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Large ocean predators evolved into gentle giants 520 million years ago

Large creatures roamed the Earth’s oceans more than 520 million years ago filtering food from the water in a similar way to today’s blue whales, according to new research involving Durham University

(27 Mar 2014) » More about Large ocean predators evolved into gentle giants 520 million years ago


Henry Emeleus: Chancellor's Medal

(12 Feb 2014) » More about Henry Emeleus: Chancellor's Medal


Congratulations to Christine Peirce: Coke Medal winner

(11 Feb 2014) » More about Congratulations to Christine Peirce: Coke Medal winner


Christine Peirce recruited to NERC Peer review college

(29 Jan 2014) » More about Christine Peirce recruited to NERC Peer review college


Jon Davidson receives VMSG award

(29 Jan 2014) » More about Jon Davidson receives VMSG award


NERC facilities award, Christine Peirce

 

(29 Jan 2014) » More about NERC facilities award, Christine Peirce


IAPETUS: training PhD students

(2 Dec 2013) » More about IAPETUS: training PhD students


Grant awards to Claire Nattrass

(27 Oct 2013) » More about Grant awards to Claire Nattrass


Minerals Programme grant

(27 Oct 2013) » More about Minerals Programme grant


Rich geology of British Isles captured in new sculpture

Public invited to take part in social media campaign to put themselves on the map.

(14 Oct 2013) » More about Rich geology of British Isles captured in new sculpture


GeoSculpture Unveiling

The new Lower Mountjoy Site GeoSculpture is due to be officially unveiled on Monday 14th October, 2013 between 1-2pm.

(9 Oct 2013)


NERC Oil & Gas catalyst success

(9 Oct 2013) » More about NERC Oil & Gas catalyst success


“Cascade of events” caused explosion of animal life on Earth

The explosion of animal life on Earth around 520 million years ago was the result of a combination of interlinked factors rather than a single underlying cause, according to a new study.

(20 Sep 2013) » More about “cascade of events” caused explosion of animal life on Earth


Volcano study: Vali Memeti

(14 Aug 2013) » More about Volcano study: Vali Memeti


Tapping into the energy that lies deep underground

Dr Charlotte Adams

Dr Charlotte Adams , Research Manager for BritGeothermal, Earth Sciences, writes about the potential uses for the UK’s supply of geothermal energy. Originally published in The Conversation.

(31 Jul 2013) » More about Tapping into the energy that lies deep underground


VMSG Award - Professor Jon Davidson

(15 Jul 2013) » More about VMSG Award - Professor Jon Davidson


VoiLA: major NERC project funded

(3 Jul 2013) » More about VoiLA: major NERC project funded


Launch of Durham Cathedral Geology Trail

(29 May 2013) » More about Launch of Durham Cathedral Geology Trail


Yet more promotions

(24 May 2013) » More about Yet more promotions


Durham Earth Sciences ranked in Global Top 20

(20 May 2013) » More about Durham Earth Sciences ranked in Global Top 20


Mark Allen: Geological Magazine Editor-in-Chief

(20 May 2013) » More about Mark Allen: Geological Magazine Editor-in-Chief


NERC Marine Facilities Advisory Board - Christine Peirce

(20 May 2013) » More about NERC Marine Facilities Advisory Board - Christine Peirce


Prof Gillian Foulger appointed Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society

(20 May 2013) » More about Prof Gillian Foulger appointed Vice President of the Royal Astronomical Society


Promotion success

(20 May 2013) » More about Promotion success


Richard Davies to join Parliamentary advisory panel on unconventional oil and gas

(20 May 2013) » More about Richard Davies to join Parliamentary advisory panel on unconventional oil and gas


Vesuvius study funded

(20 May 2013) » More about Vesuvius study funded


Welcome to profs Andy Aplin and Jim McElwaine

(20 May 2013) » More about Welcome to profs Andy Aplin and Jim McElwaine


Chris Greenwell awarded Royal Society Industry Fellowship

(20 Apr 2013) » More about Chris Greenwell awarded Royal Society Industry Fellowship


Clay Minerals: Research in Progress meeting held at Durham

(20 Apr 2013) » More about Clay Minerals: Research in Progress meeting held at Durham


Bob Holdsworth: Geology Editor

(4 Mar 2013) » More about Bob Holdsworth: Geology Editor


£235k awarded to Christine Peirce/OBIF

(4 Feb 2013) » More about £235k awarded to Christine Peirce/OBIF


Claire Horwell’s work features on NASA website

(1 Feb 2013) » More about Claire Horwell’s work features on NASA website


Adam Pacey wins Shell prize at TSG

(4 Jan 2013) » More about Adam Pacey wins Shell prize at TSG


Claire Horwell editorial appointment

(4 Jan 2013) » More about Claire Horwell editorial appointment


DECC funding for Jon Gluyas and Katie Daniels

(4 Jan 2013) » More about DECC funding for Jon Gluyas and Katie Daniels


Adam Pacey wins Neftex award

(4 Dec 2012) » More about Adam Pacey wins Neftex award


Andy Bottrill demonstrator award

(4 Dec 2012) » More about Andy Bottrill demonstrator award


EPSRC equipment award

(4 Dec 2012) » More about EPSRC equipment award


Claire Horwell becomes IHRR Co-Director

(22 Nov 2012) » More about Claire Horwell becomes IHRR Co-Director


EPSRC funding for bio-fuel research

(22 Nov 2012) » More about EPSRC funding for bio-fuel research


NERC Geophysics equipment award

(22 Nov 2012) » More about NERC Geophysics equipment award


Award to Chris Greenwell for Archean peptide research

(25 Jul 2012) » More about Award to Chris Greenwell for Archean peptide research


Ocean-Bottom Instrument Facility (Christine Peirce) awarded £248,000

(25 Jul 2012) » More about Ocean-Bottom Instrument Facility (Christine Peirce) awarded £248,000


HabitablePlanet - Helen Williams 2M Euro success

(21 Jun 2012) » More about HabitablePlanet - Helen Williams 2M Euro success


Mid-ocean ridge research - £1.5M to Christine Peirce and colleagues

(21 Jun 2012) » More about Mid-ocean ridge research - £1.5M to Christine Peirce and colleagues


GeoPOP3: £2.25m of industry funding

(1 Jun 2012) » More about GeoPOP3 funding


Durham research into fracking

(17 May 2012) » More about Durham research into fracking


Janice Oakes wins DSU Award

(17 May 2012) » More about Janice Oakes wins DSU Award


Volcanic research in Nature Geoscience

(17 May 2012) » More about Volcanic research in Nature Geoscience


Bob Holdsworth appointed Geology co-editor

(3 May 2012) » More about Bob Holdsworth appointed Geology co-editor


Congratulations to promoted staff

(3 May 2012) » More about Congratulations to promoted staff


Durham ranked 4th Earth Science Department in UK

(25 Apr 2012) » More about Durham ranked 4th Earth Science Department in UK


Richard Davies in the New Statesman

(5 Apr 2012) » More about Richard Davies in the New Statesman


BP fund the next three years of undergraduate field equipment

(30 Mar 2012) » More about BP fund the next three years of undergraduate field equipment


European Shale Gas: Risk, Regulation and Research Challenges

(6 Feb 2012) » More about European Shale Gas: Risk, Regulation and Research Challenges


Roger Searle elected AGU Fellow

(24 Jan 2012) » More about Roger Searle elected AGU Fellow


Richard Walker wins Ramsay Medal

(13 Jan 2012) » More about Richard Walker wins Ramsay Medal


Colin Macpherson to be Chair of NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee

(11 Jan 2012) » More about Colin Macpherson to be Chair of NERC Isotope Geosciences Facilities Steering Committee


Durham geophysics research featured on the BBC

(11 Jan 2012) » More about Durham geophysics research featured on the BBC


Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group

(10 Jan 2012) » More about Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group


Richard Davies wins supervision award

(12 Aug 2011) » More about Richard Davies wins supervision award


'OSCAR' awarded to Durham geophysicists

(9 Aug 2011) » More about 'OSCAR' awarded to Durham geophysicists


Geology graduate tells the BBC why evidence shows Newcastle 'was like Bahamas'

(1 Jul 2011) » More about Geology graduate tells the BBC why evidence shows Newcastle 'was like Bahamas'


Durham Earth Sciences success in QS world rankings

(9 Jun 2011) » More about Durham Earth Sciences success in QS world rankings


Promotions for Jeroen van Hunen and James Baldini

(9 Jun 2011) » More about Promotions for Jeroen van Hunen and James Baldini


Ben Franklin wins AAPG Award

(20 May 2011) » More about Ben Franklin wins AAPG Award


Jon Gluyas to Chair UK's carbon capture and storage working party

(20 May 2011) » More about Jon Gluyas to Chair UK's carbon capture and storage working party


Durham Earth Sciences ranked in national top 5

(9 May 2011) » More about Durham Earth Sciences ranked in national top 5


NERC-funded Louisville Ridge-Tonga Trench collision project underway

(9 May 2011) » More about NERC-funded Louisville Ridge-Tonga Trench collision project underway


Midland Valley - Academic Software Initiative

(26 Apr 2011) » More about Midland Valley - Academic Software Initiative


Christine Peirce and Gillian Foulger elected to British Geophysical Association posts

(23 Mar 2011) » More about Christine Peirce and Gillian Foulger elected to British Geophysical Association posts


Scot Fraser wins Norman Falcon Award

(18 Mar 2011) » More about Scot Fraser wins Norman Falcon Award


Jon Davidson wins Coke Medal

(1 Mar 2011) » More about Jon Davidson wins Coke Medal


Mud volcano eruptions likely to continue for a quarter of a century

(1 Mar 2011) » More about Mud volcano eruptions likely to continue for a quarter of a century


The 3rd Degree

(7 Feb 2011) » More about The 3rd Degree


Roger Searle wins the Price Medal

(28 Jan 2011) » More about Roger Searle wins the Price Medal


The Big Picture - new perspectives on large-scale Earth processes

(21 Jan 2011) » More about The Big Picture - new perspectives on large-scale Earth processes


Ben Franklin and Jennifer Pless win AAPG award

(13 Jan 2011) » More about Ben Franklin and Jennifer Pless win AAPG award


Carbon dioxide capture plans could add £60bn to UK coffers

(10 Jan 2011) » More about Carbon dioxide capture plans could add £60bn to UK coffers


Steve Smith paper wins Ramsay Medal

(10 Jan 2011) » More about Steve Smith paper wins Ramsay Medal


Tectonic Studies Group meeting held at Durham

(10 Jan 2011) » More about Tectonic Studies Group meeting held at Durham


Geothermal borehole

(4 Jan 2011) » More about Geothermal borehole


Postgraduate Research In Progress day

(9 Dec 2010) » More about Postgraduate Research In Progress day


PETEX meeting prizes

Two Durham postgrads won prizes for their presentations at the recent PETEX/Petroleum Group/AAPG Petroleum Geoscience Collaboration Conference at Earl's Court, London.

Jen Pless –  1st Prize for postgraduate Talks
Tim Watton – 3rd Prize for postgraduate Posters

Many congratulations to Jen and Tim – and to their supervisors and industry sponsors for the collaborative input into these presentations.

Overall, postgraduates and staff from Earth Sciences gave 12 presentations at the meeting. The Durham Energy Institute also had a stand at PETEX

(2 Dec 2010)


Plates vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy

(24 Nov 2010) » More about Plates vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy


Jon Long BG award

(1 Nov 2010) » More about Jon Long BG award


Tectonic Studies Group meeting 2011

(10 Sep 2010)


£1.3M of work to capture and store the Northeast's CO2 offshore

(10 Aug 2010) » More about £1.3M of work to capture and store the Northeast's CO2 offshore


Durham hosts NERC Science Day

(2 Aug 2010) » More about Durham hosts NERC Science Day


Triple NERC grant success: £1.5M funding

(2 Aug 2010) » More about Triple NERC grant success: £1.5M funding


Volcanic margins project underway

(2 Aug 2010) » More about Volcanic margins project underway


Jude Coggan Platinum Symposium Award

(1 Jul 2010) » More about Jude Coggan Platinum Symposium Award


Undergraduate Open Day

The Department of Earth Sciences is holding an Undergraduate Open Day on Wednesday 1st September 2010. Sessions will be held at 10am and 2pm when there will be a presentation from the Admissions Tutor, a tour of the facilities and an opportunity to speak with academic members of staff. If you would like to reserve a place, please email earth.sciences@durham.ac.uk or telephone +44 (0)191 33 42198

(28 Jun 2010)


Christine Peirce promotion to Professor

(25 Jun 2010) » More about Christine Peirce promotion to Professor


Juan Carlos Laya Pereira IAS award

(25 Jun 2010) » More about Juan Carlos Laya Pereira IAS award


Scott Fraser AAPG success

(3 Jun 2010) » More about Scott Fraser AAPG success


Viv Cumming - Foster Scholarship winner

(3 Jun 2010) » More about Viv Cumming - Foster Scholarship winner


Alice Du Vivier wins AGU award

(24 May 2010) » More about Alice Du Vivier wins AGU award


Durham Earth Scientists cover Volcano Crisis

(5 May 2010) » More about Durham Earth Scientists cover Volcano Crisis


Durham postgrads win AAPG funding

(23 Apr 2010) » More about Durham postgrads win AAPG funding


Spain trip cancelled.

The Spanish field trip has been cancelled, due to volcanic ash from Iceland affecting UK air traffic. Sorry for the short notice, please check your email asap.

(16 Apr 2010)


Postgraduate research awards

Two of our postgraduate students have just won Geological Society research funds.

Kathy Mather has been awarded a Joseph Burr Tyrrell Fund for research on the thermal state of the lithosphere beneath the North Slave craton, supervised by Graham Pearson

Rowan Vernon, who joins us in October as an MRes student, has been awarded the  Annie Greely Fund to undertake a research project entitled:- "The age, geological character and structural setting of quartz-pyrite veins in the Assynt Terrane, Lewisian Complex, NW Scotland", supervised by Bob Holdsworth and Dave Selby.

(22 Mar 2010)


Science Outreach at Alnwick Gardens

(17 Mar 2010) » More about Science Outreach at Alnwick Gardens


World’s biggest mud volcano not caused by an earthquake

(16 Feb 2010) » More about World’s biggest mud volcano not caused by an earthquake


Prof Jon Gluyas appointed Chairman of the British Geological Survey

Jon Gluyas, Professor in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Geo-Energy, has been appointed Chairman of the British Geological Survey (BGS) Board, effective from January 1st 2010. For more details, see 

 

(25 Jan 2010)


Collins medal of the Mineralogical Society

(21 Jan 2010) » More about Collins medal of the Mineralogical Society


Richard Walker wins Midland Valley Prize

(20 Jan 2010) » More about Richard Walker wins Midland Valley Prize


University Open Days

(19 Jan 2010) » More about University Open Days


Chris Lawley - MDSG conference award

Chris Lawley won the best student talk award at the recent Mineral Deposit Study Group (MDSG) conference in Glasgow. The authors and title were Lawley, C.J.M., Richards, J.P., Anderson, R.G., Creaser, R.A., and Heaman, L.M., “Lifespan of a porphyry Mo deposit”.

(12 Jan 2010)


Ramsay Medal awarded to Guo Jiulin (Cole)

Guo Jiulin (better known to us all as Cole) has been awarded the Ramsay Medal for the best postgraduate paper in 2009 at the Tectonic Studies Group meeting in Birmingham, Jan 2010. The citation is Guo, J, McCaffrey, J., Jones, R., Holdsworth, R., 2009, The spatial heterogeneity of structures in high porosity sandstones: variation and granularity effects in orientation data, Journal of Structural Geology 31(7), 628-636.

(12 Jan 2010)


PhD Opportunities 2010

(1 Dec 2009) » More about PhD Opportunities 2010


Kathy Mather - Yellowknife Geoscience Forum Award

Kathy Mather won the best student talk prize at the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum on November 19th – reward for enduring -20C temperatures! Kathy's talk was: A New Look at Slave Lithosphere Palaeogeotherms and the “Diamond Window” This is an exploration orientated conference of circa 400 people and the prize usually goes to a Canadian student, so well done Kathy.

(21 Nov 2009)


Welcome: Shmulik Marco

(7 Sep 2009) » More about Welcome: Shmulik Marco


Stalagmites Provide Clues to Changing Rainfall Patterns

(23 Jun 2009) » More about Stalagmites Provide Clues to Changing Rainfall Patterns


Bob Holdsworth - Leverhulme Research Fellowship

(15 Jun 2009) » More about Bob Holdsworth - Leverhulme Research Fellowship


Congratulations to Colin Macpherson - promoted

(15 Jun 2009) » More about Congratulations to Colin Macpherson - promoted


PESGB Svalbard Field Trip

(5 Jun 2009) » More about PESGB Svalbard Field Trip


A tribute to Dr G.A.L. Johnson

(26 May 2009) » More about A tribute to Dr G.A.L. Johnson


Congratulations to Dave Selby - promoted

(21 May 2009) » More about Congratulations to Dave Selby - promoted


Earth Sciences Open Day - 1st Sept 2009

(20 May 2009) » More about Earth Sciences Open Day - 1st Sept 2009


Earth Sciences Success in the Complete University Guide

(1 May 2009) » More about Earth Sciences Success in the Complete University Guide


The Norman H. Foster Memorial Grant

(30 Apr 2009) » More about The Norman H. Foster Memorial Grant


Scientists prepare to travel to Italian earthquake disaster zone

(7 Apr 2009) » More about Scientists prepare to travel to Italian earthquake disaster zone


3D volcano mapping in the hottest place on Earth

(18 Mar 2009) » More about 3D volcano mapping in the hottest place on Earth


Petroleum Geoscience Research Forum winners

(17 Mar 2009) » More about Petroleum Geoscience Research Forum winners


Claire McLeod: competition winner

(13 Mar 2009) » More about Claire McLeod: competition winner


Steve Smith wins AGU award

(6 Feb 2009) » More about Steve Smith wins AGU award


Tectonic Studies Group successes

There was a strong Department of Earth Sciences presence at the recent Tectonic Studies Group (TSG) annual general meeting, held at Keele University over 6th-8th January 2009. Twelve staff and postgraduate students attended. Richard Walker was awarded the Shell Prize for overall best postgraduate presentation and also won the Prize for overall best postgraduate presentation. David Moy was runner up for the poster prize. Claudia Carter-Pike was runner up for the TSG Dave Johnson Mapping Prize.

(9 Jan 2009)


William Smith Fund

(5 Jan 2009) » More about William Smith Fund


Success in RAE 2008

(23 Dec 2008) » More about Success in RAE 2008


Postgraduate Opportunities for 2009

(10 Dec 2008) » More about Postgraduate Opportunities for 2009


Out of Africa - Geol Soc Feature

(14 Oct 2008) » More about Out of Africa - Geol Soc Feature


It's official: geology rocks

(11 Sep 2008) » More about It's official: geology rocks


Earth Sciences publishes in Science with a BANG

(1 Sep 2008) » More about Earth Sciences publishes in Science with a BANG


Durham at the International Geological Congress

(26 Aug 2008) » More about Durham at the International Geological Congress


Earth Science Contribute to BBC1 'Britain from Above' series

(26 Aug 2008) » More about Earth Science Contribute to BBC1 'Britain from Above' series


Earth Sciences Open Day

(29 Jul 2008) » More about Earth Sciences Open Day


Keynote talks and more at Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, Canada

(28 Jul 2008) » More about Keynote talks and more at Goldschmidt 2008, Vancouver, Canada


Azores keynote

(10 Jul 2008) » More about Azores keynote


Mid-Atlantic Ridge research cruise

(10 Jul 2008) » More about Mid-Atlantic Ridge research cruise


Maurice Tucker award

(23 Jun 2008) » More about Maurice Tucker award


Earth Sciences promotions

(17 Jun 2008) » More about Earth Sciences promotions


Report confirms drilling, not earthquake, caused Java mud volcano

(9 Jun 2008) » More about Report confirms drilling, not earthquake, caused Java mud volcano


Durham experts board Britain's Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook

The Durham experts will lead an international team of 12 scientists aboard Britain's Royal Research Ship (RRS) James Cook which will set sail from Ponta Delgada, San Miguel, in the Azores, on 23 May 2008.

(15 May 2008)


Durham postgrads win AAPG awards

(15 May 2008) » More about Durham postgrads win AAPG awards


Dominic Maloney wins BG award

(15 Apr 2008) » More about Dominic Maloney wins BG award


Durham Geochemists edit special volume on highly siderophile elements

(17 Mar 2008) » More about Durham Geochemists edit special volume on highly siderophile elements


The Guardian features Durham research on carbon storage in peatlands

(11 Feb 2008) » More about The Guardian features Durham research on carbon storage in peatlands


A Petrophysical extravaganza

(1 Feb 2008) » More about A Petrophysical extravaganza


Steve Smith wins the Geological Society President's Award

(1 Feb 2008) » More about Steve Smith wins the Geological Society President's Award


Durham geochemists explain problematic signatures from the Earth's core

(30 Jan 2008) » More about Durham geochemists explain problematic signatures from the Earth's core


£1M NERC research grant to investigate subduction zone dynamics

(23 Jan 2008) » More about £1M NERC research grant to investigate subduction zone dynamics


David Meadows shortlisted for Young Author award

(23 Jan 2008) » More about David Meadows shortlisted for Young Author award


Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium awards

(23 Jan 2008) » More about Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium awards


Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium provides seabed instruments for a seismic undershoot of Montserrat volcano

(23 Jan 2008) » More about Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium provides seabed instruments for a seismic undershoot of Montserrat volcano


Overpressure 2008: Present and Future Challenges – A Research Conference

(22 Jan 2008) » More about Overpressure 2008: Present and Future Challenges – A Research Conference


NERC Science and Innovations programme, UK-IODP Industrial Liaison Panel

(21 Jan 2008) » More about NERC Science and Innovations programme, UK-IODP Industrial Liaison Panel


VMSG meeting: Durham achievements

(15 Jan 2008) » More about VMSG meeting: Durham achievements


Tectonic Studies Group successes

(11 Jan 2008) » More about Tectonic Studies Group successes


Can scientists save the world?

(8 Jan 2008) » More about Can scientists save the world?


Geology graduate tackles the Arctic

(8 Jan 2008) » More about Geology graduate tackles the Arctic


Mike O'Hara awarded Hess Medal

(8 Jan 2008) » More about Mike O'Hara awarded Hess Medal


Fred Worrall: Daily Telegraph interview

Fred Worrall was recently interviewed by the Daily Telegraph, on the carbon storage potential of Britain's peatlands. The full interview can be found via this link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/main.jhtml?xml=/earth/2007/12/15/eapeat115.xml

(19 Dec 2007)


Marie Curie Research Fellowship

Lisa Baldini has been awarded a Marie Curie Research Fellowship to work on a project titled "INTRA-CONTINENTAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION USING STALAGMITE ISOTOPES AND TRACE ELEMENTS (INSITE)" for the next two years. This project will provide a major route for building further links between the geochemical and earth systems research themes. I am sure you will all join me in congratulating Lisa on her successful application.

(12 Dec 2007)


Prof Richard Davies: Aberconway Medal

(28 Nov 2007) » More about Prof Richard Davies: Aberconway Medal


Earthquake recurrence in central Italy

(17 Sep 2007) » More about Earthquake recurrence in central Italy


Crust generation history revealed by analysis of platinum-group alloys

(13 Sep 2007) » More about Crust generation history revealed by analysis of platinum-group alloys


Elements Magazine Edited by Durham Earth Scientists

Elements Magazine front cover

(13 Sep 2007) » More about Elements Magazine Edited by Durham Earth Scientists


Amphibole “sponge” in arc crust?

(28 Aug 2007) » More about Amphibole “sponge” in arc crust?


Excellence in supervision award to Bob Holdsworth

(24 Aug 2007) » More about Excellence in supervision award to Bob Holdsworth


Dating gold deposits: new research

(23 Aug 2007) » More about Dating gold deposits: new research


Royal Astronomical Society Blackwell Prize for Sophie Bassett

(23 Aug 2007) » More about Royal Astronomical Society Blackwell Prize for Sophie Bassett


CeREES passes funding milestone

(2 Aug 2007) » More about CeREES passes funding milestone


Durham research on mud volcano eruption

(2 Aug 2007) » More about Durham research on mud volcano eruption


Arctic coastlines explained

Lena delta satellite image

(24 Jul 2007) » More about Arctic coastlines explained


OBIC awarded NERC facility contract

OBIC images

(3 Jul 2007) » More about OBIC awarded NERC facility contract


Rift to Ridge keynote

(3 Jul 2007) » More about Rift to Ridge keynote


Alluvial fans conference award

(27 Jun 2007) » More about Alluvial fans conference award


Department prizes

(27 Jun 2007) » More about Department prizes


NERC facilities awards

(27 Jun 2007) » More about NERC facilities awards


Welcome to Dr Nicola De Paola

(27 Jun 2007) » More about Welcome to Dr Nicola De Paola


Fossil bacteria in 200 million year old carbonates

(17 May 2007) » More about Fossil bacteria in 200 million year old carbonates


New insights on crustal growth

(27 Apr 2007) » More about New insights on crustal growth


New work on carbon storage features on BBC news

(30 Mar 2007) » More about New work on carbon storage features on BBC news


A new way to track bird migration

(27 Mar 2007) » More about A new way to track bird migration


Bringing Science to Life

(19 Mar 2007) » More about Bringing Science to Life


Steve Parman: Houtermans Medal

(14 Mar 2007) » More about Steve Parman: Houtermans Medal


Major international research voyage

(7 Mar 2007) » More about Major international research voyage


AHGS has secured official recognition from the Geological Society of London

(21 Feb 2007) » More about AHGS has secured official recognition from the Geological Society of London


Research ship RRS James Cook

(13 Feb 2007) » More about Research ship RRS James Cook


Mud volcano in Java may continue to erupt for months and possibly years

The first scientific report into the causes and impact of Lusi, the Indonesian mud volcano, reveals that the 2006 eruption will continue to erupt and spew out between 7,000 and 150,000 cubic metres of mud a day for months, if not years to come, leaving at least 10 km2 around the volcano vent uninhabitable for years and over 11,000 people permanently displaced.

(24 Jan 2007)


Excellence in Teaching Award

(21 Dec 2006) » More about Excellence in Teaching Award


Durham duo win Geological Society Awards

(8 Dec 2006) » More about Durham duo win Geological Society Awards


Strength under the Amazon

(30 Nov 2006) » More about Strength under the Amazon


Slater Fellowship at University College

(23 Nov 2006) » More about Slater Fellowship at University College


A new model for sandstone 'injectites'

(2 Nov 2006) » More about A new model for sandstone 'injectites'


Welcome to Dr Anupam Chattopadhyay

(2 Nov 2006) » More about Welcome to Dr Anupam Chattopadhyay


Magma chamber recharge at Vesuvius

(29 Sep 2006) » More about Magma chamber recharge at Vesuvius


New research on Precambrian glaciation

(25 Sep 2006) » More about New research on Precambrian glaciation


Arthur Holmes Geological Society Fresher's field trip

(20 Sep 2006) » More about Arthur Holmes Geological Society Fresher's field trip


Welcome to Prof Steffen Bergh

(6 Sep 2006) » More about Welcome to Prof Steffen Bergh


New staff member: Joanne Peterkin

(5 Sep 2006) » More about New staff member: Joanne Peterkin


Undergraduate Awards

(5 Sep 2006) » More about Undergraduate Awards


PhD Scholarship Programme

(11 Jul 2006) » More about PhD Scholarship Programme


Stuart Jones: SEA of the Year

Stuart Jones Collecting Award

(7 Jul 2006) » More about Stuart Jones: SEA of the Year


Bullerwell Lecture - Glenn Milne

(16 Jun 2006) » More about Bullerwell Lecture - Glenn Milne


New Fully Funded PhD studentship opportunities

(23 May 2006) » More about New Fully Funded PhD studentship opportunities


Yaoling Niu: GSA Fellow

We are pleased to announce that Prof Yaoling Niu has been elected as a GSA Fellow for 2006. This is based on merit and requires a substantial body of internationally recognised research – so well done to Yaoling!

(23 May 2006)


Geol Soc Northern Group

This year has seen the re-launch of a Northern Group of the Geological Society. It gives geologists in the Northeast a chance to meet and network. Following a successful meeting in February, there will be two talks on Tuesday May 23rd, starting at 6 pm: Geothermal Energy in Weardale (D. Manning, Newcastle) and Reaction Fronts in Sedimentary Basins (R. Davies, Durham). The venue is Central Square, Newcastle. Contact Mark Allen for more information (m.b.allen@durham.ac.uk)

(16 May 2006)


Prof Holdsworth elected to Geol Soc Council

Bob Holdsworth has been elected to the Council of the Geological Society, London, gaining votes from 60% of the Society members who voted. He will serve on the Council for the next three years, from May 11th 2006.

(16 May 2006)


California earthquake study

Prof Gillian Foulger has received a US$185,000 grant from the Department of Energy, to study industrially induced earthquakes in the Coso exploited geothermal reservoir, California

(10 May 2006)


New appointment: James Baldini

Dr James Baldini, currently at UCD in Ireland, starts Sept 1st 2006 as a lecturer in the Earth Sciences Department. His research interests focus on using climate proxies to understand the causes of Milankovitch and suborbital-scale climate change. Specifically, he works on the reconstruction on palaeoclmate using climatic signals recorded in stalagmites.

(10 May 2006)


New appointment: Jeroen van Hunen

Dr Jeroen van Hunen, currently at ETH Zurich, will start on Oct 1st 2006 as a lecturer in the Earth Sciences Department. His research focuses on computational geodynamics, with a particular interest in interactions between the lithosphere and underlying mantle.

(10 May 2006)


Annie Greenly fund

Steven Smith has been awarded the Annie Greenly Fund by the Geological Society of London to support his studies in Italy toward his PhD. Well Done Steve!

(24 Apr 2006)


Christopherson/Knott Fellowship

Dr Christine Peirce has been awarded one of the University Christopherson/Knott Fellowships for next year. It is rare for one of these to go to a non-Professorial member of staff, so especially well done, Chris

(24 Apr 2006)


Funded PhD Project in Marine Geophysics

(11 Apr 2006) » More about Funded PhD Project in Marine Geophysics


Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms

(6 Mar 2006) » More about Plates, Plumes, and Paradigms


Sir Kingsley Dunham studentship

(13 Feb 2006) » More about Sir Kingsley Dunham studentship


Rocks and Landscape of the North Pennines

(10 Feb 2006) » More about Rocks and Landscape of the North Pennines


Special seminar Monday 13th Feb: The Middle Pleistocene Transition

(8 Feb 2006) » More about Special seminar Monday 13th Feb: The Middle Pleistocene Transition


Postgrad wins International Midland Valley Structural Geology Prize 2005

(25 Jan 2006) » More about The


Dr Nicola De Paola Geological Society of London Young Author 2005

(9 Jan 2006) » More about Dr Nicola De Paola Geological Society of London Young Author 2005


EU grant award

(9 Jan 2006) » More about The Award


Landmark Software Grant

(9 Jan 2006) » More about Landmark Software Grant


Three staff win awards from the Geological Society.

(20 Dec 2005) » More about the awards


Durham Centre for Terrestrial Laser Scanning

Led by Earth Sciences, a number of Departments and research centres at the University of Durham, together with Halcrow Group Ltd and Geospatial Research Ltd have established the Durham Centre for Terrestrial Laser Scanning (CeTLS

(13 Dec 2005) » More about Terrestrial Laser Scanning


Richard Davies appointed as CeREES Director

(13 Dec 2005) » More about CeREES Director


Howard Armstrong has been awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Howard on being awarded an Excellence in Teaching Award by the University. This is the fourth award in a row for this Department.

(12 Dec 2005)


New Member of Staff - Holly Morgan

Please welcome Holly, who is a new member of the Administrative staff. Holly will be assisting Karen and Janice.

(8 Dec 2005)


SRIF3 Funding Success

CeREES put together a successful joint SRIF bid for £2.6M with the Durham Centre for Renewable Energy entitled "Durham Energy Research: Renewable and Earth Energy Resources for a Sustainable Future".

(8 Dec 2005) » More about SRIF3 Funding Success


Durham Earth Science PhD Student Receives National Award

(6 Dec 2005) » More about Fearnsides Prize


Professor Gillian Foulger, Earth Sciences, wins Royal Astronomical Society’s Price Medal.

(19 Oct 2005) » More about The Award


Researchers in the Department of Earth Sciences unravel a long-outstanding problem on ice age climate change and sea-level rise.

(17 Oct 2005) » More about Researchers in the Department of Earth Sciences unravel a long-outstanding problem on ice age climate change and sea-level rise.


University of the Year 2005/06

Durham University has secured the title of ‘University of the Year’ in the new Sunday Times annual guide to universities.

(17 Oct 2005)