Press releases • Apr 01, 2021 14:24 BST
Researchers have confirmed for the first time that Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica could cross tipping points, leading to a rapid and irreversible retreat which would have significant consequences for global sea level.
Press releases • Sep 22, 2020 11:02 BST
Scientists from universities in the UK, US and Argentina are joining forces in a $1m research project to discover what impact an increase in global temperatures could have on the millions of species of fungi around the world.
Press releases • Aug 05, 2020 12:01 BST
A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.
Press releases • Jul 06, 2020 16:33 BST
Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.
Press releases • Feb 26, 2020 16:08 GMT
A vital role that floating Antarctic ice shelves play in preventing catastrophic sea level rises has been proven for the first time in a new study, published in the scientific journal Nature.
Press releases • Feb 17, 2020 15:21 GMT
A tropical rainfall belt providing critical summer rains to billions of people is at risk of shrinking due to future climate warming, according to new research.
EXPERT COMMENT - Antarctica’s first zero emission research station shows that sustainable living is possible anywhere
Press releases • Nov 13, 2019 11:37 GMT
In this recent article written for The Conversation, Dr Kate Winter, a Research Fellow of Antarctic Science at Northumbria University, shares her experience of living in a zero-emissions base in Antarctica to highlight how life with no carbon emissions could be possible.
Press releases • Feb 15, 2017 13:40 GMT
Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology, writes about the problem of dive-bombing seagulls for The Conversation.
Press releases • Dec 19, 2016 17:08 GMT
Students from Italy, The Netherlands, Romania and Spain joined Gateshead College students for a series of interactive talks hosted by Department of Geography at Northumbria University.
EXPERT COMMENT: The captivating “personalities” of the animal stars in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
Press releases • Dec 06, 2016 14:33 GMT
Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria University, writes about the experiences of invertebrates participating in TV reality show 'I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here'.
Press releases • Nov 17, 2016 11:38 GMT
Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria University, writes about the anthropomorphism of animals in response to the recent episode of BBC One's Planet Earth II.
EXPERT COMMENT: Santorini eruption: new theory says ‘pyroclastic flows’ caused devastating Bronze Age tsunamis
Press releases • Nov 09, 2016 11:21 GMT
Matthew Pound, Lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, writes about the Santorini eruption for The Conversation.
Press releases • Sep 07, 2016 15:28 BST
Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria, writes about households becoming biodiversity hotspots for The Conversation.
Press releases • Apr 20, 2016 14:41 BST
A Geography academic will help lead a workshop in Brazil after being awarded a share of a prestigious £375m fund.
Press releases • Mar 23, 2016 11:36 GMT
A group of Northumbria students have contributed to the United Nations’ plans to prevent future global disasters by attending an international conference in Geneva.
Press releases • Feb 18, 2016 11:53 GMT
A Geography researcher will spend his summer doing fieldwork in the Miage Glacier after receiving a grant from the British Society of Geomorphology.