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Forest Research facility shortlisted for major design awards

Forest Research facility shortlisted for major design awards
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The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) has been shortlisted for an award for its innovative FACE facility by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Date:
16/05/2017

Professor Roy Harrison OBE elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Roy Harrison OBE elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
Description
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Roy Harrison OBE has today been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his outstanding contribution to science.
Date:
05/05/2017

Lapworth Museum Of Geology Shortlisted For £100,000 Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017

Lapworth Museum Of Geology Shortlisted For £100,000 Art Fund Museum Of The Year 2017
Description
Art Fund this evening (Thursday 27 April 2017) announced Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology among the five museums which have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the world's largest and most prestigious prize for museums.
Date:
27/04/2017

Ambulances respond more slowly in summer and winter - study

Description
Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new study.
Date:
24/04/2017

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins

Dragon-like fossil discovery could change our view of dinosaur origins
Description
Professor Richard Butler has written a piece for The Conversation, in which he discusses a new species of Triassic reptile, Teleocrater rhadinus, which fundamentally challenges the status quo of dinosaur origins.
Date:
12/04/2017

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs

Discovery of early, 'croc-like' reptile sheds new light on evolution of dinosaurs
Description
A new species of ancient reptile has been described by scientists at the University of Birmingham, filling a critical gap in the fossil record of dinosaur cousins and suggesting that some features thought to characterise dinosaurs evolved much earlier than previously thought.
Date:
12/04/2017

Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future

Unique experiment set to reveal the effects of climate change on the forests of the future
Description
A major new decade-long experiment to study the impact of climate and environmental change on woodlands is launching today. The Free Air Carbon Dioxide Enrichment (FACE) experiment at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) will assess the impact of raised carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on whole forest ecosystems by artificially raising the CO2 level around patches of mature woodland.
Date:
03/04/2017

School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017

School teams in finals of Innovation Competition 2017
Description
Teams in the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences are finalists in the Most Innovative Collaboration category of the Enterprising Birmingham Innovation Competition 2017.
Date:
27/03/2017
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