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

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Perspective: the Lapworth and the magic of the natural world

Perspective: the Lapworth and the magic of the natural world
Description
In a recent Birmingham Perspective article, Dr Richard Butler reflects on the importance of natural history museums, and anticipates that the reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology will allow generations to discover the magic of the natural world.
Date:
04/07/2016

Lapworth Museum of Geology to reopen

Lapworth Museum of Geology to reopen
Description
The long-awaited reopening of the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham will take place this Friday (10 June), following the refurbishment of the building and installation of new exhibits.
Date:
09/06/2016

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed

Dino jaws: Stegosaurus bite strength revealed
Description
The first detailed study of a Stegosaurus skull shows that the dinosaur had a stronger bite than suspected, enabling it to eat a wider range of plants than other plant-eating dinosaurs with similarly shaped skulls.
Date:
23/05/2016

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas

Addressing the challenges facing urban areas
Description
As part of the RCUK Urban Living initiative Dr Peter Lee and Professor Jon Sadler have been successful as co-investigators in securing EPSRC Urban Living Partnership funding (£400k).
Date:
19/05/2016

Shaping the UN's New Urban Agenda

Shaping the UN's New Urban Agenda
Description
The School has been deeply involved in shaping the New Urban Agenda, set by the United Nations, through the engagement of Dr Vlad Mykhnenko as a UN Habitat Policy Expert, in one of the ten policy units responsible for drafting the flagship document.
Date:
13/05/2016

New sensors could cut road-gritting costs

New sensors could cut road-gritting costs
Description
Researchers in the School have developed sensors that could cut millions from road-gritting costs and help local authorities get ready for colder days ahead.
Date:
11/05/2016

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
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'Setting urban morphological methodology in context'

Date
04/10/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Vitor Oliveira, Centre for Territory, Transport and Environment, University of Porto, Portugal - Tuesday 4 October (14:00-15:00)

'Geography and architecture: reflections on the art of place-making'

Date
19/10/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Peter Kraftl, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 19 October (14:00-15:00)

'The robust city'

Date
02/11/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Tony Hall, Urban Research Program, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia - Wednesday 2 November (14:00-15:00)

'Is urban morphology coherent? A brief look at how concepts fit together'

Date
23/11/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Karl Kropf, Builtform Resource Ltd, UK - Wednesday 23 November (14:00-15:30)

'Research and practice in urban morphology'

Date
07/12/2016
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar series. Speaker: Laura Narvaez Zertuche, Foster + Partners Limited - Wednesday 7 December (14:00-15:30)
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