News in 2015
- Revealed – the single event that made complex life possible in our oceans 3 December 2015 The 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.
- Athena Swan Bronze award for Geographical Sciences 23 April 2015 The School of Geographical Sciences is delighted to announce that it has been awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award.
- House of Commons Committee acts on Ron Johnston's research 16 March 2015 In a report released today, the House of Commons Political & Constitutional Reform Committee cite Professor Ron Johnston's research into the redrawing of constituency boundaries.
- Evidence from warm past confirms recent IPCC estimates of climate sensitivity 6 February 2015
- Knighthood for Nigel Thrift 5 January 2015 Nigel 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.