Subjects: Nature issues
Northumbria scientist embarks on ambitious mission to Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier
A Northumbria University researcher is one of almost 100 scientists and support staff who have travelled to Antarctica this week (15 November 2019) for the most ambitious mission to date for Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica.
Subglacial valleys and mountain ranges discovered near South Pole
Researchers have discovered mountain ranges and three huge, deep subglacial valleys from data collected during the first modern aerogeophysical survey of the South Pole region. The findings are the first to emerge from extensive ice penetrating radar data collected in Antarctica as part of the European Space Agency PolarGAP project and have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.
Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers
Beekeepers in the North East are being invited to take part in a Northumbria University research project exploring the difference between the plants favoured by city and country bees.
EXPERT COMMENT: Even zoos can no longer protect rhinos from poachers
Tanya Wyatt, Associate Professor of Criminology at Northumbria, writes about the plight of Rhinos and the recent zoo poaching for The Conversation.
Wildlife trade under the spotlight at Northumbria event
Experts from Europe and Latin America will discuss the issue of wildlife trade and trafficking during an event at Northumbria University on Friday.
EXPERT COMMENT: Ruffled feathers: angry Britons’ battle with dive-bombing birds moves inland
Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology, writes about the problem of dive-bombing seagulls for The Conversation.
Could a return to nature be the key for future growth?
The role of nature and the environment in future planning and housing developments will be the focus of a free lecture taking place at Northumbria University on Tuesday 14 February.
EXPERT COMMENT: Groundhog Day: the truth about these furry forecasters
Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria, writes about the truth behind Groundhog Day for The Conversation.
EXPERT COMMENT: Snow leopard ‘rape’: what was really going on?
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.