Latest Blogs

  • From Lancaster to Antarctica, via Amazonia

    Dr Amy Valach describes her journey from studying an Ecology degree at Lancaster University to becoming a research scientist working in Antarctica for the British Antarctic Survey.

  • Science on an ice shelf - working in Antarctica

    Dr Amy Valach, who recently finished a PhD in Environmental Science at Lancaster University, writes about her work as a research scientist at the Halley Research Station. Earlier this year she featured on a BBC Horizon programme about Halley, called “Ice Station”.

  • Save our soils!

    Soils are in a bad way and the Government is doing little to help - indeed its policies are making the problems worse, writes Professor John Quinton, welcoming the hard hitting report on soil health, published recently by MPs.

  • Secrets in the sands of Burma

    Himalayan geologist Yani Najman travels to a remote corner of Myanmar to reveal the history of the world’s highest mountains.

  • Tracking the mysterious African river martin

    Dr Stuart Sharp reports back from an expedition to the Congo searching for an elusive African bird, about which almost nothing is known.

  • Meeting the decision makers

    Dr Jacob Phelps and MSc researcher Sophie Banks got a political education when attending global talks on illegal wildlife trade 

  • Work with nature – not against it

    Masters student Duncan Nicholls spent a three month internship researching and mapping schemes which use natural processes to reduce flood risk across Great Britain

  • Rising above the challenges

    Dr Justina Ukpebor explains the challenges facing women scientists in her African homeland, and how Lancaster University is helping her, and other scientists, overcome them.

  • Urban agriculture

    Cities across Europe, including Lancaster, are increasingly growing their own food, says PhD student Dennis Touliatos after attending an urban agriculture training school in his hometown, Athens.

  • Selling nature won’t work

    Nature can’t pay it’s own way, so let’s take the market out of conservation argues Dr Benjamin Neimark