9 December 2011
The School is pleased to announce that Richard Harris is to lead two HEFCE / ESRC / British Academy projects under the Undergraduate Quantitative Methods Initiative.
1 December 2011
A Bristol-led consortium of universities and industry has been awarded more than £2million to reconstruct Atlantic-Mediterranean flow patterns, 5-6 million years ago, before the Straits of Gibraltar formed.
1 December 2011
Professor Ron Johnston has been chosen by a distinguished panel of academics and journalists to receive the award of Politics/Political Studies Communicator from the Political Studies Association.
9 November 2011
Dr Patricia Sanchez-Baracaldo, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Bristol, has been awarded a prestigious Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowship by the Royal Society. Six Dorothy Hodgkin Fellowships were awarded this year, with a successful application rate of just 3.5 per cent. The scheme is for excellent scientists in the UK at an early stage of their career who require a flexible working pattern due to personal circumstances such as parenting or caring responsibilities.
7 November 2011
The Bristol Glaciology Centre has been awarded a Royal Society International Exchanges grant to collaborate with Chiba University in Japan. Dr. Alexandre Anesio and Dr. Nozomu Takeuchi will investigate feedbacks between microbial growth, chemical composition and the absorptive characteristics of debris and ice at the surface of glaciers.
26 October 2011
Each year the British Hydrological Society (BHS) invites one entry from each academic department to enter it’s final year dissertation prize for a hydrology related research topic. This year the school is proud to announce that the first prize (£400 and a certificate of the award) went to Gemma Coxon (School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol) for her dissertation entitled "An evaluation of multiple hydrological model hypotheses in the UK using a framework for understanding structural errors".
24 October 2011
The Hydrology Group have just gained £25k and a possible PhD studentship on a £500k project funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) to look at ways of developing efficient deliveries of data from radar satellites to support flood risk mitigation worldwide.
14 October 2011
Dr Liz Holcombe and Professor Malcolm Anderson have been awarded £12,000 from the EPSRC Pathways to Impact fund. The purpose of the project is to engage a consultant to develop the conceptual and functional design of an online interface to landslide risk management resources. End users will be Development Agencies, Governments and Local Engineers in developing countries where landslide risk is threatening unplanned urban communities.
7 October 2011
Dr Guy Schumann and Professor Paul Bates from the Hydrology Group have just gained £25k from the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) as part of a £350k collaborative project involving the CRP-GL research centre in Luxembourg and the University of Ghent in Belgium.
28 September 2011
A team of scientists lead by Professor Jonathan Bamber in the School of Geographical Sciences, have been awarded a £750K grant by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to investigate the changing mass of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.