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Latest News and Events

Research and PhD Opportunities with YESI CECAN Project

The 'Centre for the Evaluation of Complexity Across the Nexus', is a £3m national research centre hosted by theUniversity of Surrey, which brings together a unique coalition of experts to address some of the greatest issues in policy making and evaluation.

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A number of new opportunities are available to join the CECAN team at various partner institutions in the UK, through PhD studentships, a Fellowship Scheme and Research Assistant or Research Fellow roles.

Find out more about available opportunities on our news pages.


Second Sustainable Fisheries Workshop held at YESI

Thursday 30th June saw the gathering of over 20 colleagues from across our institution, in addition to colleagues from Newcastle University and The University of Bergen, Norway, for the second workshop on Sustainable Fisheries.


Find out more about the event on our news pages.

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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YESI vision

Prof Sue Hartley‌ "YESI aims to provide the evidence base for sustainable solutions to global environmental problems".

Professor Sue Hartley, Director of YESI

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Featured Project

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.