Life and Environmental Sciences News and Events

Birmingham students investigate climate change in Norway field trip

Birmingham students investigate climate change in Norway field trip
Description
Ecology students at the University of Birmingham have been witnessing climate change at first hand during a field trip to Finse, in Norway.
Date:
15/07/2019

New study unravels protection mechanism in bacteria

New study unravels protection mechanism in bacteria
Description
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have shed fresh light on the mechanism used by certain types of bacteria to protect themselves against attack.
Date:
04/07/2019

Could a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduce dementia risk?

Could a Mediterranean diet and exercise reduce dementia risk?
Description
Birmingham researchers are searching for volunteers to take part in a new study to see if eating a Mediterranean-style diet and being more physically active could improve brain function and reduce dementia risk.
Date:
21/06/2019

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

Leading neuroscientist appointed Head of School of Psychology

Leading neuroscientist appointed Head of School of Psychology
Description
In September 2019, Professor Ed Wilding will be joining the University of Birmingham as Head of the School of Psychology.
Date:
13/06/2019

Subject success in The Guardian University Guide 2020

Description
The University of Birmingham is celebrating a rise to 16th place in the Guardian league table 2020, with the College of Life and Environmental Sciences having three subjects placed in the top 10.
Date:
12/06/2019

Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security

Our water cycle diagrams give a false sense of water security
Description
Pictures of the earth's water cycle used in education and research throughout the world are in urgent need of updating to show the effects of human interference, according to new analysis by hydrology experts.
Date:
10/06/2019

Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance

Night owls can 'retrain' their body clocks to improve mental well-being and performance
Description
A simple tweak to the sleeping patterns of 'night owls' could lead to significant improvements in sleep/wake timings, improved performance in the mornings, better eating habits and a decrease in depression and stress.
Date:
10/06/2019

First comprehensive network of wild crop species will help breeders tackle food insecurity

First comprehensive network of wild crop species will help breeders tackle food insecurity
Description
The first comprehensive network of sites where crop wild relatives are found has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
24/05/2019

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
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