• A field trip to Europe’s biodiversity hotspot - identifying plants, a 5D experience

    In the second of his blogs about the Lancaster Environment Centre’s annual trip to Doñana National Park in southern Spain, Professor Nigel Paul tells how the first year students got a real taste of life as a field ecologist.

  • A field trip to Europe’s biodiversity hotspot - getting our bearings

    Bee-eaters, booted eagles and wild boar were among the sightings at the start of Lancaster Environment Centre’s annual field course to Southern Spain. In the first of a series of blogs, Professor Nigel Paul recalls what is so special about these yearly visits.

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    Studying water management in the Mediterranean

    Conversations with experts and local children, field observations and beautiful views, good food and company, offered a multitude of perspectives during a fascinating field trip to Istria, according to third year Geography student Jamie Quinlan.  

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    Down to earth apprentices

    ‘The Apprentice’ style group presentations, high-production-values training films and twitter question-and-answer sessions, made a recent soil science doctoral training course funky, fun and informative says Professor Phil Haygarth.

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    Many Paths

    Final year geography student Laurence Hawker takes a pragmatic approach to the many interesting directions his post university life could take.

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    Playing Parasites

    PhD student Stephanie Bryan takes a look at why rugby fans have been learning about plant parasitic nematodes.

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    Tales from Westminster: a month in the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee’

    Energy Lancaster fellow Alona Armstrong got an inside view of policy development when she spent a month working with the House of Commons Energy and Climate Change Select Committee

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    Total flood defence is a myth

    Professor Keith Beven puts today’s floods into their historical context and argues that perhaps the problem is not so much poor flood defences but the fact we have so many people now living in flood plains. 

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    Not just about birds

    BA Geography student Miriam Hooson took time out from her studies to gain hands on experience, spending six months working and living on two RSPB reserves as part of their residential internship scheme. 

  • ‘In case of emergency press here’

    Dr Nils Markusson examines the “emergency” argument for creating large scale climate altering technologies to reverse the impact of climate change and finds it wanting.