News from 2014

  • Bacteria mix of bee bread declining

    Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases

  • Nick Graham - copyright Leverhulme Trust

    Recognition for marine scientist

    A Lancaster University coral reef scientist has been presented with a prestigious prize from the Leverhulme Trust that will support further research into our oceans

  • Geography degrees get RGS approval

    Lancaster University’s main Geography degrees have been accredited by the Royal Geographical Society, the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography

  • Coral bleaching impacts on fish

    New research reveals that global warming also affects fish who depend on corals

  • Putting a monetary value on biodiversity

    A photo of a rare shrew taken by a Lancaster University alumnus features on a new banknote, celebrating an African island’s unique fauna

  • New NERC Council appointment

    Lancaster Environment Centre professor is appointed to the new board of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

  • Ancient oceans contain dead zones

    Scientists have discovered that the chemical structure of modern oceans was established at least 540 million years ago

  • Engineering crops to save water

    For the first time, scientists have improved how a crop uses water by 25 percent without compromising yield by altering the expression of one gene found in all plants

  • Volcanoes - where will the ash go?

    Toaster sized ‘picosatellites’ could improve our ability to predict the size and spread of ash clouds from erupting volcanoes

  • Pollution and health inequality

    People in deprived groups suffer most from the health impact of air pollution, says Lancaster professor leading on inequalities theme in Chief Medical Officer’s report