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  • Steve Carver is helping run an Introduction to Rewilding course at the Centre for Alternative Technology in Machynlleth, Wales 4-6 August.

  • Lex Comber recently published a paper developed as part of his NERC Newton Fund project on the Critical Zone in the Loess Plateau, China.

  • Lex Comber, Andy EvansAlison Heppenstall and Nick Malleson contributed to a recently published commentary in Environment and Planning B.

  • Helen Durham presented a paper entitled “ Enhancing the Transitional Experience of Taught Postgraduate Students: A Case Study from an Online Distance Learning Programme in Geographical Information Systems” at EDULEARN17 , an international conference on education and new learning technologies held in Barcelona 3-5 July 2017, as part of her LITE project.

  • Steve Carver gave a talk to the Geographical Association annual conference on Saturday in Guildford on "Brexit means…? Threats and opportunities for nature conservation in the UK"

  • Steve Carver attended the NERC "Rewilding in the Uplands" workshop at BES offices in London on Tuesday where he chaired the passive rewilding group.

  • Alison Heppenstall and Myles Gould were invited to give a Sadler Seminar in the Leeds Humanities Research Institute. This was part of the series entitled “Religions and Public Health: bridges and barriers to improving global health outcome”. Alison and Myles talked about “Modelling the influence of place on individual health outcomes” and provided an overview of two contrasting methodological approaches: multilevel modelling and agent-based modelling. It anticipated that this might to lead to a collaborative work with colleagues in School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, and the Leeds Hospitals NHS Trust Chaplaincy Service.

  • Myles Gould recently sat on a US National Science Foundation research grants panel for the final time (having completed his term of office).

  • Helen Durham has published an opinion piece blog on the LITE website: ‘Will online distance learning mean the end of campus-based programmes?’

  • Steve Carver was a speaker and panellist in a discussion session about rewilding at the Oxford Real Farming Conference.

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