123, at Birmingham New Road, Dudley, West Midlands. Host: Graham Worton.
Imagining Caribbean Future Spaces
Date
31/10/2014 (09:00-17:15)
Location:
Room 311 - Geography Building - University of Birmingham
Description
The fourth in a four seminar series, funded by the Institute for Latin American Studies and with the generous support of the University of Birmingham is 'Imagining Caribbean Future Spaces'.

Lapworth Lectures

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

Inferring colours from fossil birds and dinosaurs
Inferring colours from fossil birds and dinosaurs
Date
Monday 3rd November (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - 2nd Floor - Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Speaker: Dr Jakob Vinther, University of Bristol
Winter Lecture: The Lapworth Museum, Unearthing a Geological Treasure
Winter Lecture: The Lapworth Museum, Unearthing a Geological Treasure
Date
Thursday 6th November (19:30-21:00)
Location:
Winterbourne House and Garden
Description
This talk will provide some historical background to the lapworth, its collections, and explain how the museum redevelopment project aims to provide a unique, greatly enhanced and innovative visitor experience.
Are hotspots really hot?
Are hotspots really hot?
Date
Monday 17th November (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - 2nd Floor - Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Speaker: Prof. Godfrey Fitton. University of Edinburgh
Why the Oman ophiolite cannot have formed at a mid-ocean ridge
Why the Oman ophiolite cannot have formed at a mid-ocean ridge
Date
Monday 1st December (17:00-18:00)
Location:
Dome Lecture Theatre - 2nd Floor - Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Speaker: Prof. Hugh Rollinson. University of Derby
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News

NERC CASE studentship award
NERC CASE studentship award
Description
Xiaoming Cai, Lee Chapman and John Thornes have been awarded a NERC CASE Studentship for the project "Quantifying the influence of wind advection on urban heat island for an improvement of a climate change adaptation planning tool".
Date:
18/03/2013
Grant success with the Internet of Things call
Description
Lee Chapman and Catherine Muller have won two 12 month demonstrator grants funded by the Technology Strategy Board under the Internet of Things (IOT) call. IOT literally means 'things' (e.g. sensors and other smart devices) which are connected to the internet.
Date:
12/03/2013
UK and USA collaborate in airborne climate science projects
Description
Birmingham scientists are taking part in the first scientific collaboration of its kind, where British and American scientists are trading skills and expertise and are using an unmanned robotic aircraft to gather high altitude atmospheric data.
Date:
30/01/2013
Shark Tank Re-Fit Lends Teeth To Research Into Prehistoric Seas
Description
Thousands of shark teeth from the bed of a Blackpool fish tank are helping researchers at the University of Birmingham in their quest to probe ancient mysteries of the deep.
Date:
21/01/2013
International research study to shed light on sources of air-polluting dust in India
Description
A quantitative analysis of dust sources in Delhi by scientists from India, the UK and the USA will provide important new insight into how individual sources of air-borne matter contribute to the overall concentrations measured in the atmosphere.
Date:
15/01/2013
BUCCANEER project recognised for environmental sustainability by the Lord Stafford Awards
Description
BUCCANEER, an innovative partnership with Birmingham City Council which developed a climate modelling tool, won the award for Environmental Sustainability at the prestigious Lord Stafford awards held on Thursday 15th November.
Date:
21/11/2012
Lapworth Museum wins heritage lottery grant and seeks volunteers to help shape its redevelopment
Lapworth Museum wins heritage lottery grant and seeks volunteers to help shape its redevelopment
Description
The Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham has been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund Development grant of £130,000 to progress plans to apply for a full grant for a major redevelopment project to create a significantly improved visitor experience and widen its access to young people, the public, and schools. Find out how you can get involved...
Date:
16/11/2012
Water deficiency in rivers could profoundly harm aquatic life
Description
Research led by Mark Ledger has shown that critically low water levels in many rivers could lead to the partial collapse of food chains that support aquatic life. The research, which has been published in the journal Nature Climate Change, forms the conclusion to one of the longest experiments on drought ever conducted in freshwaters.
Date:
14/09/2012
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