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.
Dr Katrin Prager hosts CONTRACTS2.0 meeting
The Horizon 2020-funded CONTRACTS2.0 project combines the expertise of 26 partners across the EU to develop and test innovative agri-environmental contracts. Researchers and practitioners are progressing ideas such as results-based payments for public environmental good, effectively integrating value chain approaches and making the most of collaborative agreements. Dr Katrin Prager...
Tavis Potts appointed as reviewer for IPCC Sixth Assessment Report
Dr Tavis Potts been appointed as a reviewer for the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), Working Group II (WGII) Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. The IPCC Working Group II (WGII) assesses the impacts of climate change, from a global to a regional view of ecosystems and...
Agricultural Principles - discussed in practice
Master of Land Economy (MLE) students were able to ground-truth information they had been taught in their lectures when visiting Glensaugh Farm near Laurencekirk on 30 Oct 2019. The farm is an upland livestock farm with sheep, suckler cows and farmed red deer, and a great resource for research and teaching....
Winter Graduations 2019
Congratulations to the Class of 2019!
Dr Andrew Maclaren receives ECR grant to attend 9th Rural Quadrennial Conference (Vermont)
The Rural Quadrennial conference brings together geographers from the UK Royal Geographical Society (with Institute of British Geographers) (RGS-IBG) Rural Geography Research Group, the United States’ American Association of Geographers Rural Geography Specialty Group and Canadian Association of Geographers Rural Geography Study Group. The conference is held every four years in...