Successful Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) Poster Days
Over 100 Masters and PhD students presented posters describing their research projects at two Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) Poster Days held in the LEC Atrium in June.
This provided an opportunity for students in the three departments that are coming together in LEC - Biological Sciences, Environmental Science and Geography - to present their work to a broad audience, and for both staff and students to gain an overview of the very wide range of research work being carried out across the Centre.
At the Masters session on Wednesday, students on the diverse portfolio of degree schemes offered by LEC presented posters describing their ongoing dissertation projects.
The prize for best poster was awarded to Robyn Briggs (MSc Ecology and Environment) for her poster on "Development of a Biodiversity Management Plan for a Cumbrian Tourism and Leisure Complex", and runners up prizes were awarded Raimie Haji Ibrahim (MSc Environmental Science) and Xiao Ma (MSc Ecology and Environment).
At the Ph.D. student session on Thursday, students from all four LEC research themes presented posters on topics ranging from the surface of Mars to the politics of adaptation to climate change, and the origins of the Himalayas to the changing environment of the Lake District.
Staff from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, many of whom are involved in supervision of these projects, joined colleagues from the University in this event.
Prizes for the best posters from students in their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of study were presented by Professor Graham Harris, who took up his post as Director of LEC this month. These were awarded to, respectively, Andrew Hirons, Elizabeth Turner ("A 25,000 year record of carbon isotope variation from diatoms") and William Mallott ("Nutrient limitation and climate change in high elevation systems")
Thu 12 June 2008
A Faculty team representing science, technology, engineering and maths took part in EDF Energy's 'Science Day' on Saturday 21st March at Heysham Power Station.
Wed 25 March 2015
Professor Roger Jones has replaced Professor Peter Ratoff as Head of the Physics Department. Roger gained a PhD studying neutrino interactions at CERN and Fermilab before starting his career at CERN working at the Large Electron-Positron (LEP) Collider.
Tue 24 March 2015
As part of British Science week, 170 students from 14 schools across the region came to Lancaster University on Wednesday 18th March to compete in science, technology, engineering and mathematics challenges.
Mon 23 March 2015
Lancaster University’s new flagship Engineering Building will provide a beacon of excellence for research and recruitment for the UK’s buoyant and significant engineering industry.
Mon 23 March 2015