Volcanoes from Space: satellite measurements of magma. Dr Susannah Ebmeier Leeds University SEE

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Dr. Ebmeier investigates different aspects of volcanic activity using satellite remote sensing. In particular, she studies the physical processes that control the character of volcanic activity, including magma storage, edifice growth & collapse, and volcanic interactions. An important aspect of the research using satellite imagery...

Exceptional Preservation of Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos from the Cretaceous of China and Argentina. Dr John Nudds, Manchester University

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Exceptional Preservation of Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos from the Cretaceous of China and Argentina. Dr John Nudds, Manchester University Dinosaur eggs have been known for almost 100 years, but it is still exceptionally rare to find eggs containing any remains of their tiny embryos. I...

AGM and Conversazione

Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre University of Leeds Campus, Leeds

The Geology of Islay, David Webster

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 The Geology of Islay, David Webster.   The Islay archipelago has a great variety of geology: 2-billion-year old gneisses of the Rhinns Complex, a lightly metamorphosed late-Precambrian sedimentary succession including the world-famous Port Askaig Tillite deposited by ice during the time of a ‘Snowball Earth’,...

The origin and early evolution of land plants

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The Origin and early evolution of land plants Dr Charles Wellman, School of Biosciences, University of Sheffield The origin of land plants was one of the most important events in the history of life on Earth. It is of immense evolutionary significance as it represents...

The Oklo natural nuclear reactors

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The Oklo natural nuclear reactors Dr Gareth Martin, Leeds Geological Association Geology has many weird and wonderful curiosities, probably none more so than the Oklo natural nuclear reactors. Back in December 1942 humans created what was then thought to be the first controlled nuclear chain...