Lack of monitoring impairs bat conservation research9 December 2013Researchers from the University of Bristol Mammal Research Unit found that between 2003 and 2005 an estimated £4.13 million was spent by developers in England to provide new homes for displaced bats, but less than 20% of sites were monitored afterwards for their impact on bat populations.
Hidden wildlife uncovered in the heart of Bristol6 December 2013Ever considered bird watching in the centre of Bristol? Or wondered which animals make their home in the city? A final year University of Bristol student has created a short film which shows the types of wildlife that can be found in British cities.
Scientists simulate the climate of Tolkien’s Middle Earth6 December 2013Ever wondered what the weather and climate was like in Middle Earth, the land of hobbits, dwarves, elves and orcs, from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? Climate scientists from the University of Bristol, UK have used a climate model, similar to those used in the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, to simulate and investigate the climate of Middle Earth.
From lab bench to Westminster2 December 2013Dr Emma Stone, a Research Associate in the School of Geographical Sciences, will visit civil servant Alan Pitt, secretary to the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology, at the House of Commons for a ‘Week in Westminster’ commencing Monday 2 December as part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society.
Young people to benefit from 80 of Bristol’s best adventures25 November 2013Young people will be encouraged to access 80 of the best experiences Bristol has to offer from today thanks to a new project which brings together things to do across the city that are fun and (mostly) free and will help our younger generation change the world, face the future and improve their lives.
Creating the next generation of engineers and scientists22 November 2013The University of Bristol has been successful in receiving funding for seven Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) following the announcement of the UK’s largest investment in postgraduate training in engineering and physical sciences.
Global carbon dioxide emissions to reach 36 billion tonnes in 201320 November 2013Global emissions of carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels will reach 36 billion tonnes for the year 2013 – a level unprecedented in human history – according to the annual Global Carbon Budget, produced by an international team of researchers including Dr Jo House of the Cabot Institute at the University of Bristol.
New GW4 studentships boost postgraduate training18 November 2013The GW4 Alliance has reinforced its commitment to postgraduate research training by committing additional studentships to a major five-year Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) award.
Ocean acidification 'may increase by 170%' by end of 21st century14 November 2013An international team of experts, which included the Cabot Institute's Dr Daniela Schmidt from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, have summarised a major new international report in relation to ocean acidification statements and levels of confidence.
Bristol-led research alliance awarded NERC funding7 November 2013The GW4+ alliance, a consortium of excellence in innovative research training led by the University of Bristol, has been awarded funding by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) for doctoral training.
European funding in the spotlight at GW4 conference21 October 2013Representatives from the European Commission are to speak to leading academics from four of the region’s universities at the GW4 Horizon 2020 conference, being held in Bristol to highlight the research opportunities available under a new €70.2billion programme for research and innovation.
First flight for radiation detector7 October 2013A flying radiation detector that could be used to help with nuclear decommissioning and clean-up at sites such as Fukushima and Sellafield was recently tested in a specially designed experimental area at the National Physical Laboratory, the only one of its kind in the UK.
David Glowacki awarded Royal Society University Research Fellowship4 October 2013Dr. David Glowacki has been awarded a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) to work in the School of Chemistry which will enable him to create models that will find application to increasingly important scientific problems related to energy and the environment.
Bristol scientists contribute to IPCC Working Group I Report27 September 2013The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group I, which assesses the physical scientific aspects of the climate system and climate change, has presented its contribution to the IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report in Stockholm today. A number of Cabot Institute researchers from the University of Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences have been directly involved in the Working Group 1 report.
Users needed to test Green Doors app25 September 2013The University of Bristol’s Department of Computer Science has been working with Bristol Green Doors to produce an Android and iPhone smartphone application for this year’s open homes event and members of the public are being asked to test it over the weekend [28 and 29 September].
EU research project will improve the exploitation of open access data for water sectors23 September 2013A collaborative European research team that includes Cabot Institute Professors Thorsten Wagener and Dawei Han from the Department of Civil Engineering, and Prof Jim Freer from the School of Geographical Sciences, have been awarded €6 million by the European Commission for a three-year project named SWITCH-ON (Sharing Water-related Information to Tackle Changes in the Hydrosphere - for Operational Needs).
Where can coral reefs relocate to escape the heat?29 August 2013The best real estate for coral reefs over the coming decades will no longer be around the equator but in the sub-tropics, new research from Cabot Institute researchers at the University of Bristol suggests.
Mega-canyon discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet29 August 2013A previously unknown canyon hidden beneath two kilometres of ice covering Greenland has been discovered by a group of scientists, led by a team from the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol.