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Centre for Earth and Environmental Science Research

Seminar Series     ( 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008)

Next seminars

2014

Historical geography and nineteenth century Ireland: myths, maps and methods
Date: TBC 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Mary Kelly, Kingston University

Titles: to be confirmed
Date: 14 May 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: PhD student presentations

Titles: to be confirmed
Date: 2 April 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Ken McCaffrey - Durham University

Title: "Volcanic ash in the Mediterranean Sea; a climate reconstruction tool AND a window into magma systems?"
Date: 19 March 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Chris Satow

The seminar series is coordinated by Dr Andrew Miles. For further information, please contact Dr Miles.

Past seminars

Title: "Quantifying the Effects of Economic and Labour Market Inequalities on Inter-Regional Migration in Europe"
Date: 5 March 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Adam Dennett - UCL

1901 and 1911 British Population Censuses: early 20th Century household composition and structure in parts of London and Middlesex
Date: 26 February 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Nigel Walford, Kingston University

Title: Deep degassing behaviour of giant Icelandic fissure eruptions
Date: 19 February 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Margaret Hartley - University of Cambridge

Ecosystem Services: Can't see the wood for the trees?
Date: 11 February 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Julia Martin-Ortega - The James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen

Oil exploration and ore mineral data: a new model of Tethyan rifting, hydrocarbon maturation, Atlasic thrusting and fluid flow in northern Tunisia
Date: 29 January 2014 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Alistair Baird, Kingston University

2013 (Top)

Climate change in contrasting aquatic ecosystems
Date: 20 November 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Iain Cross, Queen Mary University of London

Fluvial Geomorphology
Date: 13 November 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof James Brasington, Queen Mary University of London

BIG Models
Date: 07 November 2013 at 15.00-16.00
Speaker: Prof Stewart Fotheringham, University of St Andrews

The storey of Earth's continents
Date: 16 October 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Andrew Miles, Kingston University

Coupling terrestrial and marine datasets for coastal hazard assessment and risk reduction
Date: 25 September 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Mauro Soldati, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Whither transcendence? Framing the contours of transatlantic black unity in contested post-racialized times
Date: 15 May 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr William Ackah, Birkbeck University of London

The intrusion 'space problem': a comparative study of accommodation and deformation structures associated with the emplacement of the Maiden Creek and Trachyte Mesa satellite igneous intrusions, Henry Mountains, Utah
Date: 08 May 2013 at 13.00-13.30
Speaker: Penelope Wilson, Kingston University

Orogenic gold in the Senegal-Mali shear zone: fluid sources and potential for IOCG systems in the Birimian of West Africa
Date: 08 May 2013 at 13.30-14.00
Speaker: James Lambert-Smith, Kingston University

River of dust: the Yellow River, Tibetan Plateau and Chinese loess
Date: 01 May 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Tom Stevens, Royal Holloway University of London

The rise of 'community resilience' as a means to cope with flooding and other hazards: What is it? Who is using it? Can it work and how can we promote it?
Date: 24 April 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Tracey Coates, Kingston University

Heaps of dirt: How moraines can shed light on former glacier behaviour
Date: 20 March 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Sven Lukas, Queen Mary University London

Environmental change, hydromorphological conditions and restoration of Polish Carpathian rivers
Date: 13 March 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Joanna Zawiejska, Uniwersytet Pedagogiczny, Kraków

Technologies of recovery: plans and situated realities after disaster
Date: 06 March 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Lucy Easthope, University of Bath

Decomposition processes and products in peatlands
Date: 27 February 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Chris Laing, Queen Mary University London

The role of citizen science in generating environmental awareness and understanding
Date: 06 February 2013 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr John Tweddle, Natural History Museum

2012 (Top)

Surviving the shredder: how does glaciation affect discharge and how climate signals are recorded by proglacial fluvial stratigraphy
Date: 12 December 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Ann Rowan, Aberystwyth University

Plant trait responses to the environment and effects on ecosystem properties in salt marshes.
Date: 05 December 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Vanessa Minden, University of Oldenburg

The 'Briquetage de la Seille' (Lorraine, France): environmental context of proto-industrial salt production in the European Iron Age
Date: 14 November 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Naomi Riddiford, University of Reading

Floodplain modification: what can be learned from history?
Date: 07 November 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Hadrian Cook, Kingston University

Numerical Modelling of abrupt environmental change in Late Quaternary Africa
Date: 17 October 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Aidan Farrow, Bristol University

Assessing provisioning ecosystem services in Madagascar using functional diversity and redundancy metrics
Date: 10 October 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Kerry Brown, Kingston University

Palynomorph response to sea-level change in a greenhouse climate
Date: 16 May 2012 at 13.00-13.30
Speaker: Kate Olde, Kingston University

Greek Canadian identities in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Date: 16 May 2012 at 13.30-14.00
Speaker: Penelopi Alexandrou, Kingston University

Micro-scale characterisation: The key to unlocking uranium from ore
Date: 09 May 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Caroline Johnson, University of Tasmania

Agricultural change and adjustment on the South Downs
Date: 21 March 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Nigel Walford, Kingston University

Urban and peri-urban agriculture, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Zambia
Date: 07 March 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Tony Binns, University of Otago

Antarctic sub-glacial topography and hydrology
Date: 28 February 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Anne Le Brocq, University of Exeter

Auto-disabilities: the case of shared space environments
Date: 15 February 2012 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Rob Imrie, Kings College London

2011 (Top)

Linking magma chamber processes to wall rock structures: an emplacement study of high level intrusions
Date: 18 May 2011 at 13.00-13.30
Speaker: Penelope Wilson, Kingston University

Structural, fluid and geochemical controls and exploration models for shear-hosted orogenic gold deposits in the Nielle mining district, Cote d'Ivoire
Date: 18 May 2011 at 13.30-14.00
Speaker: Christina French, Kingston University

Terrain reconstruction, visualization and analysis of the British landings of the WW1 Gallipoli campaign
Date: 11 May 2011 at 13.00-13.30
Speaker: Angela Cunningham, Kingston University

Epithermal porphyry Au-Te (Pb-Zn) mineralisation of the Golden Quadrangle, Romania
Date: 11 May 2011 at 13.30-14.00
Speaker: Dave Holder, Kingston University

Designing transfrontier conservation landscapes in South-East Africa
Date: 04 May 2011 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Bob Smith, University of Kent

Locating gold in the Senegal-Mali Shear Zone: an integrated approach using regional structural, fluid inclusion, geochemical and geophysical data sets
Date: 06 April 2011 at 13.00-13.30
Speaker: James Lambert-Smith, Kingston University

Phytoplankton turnover during the Cretaceous oceanic events: dinoflagellate cysts as indicators of palaeoenvironmental change
Date: 06 April 2011 at 13.30-14.00
Speaker: Tom Young, Kingston University

Holocene relative sea level change on the Antarctic Peninsula: implications for modelling future sea level rise
Date: 30 March 2011 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Stephen Roberts, British Antarctic Survey

Northern lights and cubic pyrites: unravelling the genesis of precious metal mineralisation in Palaeogene igneous rocks of the Kangerlussuaq area, East Greenland
Date: 23 March 2011 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr David Holwell, University of Leicester

Use of geospatial technologies for disaster risk reduction in low-income countries
Date: 16 March 2011 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Richard Teeuw, University of Portsmouth

Timing and evolution of Late Oligocene to Miocene magmatism and epithermal deposits in the Bolanos region, southern Sierra Madre Occidental, Mexico
Date: 02 March 2011 at 13.00-13.30
Speaker: Aldo Ramos-Rosique, Kingston University

Geomarketing in developing countries: from coarse to granular population geographies and its potential impact on the UN millennium development goals
Date: 02 March 2011 at 13.30-14.00
Speaker: Nicholas Allo, Kingston University

Volcanoes, the global carbon cycle and climate change: 94 million year old lessons from the Late Cretaceous
Date: 16 February 2011 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Ian Jarvis, Kingston University

Modelling microbial methane formation in sedimentary basins
Date: 02 February 2011 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Chris Clayton, Geochemical consultant for the oil industry

2010 (Top)

Northern lights and cubic pyrites: Unravelling the genesis of precious metal mineralisation in Palaeogene igneous rocks of the Kangerlussuaq area, east Greenland
Date: 15 December 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr David Howell

Late Quaternary glaciation: a Southern Hemisphere perspective with special reference to southern Africa
Date: 01 December 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Stephanie Mills, Kingston University

Environment and wellbeing: children, nature and outdoor learning
Date: 17 November 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Francis Harris, Kingston University

Assessing natural resource use by forest-reliant communities in Madagascar using utilitarian functional diversity and functional redundancy
Date: 03 November 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Kerry Brown, Kingston University

Do modern analogues support subduction zone processes in the early Archaean?
Date: 27 October 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Alan Hastie, Kingston University

Green and blue space adaptation: a planning support system for climate change vulnerability assessment
Date: 20 October 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Richard Kingston, University of Manchester

Mycology: its potential and actual uses in forensic investigation
Date: 06 October 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Patricia Wiltshire, University of Aberdeen

Modelling vegetation for remote sensing of fire, carbon and climate
Date: 24 March 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Mat Disney, University College London

A vulnerability study of tropical cyclone hazards in SIDS
Date: 17 March 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Norman Cheung, Kingston University

Can the economic development of mineral resources help move Afghanistan from a war to peace economy?
Date: 24 February 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof. Mike Petterson, University of Leicester

Statelessness and the benefits of citizenship
Date: 10 February 2010 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof. Brad Blitz, Kingston University

2009 (Top)

Massive ice, deforming layers and glacier-permafrost interactions
Date: 25 November 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Richard Waller, Keele University

Unearthing inequality: developing tools for assessing how where you live affects your chances in life
Date: 18 November 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dan Vickers, University of Sheffield

Catastrophe modelling and management
Date: 11 November 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: John Hillier, Zurich Insurance

Snowball Earth and metallogeny
Date: 04 November 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Laurence Robb, University of Oxford

Phosphorous in surface waters
Date: 04 November 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Peter Hooda and Helen Millier, Kingston University

Radon discharge in the Himalayas: a natural laboratory for radon physics and related methodological issues
Date: 21 October 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Frederic Perrier, University of Paris VII

Spatial analysis of physiological responses to unfamiliar environments by older people
Date: 14 October 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Edgar Samarasundera, Kingston University

Where do the contaminants go? Experimental and computational studies on 'environmental' minerals'
Date: 29 April 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Karen Hudson-Edwards, Birkbeck University of London

Individual-population-environment: some histories of urban planning
Date: 11 March 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Margo Huxley, Sheffield University

The economic myopia of long term city visioning
Date: 04 March 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Colin Marx, Kingston University

Studies of mantle xenoliths at micrometer scale, and inferences on mega-meter scale geological processes
Date: 25 February 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Gianluca Bianchini, Kingston University

Severe weather - origin and prediction
Date: 18 February 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Ross Reynolds, University of Reading

Geomorphological mapping: the qualitative and quantitative use of DEMs
Date: 11 February 2009 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Mike Smith, Kingston University

2008 (Top)

Men, fear and place
Date: 10 December 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Paula Meth, Sheffield University

Investigating lapidary technology: Mesopotamian seals to crystal skulls
Date: 03 December 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Margaret Sax, British Museum

Gated communities and land invasions in Cape Town: parallel claims in the context of state failures
Date: 19 November 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Charlotte Lemanski, University College London

Ocean drilling of PACMANUS hydrothermal field PNG and implications for VMS deposits
Date: 12 November 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Steve Roberts, Oil Industry

Thinking on land use and morphology
Date: 29 October 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Minghong Tan, Kingston University

Cycling through Jurassic Park; the origin of high frequency sedimentary cycles
Date: 22 October 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Dan Bosence, Royal Holloway University of London

From oxide magmas to saline brines: metal source and transport in iron oxide-copper-gold deposits
Date: 15 October 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Martin Smith, Brighton University

The Ethiopia Afar Geoscientific Lithospheric Experiment (EAGLE): probing the transition from continental rifting to incipient sea floor spreading
Date: 08 October 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Ian D. Bastow, Bristol University

Sedimentary records of monsoon intensification and continental erosion in Cenozoic Asia
Date: 30 April 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Peter Clift, University of Aberdeen/Bremen

Figuring out how volcanoes work - the clues are in the crystals
Date: 23 April 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Jon Davidson, Durham University

Peatlands as Palaeoclimatic archives: problems and potential
Date: 16 April 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Paul Hughes, Southampton University

Re-Os geochronology of sulphide minerals: systematic insights and successes
Date: 09 April 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr David Selby, Durham University

The Great Cave of Niah in the lowland rainforest of Borneo: working out one hundred thousand years of climatic, geomorphic and habitat changes and the human colonisation of South East Asia
Date: 12 March 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof David Gilbertson, University of Plymouth

What your local councillors can do for the local and global environment. Putting environmental science into practice
Date: 05 March 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Maya De Souza, DEFRA

Variability in Atlantic storminess and impacts on coastal Europe
Date: 27 February 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Michéle Clarke, University of Nottingham

Conserving idealized landscapes: past history, public perception and future management in the New Forest (UK)
Date: 20 February 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Michael Grant, Kingston University

Are there people in the Earth system?
Date: 13 February 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Sarah Cornell, Bristol University

A Vision of Britain through Time: organising two hundred years of geographical knowledge
Date: 06 February 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Dr Humphrey Southall, University of Portsmouth

Natural mineral dust: sources, pathways, toxins and some health impacts
Date: 23 April 2008 at 13.00-14.00
Speaker: Prof Edward Derbyshire, Royal Holloway

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