Tag: University of East Anglia

Study predicts a significantly drier world at 2ºC

Over a quarter of the world’s land could become significantly drier if global warming reaches 2ºC, according to new research from an international team including the University of East Anglia (UEA).

The change would cause an increased threat of drought and wildfires.

But limiting global warming to under 1.5ºC would dramatically reduce the fraction of the Earth’s surface that undergoes such changes.

Royal accolade for ground-breaking environmental science

Half a century of ground-breaking environmental science at the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been recognised by the Queen today.

The School of Environmental Sciences will be awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.

This is the UK’s most prestigious higher education award, given to those who can demonstrate outstanding work at a world-class level.

New executive director for The Sainsbury Laboratory

Picture By Jim Wileman  09/04/2014  Professor Nick Talbot, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Knowledge Transfer The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) has launched its new vision and announced the appointment of Prof Nicholas Talbot FRS as executive director.

Based at Norwich Research Park (NRP), TSL is a world-leading research institute working on the science of plant-microbe interactions.

Volunteers needed to protect Herts orchard heritage

© Public domainThe region’s orchards are an integral part of the landscape and an important source of biodiversity. They are also a rich, but under-researched, historical record.

Now the Landscape Group, part of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA’s) School of History, has been awarded £477,700 of National Lottery funding for a three-year project, Orchard’s East, to survey and record traditional orchards across the East of England.

Dramatic changes needed in farming practices to keep pace with climate change

© James Hutton InstituteMajor changes in agricultural practices will be required to offset increases in nutrient losses due to climate change, according to research published by a scientific consortium including the James Hutton Institute

Global issues to be tackled in ambitious research programme

© University of East Anglia

An academic from the University of East Anglia (UEA) is part of a consortium that has won a £6.5m grant to look at food security in India.

The funding, announced today by Minister of State for Universities and Science Jo Johnson, has been awarded by Research Councils UK as part of its Global Challenges Research Fund. The £225 million initiative aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen capacity overseas, to help address challenges, informed by expressed need in the developing countries.