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News from 2015

  • Dr Crispin Hall, Lancaster Environment Centre. Frost Flowers

    University stages a real beauty!

    The delicate exquisiteness of frost flowers, a captivating aurora seen through a fish eye lens and the fascinating flow of lava will feature in an amazing new exhibition designed to enthrall all.

  • From Ruskin to Reality with app

    A Lancaster University based businessman is helping to bring the former home of writer, artist and philosopher John Ruskin into the 21st century with a new mobile ‘app’.

  • 'Sex & Bugs & Rock & Roll'

    LEC staff and research students bring fun and knowledge sharing to the 100th birthday celebrations of the British Ecological Society. 

  • The truth behind why we are reluctant to walk or cycle

    Why do most people today feel either unwilling or unable to travel by foot or bike?  This is the key question which Lancaster University Emeritus Professor Colin Pooley aims to answer in his ground-breaking new book ‘Promoting Walking and Cycling’.

  • Professor's “outstanding” work recognised

    Professor Andrew Binley has been elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union   for his “breakthrough” work in the field of hydrogeophysics.

  • Peatland plants warming study

    The varying response of different moorland plants to warming shows vegetation type has a strong influence on the carbon sink affect of peatlands

  • Watching the forests breathe

    Researchers measuring compounds high above the Amazonian canopy are exploring how the rainforest and atmosphere interact

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management with Energy and Fuels from Waste (EFFW)

    LEC collaborate with CETAD to develop new energy course

    Drawing on the expertise of practicing professionals and academics, the new Postgraduate Certificate in Business Management with Energy and Fuels from Waste (EFFW) course provides an overview of waste management practices in the UK.

  • Soil food webs

    Researchers show the vital role that soil biodiversity and the tiny organisms that create our “living soil” could play in combatting climate change

  • LEC excels in Guardian league table

    Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC) is one of the best places in the UK to study geography and environmental sciences