Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

El Niño linked to 19th century droughts

Article by Professor David Nash, published in the Argus 27 November, 2015. New research has established a long-term link between El Niño and droughts in southern Africa where crops are already under threat. Research led by the University of Brighton, published online in the journal Climatic Change, used historical newspapers and materials written by colonial authorities…

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A view from the Acropolis

Post by Joseph Hall, Lecturer in Human Geography We have just come back from a fantastic field trip to Greece with our first year Geography and Environmental Science students. As part of the trip we spend a day in Athens exploring contested histories and representations at the Acropolis site and in the Acropolis museum. Students…

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Rural geography field trip

A field trip took place in May 2015 as part of GY258 – Contemporary Rural Geographies module, which is convened by Dr Paul Gilchrist. A small group of students visited Tablehurst and Plaw Hatch Community Farms in Forest Row, East Sussex, to learn about the philosophies and practices of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA).We learned about…

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A first taste of fieldwork

Post by Professor David Nash In October, 75 first year students on our BSc Geology, BSc Physical Geography & Geology, and BSc Earth and Ocean Science courses travelled to Fishguard and St David’s in Pembrokeshire for their first taste of geological fieldwork. The trip was led by Dr Norman Moles and Dr Stewart Ullyott, with…

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