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Fieldwork: Prof. Xiangkun Zhu and Kan Zhang sampling rocks from North China that record an oxygenation event coincident with the evolution of complex eukaryotes.

The Middle Proterozoic – an expansive period of time from ~1,800 to 800 million years ago that pre-dated the rise of animal life – has long been described as the ‘boring’ billion, where biological and environmental evolution are...[more]

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2017/18 School of Earth and Environment Postgraduate Researcher Publications Prize as being: Amicia Lee – (IAG) Lee AL, Walker AM, Lloyd GE, Torvela T, 2017. Modeling the impact of...[more]

We are delighted to announce that Professor Simon Poulton has been awarded the Bigsby Medal of the Geological Society. The medal was founded by John Jeremiah Bigsby (1792 - 1881), and is awarded “as an acknowledgement of eminent...[more]

The School of Earth and Environment will be strongly represented at the 2017 AGU Fall Meeting that’s in New Orleans this year (11th – 15th December). The Institute of Geophysics (IGT), Institute for Climate and Atmospherics...[more]

The challenge of growing enough food to sustain an ever-expanding population has led the Chinese government to look at creative solutions to reform farming in the country.[more]

One of the largest global mass extinctions did not fundamentally change marine ecosystems, scientists have found.[more]

Past mass extinctions may have the potential to guide modern conservation efforts, according to a new study. [more]

The mass movement of humans and animals is significantly affecting the distribution of essential microorganisms, scientists warn. [more]

Seismic surveys challenge the view that recent slowdowns in Greenland’s ice flow will continue in the long term, says a new study. [more]

The Cohen geochemistry group are presenting at Goldschmidt 2017 in Paris, details of talks and posters can found below. Talks: Particulate Geochemistry and Algal Growth as Factors Driving Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet...[more]