Over what distances do volcanoes interact? 16 February 2016 In the geological past, large eruptions have often occurred simultaneously at nearby volcanoes. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol uses satellite imagery to investigate the distances over which restless magmatic plumbing systems interact.
- Obituary: Dr Leonard P. Annectens (1977–2017) 9 June 2017 The most shocking news of the decade - our distinguished colleague Dr Leonard P. Annectens is no more. He has had a long and productive life, author of numerous publications, and mentor to generations of students. Much missed by his long-term partner Acanthostega gunnari. Leonard enjoyed his prawns last week, but had been looking peaky for a wee while. His devoted attendants, Frances Boreham, Nick Hayes, and Sula Milani had sought to make him comfortable in his last days, and all thanks to them.
- Over what distances do volcanoes interact? 16 February 2016 In the geological past, large eruptions have often occurred simultaneously at nearby volcanoes. Now, a team of scientists from the University of Bristol uses satellite imagery to investigate the distances over which restless magmatic plumbing systems interact.
- Getting up close to underwater volcanoes 29 May 2015 Sam Mitchell, current fourth year student in the School of Earth Sciences, took part in an international cruise in March to the South West Pacific to study underwater volcanic eruptions!
- Earth Sciences play with earth! 12 March 2015 Staff and students from Earth Sciences took part in a workshop by the Leverhulme Artist in Residence, Rodney Harris. Giant sausages, smoking volcanoes, blind elephants, coral seas and weird rock formations were built from a variety of different clays.
- The monsoons that drowned the rat 11 March 2015 Scientists from the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, have found that variation of monsoon intensity has profound effects on species of Asian and African rats. The results from phylogenetic and biodiversity studies of the rodents suggest that weakenings in the South Asian monsoon have had a severe impact on the evolution of these animals.
- Researchers reconstruct high-latitude ocean acidification using coralline algae 9 March 2015 Dr Federica Ragazzola from the School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, is among a team of scientists who have published the first record of ocean acidification for the high-latitude oceans. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), used the calcium carbonate structure made by a particular type of marine organism, the coralline algae, to reconstruct changes in ocean acidity and temperature in the North Pacific Ocean.
- Rodney Harris - Artist in Residence 7 January 2015 To explore new ways of representing geological landscapes the School will host Artist in Residence, Rodney Harris, for ten months from January 2015. Rodney is a Bristol-based scupltor of international renown with a longstanding interest in working with diverse geological materials.
- Earth Sciences Research into deep sea corals and past climate change to be shared with thousands at the Brussels TEDx event on Monday 27 November 2014
- Bernie Wood awarded Mineralogical Society of America's Roebling Medal at this year's Geological Society of America conference 25 November 2014
- Earth Sciences Students win commendations 19 August 2014 Congratulations to Duncan Muir and Rachel Warnock for receiving Faculty of Sciences Commendations for 'Excellence in a PhD Thesis'