Seminars and Events in the School


Carbon dynamics during sea ice formation at different growth rates

Date: 15th October 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

The speaker for this seminar is Daniela Koenig, a PhD student at the University of Liverpool. She will be discussing her Masters research project and manuscript entitled "Carbon dynamics during sea ice formation at different growth rates” (co-authored with Lisa Miller, Kyle Simpson, and Svein Vagle from the Institute of Ocean Sciences, Canada).

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Low carbon developments in Chinese cities

Date: 16th October 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Roxby Building, 6th Floor, Geographical Information Centre.

As national efforts to reduce CO2 emissions intensify, policy-makers need increasingly specific, subnational information about the sources of CO2 and the potential reductions and economic implications of different possible policies. This is particularly true in China, a large and economically diverse country that has rapidly industrialized and urbanized and that has pledged under the Paris Agreement that its emissions will peak by 2030.

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A structural geologist in Antarctica: geological investigations and exploration

Date: 17th October 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre

Antarctica still represents a remote and challenging region where to do geological fieldwork. Many areas of the continent are still not explored, and at the regional scale, the geology and structural architecture poorly known or under debate.

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Analysis of the copepod community in the Mediterranean Sea for an environmental assessment and copepods behaviour study through the use of high-speed cameras

Date: 22nd October 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

To assess the environmental impact of a regasification platform in the Mediterranean Sea, zooplankton has been sampled for several years. I analysed some of these samples for my Master Thesis and through statistical analyses I have described the copepod community ecology of that area. 

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Detention economies: Researching U.S. immigration detention, reading between the (heavily redacted) lines

Date: 23rd October 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Roxby Building, 6th Floor, Geographical Information Centre.

In this presentation I provide an overview of an on-going collaborative research project (with Nancy Hiemstra, Stony Brook U., NY) examining the internal ‘micro’ or ‘intimate’ economies associated with immigrant detention in the U.S. Whilst a good deal of attention is given to the daily cost of detaining people (i.e. per bed cost), considerably less is known about the costs, contracts, subcontracts, and dynamics associated with the day-to-day management and running of detention facilities.

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Oceans Seminar Series - Calum Preece

Date: 29th October 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

Abstract to follow

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From continental rifting to break-up: insights from analogue and numerical modelling

Date: 29th October 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Jane Herdman Map Library

The South Atlantic conjugate margins are the product of continental rifting and break-up of Pangea, which consisted of different crustal features prior to rifting. Continental rift initiation and break-up becomes more complex when a lithosphere consists of large segments with different rheological strength. Analogue models are produced to investigate the effect of far-field forces on a system that consist of multiple rheological segments. Numerical models are performed to include thermal processes and focus on the impact of initial plume emplacement on such a setup.

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Unravelling the hazard potential of tsunamis triggered by volcanic flank collapses

Date: 31st October 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre

Abstract to follow

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A-level Geography Masterclass

Date: 7th November 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Eleanor Rathbone Building, Eleanor Rathbone Lecture Theatre

The Department of Geography welcomes you to join us for an afternoon of Mastery and Stretch & Challenge. Our A-level Masterclasses provide lectures discussing high order concepts and case studies, with a focus on core content across all exam board syllabi. We aim to support students to achieve their very best, and to stretch the most able students.

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Dr Catharine Horswill, University of Glasgow

Date: 8th November 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre

Abstract to follow

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Oceans Seminar Series - Caroline Peacock (Leeds)

Date: 12th November 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

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From Peri-Tethys to Paratethys - Basin restriction and anoxia in central Eurasia linked to volcanic belts in Iran

Date: 14th November 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre

From the Alps in western Europe to the great steppes of Kazakhstan, the former Paratethys Sea once covered a vast area of our planet, of which the Black Sea, Caspian Sea and Aral lake are today’s remnants. The Paratethys formed as the Tethys ocean gradually closed, and was known as ‘Peri-Tethys’ until the late Eocene.

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Oceans Seminar Series - Pascal Salaun

Date: 19th November 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

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Potential space? Play, parents and streets

Date: 20th November 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre

In the last 10 years, the playing out movement has promoted the development of temporary residential street closures to allow neighbours to regularly and safely meet and play; starting in Bristol, the initiative has now spread to over 600 streets in around 70 different UK towns and cities.

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Understanding environmental drivers of jellyfish blooms: The importance of temperature on the polyp stage of the cnidarian life cycle

Date: 22nd November 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Brodie Tower, Room 106 Brodie Tower

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Oceans Seminar Series - Katsumi Matsumoto (Minnesota/Oxford)

Date: 26th October 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

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Amanda Owen, Glasgow University

Date: 28th November 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Roxby Building, 6th Floor, Geographical Information Centre.

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Oceans Seminar Series - Eugenio Ruiz

Date: 3rd October 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

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Dr Shaun Killen, University of Glasgow

Date: 6th December 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Jane Herdman Building, Jane Herdman Lecture Theatre

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Oceans Seminar Series - Arthur Gourain

Date: 10th December 2018
Venue: Nicholson Teaching Studio, Room 101, Nicholson Building

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Making a new myth to understand an old one: research projects in the edgelands of  Milton Keynes and the Lovecraft villages of South Devon

Date: 18th December 2018
Venue: University of Liverpool, Roxby Building, 6th Floor, Geographical Information Centre.

This talk draws on two projects addressing contrasting sites of intricate layering, trace and ambience. The two projects use walking practices, performance and fiction writing as means to understand intentional and interpretative myth-making.

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