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News from 2015

  • Small rivers, big impact

    A groundbreaking study on how human activities affect small Amazonian rivers wins a Lancaster PhD student a Brazilian conservation prize

  • Nick and Christina

    Marine science comes to Lancaster

    Husband and wife offer complementary perspectives on coral reefs, fisheries and our place in the ecosystem

  • Man-made climate change helped cause south of England floods, say scientists

    Human-induced climate change increased the risk of severe storms like those that hit the south of England in the winter of 2013/14, causing devastating flooding and costing several people their lives.

  • Huge carbon stores under grasslands discovered

    A nationwide survey by ecologists has revealed that over 2 billion (US) tons of carbon is stored deep under the UK’s grasslands, helping to curb climate change.

  • Learning from Industry

    A unique module taught by scientists from Unilever transformed a prizewinning student’s understanding of his subject, and set him on his chosen career path.

  • Reducing floods using nature

    A new UK map and catalogue of schemes that use natural processes in flood management highlights the need to evaluate the effectiveness of these projects 

  • Knowledge without borders

    Lancaster alumnus, Dr David Stanners, one of the founding staff of the European Environment Agency, explains how it helps improve environmental policy. 

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    Research that gets noticed

    A research paper on global tree numbers, involving a Lancaster University researcher, was one of 2015’s most widely discussed academic articles online 

  • Environmental chemist honoured

    A leading air pollution scientist who began his academic career at Lancaster University has been awarded an honorary doctorate

  • Green Gown Award

    Business-boosting environmental research and development programme scoops another national award