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ESRC SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships

The University of East Anglia invites applications for Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded studentship awards for the 2018-19 academic year. As a member of the South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS), a social sciences focused research and doctoral training partnership (DTP) funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UEA will be offering fully-funded doctoral studentships over the next six years across 12 different training pathways. For Further...

UEA academic recognised for outstanding teaching

A UEA academic has been recognised for her exceptional teaching and has been named National Teaching Fellows by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) today. Dr Gill Seyfang in UEA’s School of Environmental Sciences receives the prestigious title, which is the highest individual recognition for excellence in teaching in Higher Education. Dr Gill Seyfang is a Reader in Sustainable Consumption at the University of East Anglia. She heads a programme of world-leading research on 'grassroots...

Benefits of jaguar tourism far outweigh costs to local farmers

    The financial benefits of jaguar tourism in South America outweigh the costs to livestock farms – according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Every year, thousands of tourists flock to the Pantanal area, which spans Brazil, Paraguay and Bolivia - all keen to catch a glimpse of the elusive big cat. But wild jaguars prey on domestic livestock and are often deeply resented by local cattle ranchers, who retaliate by hiring bounty hunters...

Out of this World

UEA research on fundamental oceanic properties such as salinity brings us closer to understanding the climates of distant planets.   Read more about this research

UEA helps tackle challenge to cap global temperature rise

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are part of a major £8.6 million programme to investigate ways to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere to counteract global warming. Read this full article

Local weather impacts melting of one of Antarctica's fastest-retreating glaciers

Local weather plays an important part in the retreat of the ice shelves in West Antarctica, according to new research published in the journal Nature Communications.  Read this full article at:  http://www.uea.ac.uk/about/-/local-weather-impacts-melting-of-one-of-antarctica-s-fastest-retreating-glaciers

Science PhDs and Studentships

There are currently a number of Post Graduate Research Degree opportunities available in Science at UEA.  Full details are given at:  https://www.uea.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/research-degrees/phds-and-studentships

Global temperature targets closer to being breached than thought

Global temperature rise may be closer to the limit recently imposed by world leaders than previously thought, new research has revealed.   Read this full article

Genome sequence of a polar alga explains adaptation to extreme climates

An international team of researchers has identified the genetic mutations which allowed microalgae (phytoplankton) from the Southern Ocean to adapt to extreme and highly variable climates – a step towards understanding how polar organisms are impacted by climate change. Read this full article

Climate Deniers face scientific pushback

  Piece about Dr Phil Williamson’s (ENV) article, published in Nature , on the importance of scientists challenging and correcting online misinformation. Climate deniers face scientific pushback Big News Network  | 11/12/2016