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A new doctor-patient relationship in landform and landscape studies?

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Professor Nick Clifford from King’s College London will be giving the 2014-15 CEESR Annual Lecture on Wednesday, 25 February at 17.00 hrs in the Clattern Lecture Theatre. Read more

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Awards for Geology graduates

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Recent KU Geology graduate, Delano Henry, has been awarded the British Sedimentological Research Group Prize for Best UK Undergraduate Sedimentology Project 2013-14 for his project dissertation “Outcrop Study of the Bridport Sands and Sherwood Sandstone, Major Reservoir Intervals in the Wytch Farm Oilfield”. This is a prestigious national prize  “…awarded to the best …

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Human activity has contributed to increased forestry disease

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Connections between climate change and biological trends are often difficult to establish from short-term studies. In a paper Drought, disease, defoliation and death: forest pathogens as agents of past vegetation change Professor Waller looks at the fossil evidence available to reconstruct outbreaks of fungal pathogens (such as ash dieback) and insect …

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CEESR members involved in setting up new journal on Search and Rescue

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Dr Ian Greatbatch (Senior Lecturer) and Robert Koester (Research Associate) from the school of Geography, Geology and the Environment are amongst the editorial board of the new journal for search and rescue topics and have been organising and reviewing over the last couple of years in preparation for the first issue, …

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Who do you think you are? Exploring the Geography of London’s Population

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Kingston University Professor of GIS, Nigel Walford, has been awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship from the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust to explore London’s fascinating population geography.  Nigel’s success has come in the face of very strong competition, winning one of only 7 awards available from the 126 applications received by the …

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Are you wondering why we are experiencing such awful weather this summer?

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Dr. Norman Cheung was called on by the Sky News Sunrise show on 29th June 2012 to give commentary on hailstorms and flash floods affecting Northern Ireland, North England and Scotland in June 2012 and their disaster management. With the impact of extreme weather in the UK recently, it has …

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Challenging Social Exclusion by Design: RBK Style

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As part of a Sustainable Cities module third year students from GGE studying courses in geography, sustainable development and environmental hazards presented to Kingstonfirst (the town centre management team) and the Old London Road Trade Association their recommendations for enhancing the Market Place, the Grade II listed Market House  and …

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Kingston scores a one-two finish in Boris Johnson’s Low Carbon Prize

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Second prize went to final year Environmental Science student Bruce Pawsey whose idea is to turn waste into electricity and heat through cyclonic pyrolysis. This is the thermochemical decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures without the participation of oxygen to produce gas. While the technology is not new in …

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