Earth Sciences staff awards24 May 2013Professor Stephen Sparks and Dr Juliet Biggs have received awards to accelerate the impact of their research. These awards are part of a pilot funding scheme from Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) which have awarded five grants totalling £70,000 across four Schools.
Maricel Williams awarded grant from the World University Network17 January 2013Congratulations to Maricel Williams, a PhD student here in the School of Earth Sciences, who has been awarded a Research Mobility Programme grant from the World University Network. Her proposal is entitled The pelagic record of ocean acidification since industrialisation, and will enable collaborative research with the University of Bergen in Norway.
Neil Goulding wins Vernon Harrison Annual Doctoral Prize5 November 2012Dr Neil Goulding, a postdoctoral research assistant in the School of Earth Sciences, has won the 2012 Vernon Harrison Annual Doctoral Prize, awarded annually by the British Society of Rheology for most distinguished PhD thesis in the field. The award recognises Neil's PhD work - carried out at the School of Mathematics, Cardiff University - on inverse problems connected with complex (polymeric) fluids.
Tim Elliott receives ERC Grant29 October 2012Professor Tim Elliott has been recently notified that he will receive an ERC grant to study to origin of the solar system using isotope geochemistry.
Earth Scientists on BBC TV Volcano Live5 July 2012Bristol Earth Scientists feature heavily in the forthcoming BBC TV ‘Volcano Live’ week of programmes to be shown at 8 pm on BBC2, Monday to Thursday 9th - 12th July.
Bristol research projects recently showcased on the covers of Nature and Science26 June 2012This week's cover of Nature features the work of Julie Dunne, a PhD student working with Richard Evershed in Chemistry. Julie recently graduated from the School with an MSc joint degree in Earth Sciences and Archaeological Sciences. This work shows evidence for diary farming in prehistoric Saharan Africa by analysing 'leftovers' on pottery found in Libya.
Microscopic, sub-volcanic visions29 March 2012The School of Earth Sciences has taken delivery of a powerful new type of analytical electron microscope – the first installation of its type in a UK higher education institution.
Just so: Scientists name Dorset crocodile after Kipling22 March 2012A superbly preserved 130-million-year-old crocodile skull, discovered at Swanage in Dorset in 2009, has been described as belonging to a species new to science in a paper by researchers at the University of Bristol.
How the Earth grew, 3 billion years ago16 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 today [16 March] in Science. This sharp decrease indicates a dramatic change in the way the continental crust was generated and preserved.
Size isn’t everything – it’s how sharp you are14 March 2012The tiny teeth of a long-extinct vertebrate – with tips only two micrometres across: one twentieth the width of a human hair – are the sharpest dental structures ever measured, new research from the University of Bristol and Monash University, Australia has found.
Learning about the future from the past1 March 2012Current rates of ocean acidification are unparalleled in Earth’s history, according to new research from an international team of scientists which compiled all the evidence of global warming and acidifying oceans from the past 300 million years.
Public invited to draw the Bristol Dinosaur29 February 2012Did you know Bristol has its very own dinosaur that roamed the city millions of years ago? Known as the Thecodontosaurus, the public now have the chance to draw what they think it really looked like as part of an illustration competition run by the Bristol Dinosaur Project at the University of Bristol.