Earth and Environment

Dr Craig Albertson – Beyond Genetics

Dr Craig Albertson – Beyond Genetics

Dr Craig Albertson and his colleagues at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst conduct research in evolutionary developmental (evo-devo) biology. The team’s research focus is at the intersection of genes, development and evolution, using the craniofacial skeleton...

The European Geosciences Union

The European Geosciences Union

Founded in 2002, the European Geosciences Union (EGU) is Europe’s largest geoscience union, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the Earth, planetary, and space sciences for the benefit of humanity, worldwide. Based in Munich, this nonprofit international...

Dr Pascale Champagne – Wastewater In High Latitudes

Dr Pascale Champagne – Wastewater In High Latitudes

Dr Pascale Champagne and her environmental engineering group at Queen’s University are taking a close look at wastewater treatment ponds across Canada, where climate zones range from temperate to high-arctic. By investigating the role of algae and microbes in these...

Breezometer – One, Two, Three, Breathe

Breezometer – One, Two, Three, Breathe

Air pollution has been a growing world problem, amplified by the ever increasing number of people and their consumption patterns. Now, technological progress and big data have merged to enable environmental scientists and engineers at BreezoMeter to address the...

Trees For Cities

Trees For Cities

As the only charity working on an international scale to create greener cities, Trees for Cities has engaged over 70,000 people to plant over 650,000 trees in parks, streets, schools and housing estates across the UK and internationally. Trees for Cities helps to...

Dr Stephanie Kampf – Tracking The Source Of Mountain Streamflow

Dr Stephanie Kampf – Tracking The Source Of Mountain Streamflow

Warmer temperatures can cause mountain snowpacks to decline, especially at lower elevations and in dry climates. Since snow is the number one source of fresh water in many mountainous regions, it is important to understand how its loss will impact water supply for...

Professor Daniel John Jackson – How Animals Fabricate Biominerals

Professor Daniel John Jackson – How Animals Fabricate Biominerals

Professor Daniel J. Jackson and his team at the University of Göttingen use snails and sponges as models to study how animals make biominerals, and to gain insight into how this ability first evolved. The cellular and molecular mechanisms that allow an animal to make...

Professor Suzie Currie – Coping With Stress In An Aquatic World

Professor Suzie Currie – Coping With Stress In An Aquatic World

As high temperatures continue to set records around the globe, aquatic organisms are facing new environmental extremes. Freshwater and marine animals will either adapt to resulting changes in salinity, temperature and oxygen, or face mortality and possible extinction....

American Geophysical Union – Space Physics And Aeronomy

American Geophysical Union – Space Physics And Aeronomy

The Space Physics and Aeronomy (SPA) section of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) is the primary professional organisation for over 2800 scientists, engineers and space weather forecasters across the globe who are actively engaged in trying to understand and...

William Hunt Ralph Hartley – Breaking Free The Stones Of The Past

William Hunt Ralph Hartley – Breaking Free The Stones Of The Past

Professor William Hunt and Ralph Hartley are both experienced archaeologists and anthropologists within the Department of Anthropology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. They have recently returned from the islands of Southeast Alaska, having set out to identify...

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild – Bats In Translation

Dr Mirjam Knörnschild and her group at the Free University Berlin study the acoustic communication and social behaviour of wild bats to understand the evolutionary interplay of social and vocal complexity, the functional significance of culturally transmitted song...

Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster – The Seeds We Sow And The Grain We Reap

Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster – The Seeds We Sow And The Grain We Reap

Much of the world’s population is dependent on just a few crops, with blight and disease an ever-present threat. Dr Corina Vlot-Schuster of the Helmholtz Centre Munich, after many years researching plant defences against pathogenic attack, aims to open the door to...

Professor Karl Forchhammer – Awakening Sleeping Bacteria

Professor Karl Forchhammer – Awakening Sleeping Bacteria

Professor Karl Forchhammer and his colleagues analyse how cyanobacteria can survive and recover from long periods of starvation. They use the model strain Synechocystis PCC 6803, a non-diazotrophic, unicellular cyanobacterium. When deprived of a nitrogen source, the...

The Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration

Small businesses are the creators of jobs and the driving force behind the US economy. Recognising this truth, the US government established the Small Business Administration (SBA) in 1953 in order to help Americans start and develop their own small businesses. As...