Latest Blogs

  • ‘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. 

  • Can local food feed the world?

    Dr Beccy Whittle takes a fresh and provocative look at food security, asking whether small scale, locally produced food can help feed the planet’s growing population.

  • James Lester American Dream

    Studying and partying in Oregon

    In the second of two blogs about studying abroad, geography student James Lester gives his take on the ‘American dream’

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    A Brit in Boulder

    In the first of two blogs about studying abroad, Lancaster geography student Laurence Hawker compares a British and American university education.  

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    The Green Ocean

    PhD student Amy Valach, recently returned from her first visit to the tropics, describes a research project which is measuring trace gas emissions from pristine forest and her first encounters with Amazonian wildlife. 

  • De-icer treatment trials take-off at Manchester Airport

    PhD student Andy Freeman explains how a new de-icer treatment system could provide the solution to one of the most challenging environmental issues facing modern day airports.

  • 500 million year field trip

    Dr Jacqueline Owen accompanied new undergraduates on their first field trip where they discovered a Britain with the climate of Barbados.  

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    The Beauty in Science

    Dr Hannah Newton, organiser of the recent outreach exhibition ‘The Beauty in Science’, reviews the successes and public feedback from the project.

  • The Secret of Youth for Meerkat Mothers?

    Dr Stuart Sharp, recently appointed as a lecturer in animal ecology, explains how the cooperative breeding system of meerkats may reduce the ageing effects of bearing offspring.

  • The Secret of Youth for Meerkat Mothers?

    Anyone who saw the recent episode of BBC Two’s Natural World “Meerkats: Secrets of An Animal Superstar” will know that the Kalahari Meerkat Project, led by Professor Tim Clutton-Brock at the University of Cambridge, is one of the world’s longest running animal behaviour studies.