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Search for clues to how life survives in one of the hottest places on Earth

Search for clues to how life survives in one of the hottest places on Earth
Description
New study finds no evidence of daily vertical migration in planktic foraminifera, investigated by PhD student Ulrike Baranowski. This work has implications for the accuracy of palaeoenvironmental reconstructions
Date:
18/03/2019

Global analysis of billions of Wikipedia searches reveals a treasure trove of biodiversity secrets

Global analysis of billions of Wikipedia searches reveals a treasure trove of biodiversity secrets
Description
An international team of researchers has found that the way in which people use the internet is tied to patterns and rhythms in the natural world.
Date:
08/03/2019

New study finds no evidence of daily vertical migration in planktic foraminifera

New study finds no evidence of daily vertical migration in planktic foraminifera
Description
New study finds no evidence of daily vertical migration in planktic foraminifera, investigated by PhD student Ulrike Baranowski. This work has implications for the accuracy of palaeoenvironmental reconstructions
Date:
04/03/2019

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

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows

Diversity on land is not higher today than in the past, study shows
Description
The rich levels of land biodiversity seen across the globe today are not a recent phenomenon: diversity on land has been similar for at least the last 60 million years, since soon after the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Date:
18/02/2019

Arctic sea ice loss in past linked to abrupt climate events

Description
Birmingham scientists have contributed to a new study on ice cores which shows that reductions in sea ice in the Arctic in the period between 30-100,000 years ago led to major climate events.
Date:
14/02/2019

Forestry Skills Plan for England and Wales

Forestry Skills Plan for England and Wales
Description
The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) is one of almost thirty organisations which have pledged to work together to attract the very best of young and new talent into the sector.
Date:
11/02/2019

The Health of Our Oceans: Seabirds as Sentinels

Description
Our oceans are important in sustaining human life, but our knowledge of them as functioning ecosystems lags far behind that of terrestrial ones. Why? Dr Jim Reynolds writes for The Birmingham Brief.
Date:
05/02/2019
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From principles to practice: promoting the use of historic area assessments in the regeneration of historic townscapes

Date
27/03/2019
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Jack Hanson, Locus Consulting - Wednesday 27 March (1400-15.30)
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