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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

Working with African communities on drought resilience

Working with African communities on drought resilience
Description
Experts at the University of Birmingham are launching an interdisciplinary project called CreativeDrought to prepare rural communities in Africa for possible future drought by combining local knowledge with environmental science.
Date:
23/11/2016

Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line'

Smart sensors could end rail chaos from 'leaves on the line'
Description
Train delays due to leaves on the line could be a thing of the past if a prototype developed at the University of Birmingham is adopted by railway networks.
Date:
16/11/2016

€3.64m urban innovation grant awarded

€3.64m urban innovation grant awarded
Description
Dr Peter Lee has worked with Birmingham City Council to secure a three-year, €3.64m grant, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) initiative call.
Date:
10/11/2016

University of Birmingham marks birthday of influential Chinese alumnus

Description
Li Siguang - one of the University of Birmingham's most famous Chinese graduates and a geology pioneer - was born on 26 October 1889.
Date:
26/10/2016

Going with the flow; adaptation and resilience in flood risk management

Going with the flow; adaptation and resilience in flood risk management
Description
In a recent Birmingham Brief article, Simon Dixon considers the flood resilience agenda in light of a government report due to be launched in the coming weeks. He also reflects on the work being done at the University of Birmingham to help inform the wider debate on flood resilience.
Date:
13/10/2016
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PG Virtual Open Day - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Date
22/05/2017
Description
This Postgraduate Virtual Open Day is designed to inform prospective postgraduate students about the programmes available in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.
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