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Lung health and cookstoves in Nepal

A blog by Sarah Jewitt During the past semester, I spent time investigating connections between the use of cookstoves fuelled with biomass (wood, charcoal, agricultural residue, dung etc.) and lung health in Nepal. This work was funded by an Institutional GCRF grant entitled Improving Respiratory Health in Nepal led by Ian Hall and Charlotte Bolton …

Map of the Month. Jeux avec frontières: a map of the historic borders of France prepared for the Paris Peace Conference in 1919

A blog by Professor Mike Heffernan While preparing for a recent visit to the School’s map collection by members of the Charles Close Society, an unusual map of north-eastern France was uncovered in drawer B109 in a miscellany of war-related material that includes a Napoleonic map of central Europe, several World War One trench maps, …

Spatial patterns of lianas in Malaysia

A blog by Chris Chandler Now in the third year of my PhD, a lot of my time has been spent in Malaysia (a total of 9 months) collecting data to understand the spatial patterns of lianas (climbing woody vines). Previous research has shown that lianas compete heavily with trees and can limit tree growth. …

European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2019

A blog by Marzhan Baigaliyeva In early April 2019, I was very lucky to attend the general assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) which was held in Vienna, Austria. The EGU is the biggest European geoscience union, dedicated to explore Earth, planetary and space sciences for the advantage of humanity worldwide. This year, the …

Reflecting on economic geography in Washington DC

A blog by Professor Sarah Hall In early April, I was lucky enough to attend the American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting which was held in Washington DC with support from the School of Geography. The AAG conference is the largest gathering of geographers internationally across the breadth of human geography and I always …

Map of the month. The Saint John River valley: memories of a submerged riverscape

A blog by Dr Stephen Dugdale The School of Geography’s map collection contains a large number of historical maps of Canada. Two of these, sheets 21G and 21J of the National Topographic Series 1:250,000 collection (published between 1955 and 1959), are of particular interest. These maps, centred on Fredericton and Woodstock in the maritime province …

Researcher Links Workshop – China August 2019

Call for participants from China and the UK to workshop on: Urban River Flood Control and Restoration Under the Researcher Links scheme, we will be holding a workshop on the above theme in Wuhan, China from the 23rd to 25th August 2019. The workshop is being coordinated by Dr. Matthew Johnson and Dr. Shan Zheng, …

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 …

Looking back (and forward) on my first few months in the School of Geography

A blog by Dr Stephen Dugdale I’m Steve Dugdale, one of a handful of new Assistant Professors who have joined the School of Geography over the last 8 months or so. Before starting at Nottingham, I held research fellowships at the University of Birmingham and the University of New Brunswick (Canada). Although I’m originally from …

Map of the month. Karta Mira 35

A blog by Professor Mike Heffernan Drawers A2-A4 of the School’s Map Collection contain more than 260 map sheets of the Karta Mira, a cartographic project undertaken by geodetic agencies in the Soviet Union and the communist countries of central and eastern Europe at the height of the Cold War. Each of these 100 x …