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Half of all Amazonian tree species may be globally threatened

More than half of all tree species in the world’s most diverse forest - the Amazon - may be globally threatened, according to an international research project involving UEA.  Read this full article at: 

Gill Malin appointed President of the British Phycological Society

Congratulations to Gill Malin who was recently appointed President of the British Phycological Society (BPS ). For those of you who read this as psychology you are not alone, google has this problem too! For the uninitiated phycology is the study of algae. The society has an international membership and, as one of the first phycological societies to be set up worldwide, an established and deserved reputation in the field. BPS has membership rates as low as £10 a...

Evolution: What does it take?

Software developments which help us sequence data are making it an exciting time to study evolution. The inaugural lecture from Prof Cock Van Oosterhout on October 13 2015, explores the interactions between five evolutionary forces and how they generate the mind-boggling biodiversity of life on Earth. After all, ‘nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of evolution’.  Watch the video of this event at:  

World temperature set to reach 1°C marker for first time

Global temperatures are set to reach 1˚C above pre-industrial levels for the first time – according to research from the University of East Anglia and the Met Office. To read this full story visit:

High-flying postgraduate lands dream job with NASA

A postgraduate student researching the habitability of distant planets has landed a dream job with NASA.   Read this full article

UEA research shows revived oceanic CO2 uptake

The Southern Ocean has begun to absorb more atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) according to new research from an international team, including the University of East Anglia. Read this full article

Professor Roland von Glasow

The UEA community is deeply saddened by the unexpected death of their colleague and friend, Professor Roland von Glasow. Roland was a pillar in the School of Environmental Sciences. He recently conceived the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at UEA, unifying physical and biogeochemical sciences under one umbrella. His leadership in the School as director of COAS and joint sector head was precious and well appreciated by us all. Roland’s...

UEA research shows how bacteria could combat greenhouse gas

New research from the University of East Anglia reveals how bacteria could help protect the environment by ‘mopping up’ methane.  Read this full article:

Environmental Science student Callum joins the Land Trust

A University of East Anglia (UEA) student will gain invaluable hands-on experience working with parks across the country after being appointed to a Junior Operations Officer role with the Land Trust. Callum James, who is currently studying Environment Science, earned a 12-month position with the national land management charity after impressing with his enthusiasm, environmental knowledge and relentless ambition to expand his learning. In his new role Callum will support the Land...

Can Climate action by business and mayors save the planet?

Prof Andrew Jordan (ENV) discusses international climate goals in the lead-up to the Paris Climate Change Conference. More information here