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News from 2015

  • Big data and biodiversity prize

    A young Lancaster University researcher has won a prestigious international award for using big data methods to predict plant and animal species distributions

  • New LEC director

    New Director aims to cement the Lancaster Environment Centre’s reputation as the UK’s leading school of the environment

  • Political Ecology

    New Lancaster research group focusses on how people interact with the environment at a social, political and economic level

  • Top ten again

    Lancaster ranks in the UK top ten for Geography and Environmental Science in the fourth major league table this year.   

  • A monitor lizard

    It’s not all about tigers and criminals – illegal wildlife trade responses need nuance

    Responses to illegal wildlife trade need to be more nuanced and not only focused on high-profile species if we are to truly tackle the problem, say researchers.

  • Lancaster University College, China

    The first Environmental Science students have started studying at Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) as part of Lancaster’s latest initiative with China

  • Environmental photography

    A dramatic flooding image got a Lancaster University photographer shortlisted for the Environmental Photographer of the Year

  • Tool to help solar park development

    A ‘go-to’ guide is being developed to help the UK’s solar park community evaluate the ecosystem services provided by current and planned parks

  • Meltwater ponds found in Antarctica

    Scientists have monitored, for the first time, the evolution of meltwater ponds on the surface of a glacier in East Antarctica

  • Every cloud has a silver lining

    A Lancaster undergraduate’s dissertation on how rainfall patterns are changing, challenges conventional wisdom and lands him a coveted prize.