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    Plant pairing study

    Farmers could improve crop production by pairing up plants with complementary traits, allowing them to harness the ‘phosphorus bank’ already present in soils.

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    Complete University Guide 2015

    Lancaster University is one of the top ten places in the UK to study Geography and Environmental Science, and the best in the North West.

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    Understanding our changing atmosphere

    NOW FULLY BOOKED More than 130 scientists will be presenting research results, and planning experiments and computer model simulations at the three day conference, starting on 20 May at Lancaster University.   

  • Nigerian research collaboration

    Lancaster University agrees a new joint PhD programme with one of Nigeria’s top universities.

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    Plant immunity “memory” study

    The mechanism enabling infected plants to pass on immunity to their offspring is being investigated in a new research study.

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    Free online course on food security

    New free “massive” online course explores how we can feed an extra two billion people by 2050.

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    Geographer wins top teaching award

    A geography lecturer is recognised for her “outstanding” teaching on the field course she created to study the management of water in her Croatian homeland. 

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    Careers event success

    Employers were impressed by students’ knowledge and enthusiasm at the Lancaster Environment Centre’s first dedicated careers fair.

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    Armyworm website launched

    A new website providing information about one of Africa’s major crop pests has been praised by the UK’s Global Food Security Champion. 

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    Forests of the future research

    Human impact in two of the world’s most diverse habitats could be much greater than previously thought.