Archive news - 2010

Exeter geographer helps generate sense of belonging

A geographer on the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus is helping shape a series of arts projects designed to generate a sense of community belonging.

Editors top choice

A paper lead authored by Professor Bruce Webb has been selected recently as the Editor’s top choice of articles for the international journal Hydrological Processes.

School research grant success

The start of the New Year has brought some excellent news with school academics winning a variety of research funding.

Exeter geographer reveals peatland surface patterns

A team of UK scientists led by Dr Karen Anderson of the University of Exeter have developed a new technique for monitoring the condition of peatlands.

Migrating insects fly in the fast lane

A new study sheds new light on the flight behaviours that enable insects to undertake long-distance migrations, and highlights the remarkable abilities of these insect migrants.

Geography student awarded QRA Dissertation Prize 2009

Geography student Mark Grosvenor has been awarded the Quaternary Research Association (in association with the RGS) Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2009.

Exeter geographer advises Indian government on climate change

A University of Exeter geographer has advised the Indian Government on the links between climate change and national security.

Exeter scientist Dr Richard Brazier delivers knowledge transfer via Defra sponsored science event for the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Initiative (ECSFI)

Dr Richard Brazier of the School of Geography was recently invited by the South West regional ECSFI coordinator (James Grischeff) to take part in a day long workshop.

Death of the megabeasts

Scientist Dr Tim Barrows appears as an expert on past climate change in National Geographic programme.

UK scientists to unearth Ice Age secrets from preserved tree rings

Scientists from the universities of Exeter and Oxford are racing against time to unearth 30,000 year-old climate records, before they are lost forever.

PhD student wins graduate US National Science Foundation summer fellowship

PhD student Alan Puttock has won a fellowship to carry out fieldwork in the Sevilleta, New Mexico.

Geographer celebrates history of Cornish science

A geographer from the University of Exeter's Cornwall Campus has written the first full-length book on the history of science in Cornwall.

Exeter schools join Polar explorers to decide future of Antarctica

School pupils from across Exeter joined Polar explorers and University of Exeter geographers on Wednesday 21 April to decide what they think the future of Antarctica should be.

Exeter Human Geographers in Washington D.C.

Human Geography staff and postgraduate students attend the annual Association of American Geographers’ conference in Washington DC.

UK’s leading energy experts gather in Falmouth

Following the success of last year’s energy conference the University of Exeter will be staging another world-class event in Falmouth on 24 and 25 May.

Fires in Amazon challenge emission reduction programme

Fire occurrence rates in the Amazon have increased in 59% of areas with reduced deforestation and risks cancelling part of the carbon savings achieved by UN measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and degradation.

New research suggests climate change increases hazard risk in alpine regions

Climate change could cause increasing and unpredictable hazard risks in mountainous regions, according to a new study by the University of Exeter and Austrian researchers.

Congratulations to our final year students!

The School of Geography would like to congratulate all final year students who received their results last week.

Exeter Geographer meets New Zealand government officials to present 'NIMBY' research

Professor Patrick Devine-Wright met New Zealand government officials to present his research on public engagement with renewable energy and 'NIMBY' opposition in the UK.

Geographer awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Professor Des Walling has been awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa from Warsaw University of Life Sciences

Creative Geographies take centre-stage at Exeter

Member’s of the School’s Geographies of Creativity and Knowledge research group have organised and hosted two highly successful Research Council-sponsored events.

Exeter’s high profile role in climate change report

Experts from the University of Exeter will play a high profile role in creating what is set to be the world’s most comprehensive report on climate change.

Geography student sails around Cornwall thanks to Floella Benjamin!

Sam Gillchrest, a third year BSc Geography student at Tremough was awarded a £1,000 Floella Benjamin Career Development Award to finance the RYA Competent Crew and Yacht Master Ocean Theory Courses.

Geography grant success

The end of the academic year has brought some excellent news with Geography academics winning a variety of research funding.

Scientists discover Westerly winds have bigger role in climate change

Scientists believe climate variations thousands of years ago over Campbell Island may shed light on the future climate of New Zealand.

Research suggests climate change target ‘not safe’

An analysis of geological records that preserve details of the last known period of global warming has revealed ‘startling’ results which suggest current targets for limiting climate change are unsafe.

Exeter Geography student wins Stapledon Trust funds for research

Alison Carswell, a 3rd year BSC Geography student has won a 10 week funded internship with the Stapledon Trust

Engaging With Radical Ideas

Following a successful funding application to the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) the College of Life and Environmental Sciences will be involved in a year long project under the banner of ‘Engaging with Radical Ideas’.

Geography academic awarded NERC grant to examine drought in Amazonia

Geography academic Dr Luiz Aragao has been awarded a NERC Urgency grant  to investigate the impacts of forest fires on carbon stocks during the 2010 drought in Amazonia.

Geography academic gives keynote speech on 'Climate Change and resource depletion' to Institute of Actuaries

On 4th November 2010, Dr Stephan Harrison was invited to The Institute of Actuaries in London to give a keynote talk.

Intrepid researchers heading to Antarctica

Two researchers from the University of Exeter will be braving temperatures of -30C as they head to Antarctica to carry out important research on one of the world’s largest ice sheets.