Latest Blogs

  • 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. 

  • Extreme weather - how can science influence policy?

    Lancaster PhD student, Joe Acton, spent three months working in the Royal Society seeing how the UK’s top scientists try to ensure their work influences policy 

  • Sam Robinson

    A Brazilian excursion

    Sam Robinson experiences Brazilian wildlife and night life while researching the restoration of degraded forest in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots for his masters dissertation. 

  • Antje

    Talking to top horticulturalists in Brisbane

    Antje Fiebig found herself presenting her PhD research on effective plant watering systems to the world’s top horticulturalists in Australia, after winning a prestigious travel scholarship.

  • Jon Harvey

    Keys, tromping and water quality

    MSc International Innovation student Jonathan Harvey developed his understanding of environmental protection and management, and his appreciation of invertebrates, during a summer internship with the Environment Agency.