Tag Archives: Geology

BBC Interview on the Mekong River

Prof. Daniel Parsons was interviewed on the BBC Science in Action broadcast concerning a major @NERCscience funded project (http://www.stelar-s2s.org/), which is concerned with sediment transfers and erosion in the Mekong – a large tropical river in SE Asia – and specifically how climate and dam building will impact the river and the vast delta system where the river meets the East China sea. Dan highlighted how dam building will impact both flood peaks and sediment delivery to the delta, whilst also potentially effecting adversely a range of fish migration patterns to their spawning sites. Research is underway to attempt to design the dams in such a way to ensure the rivers long-term sustainability whilst also supplying the region with a lower carbon energy source into the future. Hear all about it here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/scia/scia_20150212-2030a.mp3

Renowned science broadcaster gives George de Boer Lecture

Professor Iain Stewart

Renowned geologist and science broadcaster, Professor Iain Stewart, MBE (pictured above), presented a public lecture on 29 October to celebrate the return of Geology as an undergraduate degree programme at the University of Hull.

Professor Iain Stewart is President of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and currently holds the post of Professor of Geosciences Communication at Plymouth University. His research interests centre on tectonics (the processes that affect the structure of the Earth’s crust), Earth hazards and natural disasters; particularly in identifying major earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions in the geological past.

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