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
Lancaster Physics graduates have produced an excellent description of the use of scientific method in the search for the Higgs Boson.
Fri 27 February 2015
Congratulations to fourth year Physics student, Jorden Senior, for winning first prize for his blog entry into The Ogden Trust’s annual ‘Blogden’ competition.
Fri 20 February 2015
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Mark E Smith, recently visited CERN, to see the important research being conducted by Lancaster staff. Joined by Professor Peter Ratoff, Professor Roger Jones and Dr Graeme Burt who are leading CERN based projects, Professor Smith was given a VIP tour of CERN including the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) and the ATLAS Collaboration visitor centre.
Fri 20 February 2015
Lancaster University is enhancing its position as a global leader in cyber security research by agreeing links with Japan’s national ICT institute.
Wed 11 February 2015