Earth Sciences play with earth!12 March 2015Staff 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 rat11 March 2015Scientists 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 algae9 March 2015Dr 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 Residence7 January 2015To 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.