The next step 2nd April 2020
Elspeth Wallace is a PhD student in Palaeontology with Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Manchester. Alongside her studies, she works as the Education and Public Engagement Officer for iCRAG, the Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences. I asked Elspeth about how she obtained the position at iCRAG and how she manages work and study. She told me additionally about her yarn-based initiative to raise awareness of climate change and sustainability: Purls of Wisdom. First and foremost, I had to ask how the job role had changed due to recent circumstances relating to COVID-19.
Research and impact 2nd March 2020
Dr Ian Kane told us about the work that academics and students at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Manchester are doing to investigate the impact of microplastics on oceanic ecosystems. The outcome of these investigations will be used to inform future mitigation measures against plastic pollution.
The next step 18th February 2020
MEarthSci graduate Alicia McCabe told us about how undergraduate study completely transformed her career trajectory, from Chef to Mining Technology Consultant. Alicia responded to questions in writing from the Kalahari desert…
Research and impact 12th February 2020
Dr Neil Mitchell told us about his role as Principal Investigator of a NERC project (Natural Environment Research Council), helping to mobilise a set of seismometers to put out on the seabed around the site of a swarm of earthquakes in the Azores, just west of Faial Island. The earthquakes may signify a volcanic eruption on the seabed…
Student experience 12th February 2020
On 5th February 2020, the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Manchester welcomed A level students to experience a day of lectures and activities on campus. The aim of the day was to demonstrate how A level Chemistry and Biology are both applicable and essential to the study of the earth and the environment.
Research and impact 3rd February 2020
Our new feature, ‘Research Roundup’ aims to highlight recent research activities and articles in the Department.
Professor Ernest Rutter shared details of an open access article published in November 2019 entitled ‘On the structure and evolution of the Sorbas basin, S.E. Spain’, available from Tectonophysics journal. Contributor Alicia McCabe was a 4th year undergraduate student here at UoM Earth and Environmental Sciences during the composition of the article.
Research and impact 22nd January 2020
Dr James Allan, Reader in Atmospheric Science here at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explains more about the effects of wildfires. James highlighted some of the science behind wildfires that feeds their connection to climate change, including the damaging effects of black carbon.
Welcome to EES 13th January 2020
Dr John Waters, Experimental Officer/Deputy School Safety Advisor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences tells us about the success of Green Impact initiatives and how these will be developed throughout 2020.
Research and impact 6th January 2020
PhD student Emma Burns takes us along on her Arctic adventure to better understand the input of terrestrial nitrogen into the Arctic Ocean. On her first expedition, she encounters the midnight sun, a polar bear, and the formidable Megacorer.
The next step 16th December 2019
BSc Environmental Science graduate Madeleine Loveday discusses her job hunt post-undergraduate study, the impact of her current role as CSR Sustainability and Environment Associate at Finastra, and the adjustments made between life as a student and life as an employee.