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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

New book klaxon: Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

We are delighted to announce publication of the second edition of Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology, authored by Bruce Yardley and our very own Clare Warren.

 the second edition of Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology

Attached is a copy of the cover; the photo is of a garnet gneiss from Shetland.

8th February 2021

Virtual Microscope - revised and relaunched

Launched in 2012, our Virtual Microscope open-access website has been relaunched following a makeover in early 2021.

The relaunch coincides with the addition of around 200 more geological samples in three new university collections.

20th January 2021

Professor Mark Brandon awarded MBE

Professor of Polar Oceanography, Mark Brandon has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year 2021 Honours for services to Polar Science.

Mark said he owes this award to the OU, giving him the opportunities to conduct his research and be involved with exemplary outreach projects.

4th January 2021

Vote Now Closed: Vote for the OU in ‘Fertilise the Future’ shortlist

The OU's Floodplain Meadows Partnership is in the running to secure up to £180,000 of funding in Ecover's Fertilise the Future challenge and we need the help of the OU family to win!

Fertilise the Future provides grants for innovative green research and projects that can make a real difference to our planet. After making the shortlist, our Floodplain Meadows project is now going head to head with other eco-pioneers in a 'People's Choice' vote on social media.

1st December 2020

Congratulations to Clare Warren, Professor of Metamorphic Geology

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Professor in our School.

In recognition of her sustained & exceptional success, Clare Warren has been promoted to Professor of Metamorphic Geology.

20th November 2020

Engaging with space technology to address malaria in Guyana

Staff from EEES are working with others from across the Open University on a new engaged research project.

17th November 2020

New Blog: Tales from the Quadrat

Tales from the Quadrat is a new blog by EEES Ecosystems PhD student Vicky Bowskill.

11th November 2020

Welcome to the new and improved EEES website

Welcome to our new and improved website. This new version is more accessible and easier to navigate.

Our mission is to provide a world-class centre for environment, Earth and ecosystems teaching, research and knowledge exchange that promotes social and environmental justice and empowers scientific citizens. This requires effective communication with up-to-date information.

15th October 2020

Ecologists publish a ‘roadmap’ of the future of teaching and learning

In an initiative supported by EEES and the British Ecological Society, the first horizon scan of teaching and learning in ecology has been conducted. 

The outcomes of this work have been accepted for publication in Oikos.

14th October 2020

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Applications closed: Floodplain Meadows Partnership Research Associate

We are looking for a Research Associate to work within the Floodplain Meadows Partnership team in EEES. The post is fixed-term and part-time.

12th October 2021

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

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6th July 2021
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