News 2012

News 2012
Blog Entry £605k NERC Consortium Grant Success for Dr Sarah Davies
The research project, "The Mid-Palaeozoic biotic crisis: setting the trajectory of tetrapod evolution", will generate a coherent picture of the biotic, environmental and geological conditions of the 15-20 million years recovery period following a a major extinction event (at the end-Devonian).
Blog Entry Dr Mike Branney is to be awarded the 2013 Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group Award
The VMSG award is bestowed annually on an individual who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to our current understanding of volcanic and magmatic processes.
Blog Entry Leicester students experience working across the globe
As part of our continuing commitment to student employability, this summer has seen another record number of students undertake work experience placements across the world. Around 50 students have been involved in paid and voluntary work in a vast range of geological sectors this summer.
Blog Entry Scientific research beneath the world’s oceans – the next generation
As the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) enters its 10th year, Louise Anderson, Jenny Inwood and Sally Morgan, Research Associates from Borehole Research at the University of Leicester are involved in engaging the next generation of scientists in the excitement of this international research programme.
Blog Entry Dr. Max Moorkamp appointed as Associate Editor for Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth
Geophysics lecturer Max Moorkamp has been appointed as an associate editor for the Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth (JGR), published by the American Geophysical Union.
Blog Entry Prof Melanie Leng appointed to the Advisory Board of Quaternary Science Reviews
Blog Entry What do Post Doctoral Researchers do all day?
Find out at, a new research blog by Post Doc Carys Bennett.
Blog Entry Exploring the landscape of the National Forest – A New Book Demonstrates The Importance Of Geology
Geology is at the root of an area’s landscape, industry and wildlife and a new book of walks in The National Forest, co-authored by IODP Research Associate Dr Annette McGrath, clearly illustrates this link.
Blog Entry Dr Sergio Vinciguerra to join the department as Reader in Geological Physical Properties and Processes
We are delighted to announce that Dr Sergio Vinciguerra will join the us from 1 January 2013 as Reader in Geological Physical Properties and Processes. Sergio will also be Head of Rock Physics at the British Geological Survey.
Blog Entry Seminar talk by Prof. Nigel Hughes on Thursday 15/11
Prof. Nigel Hughes from the University of California, Riverside will present his work on "Cambrian and Proterozoic stratigraphic constraints on Himalayan geology, tectonics, and uplift history" at the Departement of Geology Research Seminar this Thursday 15/11 at 1 p.m. in LT10.
Blog Entry Researchers from the Department of Geology present their work at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
The fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union is one of the major geoscience conferences. This year a large number of researchers from the Department of Geology will present their latest results.
Blog Entry 20 Leicester researchers visit the Palaeontological Association's Annual Meeting
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