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New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage

New study shows impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage
Description
Largescale 'disturbances', including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which kill large patches of forest, are responsible for more than a tenth of tree death worldwide, new research shows.
Date:
12/08/2019

Air quality research supersite launched at University of Birmingham

Air quality research supersite launched at University of Birmingham
Description
The University of Birmingham is launching an Air Quality Research Supersite on its campus on National Clean Air Day, 20 June 2019.
Date:
20/06/2019

Cities in the cloud – UK's largest urban experiment reaches Birmingham

Cities in the cloud – UK's largest urban experiment reaches Birmingham
Description
Birmingham is to join five other UK cities taking part in a vast monitoring experiment to help us better understand our complex urban environments and how they react to change and growth.
Date:
22/05/2019

World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests

World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests
Description
More than half of the carbon sink in the world's forests is in areas where the trees are relatively young – under 140 years old – rather than in tropical rainforests, research at the University of Birmingham shows.
Date:
18/02/2019

New doctoral programme will reinvigorate forest research

New doctoral programme will reinvigorate forest research
Description
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) will introduce its new cohort of forest PhD researchers at its annual meeting today (30 January).
Date:
30/01/2019

Professor Lee Chapman awarded Innovation in Meteorology prize

Professor Lee Chapman awarded Innovation in Meteorology prize
Description
Professor Lee Chapman has been awarded The Harry Otten Prize for Innovation in Meteorology, for his idea of using low-cost sensors and the Internet of Things to advance weather forecasts.
Date:
07/09/2017

Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems

Experts call for added focus on the impact of glacier mass loss on downstream systems
Description
Researchers have warned of an 'urgent worldwide need' to address a broad spectrum of cascading impacts of glacier mass loss on downstream systems.
Date:
05/09/2017

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate
Description
Professor Michael Tausz, Director of Birmingham Institute of Forest Research at the University of Birmingham, discusses using forests to manage carbon in the Birmingham Brief.
Date:
20/07/2017

Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human health

Volcanic 'plumerang' could impact human health
Description
A new study has found a previously undetected potential health risk from the high concentration of small particles found in a boomerang-like return of a volcanic plume.
Date:
13/06/2017

Forest Research facility shortlisted for major design awards

Forest Research facility shortlisted for major design awards
Description
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) has been shortlisted for an award for its innovative FACE facility by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
Date:
16/05/2017
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