Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday 20 February 2019 20 February 2019 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Fiona Fox OBE and Professor Maggie Snowling CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [20 February] in the Wills Memorial Building.
- Honorary degrees awarded at the University of Bristol – Wednesday 20 February 2019 20 February 2019 The University of Bristol is awarding honorary degrees to Fiona Fox OBE and Professor Maggie Snowling CBE at degree ceremonies taking place today [20 February] in the Wills Memorial Building.
- Satellite images reveal interconnected plumbing system that caused Bali volcano to erupt 14 February 2019 A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has used satellite technology provided by the European Space Agency (ESA) to uncover why the Agung volcano in Bali erupted in November 2017 after 50 years of dormancy.
- Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges partners with Bristol on environmental education programme 12 February 2019 Academy Award-winning actor and producer Jeff Bridges has partnered with the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute for the Environment to produce a short film as part of his new educational programme around climate change.
- New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared 8 February 2019 Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King’s College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol.
- Deaf moth evolves sound-production as a warning to outwit its predator 6 February 2019 A genus of deaf moth has evolved to develop an extraordinary sound-producing structure in its wings to evade its primary predator the bat. The finding, made by researchers from the University of Bristol and Natural History Museum, is described in Scientific Reports today [Tuesday 5 February].
- Looking East - botanical tales from China 5 February 2019 Last year marked the 17th year of the partnership between Bristol and Guangzhou (formerly Canton) in southern China and at a public talk later this month, the curator of the University of Bristol Botanic Garden will talk about his recent trip to China.
- Bristol researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges 30 January 2019 Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
- Bird beaks did not adapt to food types as previously thought 23 January 2019 A study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed some new light on how the beaks of birds have adapted over time.
- Cities could play a key role in pollinator conservation 15 January 2019 Given the pressures that pollinators face in agricultural land, cities could play an important role in conserving pollinators, according to a new study. The research, carried out by scientists at the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Reading in collaboration with Cardiff University and the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), has revealed that gardens and allotments are good for pollinators, and lavender and borage are important garden plants that pollinators use as food sources.
- Subglacial weathering alters nutrient cycles in Greenland 10 January 2019 The nutrient cycles that underpin how carbon is stored and released from two of Greenland’s glaciers is significantly affected by subglacial weathering, a new study has found, shedding further light on the geochemistry of meltwaters.