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PhD student Emiel de Lange was awarded an Early Career Grant by the National Geographic Society

Emiel  de  Lange, PhD student, has  been  awarded  an  Early  Career  grant  by  the  National Geographic Society.

Emiel will receive $10K towards his project ‘Improving conservation behaviour change communications’.

Emiel with a local family in Cambodia
Double win for Frazer Christie and Richard Delf at the SAGES Annual Science Meeting 2018. 

It was a double success win for Edinburgh PhD students Frazer Christie (recent graduate); and Richard Delf at the recent Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Society and Environment (SAGES) Annual Science Meeting in Dunblane, 15-16 November 2018. 

Double win for PhD students Frazer Christie (recent graduate); and Richard Delf at SAGES
Scientists studying glacier movements in the world’s highest mountains have gained valuable insights into how they are responding to changing climates.
Mera glacier in Nepal.  Image credit:  Amaury Dehecq
A picture of a red fox on the hunt in the Canadian Arctic has secured a national photography award for a PhD student at the School of GeoSciences.

Sandra Angers-Blondin, who is studying in the School of GeoSciences, was the student winner in the Dynamic Ecosystems category of the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.

A red fox (Vulpes vulpes) hunting for tundra voles and lemmings in the Canadian Arctic
New Lecturer in Marine Science, Dr Sian Henley
Dr Sian Henley, Lecturer in Marine Science
Antarctica’s mountainous landscape was shaped by rivers rather than carved by glaciers as previously thought, a study has revealed.
Camp in the Transantarctic Mountains with the Olympus Range in the background.
PhD Student Megan O'Donnell to spend a week working in Lyon with French school children conducting science workshops in English.
PhD Student Megan O'Donnell to spend a week working in Lyon with school children conducting science workshops
Double whammy win for E3 DTP GeoEnergy students Jonny Scafidi and Fiona Todd at ETP annual conference

It was a double whammy win for Edinburgh GeoScience PhD students at the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) annual conference in Glasgow on 29th October. Both Jonny Scafidi and Fiona Todd were awarded best presentation for their respective theme sessions.

E3 DTP GeoEnergy students Jonny Scafidi and Fiona Todd win best presentation awards at ETP Conference.
Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows.
High availability of tobacco raises smoking rates in mothers-to-be.  Image credit: Getty Images
Scientists have assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Amazon.
Amazon failing to keep up with climate change.  Image credit: Adriane Esquivel Muelbert

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