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Volunteers wanted for air pollution research project
Description
The Environmental Health Sciences FIXAT project team are seeking to recruit adult non-smoking volunteers to take part in a research project studying exposure to air pollution arising from new or recently decorated buildings.
Date:
03/02/2012
MSci Geology student awarded the the national geological mapping prize for 2012
MSci Geology student awarded the the national geological mapping prize for 2012
Description
MSci Geology student Maddy Ralph (pictured right) has been awarded the the national geological mapping prize for 2012. The Dave Johnston Memorial Field Mapping Prize is awarded to the best geological map produced by a student in the UK or Ireland on the basis of their independent research project.
Date:
23/01/2012
Dr Juana Mari Delgado-Saborit has been awarded the 2011 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award
Description
Dr Juana Mari Delgado-Saborit has been awarded the 2011 Walter A. Rosenblith New Investigator Award. The Award will provide 300,000 USD to develop a research project relevant to the health effects of air pollution.
Date:
23/01/2012
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
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