CRES Research Conference 2017

Window into the past, Gdansk (Poland) © Thomas Fogerty, winner of the CRES 2016 photo competition

  • Upper Lecture Theatre and Exhibition Space, Sherwell Centre

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The annual University of Plymouth Earth Sciences research conference presents the latest research of postgraduates, postdoctoral researchers and academic staff in Earth Sciences. 

The event is open to all University staff, students and the general public.

This year guest speaker Professor Chris Perry will join us from the University of Exeter. Chris's research intertwines geology and ecology to improve the understanding of environmental impacts on coral reef growth. He will give the keynote talk entitled 'Changing dynamics of coral reef carbonate budgets and implications for reef growth potential under future sea-level rise'.

Alongside this internationally recognised expert, presentations by University of Plymouth researchers will range from biomineralisation and ocean drilling expedition, to earthquakes and geoscience communication, reflecting the exciting variety of research ongoing in the Earth Sciences department. 

We are proud to introduce our visiting PhD student Luca Pellegrino, from the University of Milano Bicocca (Italy), who will be presenting on crust – mantle interactions in subduction zones.

After the event, please stick around for our social gathering and photo competition, with drinks and appetisers!

Photo competition

The conference is also a great opportunity to vote for your favourite geological photograph from a shortlist of entries for the competition. These will be printed and displayed at the conference with the winner voted for by the conference attendees and announced at the end of the event. The successful photograph will then be showcased on next year's Earth Sciences conference webpage and displayed in the foyer of the Fitzroy Building.

If you would like to submit an entry for the photo competition, please send an email to by Monday 13 November. 

Please note a submitted photo has to have a title and a pixel resolution of at least 2560x1920 for a good quality print.

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