News from the Earth Sciences
- The Neftex Earth Model Award:
- Co-evolution of Life and the Planet Conference
- Marvellous maps
- NERC Grant: The Seismic Cycle
- Sustainable Resource Development
- Fresher's Induction Week
- International Carbon Conference 2014
- TomCaT Job Opportunity
- Deep Carbon Summer School
- Alpha & Lomonosov Ridge Expedition 2014
- Oxygen burrowed away
- 2014 Sino-UK Summer School
- Nordic Noir: Secrets of the Ash.
- Micropaleontology - special edition.
- Senior Promotions
- Reef built by animals 550 million years ago discovered.
- Prof Ron Cohen receives international award
- IRDR Annual Conference
- Crises at Calderas.
- Facing the Floods
- Marine ice regulates the future stability of a large Antarctic ice shelf.
- Seasonal Arctic summer ice extent still hard to forecast.
- First animals oxygenated Earth's oceans
- Arctic Research
31 July 2014
Warmest congratulations to Paul Upchurch and Ian Wood on their promotions to Professor of Palaeobiology & Professor of Crystallography respectively. We also would like to congratulate Dr Pieter Vermeesch on his promotion to Reader in Geochronology.
Paul Upchurch research focuses on: vertebrate systematics and evolution (especially dinosaurs, but also pterosaurs, mammals, crocodiles, salamanders, birds etc.); Mesozoic ecosystems and biogeography; phylogenetic and biogeographic methods; fossil record quality and ancient biodiversity change (e.g. mass extinction's); latitudinal biodiversity gradients in 'Deep Time'.
Ian Wood research highlights include: crystallography, X-ray and neutron powder diffraction, high pressure and high/low temperature diffraction experiments, clay minerals and planetary ices studies.
Pieter Vermeesch research encompasses all aspects of thermochronology including in-situ U-TH-He dating and aeolian geomorphology with work done in the central Sahara, Namibian desert and China. His work extends to cosmogenic nuclide dating and statistics.