News from 2013

  • Top researcher in the making

    A study of the habitat of the willow warbler, a common bird whose numbers are declining, won an Ecology student a coveted dissertation prize and helped her gain one of LEC’s top degrees this year.

  • Flooding research wins impact award

    A project revealing the social and emotional impact of flooding earned Lancaster Environment Centre recognition in a top research council award.

  • LEC degree results keep getting better

    Congratulations to LEC’s graduating students: 79% achieved a first class or upper second class degree – a 6% rise on last year – and the number of first class degrees rose by 4%.

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management for the Environment

    Bringing together the technical aspects of the Energy and Fuels from Waste course and combining it with Business and Management training.

  • Let’s talk food security

    A new website, where food growers and researchers can exchange information, ideas and best agricultural practice, has been launched by retailing giant Waitrose, helped by a Lancaster expert in the issues which underpin food security.

  • Slash-and-burn in the Amazon

    The use of fire by Amazonian farmers to clear and prepare land for crops is explored in five films by researchers at the Lancaster Environment Centre.

  • Professor scoops top teaching award

    Loud music, audience participation and a passion for her subject gains a Lancaster Environment Centre professor a Lancaster University teaching award.

  • Now you can calculate your nitrogen footprint

    We all know that a high carbon footprint damages the environment, but so does your nitrogen footprint, through increasing pollution and reducing biodiversity.

  • Taught Masters Open Day 6 July

    Visit the Lancaster Environment Centre, talk to academics and students, see our facilities and find out whether we have the Masters programme for you.

  • Ancient water could sustain life

    Dr Greg Holland explains why the discovery of billion-year-old water deep underground could hold clues to life on Earth, and on Mars.