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    How grazing helps grasslands thrive

    Grazing animals are improving biodiversity by increasing the amount of light available for plants at ground level.

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    Exploring the Amazon

    Watching sustainable logging, seeing humming birds and caiman, visiting Brazilian homes - Lancaster’s first student field trip to the Amazon.  

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    Eco-Innovation event to match businesses and top researchers

    Lancaster University is looking to match businesses and top academic researchers during a series of three day-long events, the first of which is on eco-innovation.

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    QS world university rankings

    Lancaster Environment Centre confirms its world leading place with Geography and Environmental science featuring in this year's QS subject rankings.

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    Study finds fertilisation destabilises grassland ecosystems

    Fertilisers from farming and industry are having a destabilising effect on global grassland ecosystems, according to new research published in Nature.

  • BGS Story

    Working with the BGS

    LEC’s partnership with the British Geological Survey is strengthened with the joint appointment of a geochemist to work on geological carbon dioxide storage

  • After the flood

    Ground-breaking research examining the long term effect of flooding on people’s lives has been made into a short film to show how research can impact policy. 

  • Farming study offers flooding clue

    As the UK endures the aftermath of severe floods, new research suggests changes in agricultural land use management could potentially reduce flooding risk downstream. 

  • Group photo of those involved in the agreement with Guangdong Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Chinese partnership expanded

    Universities and Science Minister David Willetts announces further developments in the relationship between Lancaster University and Guangdong Province.

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    Postgraduate prize winners

    Prize winning graduates praise the “creative teaching”, “fieldwork opportunities” and ‘friendly atmosphere” at the Lancaster Environment Centre.