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Learning from fieldwork ‘failure’ – lack of engagement with my community engagement project

Katie Keddie, Geography PhD student At the time of writing, I am nearly two years into my PhD research, which centres around Nottingham’s environmental transformation, specifically looking out how notions of social justice and place are considered within the city’s journey to carbon neutrality. Procedural justice is extremely pertinent within this: making sure that local …

Northern Light in Darkened Times: Attending Arctic Congress 2024

A blog post by Dr Peter Martin, Assistant Professor in Cultural and Historical Geography. As recent research in the School of Geography has shown, conferences are always affected by the environment and atmospheres that surround them. A notably unique affective atmosphere greeted me as I arrived into the city of Bodø in Northern Norway to …

Climate change & malaria transmissions

Using global hydrological models, new research from experts from the University of Leeds, Nottingham, Lincoln and Namibia, showed that changes in climate will cause a net decrease in the number of locations in Africa suitable for malaria transmissions from 2025. Simon Gosling, Professor of Climate Risks & Environmental Modelling at the University of Nottingham, co-authored …

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UKRI Policy Placement with Defra

A blog post by Eve Draper, PhD Student I decided to apply for a UKRI Policy Placement with Defra as I have always had an interest in working for the Civil Service. I was extremely happy to find out I was successful, and I was placed in the Air Quality and Industrial Emissions (AQIE) team …

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Post of the week…

Dr. Matthew Johnson, School of Geography Research by Matt Johnson and colleagues has found that animals may expend more power in moving river sediment than the flow of water. In a series of experiments, the power expended by crayfish when burrowing into sediments was compared to the power of river flows to move sediments. Estimates …

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Field Notes From Calais

A blog by Freya Peters, Geography student My first experience upon arriving in Calais was feeling the bitter wind whip across my face the moment I stepped out of my car. I was there, with the support of the School of Geography Graduate Research Fund, to conduct research with those living in informal refugee camps. …

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A quest for sustainable solutions: Reflections on the HUMANE Sustainability Summit

This is a blog on a sustainability conference attended in May 2023 by one of our academics, Chris Ives, and a third year Geography student, Bryony Jarman. We (Chris and Bryony) met on a sunny spring morning ready to depart on our long journey from Nottingham to the HUMANE Sustainability Summit, to be held in …

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Climate Change and Agriculture in tropical countries: Integrated ClimAte Resilience UnderStanding (ICARUS), Belize

Sofia Márdero, Betsabé de la Barreda, Oriol Ambrogio Gali, Sarah Metcalfe and Franziska Schrodt Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing the world today, presenting particular challenges to developing countries, where a large part of the population lives in physically exposed places and in precarious economic conditions. Moreover, a significant percentage of these …

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INQUA Roma 2023

Michela Mariani and Matthew Jones In July 2023, we attended the 21st INQUA Conference in beautiful Rome, Italy. For Michela, it felt a bit like going home, as she is originally from Italy (though she’s from Milan!). It goes without saying, Rome is a truly stunning setting for a conference. The INQUA Conference is held …

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‘Core Blimey!’– A PhD fieldwork trip to India

Hamish Duncalf-Youngson, PhD student Arriving in Manipur jolts your senses to life, from the heat and dust to the chaotic driving practices (which heavily require dodging cows in the middle of four-lane roads). None of this should have surprised me, perhaps, given I’d just arrived in India for the first time. Yet, I soon learnt …

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