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Overriding water table control on managed peatland greenhouse gas emissions

New Nature paper by a team including Fred Worrall, shows the dominant importance of controlling the water table in developing CO2 sinks on peatlands. 
Nature paper on peatland

Jeroen van Hunen EGU Geodynamics Division President

Jeroen van Hunen has been elected as President for the Geodynamics division of the European Geoscience Union Geodynamics.
Jeroen van Hunen EGU GD President

Jenny Jenkins Monitors Recent Iceland Volcanic Eruption

Jenny Jenkins one of new Assistant Professors sent several days in Iceland working with her husband collecting seismic data about the recent Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption.

Jon Gluyas becomes President of Global Geothermal Energy Advancement Association

Professor Jon Gluyas (Director of Durham Energy Institute) is leading a new initiative bringing Industry and Academia together to advance the role of geothermal energy in the energy transition: the newly formed Geothermal Energy Advancement Association (GEAA).
Portrait image of Jon Gluyas

Stephen Mills Scholarships

Two scholarships available for UK students to undertake MSc by research projects in Durham Earth Sciences.
Durham Cathedral

New opportunity to study climate science

We are excited to announce the launch of our new 3 year Climate Science degree course!
New Climate Science Course at Durham Earth Sciences

Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA)

Madeleine Stow received an Outstanding Student Presentation Award (OSPA) for a presentation given at the annual AGU Meeting in December 2020
Madeleine Stow Award

2021 Geochemistry Group’s Early Career Researchers Prominent Lecturer award

Postdoctoral Research Associate Martin Mangler has received the 2021 Geochemistry Group’s Early Career Researchers Prominent Lecturer award.
Martin Mangler

Journal of the Geological Society Early Career Award

The department is delighted to announce that Kit Hardman, a recently completed PhD student in Durham, has been voted the winner of the JGS Early Career Award (2020) by the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Geological Society for his paper.
Kit Hardman on field work

Technical Apprentice leads the way out of lockdown

Technical support has been critical to the safe reopening of the department and its preparations for both online and face-to-face teaching, and for lab-based research.
Samantha Thorpe - an Apprentice Technician