Ancient climate change solves mystery of vanished South African lakes
Arid regions of South Africa were once home to lakes, a University of Leicester-led study has confirmed.
Fire and ice: the Antarctic volcanoes that hint at our climate future
Professor John Smellie, Honorary Professor in the School of Geology, Geography and the Environment, talks about his career and his love of the...
Rotting fish help solve mystery of how soft tissue fossils form
New research at the University of Leicester has transformed scientists’ understanding of how spectacular fossils with delicate soft tissues form.
River researcher awarded prestigious Fulbright Scholarship
A Leicester expert in river systems has been awarded a prestigious scholarship to expand her research in the USA.
The Cosmic Oasis: Leicester environment experts explore Earth’s biosphere in new popular science book
Environment experts from the University of Leicester will explore human impact on our planet’s delicate biosphere in a new book.
Environment scientists close in on ‘golden spike’ to define Anthropocene
Leicester researchers searching for a ‘golden spike’ to formally define humanity’s current geological period – and acknowledge human impact on our...
Urgent action required to protect world’s coral reefs from disappearing within three decades, warn experts
An international team of environmental scientists have published a series of significant recommendations to protect, conserve and study the...
What do grasshoppers eat? It’s not just grass! New Leicester research shows similarities with mammal teeth like never before
New research led by palaeobiologists at the University of Leicester has identified startling similarities between the mouths of grasshoppers and...
Research aims to improve sleep for people with dementia
Leicester expertise in behavioural science will feed into a research programme helping to find new ways of supporting people with dementia who...
Geologists uncover ‘Goldilocks Zone’ for precious metals in Earth’s crust
Leicester research has identified a new ‘Goldilocks Zone’ in the Earth’s crust which could provide metals vital to the green revolution.