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  • volcano lava flor

    Lava sighting solves mystery

    Scientists have made the first ever observations of how a rare type of lava continues moving almost a year after a volcanic eruption.

  • BBC investigates Morecambe mud

    When the BBC’s Autumnwatch wanted to analyse the calorific value of tiny life forms in Morcambe Bay mud, it turned to Lancaster University researchers for help.

  • £4.9m for training environmental scientists

    Lancaster University is leading a £4.9 million initiative to train a new generation of environmental scientists equipped to tackle the challenges of a planet under pressure.

  • Lancaster University to exploit its global reach for the benefit of UK SMEs

    The Lancaster China Catalyst Programme aims to revitalise the UK’s position in the global exports markets, create 240 jobs, help 400 domestic businesses and boost the economy by £40m.

  • Nigel Paul presenting on ozone depletion to research at the 25th meeting of Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Bangcock

    LEC academic presents to UN panel

    Professor Nigel Paul provides an assessment of the effects of ozone depletion to World governments and, a few days later, discusses the issue with his Lancaster students.

  • A tropical forest tree looking up into canopy

    New study on tropical forest biology

    A major new study will explore the impact of the changes that humans are making to the ecosystems of tropical forests. 

  • Nils Markusson, Rebecca Whittle & Giovanni Bettini

    Sustainability team strengthened

    Three new lecturers in sustainability have joined Lancaster Environment Centre with expertise covering carbon capture and geo-engineering, climate refugees and local food.

  • Rebecca Whittle

    Award to celebrate inspiring local energy savers

    Energy savers in North Lancashire are invited to apply for a new award which will recognise thrifty efforts to drive down bills and protect the planet.

  • Modelled increases in surface ozone 1850-2100

    LEC contributes to UN climate report

    Two Lancaster Environment Centre scientists’ work on modeling atmospheric ozone is included in the new report of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  • Trees and air quality

    LEC researchers are advising government on how the emissions of volatile organic compounds from the terrestrial biosphere should be treated in models of air quality in the UK.