News from 2014

  • Africa-Lancaster collaboration springboard

    Lancaster University Ghana hosts a research and development event bringing together Lancaster University staff with representatives from academia, business and government in West Africa.

  • World’s most influential researchers

    Two Lancaster Environment Centre researchers have been listed in the Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers list for 2016. 

  • New volcanic eruption hazard

    Research has identified, for the first time, a new type of hazard caused by explosive volcanic eruptions.

  • Ground-breaking Beijing air quality study

    Lancaster University scientists are taking part in one of the largest ever studies of urban air pollution.

  • Low carbon business development

    Award winning eco innovation centre wins funding for 50 low-carbon research collaborations between north west universities and businesses

  • Too many leaves

    Increased foliage in soybean plants due to rising C02 levels takes an “unexpected” toll on crop productivity, new research finds

  • Photosynthesis breakthrough

    Researchers have increased plant productivity by boosting levels of three proteins involved in photosynthesis, offering hope for improving food crops

  • Award of £2m for Waitrose research partnership

    Waitrose is to lead a £2m collaborative training partnership with Lancaster University to address global food security.

  • Flood risk innovation prize

    Lancaster University partners with environmental consultancy JBA to win UK Government competition for innovation in reducing flood risk

  • Soil security fellow

    Mountaineering researcher wins a prestigious fellowship to study how a changing climate could affect the role of mountains as global carbon sinks