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Russell Coope, Honorary Professor of Quaternary Science, dies aged 82
Description
Russell Coope, Honorary Professor of Quaternary Science, and Birmingham staff member (1955-1993), internationally famous for his work on reconstructing climate from fossil beetles, died on 28th November, aged 82.
Date:
06/12/2011
Rob MacKenzie interviewed about the effects of World War Two aviation on climate
Description
Professor Rob MacKenzie was interviewed by The Weather Network TV channel (Canada) about his work on aircraft contrails in World War Two, which has just been published in the International Journal of Climatology.
Date:
15/11/2011
Research being undertaken for Natural England aims to understand the influence of climate and humans on river flow
Description
The BBC Countryfile team have been filming a water tracing experiment undertaken by Professor John Gunn as part of research for Natural England that aims to understand why the upper River Lathkill in Derbyshire dries up, and whether mitigation is possible.
Date:
14/11/2011
UK Space Agency 'Space for All' Sponsorship Scheme Funding
Description
Catherine Muller, Lee Chapman and Duick Young have successfully been granted a small award from the UK Space Agency. The money will be used for purchasing equipment and developing workshops and resources for schools.
Date:
08/11/2011
Glaciers Make Way for New Stream Habitat in Alaska
Description
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and other UK universities describe the evolution and assembly of a stream ecosystem in South East Alaska in new de-glaciated terrain, from early insect and crustacean invaders to the arrival of migrating salmon from the ocean, in a paper published in the journal 'Ecology' this month (October).
Date:
18/10/2011
Chrissie takes Ironman Championship title again, while Rachel rejoices at fourth place
Chrissie takes Ironman Championship title again, while Rachel rejoices at fourth place
Description
Alumna Chrissie Wellington won the 2011 Ford Ironman World Championship title on Saturday, October 8, deservedly earning the crown for the fourth time in five years.
Date:
18/10/2011
Sea Life Sharks Help Scientists Probe Mysteries of Ancient Seas
Sea Life Sharks Help Scientists Probe Mysteries of Ancient Seas
Description
Sea Life Centre sharks are set to help University of Birmingham scientists unravel the mysteries of ancient seas. That will be the goal of a major research project announced as the centres prepare to host special Shark Weeks in October, to promote shark conservation.
Date:
18/10/2011
Dynamic Snowball discovered in Svalbard
Dynamic Snowball discovered in Svalbard
Description
The third period of fieldwork in the NERC-funded GAINS project (Glacial Activity in Neoproterozoic Svalbard) was carried out successfully this summer in three field camps amongst the highland glaciers of North East Spitsbergen.
Date:
10/10/2011
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