Leverhulme project aims to explore use of glaciers to identify, monitor & predict volcanic activity
Dr Matteo Spagnolo is part of a recently-awarded Leverhulme project on “Using glaciers to identify, monitor and predict volcanic activities”, which will be led by Manchester Metropolitan University and also involves researchers at Dickinson College (USA). Volcanic eruptions threaten life, infrastructure and wellbeing, especially at glacierized volcanoes. More than 200 active...
Geography students present their work to the Aberdeen RSGS
On the 15th April 2019, three Geography students at the University of Aberdeen (Lewis Bruce, Jessica McDavid, and Pieter de Jong) presented their undergraduate dissertation research projects at the Second Annual Iain Rankin Student Presentations Evening - an event organised by David R. Green, Chair of the RSGS Aberdeen Local Group, and hosted by the University of...
GIS MSc students win awards from Hydrographic Society of Scotland
For the second year running The Hydrographic Society of Scotland has offered a Student Award scheme for the MSc students in the GIS Degree Programme at Aberdeen University, a link that was set up two years ago by Dr David R. Green - Director of the MSc in GIS Degree...
Dr Katrin Prager to speak at workshop on "New directions in agri-environmental governance"
Dr Katrin Prager has been invited to speak at an international workshop on “New directions in agri-environmental governance: Practices of inclusion, collaboration, reflexivity and reconfiguration” at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, on 28-29 May 2019. Her talk on “Discourses and identities in collaborative agri-environmental governance: policy design and on-the-ground implementation”...
Aberdeen to Host 2021 UK Archaeological Sciences Meeting
This biennial conference is the premier meeting in the UK for established and rising scholars in all areas of archaeolgoical science to meet, present and discuss their research. Topics include biomolecular archaeology, metallurgy, stable isotopes, paleoenvironment, ancient DNA, materials analysis and more. Most recently hosted at University of Manchester (https://ukas2019.com).
Trans Atlantic Rural Research Network 2019 meeting co-hosted by UoA Geography and JHI
The Trans Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN) comprises rural social scientists from the Universities of Aberdeen, Aberystwyth, Cornell, Newcastle, Penn State, Queen’s Belfast and the James Hutton Institute, and scholars visiting or otherwise affiliated with these institutions. The 2019 meeting was co-hosted by the James Hutton Institute and the University...
Apply now for QUADRAT-funded PhD opportunities (UK/EU students)
The University of Aberdeen and Queen's University Belfast are bringing together their environmental research and teaching centres of excellence to deliver a unique PhD opportunity for 100 students based both in Biological Sciences and in Geosciences. The programme, Queen's University Belfast & University of Aberdeen Doctoral Research and Training (QUADRAT),...
Prof Kevin Edwards awarded Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Coppock Research Medal
Prof Kevin Edwards honoured by award of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society's Coppock Research Medal
In Memory of Prof Chalmers Clapperton
It is with great regret that we announce the death on October 23rd of Chalmers Clapperton, a member of the Department of Geography from 1963 to 1999, and Professor of Physical Geography from 1992. Chalmers had been a scholar at Hawick High School and captained the Scottish Schools rugby team. This...
Dr Katrin Prager joins editorial board of the Scottish Geographical Journal
Dr Katrin Prager, senior lecturer in the Geography and Environment Department, has accepted the invitation to join the editorial board of the Scottish Geographical Journal. The SGJ combines physical and human geography in a unique way that makes it stand out from other international journals in the field.