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Professor Tim Jickells appointed to Defra Science Advisory Council

Professor Tim Jickells has been appointment to the Science Advisory Council of the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra).  The appointment commenced on 25 January 2016 and is for a period of three years.  The role of the SAC is to guide Defra’s scientific priorities and policy making, including horizon-scanning and long-range planning. Further information on this ministerial announcement is available at: ...

Over-hunting threatens Amazonian forest carbon stocks

Over-hunting of large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).  Read this full article at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/over-hunting-threatens-amazonian-forest-carbon-stocks

Diverse migration helps birds cope with environmental change

Migratory birds that are ‘set in their ways’ could be more vulnerable to environmental impacts – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Read this full article at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/diverse-migration-helps-birds-cope-with-environmental-change

1st Prize for Alex Howat (4th year PhD) at the UK Molecular Microbial Ecology Group Meeting, December 2015

Congratulations to Alex Howat, a 4 th year PhD student working with Colin Murrell, who won first prize at the UK Molecular Microbial Ecology Group Meeting in London in December 2015 for her talk entitled a Novel Marine Methylotroph of the Roseobacter Clade. Her research,  funded by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation Marine Microbiology Initiative, is providing exciting new information about the biogeochemical cycling of volatile organic compounds in the marine environment...

UEA research reveals 2015 as hottest on record

Data from UEA’s Climatic Research Unit and the Met Office Hadley Centre reveals that 2015 was the warmest ever.  Read this full article on the UEA New feed at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/uea-research-reveals-2015-as-warmest-year-on-record 

Highly cited researchers

Prof David Livermore (MED) and Prof Phil Jones (ENV) have been named as two of the world’s most influential scientific minds in the Thompson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list. The 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list represents some of world’s most influential scientific minds. About 3,000 researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top one percent most...

Highly cited researchers

Prof Phil Jones (ENV) have been named as one of the world’s most influential scientific minds in the Thompson Reuters 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list. The 2015 Highly Cited Researchers list represents some of world’s most influential scientific minds. About 3,000 researchers earned this distinction by writing the greatest number of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers — ranking among the top one percent most cited for their subject...

Prestigious medal for professor

Prof Karen Heywood (ENV) has been awarded this year’s Challenger Medal from the Challenger Society for Marine Science, in recognition of her major contribution to physical oceanography in the UK and worldwide.  The Challenger Council stated that the award was particularly for her contribution to understanding physical oceanographic processes in the Antarctic, for her work in applying new techniques, particularly gliders, to understanding physical ocean processes and for her wider...

Extinction of large animals could make climate change worse

The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse – according to researchers at the University of East Anglia.  Read this full article at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/extinction-of-large-animals-could-make-climate-change-worse

ENV leads Comedy in the Classroom teaching innovation

Award-winning teaching in ENV is the centrepiece of a new website ComedyInTheClassroom.org which raises UEA’s profile as an exemplar of creative and innovative teaching. Dr Gill Seyfang created the website to showcase an exciting new teaching method which has the potential to transform teaching in higher education. Comedy in the Classroom uses the performing arts as a teaching tool to engage students in active learning, wth semi-improvised comedy performances by lecturers. She launched...