UCL regrets to announce the death of Prof Jim Penman, who held a BSc in Physics and a PhD in Astrophysics, both from UCL, and in 2012 was appointed Honorary Professor at the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research) within the UCL Environment Domain.
Publication date: 19 September 2016
The greatest threat to sustainable groundwater in the Indo-Gangetic Basin is contamination and not depletion, according to a study co-authored by UCL researchers and published this week in Nature Geoscience.
Publication date: 30 August 2016
Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to UCL-led research.
Publication date: 14 July 2016
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has sought to reassure researchers that the proposed restrictions preventing the use of government grants to ‘lobby’ government will not apply to funding from the Research Councils, HEFCE or the National Academies.
Publication date: 21 April 2016
Developed cities are spending significantly more than developing cities on measures to adapt to the impacts of climate change – with spending seemingly linked to wealth rather than number of vulnerable people – finds UCL research.
Publication date: 1 March 2016
Leaders of the new UCL Environment Research Domain and the UCL eResearch Domain have been appointed, to foster interaction and collaboration across the university and with its partner organisations.
Publication date: 18 January 2016
A new and more dangerous phase of impacts on the world’s remaining tropical forests is emerging, threatening to simplify the world’s most diverse ecosystem including mass species loss, according to new UCL-led research published today in Science.
Publication date: 21 August 2015
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist.
Publication date: 14 August 2015
144 Year 7 students at UCL Academy have been learning about the waste-energy-food cycle as part of a six-week environmental engineering educational programme led by Dr Aiduan Borrion (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering), in the first major collaboration between UCL Engineering and UCL Academy.
Publication date: 25 June 2015
The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last fifty years of gains in development and global health, according to a major new UCL-led Commission, published in The Lancet.
Publication date: 23 June 2015
Publication date: 11 March 2015
A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to stay below the 2°C target agreed by policy makers, according to new research by the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources.
Publication date: 7 January 2015
Researchers at the EPICentre Research Group, a multidisciplinary research group based in UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering (CEGE) that investigates risk to society and infrastructure from earthquakes and other natural hazards, have released a new Japan Tsunami model to advance the industry’s understanding of catastrophic tsunami losses.
Publication date: 5 December 2014
Publication date: 21 November 2014
The same specialised immune cells that patrol the body looking for signs of infection also trigger the expansion of glands called lymph nodes, which are the control centres of our immune system, according to new research from UCL and Cancer Research UK.
Publication date: 23 October 2014
Scientists tracing the real-time impact of viruses in the wild have found that entire amphibian communities are being killed off by closely related viruses introduced to mountainous areas of northern Spain.
Publication date: 17 October 2014
A PhD scholarship is available in the UCL School of Energy and Resources Australia, based in Adelaide and starting in February 2015. Potential areas of research include better designs for offshore monitoring programmes or developing rapid ecotoxicology methods for environmental assessment and management.
The scholarship is funded by BHP Billiton and covers tuition fees and a (tax free) living stipend of $A 25,392 p.a. for up to four years. For more information about how to apply, please visit the UCL Australia website.
Publication date: 4 September 2014
UCL has submitted a planning application to transform Wates House for The Bartlett School of Architecture.
Publication date: 27 May 2014
A bold bid to uncover an alternative to the current failed model of economic growth is being launched via the establishment of a new UCL Institute for Global Prosperity, led by the renowned anthropologist Professor Henrietta L. Moore.
Publication date: 15 May 2014
Professor Jacqueline McGlade (UCL Earth Sciences) has been appointed as Chief Scientist to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Publication date: 13 March 2014
Floods illustrate the need for urgent action from government to green the economic recovery, in order to address climate change and wider environment and resource issues, says UCL Commission Chair.
Publication date: 24 February 2014
Climate change is unlikely to reduce the UK’s excess winter death rate as previously thought.
Publication date: 23 February 2014
Refurbished sports facilities close to the Bloomsbury campus are now available to UCL students, following the reopening of the Somers Town Community Sports Centre by UCL President and Provost Professor Michael Arthur.
Publication date: 6 December 2013
Professor Paul Ekins, Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, has been appointed as a member on the International Resource Panel, part of the United Nations Environment Programme, for three years starting from May 2013.
Publication date: 14 June 2013