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EVENT CANCELLED: What are the Risks and Opportunities of the EU Referendum on the UK Environment?

In light of yesterday's tragic events, and the subsequent embargo on EU referendum campaigning, the decision has been taken to cancel today's public event at 15.30 debating environmental implications of the referendum.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
- Dr Charlie Burns & Professor Sue Hartley


Professor Sue Hartley and Dr. Charlie Burns invite you to a public seminar/debate:

The EU Referendum: Risks and Opportunities for the UK Environment

Image by Niccolo Caranti CC-BY-NC-2.0. Shows an EU flag, blowing in the wind, back lit by sunlight shining in through tree branches.

Join leading academics and practitioners at this public seminar on Friday 17th June to discuss and debate the implications of a Brexit for the UK’s environment.

Find out more on our news page.

YESI Director, Professor Sue Hartley is appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Read the University's press release about the announcement on our news pages.

Featured Project

Whispers in the dark - do earthworms talk to plants?

Funded by Natural Environment Research Council, this project spans the departments of Environment and Chemistry (Centre of Excellence in Mass Spectrometry).

By increasing levels of plant growth promoting compounds in the soil, earthworms could stimulate the production of more plant roots and also more soil micro-organisms feeding on the increased levels of plant secreted organic compounds that come from them. How earthworms increase the concentration of plant growth promoting compounds is not known and that is what researchers will seek to discover in this project.


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Capacitie: Cutting-Edge Approaches for Pollution Assesment in Cities

A fantastic multi-disciplinary project bringing together expert researchers from the Environment, Electronics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Physics and Sociology departments.

The project will use the latest technological innovations and scientific understanding to monitor pollution more intelligently in urban areas. 'End-users' in industry, government and research will have the technology and the information they need to create safer, healthier and smarter cities.