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Oxygen Levels were Key to Early Animal Evolution.

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The research, based on fieldwork carried out in the Nama Group in Namibia, is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Understanding the Arctic.

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EarthSciences Arctic Meeting

UK sea ice workshop and public event at UCL: Understanding the Arctic September 2016 sea ice minimum.

Drilling into a supervolcano.

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2016-Campi Flegrei

The UCL Hazard Centre is co-leading a project to drill  into the heart of a supervolcano next door to Naples. 

Perspectives on Environmental Change Award.

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Alex Steeele award 2016

Alexander Steele, PhD at Earth Sciences, receives the Critical Choice Award.

Congratulations to Alexander Steele (UCL Hazard Centre) for receiving the Critical Choice Award for his talk at the London NERC Doctoral Training Partnership(DTP) Conference “Perspectives on Environmental Change” on 01-02 September 2016. 

Fossilised rivers suggest warm &wet ancient Mars.

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Mars river - Aram Dorsum

Study led by Joel Davis and published in Geology provide evidence of water once flowing on Mars.

Extensive systems of fossilised riverbeds have been discovered on an ancient region of the Martian surface, supporting the idea that the now cold and dry Red Planet had a warm and wet climate about four billion years ago, 

Exploring North Sumatran subduction margin.

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Prof Kevin Pickering, is a shipboard scientist and Lead Sedimentologist on the Sumatra Seismogenic Zone - International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 362.

The Linnean Society of London Awards 2016.

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Linnean Award 2016

Congratulations to Dr Anjali Goswami and Dr Thomas Halliday for receiving recognition for their work.

Studies of lava spines at Mount St. Helens volcano.

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Mount St Helen Study

News study: evolution of microfracture networks, and their permeability, depends strongly on temperature changes. 

Palaeoceanography students newsletter article published.

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Msc class

Three undergraduate students have an article published in the European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling newsletter.

EGU 2016 Awards: Louis Néel Medal.

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2016-EGU Award

Prof Phil Meredith received this award for his contributions in rock physics and geomechanics and for his role in stimulating international collaboration and interdisciplinary research.  

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