News and events

Latest news and forthcoming events and seminars from the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Rethinking mountain water security

Mountain range with ice reflected in water

Water security in mountain regions relies on an understanding of the interlinks of water supply and demand that goes far beyond the study of glacier melt.

Keeping 1.5 degrees alive

People walking down a city street at sunset

We know that we must keep global temperature increase to below 1.5⁰C to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

Fossil research affected by significant colonial bias, study finds

Close-up of the spirals of an ammonite fossil.

The fossil record, which documents the history of life on Earth, is heavily biased by influences such as colonialism, history and global economics, argues a new study involving palaeontologists at the University of Birmingham and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre officially opens

Vice Chancellor David Eastwood cuts ribbon in front of Molecular Sciences Visitor Centre

The University of Birmingham officially opened the Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre on Thursday 2 December, celebrating the start of the newest campus development with Morgan Sindall Construction.

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change

A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.

Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry

Sally and Neville Hollingworth

One of the largest and most important finds of exquisitely preserved Jurassic echinoderms – spiny-skinned marine animals such as starfish and sea urchins has been excavated at a secret site in the Cotswolds.

Breathing life into bone

Figure 3 credit Viktor Radermacher

An international team of scientists has used high-powered X-rays to show how an extinct dinosaur breathed.

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