Flood data and expertise enhances new World Bank risk reduction tool20 May 2016Global flood hazard data has been incorporated into a new World Bank tool called ThinkHazard! by University of Bristol spin-out company, SSBN. The new tool, produced by the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), aims to improve disaster risk awareness and response.
Professor Alex Anesio, 2016 EAG Distinguished Lecturer15 April 2016We are proud and delighted to announce that Professor Alex Anesio has been chosen as the 2016 Distinguished Lecturer by the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG). The distinguished lecturer is selected each year based on a combination of outstanding research contributions to geochemistry and the ability to clearly communicate these contributions to a broad audience.
Revealed – the single event that made complex life possible in our oceans3 December 2015The catalyst that allowed the evolution of complex life in Earth's oceans has been identified by a researcher from Geographical Sciences. Up to 800 million years ago, the Earth’s oceans were deprived of oxygen. It was only when microorganisms called phytoplankton, capable of performing photosynthesis, colonised the oceans – covering two thirds of our planet – that production of oxygen at a massive scale was made possible.
Knighthood for Nigel Thrift5 January 2015Nigel Thrift, a Bristol alumnus and former School of Geographical Sciences staff member, was knighted in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List for services to higher education.
Bristol Geography Tops the Tables Again18 December 2014The School of Geographical Sciences's status as one of Britain's premier research centres in geography has been confirmed by the REF analysis just released.