School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences seminar programme
  • Coxside Marine Station

  • Davy Building - Room 701

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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.

Wednesday lunch times: 13:00 - 14:00 (Note different time for 06/11/19: 12:15-13:15) Venue: Davy Building - Room 701

  • 23/10/19 Chair: Ralph Fyfe, Speaker: Harold Lovell (University of Portsmouth) - Troublesome glaciers: surges on a warming planet.

  • 30/10/19 Chair: Steve Grimes, Speaker: Gregory Price (SoGEES) - Terrestrial temperatures at the advent of the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction.

  • 06/11/19 12:15 - 13:15 Chair: Richard Yarwood, Speaker: Julie MacLeavy (University of Bristol) - More dismal work? Young people, employment and the creative economy reconsidered.

  • 13/11/19 Chair: Sabine Lengger, Speaker: Mark Fitzsimons (SoGEES) - Creating the Earth - FAB Soil (Fabricated Soil).

  • 20/11/19 CRES Conference - external keynote speaker Dan Condon (British Geological Survey),  Upper Lecture Theatre, Sherwell Centre.    

  • 22/11/19 Geography 50th Anniversary event: Dan Charman (University of Exeter) - “Whither the wetlands: The world’s wet places and future climate change” (Time: 18:00-19:00). Location: Sherwell Centre.

  • 27/11/19 Chair: Michelle Harris, Speaker: Tony Morris (SoGEES) - Opportunities for University of Plymouth researchers within the International Ocean Discovery Program.

  • 04/12/19 Chair: Ian Bailey, Speaker: Nichola Harmer (SoGEES) -  Understanding and visualising UK Government and Parliamentary responses to biodiversity issues in the overseas territories (including Blue Belt protection).

  • 11/12/19 Chair: Gina Kallis, Speaker: Rebecca Wheeler (University of Exeter) - 'One farmer’s threat is another’s opportunity': Climate risks and responses in UK agriculture.

  • 11/12/19 BGC Conference (external keynote speaker Anthony Gachanja (Jomo Kenyatta University) (Time: tbc).

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