|Scientists from the University of Nottingham|
arriving for the workshop
It was great to get so many environmental scientists together last week. The scientists were a collection of international experts and PhD students with a huge wealth of knowledge in using geology (plants, fossils, soils and sediments) to understand past environmental and climate change. The aim was to expand our research areas by working in an interdisciplinary way focusing on some of the most pressing questions facing mankind.
The day started with each scientist giving short introductions on their specific research areas which included: using fossil plants to tell us about past concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere, the use of the chemistry of sediments as a record of human impact on our environment, and using fossils to provide information on very long term natural changes in global warming related to variations in the Earth’s orbit around the Sun…
|Sarah Roberts, @SRoberts_uk, a PhD student at the University|
of Nottingham, presenting her research on recent
environmental change in Lake Baikal
Overall, the day was a great success, it was especially impressive to hear the range of environmental change research being conducted in Nottingham, and we look forward to developing our ideas into future collaborations within the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry.
By Melanie Leng, the Director of the Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, find her on twitter @MelJLeng