Two fully funded PhD studentship opportunities available
Funding has been secured to support two PhD candidates to undertake research that will explore relationships between Scotland's National Islands Plan and a rural population turnaround.
Lorna Philip to commence research as part of the UK and Ireland Rural Futures Network
The UK and Ireland Rural Futures Network, funded by the ESRC and the Irish Research Council, brings together academics from a range of disciplines, policy makers and rural professionals from across the UK and the Republic of Ireland to develop a future research agenda and reframe future rural policy for...
Geography & Environment is launching a new MSc programme to train future sustainability leaders!
In the current challenging times, the need to make the world a safe and sustainable place is stronger than ever before. The Department of Geography & Environment is pro-actively responding to this need by launching a new programme – MSc in Sustainability Transitions. The programme is designed to train the...
Now let's take a look at the weather - 12,000 years ago
A landmark study led by the University of Aberdeen has provided the clearest ever picture of ancient weather patterns in Europe - and could improve models used to predict how climate change will affect the Continent in future.
Green Power to visit the Green Economy Research Centre (GERC) Master students
Gervase Topp from GreenPower will (virtually) visit the Master of Land Economy and MSc Environmental Partnership Management students on 19 November 2020. He will provide insights on wind and solar energy, STOR (battery, cryogenic, gas turbine) and emerging technologies (green hydrogen and green electric vehicle charging), alongside issues related to...
Geography at University of Aberdeen in the top quartile in the UK
Geography at UoA rises six places in the Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We ranked 16th overall in the UK (out of 66) and are once again within the top quartile. This is very encouraging going forward with the arrival of four new staff and collaboration...
How to spot predatory publishers and avoid becoming their prey
The Green Economy Research Centre seminar series started the term with a lunch session about predatory publishers. Dr. Flurina Wartmann, Lecturer in Geography and Environment, explained how to spot predatory publishers - those publishers who charge for publishing scientific articles without providing the services of organising a serious peer-review and...
Diverse case studies of agri-environmental contracts
Details on all novel examples of agri-environmental contracts studied in CONTRACTS2.0 are now available on the project website including contact details for follow-up questions. Examples range from collective contracts in the Netherlands, France and Belgium, land tenure based contracts in Spain, value chain contracts in Hungary and Germany, to results-based...
Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin again, but in a different archipelago this time...
Dmitri Mauquoy and David Muirhead have been awarded £230k by The Leverhulme Trust to work on a project entitled “Falkland Island peatlands as a mirror to understand future European peatlands”. Peatlands are valuable ecosystems which take up and store carbon, mitigating the effects of climate change by taking greenhouse gases out...
New research highlights the long-term impacts of flooding
The profound and long-lasting impacts of flooding on individuals, businesses and communities in Scotland is highlighted in research published today.