Life and Environmental Sciences News and Events

New study calls for careful consideration when planning dams and reservoirs, and more efforts in water conservation

Description
In a study published today, a team of ten drought scientists, including the University of Birmingham, argue that while many dams and reservoirs are built, or expanded to alleviate droughts and water shortages, they can paradoxically contribute to make them worse.
Date:
14/11/2018

University leads pioneering research to find solutions to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance

Description
While this week marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week, experts at the University of Birmingham are carrying out pioneering research to find real world solutions to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
12/11/2018

UK team shares drone expertise to help Guatemalans better prepare for volcanic eruptions

UK team shares drone expertise to help Guatemalans better prepare for volcanic eruptions
Description
A team of scientists and engineers from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol have returned from Guatemala where they have been teaching local scientists how to use drones to map the Fuego volcano which violently erupted earlier this year.
Date:
08/11/2018

Psychology at Birmingham in world top 100

Psychology at Birmingham in world top 100
Description
The University of Birmingham has been ranked 62nd in the world subject rankings for Psychology as announced by Times Higher Education on 7 November 2018.
Date:
08/11/2018

Manipulation online and in person – two worlds not so far apart

Description
Dr Juliane Kloess, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology and Professor Jessica Woodhams, Director of the Centre for Applied Psychology write for The Birmingham Brief.
Date:
07/11/2018

Fragile seashores were 'cradle of evolution' for early fish

Fragile seashores were 'cradle of evolution' for early fish
Description
Evolution of the major groups of fish that we recognise today took place in shallow waters, close to the seashore, according to new research at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
26/10/2018

ESRC Social Sciences Festival

Description
Staff from the Applied Memory and Cognition Lab, in the Centre for Applied Psychology, will be running a free series of online presentations for the upcoming ESRC Social Sciences Festival.
Date:
26/10/2018

School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences awarded Silver Athena Swan Award

Description
The School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is honoured and proud to have been awarded a Silver Athena Swan Award in October 2018 from the Equality Challenge Unit.
Date:
25/10/2018

Upcoming exhibition at the ThinkTank Museum

Upcoming exhibition at the ThinkTank Museum
Description
Students and staff from the Applied Memory and Cognition Lab, in the Centre for Applied Psychology, will be running an exhibit at the Think Tank Museum as part of the "Meet the Expert" programme.
Date:
24/10/2018

Join us in Hong Kong

Join us in Hong Kong
Description
Academic staff from all School within the College will be in Hong Kong w/c 29th October.
Date:
23/10/2018
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Events

LES Lecture Series

Date
17/09/2018 - 29/04/2019
Location:
Biosciences Building - Undercroft (R27 on campus map)
Description
This is a Series of events run by the College of Life and Environmental Sciences for the University of Birmingham
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops

Joint IMH/Computational Biology Lunchtime Seminar: Breaking Free - Digital Interventions for Addictive Behaviours

Date
28/11/2018
Location:
Centre for Computational Biology in the Haworth Building
Description
In November the IMH and Computational Biology will be holding a joint seminar.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Streets without doors: a twentieth-century phenomenon

Date
28/11/2018
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Ivor Samuels, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 28 November (1400-15.30)

The Huxley Lecture: Why is life the way it is? An energetic view of evolution

The Huxley Lecture: Why is life the way it is? An energetic view of evolution
Date
05/12/2018
Location:
Aston Webb main lecture theatre
Description
Professor Nick Lane from the University College London delivers the 2018 Huxley Lecture and explains how energy flow has shaped evolution.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

Visualizing the built structure of places: tools for analysis, critique and design

Date
23/01/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Karl Kropf, Oxford Brookes University
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research

Green belts and urban growth patterns: past, present and future

Date
06/02/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Charles Goode, University of Birmingham - Wednesday 6 February (1400-15.30)
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences

A methodological framework for defining typological process

Date
20/02/2019
Location:
Chamberlain Room - Cadbury Research Library - Muirhead Tower
Description
Part of the Urban Morphology Research Seminar Series. Speaker: Fei Chen, University of Liverpool - Wednesday 20 February (1400-15.30)
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences
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