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Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest

Prehistoric super salamander was top predator, fossils suggest
Description
A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows.
Date:
26/03/2015

Lapworth redevelopment gathers pace with latest grant announcement

Lapworth redevelopment gathers pace with latest grant announcement
Description
The redevelopment of the University of Birmingham's Lapworth Museum of Geology has taken another leap forward with the news that the project has received a £100,000 grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Wolfson Foundation.
Date:
05/03/2015

Team of Birmingham students announced as BP Ultimate Field Trip finalists

Team of Birmingham students announced as BP Ultimate Field Trip finalists
Description
A team of undergraduate students from the University of Birmingham have been announced as finalists for the BP 2015 Ultimate Field Trip (UFT), the UK's leading university STEM competition that asks teams of three students to come up with a solution to a real-world global energy challenge.
Date:
19/02/2015

Funded initiative to train specialists in risk, mitigation and Big Data

Funded initiative to train specialists in risk, mitigation and Big Data
Description
The University of Birmingham forms part of a consortium of universities awarded £2.5m by NERC to train the next generation of researchers to become experts at assessing and mitigating risk using Big Data.
Date:
03/02/2015

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks

The burning issue of the world's vulnerable carbon sinks
Description
Changing climate conditions and increasing occurrences of wildfires may leave globally important carbon stocks defenceless, new research shows.A study led by the University of Birmingham (UK), shows vast carbon-rich layers of peat (dead plant debris) found across the world are under threat from a drop in general water table levels and warmer temperatures, as a result of climate change. With drier peatlands becoming more prevalent and wildfire activity on the increase, the peat's carbon content is at a higher risk of being released into our atmosphere.
Date:
27/01/2015

School performs strongly in Research Excellence Framework 2014

School performs strongly in Research Excellence Framework 2014
Description
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has achieved a very strong performance in the Research Excellence Framework 2014 (REF 2014).
Date:
18/12/2014

New funded PhD project: The completeness of the tetrapod fossil record

Description
Applications are being invited for a new funded PhD project: The completeness of the tetrapod fossil record.
Date:
08/12/2014

New fully funded PhD project: The role of volatiles in controlling chalcophile element distribution in the continental crust

Description
Applications are being invited for a new fully funded PhD project: The role of volatiles in controlling chalcophile element distribution in the continental crust.
Date:
08/12/2014
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'Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development'

'Geology of the 5/22-1 exploration well, Rockall Trough, offshore NW Ireland: the role of break-up magmatism on trap development'
Date
15/02/2016
Location:
Lecture Theatre WG5, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series. Speaker: Professor Christopher Aiden-Lee Jackson, Imperial College, London - Monday 15 February (17:00-18:00)

'Multinationals and Regional Development'

'Multinationals and Regional Development'
Date
17/02/2016
Location:
Biosciences NG08
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Dr Riccardo Crescenzi (London School of Economics) - Wednesday 17 February (16:00-17:00)

'Austerity and economic development governance in England'

'Austerity and economic development governance in England'
Date
24/02/2016
Location:
School of Education G33
Description
Part of the School Seminar Series. Speaker: Professor Andy Pike, Newcastle University - Wednesday 24 February (13:00-14:00)

'The ophiolite enigma resolved?'

'The ophiolite enigma resolved?'
Date
14/03/2016
Location:
Lecture Theatre WG5, Ground Floor, Aston Webb Building (R4)
Description
Part of the Lapworth Lecture Series. Speaker: Professor John Dewey, University of Oxford - Monday 14 March (17:00-18:00)
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