Distinguished Aber Geographers celebrate their Diamond Wedding
13 September 2022
On 12th August 1961, John Rodda and Annabel Edwards were married in the charming 15th century parish church of Knowle in Warwickshire. They first met in the South Practical Room in what was then the Department of Geography and Anthropology on the old foundry site in Alexandra Road.
Climate change research festival at Aberystwyth University looks ahead to COP26 challenges
06 October 2021
Climate change experts will gather at Aberystwyth University for a week of events to discuss challenges ahead of the COP26 summit.
Microbe build-up on Greenland could mean more ice loss says research
25 June 2021
The Greenland Ice Sheet could be under threat from microbes on its surface multiplying faster than they are washed away in a warming climate, according to new research from Aberystwyth University.
Online engagement event set to encourage Girls into Geoscience
11 June 2021
Young female and nonbinary people across the UK and Ireland are being encouraged to consider a career in geoscience with a virtual event day in June.
Fibre-optics used to take the temperature of Greenland Ice Sheet
14 May 2021
Scientists have used fibre-optic sensing to obtain the most detailed measurements of ice properties ever taken on the Greenland Ice Sheet.
92% of Alpine glaciers could disappear by the end of this century, researchers say
07 December 2020
Climate change could result in the loss of up to 92% of glaciers in the Alps by the end of this century according to new research findings.
Sea-level rise will have complex consequences
05 November 2020
Rising sea levels will affect coasts and human societies in complex and unpredictable ways, according to a new study that examined 12,000 years in which a large island became a cluster of smaller ones.
Study highlights climate mitigation potential of encouraging Earth’s forests to regenerate naturally
12 October 2020
Allowing forests to grow back naturally should be considered alongside other measures like large-scale tree-planting as a critical nature-based approach to mitigating climate change, according to a major new study that maps potential aboveground carbon accumulation rates for forest regrowth across the globe.
EU funding boost for climate change research
30 July 2020
Three major research projects involving Aberystwyth University scientists have been awarded additional European Union funding of €4.5m (£3.9m).
New platform helps protect and restore threatened mangroves
28 July 2020
A new interactive tool to help conserve and restore the world’s mangrove forests has been launched by a team of international scientists including Aberystwyth University.
‘Sweeping success’ for Aberystwyth University in Welsh awards
16 July 2020
Aberystwyth University is celebrating after its lecturers won almost every award for excellence in Welsh-medium education this year.
Drones capture Greenland ice sheet fracturing as meltwater lake drains
11 December 2019
Aberystwyth University researchers have contributed to a study investigating how the world’s second-largest ice sheet, and the single largest contributor to global sea level rise, is responding to the catastrophic drainage of large meltwater lakes that form on its surface.
Aberystwyth University declares climate emergency and commits to reducing fossil fuel investments
25 November 2019
Aberystwyth University has joined organisations around the world in declaring a climate emergency and has taken steps to reduce its investments in fossil fuels.
What life was like in mental hospitals in the early 20th century
25 November 2019
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Elizabeth Gagen from the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, creates a portrait of Cefn Coed Hospital, which operated in Wales between 1932-2018, and provides a unique insight into life at a mental hospital.
Aberystwyth University pledge to reduce its use of single use plastic
22 October 2019
Aberystwyth University has pledged to continually reduce its use of single use plastic.