13 December 2012
Dr Mark Jackson is featured as an academic commentator on a recent BBC 4 radio documentary hosted by the BBC 's Business correspondent, Jonty Bloom. The documentary is about pound shops and cheap commodities.
5 December 2012
Professors Martin Siegert and Martyn Tranter from the School of Geographical Sciences have arrived safely in Antarctica to commence their major project to drill through 3km of solid ice into subglacial Lake Ellsworth in Antarctica.
29 November 2012
A new approach for evaluating past climate sensitivity data has been developed by scientists to help improve comparison with estimates of long-term climate projections developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
20 November 2012
Dr Merle Patchett, while working as a postdoc at the University of Alberta, curated an exhibition called Strip Appeal: Reinventing the Strip Mall that is now being shown at the UB Anderson Gallery, University of Buffalo.
13 November 2012
The School of Geographical Sciences is currently inviting applications for a competitively awarded Faculty of Social Science and Law PhD Scholarships. The competition is open to Home and International students who have an interest in Human Geograaphy.
2 November 2012
Research into how fragile dryland ecosystems degrade into deserts has revealed that the transition from grasslands to desert shrubs may be reinforced by the plants themselves. The study, conducted at the University of Bristol, demonstrates for the first time that grass and shrub areas lose very different amounts of nutrients during rainfall events, which may be significant in how desert shrubs persist in these landscapes.
23 October 2012
Dr Maria Fannin, in collaboration with Professor Julie Kent from the University of the West of England (UWE), has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Small Research Grant for their research project entitled 'Placental spaces: the social history of investments in a regional placental tissue collection'.
23 October 2012
Professor Jonathan Bamber was interviewed by The New Scientist about his recent paper 'Recent large increases in freshwater fluxes from Greenland into the North Atlantic'
19 October 2012
Professor Peter Haggett's new volume on 'The Quantocks: Biography of An English Region' is described as 'an affectionate biography of a deeply fascinating but often overlooked corner of England's rich and varied countryside'. Profits on sales go to Friends of Quantock.
28 September 2012
Higher and lower incomes make little difference to people’s concern about the natural environment, according to new research from the University of Bristol. A paper published today in the European Sociological Review shows that, rather than having more important things to worry about, poor people and poor countries prioritise protecting the environment as much as do richer people and richer countries.