Physical Geography Research in Arid Coastal Dune fields

Two researchers from the Geography Department at Edge Hill University, Irene Delgado-Fernandez and Nicholas O’Keeffe, have participated in a series of international experiments in the island of Lanzarote, one of the oldest and eastern-most of the Canary Islands, Spain. The experiments were led by the Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC, Spain) and […]

Mapping the Geology and Geomorphology of the European Seas

Professor Cherith Moses, Head of Geography, attended the 4th meeting of EMODnet Geology Lot in Shenglin, Albania (26-28th September). The European Commission’s Integrated Maritime Policy, Marine Knowledge 2020, sets a vision for the accessibility and interoperability of marine data by 2020 via a seamless multi-resolution digital seabed map of European waters covering topography, geology, habitats […]

Optimising instrument parameters for Itrax XRF core scanning of floodplain sediments

Dr Anna Jones has recently published a paper on optimising instrument parameters for data collection using Itrax X-ray fluorescence core scanners in Quaternary International. In this paper a series of tests of different X-ray tube voltages, X-ray tube currents and measurement times undertaken on floodplain sediment cores are reported. The results can assist in selecting […]

Dr Joanne Egan publishes new paper in Quaternary Research

Dr Joanne Egan has published a paper entitled “Diatom-inferred aquatic impacts of the mid-Holocene eruption of Mount Mazama, Oregon, USA” in Quaternary Research. This paper investigates the aquatic impacts of volcanic ash deposition from the climatic eruption of Mount Mazama c.7700 years ago. Diatoms (siliceous algae) were used as a proxy for determining the aquatic impact […]

Dr. Joaquín Cortés has been awarded an instrumentation grant to use the NERC ion microprobe (SIMS) facility

The study of the dissolved gases in magmas, specifically water and CO2, is a fundamental topic in volcanology because their sudden release is a main eruption trigger. Research conducted by Dr. Joaquín Cortés at Villarrica and Llaima volcanoes (Chile) have shown that eruptions can be modelled and forecasted, measuring changes in the magmas’ gas content. […]

Laser imagery shines a light on peat swamp forest structure and biomass in North Selangor, Malaysia

Peat swamp forests represent a valuable biomass reserve that take in and store carbon from the atmosphere, and also provide a crucial refuge for biodiversity. Laser scanning or ‘lidar’ technology can create 3D images of forest canopy structure that enable accurate calculation of above ground biomass – i.e. the volume of wood –indicating how much […]

Outstanding achievements of EHU Geography students celebrated at Careers Awards Evening

The Department of Geography is extremely proud to announce the fantastic achievements of our students who were nominated for, and won awards at the recent Careers Awards Evening. Third year Geography student, Rebecca Webster was awarded the ‘Student Volunteer of the Year’ award for her role as a County Youth Commissioner.  She was described as […]

Sediment budget controls on foredune height

Dr. Delgado-Fernandez has recently co-authored a new article on the role played by sediment budgets on coastal dunes growth and height. The paper has been published in Earth Surface Processes and Landforms (ESPL) and it is part of a long-term, on-going collaboration with other Canadian and UK-based researchers. The article can be found using the […]