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Engineering crops to save water
For the first time, scientists have improved how a crop uses water by 25 percent without compromising yield by altering the expression of one gene found in all plantsLearn More
Joined up thinking for a better world
Gain the skills and expertise for a successful career in the environmental sector - see our new prospectus for details of our masters degrees and PhD opportunitiesLearn More
Ancient oceans contain dead zones
Scientists have discovered that the chemical structure of modern oceans was established at least 540 million years agoLearn More
Pollution and health inequality
People in deprived groups suffer most from the health impact of air pollution, says Lancaster professor leading on inequalities theme in Chief Medical Officer’s reportLearn More
Volcanoes - where will the ash go?
Toaster sized ‘picosatellites’ could improve our ability to predict the size and spread of ash clouds from erupting volcanoesLearn More
Forest fires in the Amazon
Forest fires during droughts are major source of Amazonian carbon emissions, a study in Nature Communications revealsLearn More
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- in the UK for real-world impact of research Research Excellence Framework 2014
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Explore the science of life with our degrees in both Biology and Biological Sciences. We will equip you with the real-world skills required to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our planet, whether it's developing new treatments for disease, helping to protect endangered species or trying to make sure the world has enough food.
Nestled between the Lake District and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, we're perfectly placed to study ecological processes and conservation. Our degrees will equip you with a comprehensive grounding in the key principles that underpin the major ecological and environmental issues of today’s world.
Discover the issues facing environments globally with our Environmental and Earth Sciences degrees. You'll study how the environment has evolved, enabling you to tackle some of the major challenges facing the world. Develop your knowledge of how the Earth system works, enhance your lab and research skills and join us on exciting fieldtrips to Iceland, Croatia and Spain.
Geography is diverse and varied, and you can explore every corner at Lancaster! Study the challenges facing the environment with our flexible degrees covering both human and physical geography. Take advantage of our unique location, nearby to coasts, the countryside and major urban centres and join us on international fieldtrips as far afield as Iceland, the Brazilian Amazon and Croatia.
International Scientists Engineer Crops to Conserve Water