Latest Blogs

  • 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

  • Remember Hurricane Katrina

    Remembering Hurricane Katrina

    On the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, coastal scientist Dr Suzi Ilic remembers visiting New Orleans and seeing first hand how the management, and mismanagement, of a coastline can effect lives. 

  • The ‘Glut Market’ on campus

    Dr Rebecca Whittle explains the thinking behind the ‘glut market’, recently trialled at Lancaster Environment Centre to make the most of the annual fruit and veg surplus 

  • Experiencing three countries in one day….

    Geography students Catt Mills and Holly Warner James learn about water, politics, gondolas and how everything fits together on their field course to Croatia

  • A love-hate relationship

    Himalayan geologist Dr Yani Najman reflects on the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquakes and  her mixed emotions about the world’s highest mountains

  • Urmston grammar visit

    Exploring our food system

    Local school students learn about food security during a visit to Lancaster University, including the role of bugs, agribusiness, colonialism and green sheep, as their teacher Chantal Bramwell explains.

  • Unlocking the secrets of the deep

    What is a Himalayan geologist, typically acclimatized to working at altitudes in excess of 4000m, doing in the Bay of Bengal, bobbing around at sea level? Dr Yani Najman explains.

  • Trekking and training in nature’s highest laboratory

    Dr Yani Najman organises a group of 32 scientists on a geological field trip across the Himalaya.

  • Bolivian blog

    Bolivian conversations

    Final year PhD student Anne Toomey discusses mining, environmental protection and scientific research with park guards and community leaders in Madidi National Park, one of the most biologically and culturally diverse places on the planet.

  • Enhancing evidence-based risk assessment of chemicals

    Dr Crispin Halsall argues that systematic reviews, commonly practiced in the world of medicine, could be equally useful in assessing the safety of chemicals.