School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar programme
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The seminar series talks are open to staff, researchers, postgraduate and undergraduate students, as well as members of the public. The series includes speakers from across chemistry, earth sciences, geography, human and physical geography and environmental science. Invited speakers from other universities and institutions and from within School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SoGEES) share their latest research and expertise across a broad range of themes and research areas.

No booking is required except where noted.

All seminars will take place online via Zoom on Wednesday lunchtimes: 13:00 - 14:00. Please note: change of time to 16:30 – 17:30 on 20 January and 10 February due to international time differences.

Any interested participants should contact Jessie Woodbridge (Jessie.woodbridge@plymouth.ac.uk) for joining details.

  • 13 January 2021 - Chair: Dr Mark Holton, Speaker: Dr Hoayda Darkal (University of Birmingham) - ‘Forgotten’: Forced Migrants, Covid-19, and Abuse.

  • 20 January 2021 - Chair: Professor Ralph Fyfe, Speaker: Dr Simon Goring (University of Wisconsin, Madison) - Building reusable tools for interdisciplinary science, credit and sharing for equity: The Throughput database (throughputdb.com).
     
  • 03 February 2021 - Chair: Dr Sophie Fauset, Speaker: Professor Rob Mackenzie (University of Birmingham) -  A temperate deciduous forest Free-Air Carbon Enrichment (FACE) facility – results from seasons 0, 1, 2 (& 3) of 10.
     
  • 10 February 2021 - Chair: Dr Irene Manzella, Speaker: Dr Rosanna Bonasia (National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico City) - Numerical modelling in the prevention of damage caused by natural phenomena.
  • 17 February 2021 - Chair: Dr Sally Rangecroft, Speaker: Dr Sarah Nelms (University of Exeter) - Riverine plastic pollution from fisheries: insights from the Ganges River system.
     
  • 24 February 2021 - Chair: Dr Caroline Clason, Speaker: Dr Mark Smith (University of Leeds) - Follow the water: incorporating hydrology into estimates of malaria climatic suitability.
     
  • 03 March 2021 - Chair: Dr Sarah Boulton, Speaker: Dr Edwin Baynes (Loughborough University) - Beyond the Threshold: Building a process-based understanding of rapid landscape change using lab experiments and field data.

  • 10 March 2021 - Chair: Dr Uwe Balthasar, Speaker: Dr Sandy Hetherington (University of Edinburgh) - In search of the roots of roots: 400 million years of plant root evolution.
     
  • 17 March 2021 - Chair: Dr Paul Simpson, Speaker: Dr Angharad Closs Stephens (Swansea University) - National Affects: Dance, Movement and the Politics of Listening.

  • 24 March 2021 - Chair: Dr Francis Rowney, Speaker: Dr Becca Lovell and Dr Ben Wheeler (European Centre for Environment & Human Health, University of Exeter) - Natural environments and health: what do we know, what don’t we know, and does it matter?

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