Prof Paul Valdes signs MOU with Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens26 October 2017Dr Alex Farnsworth, Dr Jan Peter (JP) Mayser, Professor Dan Lunt and Professor Paul Valdes are currently in the Yunnan province in S.W China doing field work related to their research project investigating the role of climate and Tibetan uplift in the evolution of the high biodiversity in the region.
Dr Gwilym Owen wins Best Doctoral Research Theses prize 2016/1723 October 2017Former PhD student, Dr Gwilym Owen has been awarded the Best Postdoctoral Research Theses prize for 2016/17 for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law. His thesis entitled ‘New methods, measurements and data in health geography: a study of obesity’ was supervised by Professor Rich Harris.
MScR student Leanne Archer receives Hydrological studentship award11 October 2017MScR student Leanne Archer has been awarded the British Hydrological Society/JBA Trust/Environment Agency Studentship Award for 2017 for her research that focused on modelling flood risk in Fiji using TanDEM-X data under present and future climate change.
Pre-sessional success at Tewkesbury 201719 September 2017On Sunday afternoon, 104 new undergraduate students, 10 staff, and 4 postgrad teaching assistants returned from a successful pre-sessional fieldtrip to nearby Tewkesbury in north Gloucestershire. The cohort building trip was enjoyed by all and helped to get our 2017/18 academic year off to an energetic start.
Hosting young Geographers for work experience week17 July 2017Last week we hosted 8 students from years 10 and 11 for our annual work experience. The students, all from local schools and who study Geography at GCSE level, worked as research assistants in both Human and Physical Geography.
Greenhouse gas removal in the land sector – addressing the gaps25 April 2017A University of Bristol academic will lead one of seven topic-specific projects announced yesterday by NERC as part of a £8.6million research programme which will investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming.
Forests to provide a quarter of Paris agreement's pledged mitigation28 February 2017Forests are expected to provide a quarter of climate mitigation efforts pledged by countries under the Paris Climate Change Agreement according to a study published in Nature Climate Change, co-authored by Dr Jo House from the School of Geographical Sciences.
Jo House contributes to new Ladybird book on Climate Change26 January 2017Jo was one of seven academics to peer review the content of the Ladybird Book on Climate Change, co-authored by Prince Charles, Tony Juniper and Emily Shuckburgh. The book is part of a new Ladybird 'Expert' series, with two other books on Quantum Mechanics and Evolution and was launched on 25 January 2017.