22 May 2013
About 55.5 million years ago, geologically rapid emission of a large volume of greenhouse gases at the Paleocene-Eocene boundary (PETM) led to global warming of about 5oC, severe ocean acidification, and widespread extinction of microscopic organisms living on the deep-sea floor (foraminifera). A study of survivors of the extinction provides unique insight into the response of deep-sea calcifiers to past episodes which resemble the potential future consequences of fossil fuel CO2 emissions. The organisms, contrary to expectations from experiments, actually increased the thickness of their shells during ocean acidification, with organisms living buried within the sediment able to survive better than forms living on the sediment surface. The research, by scientists from the University of Bristol (UK) and Yale University (USA), is reported in this week's early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science.
21 May 2013
A project to plant flower meadows across the city has won the Mayor’s Bristol Genius Award for its efforts to transform the urban environment for pollinating insects, while making Bristol more attractive for residents and visitors. Mayor George Ferguson announced the winner at last night’s Festival of Ideas awards evening, marking the second year in a row that a project at the University of Bristol has scooped top honours.
20 May 2013
A new study conducted at the University of Bristol and published online today in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology sheds light on how the brain and inner ear developed in dinosaurs.
8 May 2013
Building protocells from inorganic nanoparticles
3 May 2013
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones from the School of Chemistry has achieved the rare distinction of being elected Fellow of the world's most eminent and oldest scientific academy in continuous existence: the Royal Society.
2 May 2013
Using information gathered from field-based studies at the Kima’Kho tuya, an extinct subglacial volcano in northern British Columbia, Canada, researchers from the University of British Columbia, Dickinson College and the University of Bristol report how they have determined palaeo icesheet thickness.
2 May 2013
Professor Guy Lloyd-Jones joins the four other FRS in the School of Chemistry
25 April 2013
Professor Kelvyn Jones has been elected to a Fellowship of the Learned Society of Wales; as such he becomes the third geographer to be so honoured. Sir John Cadogan, the Society’s President, said: We have once again elected a further very strong cohort of new Fellows; the Society’s continuing focus on excellence and achievement will ensure that its Fellowship will represent the very best of which Wales is capable in the major academic disciplines.
22 April 2013
Bristol Chemistry scoops 3 more RSC prizes
16 April 2013
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