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The macro problem of a ‘micro’ pollutant

Tom Stanton, PhD researcher in the School of Geography and Faculty of Engineering, outlines his research on microplastics. From the upstream reaches of rivers to the remote Arctic, microplastic pollution persists throughout aquatic environments. All smaller than 5 mm – that’s about the size of the stud on top of a Lego brick – microplastic …

Lake District Fieldtrip 2019

A blog by Hazel Wilson In mid-April our intrepid first year Geographers and their lecturers were out in the beautiful Lake District learning field techniques for both human and physical geography. This was the Geographical Field Course module which involves a four day residential trip to Blencathra Field Studies Centre, completing small research projects on …

Global health, water and climate change

A blog by Simon Gosling Earlier this summer I attended the “Cross-sectoral ISIMIP Workshop 2019” in Paris, France. It was organised by the Intersectoral Impact Model Intercomparison Project (ISIMIP), which is led by the Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany. ISIMIP is a research community-driven initiative aimed at using models to understand the …

The Eastern Badia Archaeological Project

Matt Jones blogs from his recent fieldwork in Jordan… There’s a moment each day out here when the Eastern Badia breaks you. For some it’s the 4pm return to work and the wrestling on of rigid socks, but for me it’s somewhere between 10 and 1, when the shadows have all gone and pretty much …

A semester immersed in researching plant geography

A blog by Richard Field A semester of research leave can be used for many activities, but for family reasons I have always remained in Nottingham, trying to take maximum advantage of the time freed up by the greatly reduced teaching and administrative responsibilities.  The opportunity is palpable: after a period of low ebb in …

Living Deltas Hub – Mekong Delta Fieldwork

A blog by Ginnie Panizzo Between the 1st and 9th July 2019 I joined a number of UK and Vietnamese colleagues in the Mekong Delta, for our first fieldtrip as part of our new UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund Living Deltas Hub. This project brings £1.2 million to the University of Nottingham (via Co-Is Suzanne …

Beauty and the bog

David Beckingham writes after one of our days walking last week… The noted guide to the fells and moors Alfred Wainwright didn’t enjoy his time on the Pennine Way, or the weather at any rate. Reading a well-worn B&B copy over breakfast in Padfield, with rain closing in, it was hardly encouraging to learn of his …

Environmental Risk Research Hub Funding

A blog by Ginnie Panizzo On the 25th and 26th June 2019, the School of Geography hosted Dr. Rajiv Kangabam (Assam Agricultural University) and Prof. Gary Fones (Portsmouth University) to discuss future collaborations between the institutions. These meetings were possible thanks to funding awarded to Dr. Ginnie Panizzo from the School of Geography’s Environmental Risk …

The importance of a good field hat!

I’m nursing a coffee in Hebden Bridge, looking out at the drizzly remnants of Hurricane Dorian that wrought such devastation on communities across the Atlantic, but offers us only the prospect of damp waterproofs over the next few hours. We are currently about to begin Day 8 (Hebden Bridge – Cowling, 27km) of our walk …

Our walk so far…

We’re 6 days into our 9 day, 135 mile walk from the School of Geography to Malham, in time for our second year Physical Geography module. It’s been quite the journey, 91 miles done so far, there’s been highs and lows, topographically and emotionally… plenty of opportunity for geographic word play on this trip!! Also …