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New research: exploring the reproductive complexity of plants

New research published in the high-profile journal Science has explored the reproductive complexity of plants.

 The researchers found that the reproductive complexity of plants increased in two separate pulses during the course of plant evolution.

21st September 2021

Applications closed: Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK’s largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education.

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6th July 2021

Artificial reefs could restore sea urchin populations and coral reef

New research has found that strategically placed artificial reefs in the sea could be used to stimulate population recovery in a keystone species. This could help to restore coral reefs in the Caribbean.

The researchers are from the School of Environment Earth and Ecosystems in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Drs Max Bodmer (previous an OU PhD student), Phil Wheeler, Pallavi Anand and Shannon Cameron (current OU student).

20th May 2021

New qualification: Single Honours Geology

BSc (Hons) Geology (R53)

Discover how our planet works and decipher the clues to its remarkable history. Read the record of past climates, volcanic eruptions, extinction events and the history of life, while exploring sustainable solutions to some key challenges for society.

19th May 2021

Changes in global rainfall in the past give future climate change insight

Open University (OU) researchers from the School of Environment Earth and Ecosystems in the Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Drs Katrina Nilsson-Kerr (previous OU PhD student), Pallavi Anand (project lead) and Philip Holden, carried out an integrated data-model study to show that differences in the large-scale tropical rainfall pattern, including monsoon, are sensitive to climatic changes, thousands of years ago.

18th May 2021

Voice of the Future 2021

Shannon Cameron and Sophie Alexander recenly took part in Voice of the Future 2021.

Shannon and Sophie worked with Dr Pallavi Anand to develop questions and attended the event. It was a great team effort.

18th May 2021

EEES Secures Athena SWAN Bronze

We are delighted to announce that the School of Environment, Earth & Ecosystem Sciences has secured our first Athena SWAN Bronze award.

The Self-Assessment Team was led by Elaine McPherson and Helen Payne, with contributions from: Clare Lawson; Fiona Aiken; Yoseph Araya; Marcus Badger; Sophie Alexander; Jennie Bellamy; Fran Jenner; David Johnson; Mark Brandon; and Richard Holliman (see right).

6th May 2021

Seeking volunteers to co-design citizen science

Are you interested in nature, biodiversity, the environment as well as technology? Would you like to contribute to the development of technological services for citizen science? 

11th March 2021

New OU/BBC Series: Gold Town

Dr Julie Robson from EEES has been working alongside colleagues from FASS as an academic consultant on a new OU/BBC series called Gold Town. Starting on Sunday 7 March (21.00), this series will be on BBC Scotland (a digital channel).

1st March 2021

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New research: exploring the reproductive complexity of plants

New research published in the high-profile journal Science has explored the reproductive complexity of plants.

21st September 2021

Applications closed: Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability

Change your career, change lives

6th July 2021

Artificial reefs could restore sea urchin populations and coral reef

New research has found that strategically placed artificial reefs in the sea could be used to stimulate population recovery in a keystone species. This could help to restore coral reefs in the Caribbean.

20th May 2021
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