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News from 2015

  • Iceland

    QS world university rankings

    Lancaster Environment Centre confirms its world leading place with Geography and Environmental science featuring in this year's QS subject rankings.

  • sheep in field

    Study finds fertilisation destabilises grassland ecosystems

    Fertilisers from farming and industry are having a destabilising effect on global grassland ecosystems, according to new research published in Nature.

  • BGS Story

    Working with the BGS

    LEC’s partnership with the British Geological Survey is strengthened with the joint appointment of a geochemist to work on geological carbon dioxide storage

  • After the flood

    Ground-breaking research examining the long term effect of flooding on people’s lives has been made into a short film to show how research can impact policy. 

  • Farming study offers flooding clue

    As the UK endures the aftermath of severe floods, new research suggests changes in agricultural land use management could potentially reduce flooding risk downstream. 

  • Group photo of those involved in the agreement with Guangdong Chinese Academy of Sciences

    Chinese partnership expanded

    Universities and Science Minister David Willetts announces further developments in the relationship between Lancaster University and Guangdong Province.

  • Sarah Fell, Lancaster Environment Centre prizewinner, on her graduation day

    Postgraduate prize winners

    Prize winning graduates praise the “creative teaching”, “fieldwork opportunities” and ‘friendly atmosphere” at the Lancaster Environment Centre. 

  • Pollutants threaten marine life

    Dr Crispin Halsall talks to the BBC's Share Planet programme about the impact of chemical pollutants on marine mammals and ocean wildlife.

  • Professor Barbara Maher standing among rock formations

    "Outstanding scientist" wins medal

    Environmental scientist is recognised for her ‘world-leading’ research using magnetism to shed new light on climate change.

  • Andy Casey DemoPad

    Energy saving product launch

    An advanced energy-saving hardware system launches in Hong Kong thanks to an investment by the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation.