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Researchers will extrapolate landscape plot data using a 3.3 m wingspan UAV with LiDAR sensor. Credit: Iain McNicol

5-year experiment aims to shed new light on the status of the world’s tropical forests and how they are changing in response to human activities.

Tropical forests and woodlands are estimated to contain around 375 billion tonnes of carbon –...

Published on : Thu, 27/09/2018
Taller plants moving into Arctic because of climate change.  Image credit: Dr A Bjorkman

Plants in the Arctic are growing taller because of climate change, according to new research from a global scientific collaboration led by the School of GeoSciences.

While the region is usually thought of as a vast, desolate landscape of ice...

Published on : Thu, 27/09/2018
Forest experts ensure policy makers can see the wood for the trees. Credit: Jaboury Ghazoul

Experts are joining forces to tackle challenges facing the world’s forests, which are under increasing pressure from changing climates and growing demand for resources.

A new centre of expertise will address the challenges posed by...

Published on : Wed, 26/09/2018
Sian receiving her award from Challenger Society President, Professor Robert Upstill-Goddard and Honorary Life Member Malcolm Woodward

Congratulations to Sian Henley who was awarded the Woodward Fellowship of the UK's Challenger Society for Marine Science

Sian Henley, from the School of GeoSciences, has been awarded the Woodward Fellowship of the UK's Challenger Society for...

Published on : Mon, 24/09/2018
Carbogenics win the Converge Challenge 2018 Award at the Innovation Awards

Carbogenics celebrate winning the top award at Converge Challenge 2018.

The leading award at the competition – the Converge Challenge 2018 – was won by Carbogenics, a spinout company founded by Dr Jan Mumme of the School of...

Published on : Mon, 24/09/2018
Interdisciplinary project will help to bridge knowledge gaps and reduce risk around Guatemalan Fuego volcano.  Credit: Alistair Langmuir

Researchers from the University’s School of GeoSciences have been awarded a NERC Urgency Research Grant to undertake a project aimed at reducing volcanic risk around Fuego volcano in Guatemala, which recently erupted.

The project builds on...

Published on : Wed, 19/09/2018