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Analysis of coral reveals long-term climate impact in Southeast Asia

Analysis of coral reveals long-term climate impact in Southeast Asia

Posted by lcb14 at Mar 10, 2020 01:35 PM |

Leicester-led research into coral reefs fringing the iconic island of Borneo in Southeast Asia has revealed the impact of cyclical climate patterns on the local marine ecosystem.

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Students on the LafargeHolcim PGCert Quarry Management course visit the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

Students on the LafargeHolcim PGCert Quarry Management course visit the School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

Posted by lcb14 at Feb 21, 2020 04:40 PM |

Students on our LafargeHolcim PGCert Quarry Management Quarry Management course visited the School on Thursday 20 February 2020.

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Jurassic calamari: amazing fossil proves that flying reptiles preyed on squid

Jurassic calamari: amazing fossil proves that flying reptiles preyed on squid

Posted by lcb14 at Jan 28, 2020 08:50 AM |

An incredible fossil brought to light in a new research paper reveals the feeding habits of extinct flying reptiles. The beautifully preserved specimen is a Jurassic squid which has a broken pterosaur tooth actually embedded in its body – evidence of a violent interspecies struggle that took place 150 million years ago.

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Emeritus Professor wins Humming Bird Gold Medal

Emeritus Professor wins Humming Bird Gold Medal

Posted by lcb14 at Oct 02, 2019 12:40 PM |

Aftab Khan (Emeritus Professor in Geology) has been awarded the Humming Bird Gold Medal.

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Leicester Geologists play prominent part SGA 2019 Glasgow

Leicester Geologists play prominent part SGA 2019 Glasgow

Posted by lcb14 at Sep 17, 2019 11:55 AM |

Geologists from the School played a prominent part in the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits (SGA) Meeting in Glasgow at the end of August which was attended by nearly 700 delegates from around the world.

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Academics celebrate winning Prospect Think Tank Award

Posted by lcb14 at Jul 23, 2019 11:25 AM |

Davor Vidas, Honorary Visiting Professor from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway, along with contributions from University of Leicester and Anthropocene Working Group colleagues; Professor Jan Zalasiewicz, Professor Mark Williams and Dr Colin Waters are celebrating winning the 2019 Prospect Think Tank Award for Europe in the category of Science, Health, Energy and Environment.

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