Microscopic, sub-volcanic visions3 April 2012The University has taken delivery of a powerful new type of analytical electron microscope – the first installation of its type in a UK higher education institution.
Universities can provide horsepower to UK’s growth drive23 March 2012Pioneering scientific research and innovative application of discoveries can help add the necessary traction for the UK’s economic recovery according to Professor Eric Thomas, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, the most recent institution to join the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council’s (EPSRC) group of framework universities.
Winners of the Natural Systems and Processes Poster competition announced21 March 2012With support from the Cabot Institute, all Bristol University postgraduates studying natural systems and processes were invited to an afternoon poster session aimed at increasing inter-departmental connections and exchanging new ideas across our interlinked disciplines. The winners of this year’s poster session were selected from over 120 posters.
How the Earth grew, 3 billion years ago19 March 2012The growth rate of the Earth’s continental crust was high during the first 1.5 billion years of the planet’s history then decreased markedly for the next 3 billion years to the present day, according to new research from the University of Bristol, published 16 March in Science.
Communicate 2011: Nature, People, Economics interactive conference summary online now14 March 2012For the first time, the Communicate conference summary is available in interactive, online form, bringing together videos, presentations, and written contributions from an inspirational line up of environmental thinkers and communicators to provide a valuable resource for both conference delegates and the wider environmental communication community.
Embedding Sustainable Development14 March 2012Two student interns have been appointed in Estates to assist faculties and schools in embedding Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Geological record of ocean acidification published in Science2 March 2012Current rates of ocean acidification are unparalleled in Earth’s history, according to new research from University of Bristol and Columbia University scientists who compiled all the evidence of global warming and acidifying oceans from the past 300 million years.
Farm 'weeds' have crucial role in sustainable agriculture24 February 2012Plants often regarded as common weeds such as thistles, buttercups and clover could be critical in safe guarding fragile food webs on UK farms according to new research from the University of Bristol funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
Sustainable food supply chain management – call for papers16 February 2012Cabot Institute member Dr Xiaojun Wang will be guest editing the International Journal for Production Economics for a special issue on ‘Sustainable Food Supply Chain Management: Strategy, Operations and Technology’. There is a call for papers for this issue.
Cabot Institute awards funding for interdisciplinary environmental research15 February 2012The Cabot Institute has awarded individuals across the University of Bristol with funding as part of its open call for 2011/12. The funding aims to support projects with an interdisciplinary research approach which brings together the social sciences, life and physical sciences and engineering.
Early warning signals for critical transitions8 February 2012Economies can crash, fisheries can collapse, and climate can pass tipping points. Providing ample warning of such transitions presently requires the collection of enormous – and often prohibitive – amounts of data. A new method developed by Dr Thilo Gross, Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol and Dr Steven Lade from the Max-Planck-Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Germany promises to change this.
BBSRC Southwest Doctoral Training Partnership studentships available for September 201230 January 2012The Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) projects are designed to provide outstanding interdisciplinary training in a range of topics in Food Security and World-Class Bioscience, underpinned by training in mathematics and complexity science. They are designed to raise the aspirations of students by equipping them with the generic and employability skills needed to become future leaders in academia and industry.