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23 May 2018

New research sheds light on first of five major mass extinctions

Dr James Wheeley, along with US and Canadian colleagues, has published findings of a project researching the state of global-ocean oxygenation 445 million years ago at the end of the Ordovician period when ~85% of marine species went extinct.

14 April 2018

Michael Gove, MP talks of our 'vital and impressive' research

We were delighted to welcome Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on a visit to the College of Life and Environmental Sciences on Wednesday 11 April 2018, alongside Counsellor Robert Alden of Birmingham City Council.

23 March 2018

Microplastics in our oceans: a Birmingham Brief

The fate of plastics in the environment is a burning question and currently making headlines in the UK and globally. While most of the attention so far has focused on the accumulation of plastics in the world's oceans, very little is known about the pathway of plastic once it has been used by humans and heads towards the sea, including the way in which it is transported, its fate and the impact it has on freshwater and terrestrial environments and public health.

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Studying Geography at Birmingham

Geography and Environmental Science fieldwork

Geological mapping field trip

Forthcoming seminars and events

We run a number of seminar series' throughout the School with speakers both internal and external, on subjects ranging from human geography to atmospheric sciences. 
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