Geography, Earth and environment at Brighton

Body Shop Foundation boosts our research

Our teams work with lots of different organisations to provide research and help to find solutions to global issues. Professor Huw Taylor and his team are working with The Body Shop Foundation and the U.S. Government on a £100,000 project to improve the management of sanitation in disaster zones. They have developed a unique low-cost…

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National recognition for our work

Work being led by scientists Professor Huw Taylor and Dr James Ebdon, based in our Geography, Geology and Environment division, won national recognition at the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2015 held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on 28 November. The project was ‘Highly Commended’ at the THE awards in the International Collaboration of the…

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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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Return to the East African Stone Age – further adventures at the site of Isimila, Tanzania.

Team members: Dr James Cole (University of Brighton), Dr John McNabb (University of Southampton), Dr Martin Bates (University of Wales Trinity St David), Dr Amandus Kwekason (National Museum of Tanzania), Dr Pastory Bushozi (University of Dar es Salaam), Professor David Nash (University of Brighton). Research funded by: the University of Brighton School of Environment &…

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Times Education Awards nomination

Huw Taylor and James Ebdon, of the Aquatic Research Centre based in our school, are in the running for the International Collaboration of the Year Award (sponsored by Shakespeare Martineau) in this year’s Times Higher Education (THE) Awards. James and Huw were commissioned by UNICEF to work with colleagues at the University of Malawi to…

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Crystal evolution

I was recently asked by one of our lecturers, Dr Antonios Marsellos, if I would like to take part in some collaborative research involving Dr Marsellos, Dr Kostakis at the University of Sussex and Eddie Loukopoulos a PhD student also at Sussex to study Zircon crystal lattice at an atomic scale. Of course I answered…

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Understanding power

I’m Leila and I’m a senior lecturer in Human Geography here at the University of Brighton, and a cultural and political theorist. This means that I look at theoretical approaches to the understanding of power, and in particular, the relationship between forms of power, and cultural representations and practices. I’m involved with the Authority Research…

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The art of geography

Post by Dr Hannah MacPherson, senior lecturer on the Geography BA(Hons) course, who is working on a new book with the College of Arts and Humanities at Brighton. As geographers we collaborate with people who specialise in all sorts of different things which makes studying and working in this field amazingly diverse. I’m working with…

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What can a handaxe say about us?

I’ve just returned from leading a really exciting expedition in Tanzania, a country rich in archaeological history. Working with our collaborators on site, Dr Pastory Bushozi from the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and Dr Martin Bates, from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, we took samples of sediments around hand axes…

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Day one: Dating the Early Stone Age site of Isimila

Here’s a diary of James Cole’s recent research trip to Tanzania as part of a project to date the early stone age site of Isimila.  It’s an account of his activities and adventures on the trip with his colleagues Dr Martin Bates (University of Wales, Trinity St David) and Dr Pastory Bushozi (University of Dar es Salaam)….

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