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Professor Paul Bates comments on IPCC report for The Royal Society

2 April 2014

As part of The Royal Society response to the Working Group II Summary for Policymakers from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), entitled 'Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, Professor Paul Bates comments on the findings.

Natural Systems and Processes Poster Session 2014

Geography PhD student success at NSPPS 2014

27 March 2014

PhD students from across the Science faculty presented their research at the 5th Natural Systems and Processes Poster Session. Fantastic science, food and drink was enjoyed by all with over 80 posters presented at the event held in the Great Hall. Prizes were also presented for the best posters, with Geography PhD students, T Davies-Barnard and Mathieu Depoorter winning first prize for the student and staff vote respectively. Congratulations to all the winners of the poster competition.

Global Conference on Economic Geography 2015

Bristol academics to take leading role in Fourth Global Conference on Economic Geography

21 March 2014

Building on the success of previous global conferences held in Singapore, Beijing and Seoul, the Global Conference of Economic Geography 2015 is expected to attract hundreds of scholars with the objective to foster interdisciplinary worldwide dialogue on the state of the art and the future agenda of economic geography. Key themes of the conference will include: political economies (convened by Dr. Adam Dixon) and social economies (convened by Dr. Julie Macleavy), as well as consumption economies, development economies, digital economies, environmental economies, innovation economies, studying economies and work economies.

Greenland ice sheet

Regional warming triggers sustained mass loss in Northeast Greenland ice sheet

17 March 2014

The longest glacier in Greenland is continuing to lose mass despite temperatures in the region returning to more typical values after a localised increase, a study published today in Nature Climate Change has found.

Flooding

Call for global Digital Elevation Model for flood protection

17 March 2014

Professor Paul Bates and Dr. Jeff Neal of the School of Geographical Sciences Bristol along with colleagues at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab have today issued a call in the journal Nature for international co-operation to develop a high resolution and accuracy global Digital Elevation Model in order to strengthen protection against damaging floods.