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 […]

Biogeomorphological processes in arid dune fields subject to urbanization

Dr. Delgado-Fernandez has recently co-authored a new article on the role played by large-scale urbanizations on the dynamics and evolution of arid dune fields. The paper has been published in Science of the Total Environment and it is the result of a collaboration with the Universities of Gran Canaria (Spain), Flinders (Australia) and Edge Hill. […]

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 […]

Satellite mapping of mosquito habitats in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has the second greatest malaria burden globally, with ~200 child deaths a day resulting from this disease. With no vaccine and increasing resistance to malaria drugs, mosquito vector control is the primary method of preventing the disease in malaria-endemic countries. Control measures exist, but resources are limited and […]

Using palaeoecological techniques to understand the impacts of past volcanic eruptions

Dr. Joanne Egan has published a review paper with Richard Payne (University of Hull) in Quaternary International entitled “Using palaeoecological techniques to understand the impacts of past volcanic eruptions”. This review paper discusses how volcanic eruptions affect ecosystems and how palaeoecological research can enhance our knowledge of palaeo-volcanic impacts.