Interested in postgraduate study with The Open University, or maybe you just love science? Discover some of the fascinating research our PhD students in School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences have been doing in these introductory articles.
PhD student, Stacy Phillips, explains how researching granites in Eastern Bhutan can give clues about the evolution of the Himalayan mountain belt.Read now ❯How to make a mountain: Investigating crustal melting in the Himalaya
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Haymaking is critical to our heritage meadows, but is later really better?
Meadows are not just about wildflowers, they’re also about hay as an agricultural crop. But they don’t make it like they used to. PhD student, Vicky Bowskill, explains how researching seasonal changes in the nutritional content of hay can help conserve the UK's precious species-rich floodplain meadows.Read now ❯Haymaking is critical to our heritage meadows, but is later really better?
How can fossil fish teeth allow us to understand past deep ocean circulation? PhD student, Sophie Alexander, explains...Read now ❯When did the largest ocean current on Earth start?
Researching the Indian summer monsoon can allow us to develop a better understanding of our changing climate says PhD student, Katrina Nilsson-Kerr.Read now ❯Ancient Rain: Historic monsoons could help us respond to climate change
Less than 10% of the ∼1500 active subaerial volcanoes around the world are monitored with appropriate frequency says PhD student, Nikola Rogic.Read now ❯Automated, satellite-based volcano monitoring
Carbon isotopes found in deep water fossils offer an insight into deep ocean circulation says PhD student, Andrew McIntyre.Read now ❯Deep oceans can help us understand our climate
(...Within the comfort of my office and a computer model). Andreas Wernecke explains his research at The Open University.Read now ❯Exploring the depth of the Antarctic ice sheet...
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Golden Globe Ocean Race: Antarctic ice cliff instability and sea-level predictions
PhD student Andreas Wernecke explores Antarctic ice cliff instability and sea-level predictions.Read now ❯Golden Globe Ocean Race: Antarctic ice cliff instability and sea-level predictions