Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Norman Moles on snow covered hill

Brighton researchers to help industrial mineral venture in Scottish Highlands

Dr Norman Moles, who for twenty years has been a geology lecturer at the University of Brighton, has secured substantial funding from Enterprise UK to appoint a University of Brighton-based research associate to assist a company extracting a mineral resource in central Scotland.

Air quality station with Dr Kevin Wyche

Coronavirus ‘shifting the balance of chemistry’ in the air

Fewer cars on the streets and planes in the sky may be reducing some harmful pollutants – but it’s possibly increasing the levels of others, according to the University of Brighton’s Dr Kevin Wyche. Amidst speculation the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to a ‘green recovery’, Dr Wyche, Principal Lecturer in Atmospheric Science, says data from…

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Professor Phil Ashworth in South America

Predicting how the Amazon River Basin will respond to widespread dam building

The University’s Professor Phil Ashworth is to lead part of a large-scale research project that aims to predict the environmental impact of new dam construction in the Amazon River Basin. A Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) grant of £646,366 will allow the Universities of Brighton and Exeter, as well as a range of international partners,…

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Karolina with MP Greg Clark

Climate change will flush more plastics into the sea

Global warming and the resulting increase in flooding is expected to send more microplastic pollution into the sea, according to research at the University of Brighton. Rivers deliver more microplastics into the oceans than any other source and Karolina Skalska, PhD researcher in the University’s Centre for Aquatic Environments, is investigating which flow rates will…

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Dating shows research wins award

A Brighton graduate has won a prestigious Royal Geographical Society (RGS) award for her dissertation on the ‘Geographies of Love Within British Reality Dating Shows’.

Podcast: Catching up with Dr Nick McGlynn

In the latest University of Brighton podcast Geography lecturer Dr Nick McGlynn discusses his research into LGBTQ communities in both rural and urban areas. He also discusses his ongoing Bear Space project, the attraction of Brighton and his high energy teaching style. Listen to the podcast by clicking ‘play’ in the link below. Alternatively, most of the interview is transcribed on…

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Through Responsible Futures we harness change to enhance the delivery of sustainable economic development, improved environments and more inclusive societies.

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A new look at care

University of Brighton researchers are contributing to an installation and programme of events that provide an insight into experiences of care for older people. The programme of talks, films and workshops at Fabrica in Brighton – entitled ‘Intensive Care’ – accompanies ‘Care(less)’, a virtual reality installation produced by British artist Lindsay Seers with input from…

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Dr James Ebdon accepts the award on behalf of Professor Huw Taylor

An honour for Professor Huw Taylor

The first winners of the Professor Huw Taylor Prize – named in honour of the late Emeritus Professor of Microbial Ecology at the University of Brighton – were announced at a ceremony in Vienna. The prize, which recognises ‘exceptional scientific contribution to provide water or sanitation solutions in emergency and developing settings’, was launched at…

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Rising sea levels threaten the South East

Rising sea levels and extreme weather events (storm surges, intense rainfall) are threatening to overwhelm coastal defences in the UK, according to research at the University of Brighton. Dr Ward recently was interviewed for a BBC South East ‘Inside Out’ programme which focused on the threat to homes close to cliffs at Cuckmere Haven near…

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