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  • Forest fires in the Amazon

    Forest fires during droughts are major source of Amazonian carbon emissions, a study in Nature Communications reveals

  • Food security fellows

    Lancaster University is to strengthen its international links with strategic partners in Argentina through a new fellowship programme

  • Less lightning in a warmer world

    Lightning may strike less often in future across the globe as the planet warms, a scientific study suggests

  • Say it with British flowers

    Buy small and buy British, concludes Becky Swinn in her prizewinning project comparing the lifecycle impact of British, Kenyan and Dutch cut flowers

  • Wildlife friendly plantations

    Plantations in the Amazon could be more wildlife friendly if they were surrounded by natural forest, according to a prize winning PhD study

  • How to adapt to climate change

    Researchers have developed a five point strategy to help coastal communities adapt to the impact of climate change on their livelihood

  • Melting ice

    Three PhD positions in environmental data science

    Lancaster University is advertising three fully-funded PhD positions in the Centre of Excellence in Environmental Data Science, a joint venture between Lancaster University and the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH). We have recently been awarded a large grant to develop a Data Science of the Natural Environment.  As a PhD student, you will be at the heart of this project, benefitting from participating in a large cross-disciplinary team of scientists and all the excitement surrounding that.

  • A coral collaboration

    A long term collaboration between a Lancaster professor and an Australian conservationist has produced a unique insight into the ecology and management of coral reefs

  • Arctic basecamp at Davos

    Arctic scientists set up an “immersive” tent encampment at the World Economic Forum, demonstrating to world leaders the need for urgent action to limit arctic change

  • Studying cool volcanoes

    Lancaster student wins a prize for his research project deciphering an unusual Icelandic tuya volcano which erupted through ice