An insight into the ecology, geomorphology, and ecosystems provided by salt marshes
A mission to solve unanswered questions about one of the most remote and least-studied wilderness areas on our planet.
School Member Lecture, 25 January 2017
Why are scientists wrapping glaciers in plastic?
What is dust? How does it get into the atmosphere and shape our climate? Dr Rob Bryant from the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield joined us to discuss.
How do we predict earthquakes? They’re just like London buses, according to Rebecca Bell from Imperial College. In this podcast we discuss hazards, plate tectonics, and how they’re studied.
Exploring coasts as dynamic and changing systems
A module focused on glaciers and glaciation, with two of the lessons dealing specifically with aspects of geology and geological time
An overview of the El Nino effect and its impacts upon development
A look at the new National Park designation
The changing landscape of the Marshlands of Iraq
The Problem of Desertification in China
Tourists are increasingly looking beyond the standard destinations and instead are favouring more unusual holiday activities in more distant places
What are the causes and consequences of increasing deforestation in the Amazon?
Intense periods of snow fall in two regions of the world caused a series of deadly avalanches in early 2015.
Boscastle - diary of a deluge.
The frequency with which dangerous avalanches occur in the Carpathian mountains is comparable with the rest of Europe and North America, yet observations of their causes in this region are relatively understudied
Not all hazards are natural: a red mudflow from an industrial reservoir devastated parts of Hungary recently, killing nine people.
Pupils will learn that rivers and river systems, are dynamic; changing the landscape in visible and at times dramatic ways
A compelling case can be made for studying Russia as part of KS3 geography. Quite simply, geography is the study of the world and Russia is the world’s largest country!
The geography, geomorphology and geology of the National Park, with links to sources of further information and details about the fieldwork that can be carried out in different areas of the park
The Jurassic Coast of Dorset and East Devon is a 95 mile stretch of coastline that demonstrates 185 million years of geological history
In December 2015 and January 2015 the UK experienced extreme flooding as a result of Storm Desmond, Storm Eva and Storm Frank
This unit of work teaches resilience in the context of water and flooding
The purpose of this unit of work is to introduce students to a fascinating area of physical geography: glacial environments
This module appeals to students' sense of wonder and adventure, virtually dropping them into dramatic places above and below ground and allowing them to explore the physical processes that formed them and continue to shape them
The purpose of this module is to stimulate an interest in and a sense of wonder about places
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on Australia
This module, comprising of six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes
The aim of the module is to develop an enquiry on the Polar region of Antarctica focusing on Shackleton’s 1914–17 Endurance Expedition
In January 2014 new research revealed that Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica was much more susceptible to climate change and ocean variability than previously thought
How GIS has been used to enable erosion rates to be monitored along this important section of coastline in future years
This module, comprising six lessons, or half a term’s work, will focus on the United States of America
Dunwich was once one of the largest towns in England. However, the majority of the former town is now in ruins beneath the sea due to ongoing cliff retreat.
In early January 2014, at the same time that North America was experiencing heavy snow storms and sub-zero temperatures, the UK was also facing its own package of extreme weather.
How and why is a dam in China affecting millions of people in south-east Asia?
Was Spain right to abandon its Ebro River development project?
Lake Turkana is currently the world’s largest lake found within a desert region and there are fears for its future as a means of sustaining both local economies and ecology.
This research analyses glacial retreat in the Turgen Mountains, northwestern Mongolia.
Antarctica: the geography behind a record breaking trek
Synoptic geography in practice: the Water Framework Directive
Why are global media TNCs locating in cold environments?
Colorado - how are river processes being managed?
How is the UK's coastal environment and its management changing?
At their most mysterious, sinkholes can make it seem like the earth is opening up and swallowing people and their possessions whole.
Why 59 dams may help to ease China's potential water security issues
A new large scale hydroelectric dam, the Belo Monte, is due to be completed in 2016 on the Xingu River in the state of Pará, Brazil
How can the Quaternary Period help us relate to the present?
CO2 is being pumped into a Staffordshire forests by scientists from the University of Birmingham. Why? To explore the effects of increased greenhouse gas emissions as a result of climate change
Can a trip to the remote wilderness of Antarctica be sustainable? Why is Antarctica such a desirable holiday location and what risks do these ventures bring?
Richard Leafe is Chief Executive of the Lake District National Park Authority
Dr Kimberley Peters, Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Liverpool talks to us about the Governance of the Oceans
Professor Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chanchellor for Research and Enterprise at the University of East Anglia talks to us about landslides and risks
Henry Burgess is the Deputy Head of the Polar Regions Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Dr Bethan Davies is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences Aberystwyth University
Dr Kathryn Adamson is a Lecturer in physical geography at Queen Mary University of London
David Sear is a Professor in physical geography at the University of Southampton
Ulrich Kamp, Associate Professor in Geography, University of Montana, USA
Alan Werrity, Professor in Geography, University of Dundee
What is the Jurassic Coast and why is it so special?
Professor Nicholas Owens
Dr Sian Davis Vollum
On Friday 21 July 2017, an earthquake hit just off the coast of the Greek Island of Kos, and Turkish city of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea.
An insight into Shackleton's Endurance expedition.
An overview of the geography of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes
Find out about the historic 1953 expedition and discover what the impact has been on the people and places of the Himalaya region.
In 1895, the International Geographical Congress claimed 'the exploration of the Antarctic region is the greatest piece of geographical exploration still to be undertaken'.
The Azure window, known as Tieqa tad-Dwerja on Gozo Island, collapsed into the sea during a storm in March 2017.
Living with typhoons: Disaster Management in rural Taiwan
Pole of Cold - What does winter mean to you?
Ice River – A journey to Zanskar in Winter: Tourism in an Extreme Environment
The ‘Grand Alpine Tour’, undertaken in the summer of 2014, encompassed a six thousand mile journey through some of the Alps’ toughest terrain
Tales of exploration usually involve courageous explorers, but what of those people who supported them?
Past climate and glaciation of the Drakensberg Mountains, southern Africa
Life on the Margins: Natural Hazards in the Gobi Desert
Written by David Holmes
Dr Richard Waller, Keele University
An overview of the geography of Russia
A poster to show more about key ideas and processes within the geography curriculum
Deforestation has been on the global political and social agenda for a number of decades, but it is only now with the link between deforestation and climate change that there is new awareness
Big rivers can be found in all of the world’s continents and in every region, across the sub-tropics, high-latitudes and equator.
The Mekong River is a biodiversity hotspot of global significance, threatened by rapid hydro-power development. We explain why preserving the Mekong's annual flooding is integral to the future of the river and its delta
Professor Alun Hubbard tells us about his research in Greenland, looking specifically at glacial melt and retreat
Who were the explorers who explored all parts of the world in the nineteenth century?
Passport to the Poles uses the Polar First record-breaking helicopter journey by Jennifer Murray and Colin Bodill around the world via the two Polar Regions as a focus for stimulating and engaging educational resources
Wherever you go, in town or countryside, it is very difficult to escape vegetation.
Written by Dr Peter Knight and Dr Richard Waller from the School of Physical and Geographical Sciences, Keele University
Written by Martin Evans, Professor of Geomorphology, School of Environment, University of Manchester
Written by Joanna Bullard, Professor of Physical Geography, Loughborough University
An introduction to the theory of ecological systems through dynamics such as trophic levels and food webs
We asked a range of experts who work on issues surrounding Antarctica to tell us why Antarctica matters to them…
Ideas for rivers fieldwork
Ideas for coastal processes
Ideas for fieldwork based on water management
This module has been designed to enable students to learn and practice a variety of fieldwork techniques in their school grounds
The fluvial system: lessons using data skills
This resource explores the Hunstanton area of NW Norfolk, and the stretch of coastline on either side, which borders The Wash in the East of England
In this podcast, we discuss the carbon cycle and ice shelves with Professor Grant Bigg.
In this podcast with Dr Ingrid A. Medby, we discuss how the Arctic is governed and how this impacts place identity.
In this podcast Dr Ann Rowan joins us to discuss how glacier surfaces evolve over time.
In this podcast with Professor Julian Dowdeswell, we discuss glaciers, ice-caps and the Weddell Sea Expedition.
In this podcast, Terri Freemantle discusses how earth observation data helps us to understand locational change.
In this podcast we explore how sand mining is contributing to erosion.
River and coastal fieldwork approaches that are directly relevant to ‘real-world’ professional industries, career paths, and activities
The Galapagos Islands are an isolated group of volcanic islands, situated 1,000km from the coast of Ecuador
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