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Royal accolade for ground-breaking environmental science

Half a century of ground-breaking environmental science at UEA has been recognised by the Queen today. Read this full article at:  

Geography degrees awarded RGS accreditation

ENV is delighted that our Geography degrees (BA and BSc) have been awarded accreditation from Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). “RGS accreditation is highly valued by graduate employers as well as by current and prospective students alike so we are really pleased that our degrees have been recognised,” said Dr Gill Seyfang, Course Director, BA Geography. The RGS accreditation scheme allows the university to receive an independent check that the knowledge, skills and other...

Record high CO2 emissions delay global peak

Global carbon emissions are on the rise again in 2017 after three years of little-to-no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia and the Global Carbon Project. Read this article at:

2017 likely to be the third warmest year on record

  2017 is likely to be one of the warmest years for global average surface temperature – according to research from the University of East Anglia.  Read this full article at:  

Life on the Edge

New research from an international team including the University of East Anglia identifies the winners and losers of forest fragmentation. Read this full article at:

Amazonian hunters deplete wildlife but don't empty forests

Conservationists can be “cautiously optimistic” about the prospect of sustainable subsistence hunting by Amazonian communities – according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Read this full article

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