Research News

A prehistoric crocodile that lived around 180 million years ago has been identified – almost 250 years after the discovery of its fossil remains.

A fossil skull found in a Bavarian town in the 1770s has been recognised as the now-extinct species Mystriosaurus laurillardi, which lived in tropical waters during the Jurassic Period.

Professor Andrew Dugmore from the School of GeoSceinces has been included in the St Andrews Article Prize in European Environmental History.  

The University has reinforced its commitment to collaborating with leading European universities by announcing a partnership with the University of Helsinki.

Leaders from both institutions have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) which will focus on human genomics and forestry.

North Sea oil and gas rigs could be modified to pump vast quantities of carbon dioxide emissions into rocks below the seabed, research shows.

Refitting old platforms to act as pumping stations for self-contained CO2 storage sites would be 10 times cheaper than decommissioning the structures, researchers say.

Congratulations to Professor Ian Main, who has received the 2019 Ed Lorenz Lectureship award from The American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Professor Main has been selected in recognition of his original contributions to the field of nonlinear geophysics.

Carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and securely stored beneath deep-seated and impermeable underground rocks, new research shows.

The findings provide further evidence that a developing technology known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), in which CO2 emissions from industry are collected and transported for storage underground, is safe.

Uncharted regions of the Atlantic will be mapped for the first time as marine scientists assess its health.

A team of researchers from countries bordering the ocean are embarking on a €10 million, four-year project to analyse its ecosystems, from Iceland to South America. 

€10M Atlantic survey to assess ocean’s health
Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate – up to a metre a day – has been revealed with drone surveys.

Storms in the Canadian Arctic are washing away increasing amounts of coastal permafrost – frozen ground – which is exposed when sea ice melts during the summer.

Excellence in Geology Award for Steve

Dr Steve Brusatte has been awarded with the ‘Clough Memorial Award’ by the Clough Committee of the Edinburgh Geological Society.

Dr Steve Brusatte has been awarded with the ‘Clough Memorial Award’ by the Clough Committee of the Edinburgh Geological Society.

Congratulations to DTP student Sarah Donoghue who has been selected to perform her 3MT presentation at the University Final on the 27th June.

3MT University Final for DTP Student Sarah Donoghue

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