Earth Sciences

Lapworth-hero-montage-1437x458Earth Sciences is arguably more diverse than any other subject, including as it does, aspects of biology, geography, environmental science, physics, chemistry, engineering, and computing to name but a few. 

An Earth Sciences degree will set you up to address society's changing needs from the sustainable use of resources, to predicting natural hazards and mitigating environmental change.

Although preparing academically is important, the most vital skill a Earth Sciences student can have is a passion for the subject. The resources listed below will help develop your curiosity before arriving at university.

To find out more about Earth Sciences research and our community see https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/earth-sciences/index.aspx

Short recorded lectures from our 2020 Discover Earth Sciences series

Earth’s wandering magnetic field 
 
Hosted by Dr Marco Maffione
https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/--54E7DosWROZ53os375Zv4GXYH4eaa82nMb__NcnxoznvYXKj-iBK2CR0wlUS4D
Password: 2u**66?W 
 
Back ground reading:
Geomagnetic field intensity

Palaeomagnetism and proof of continental drift

 Past Climate Change and Societal Collapse? 
 
Hosted by Dr James Bendle
https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/xOhSPprQ9XxIcImO6nD4U_4nF9S8eaa80yJIr_tfyUiK3d_AHZQ8CH3qIJrpVxAm
Password: 1F*!934@
 
Background Reading:
Why the Maya Fell
Climate as a contributing factor in the demis of Angkor 
Cultural Responses to Climate Change
 
When Volcanoes Cause Tsunamis
 
Hosted by;Dr Sebastian Watt
https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/6t5wdZXJzGZLcq_M-kTlZZAGR7XET6a82nAZ-6IMzkcO5IHCPvRsyYEjAwBcjmTz
Password: bQ3mh+XS
 
Background Reading:
Volcanic Collapse
Anak Krakatau Sector Collapse
 
Jurassic brain teasers - inside the heads of dinosaurs
 
Hosted by Dr Stephan Lautenschlager
https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/rec/share/wOxLBLjr_T5JYtLp9GDSC4QuLKPcX6a8gClMr6VbnUwDa-clMSBEUXFdlSBtehVm
Password: f3m=5snm 
 
Background Reading:
Reconstructing The Past
Digitally Constructing Endocranial Casts
 

Videos regarding studying at the University of Birmingham

Video on MSci Geology

Fieldwork: Geology and Earth Sciences

Geological mapping fieldwork Video

Studying Palaeontology as an undergraduate

Other University Resourses

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