Heritage Futures and Community Archaeology in Tanzania

The Kilwa Kisiwani site off the coast of Southern Tanzania was occupied from the 9th and was one of the most powerful settlements along the Swahili Coast.  From the 13th to the 16th century, much of the trade in the …

April 3, 2019 | Archaeology


Life without the Wolf: The future of threatened and endangered species

Join researchers from the University of St Andrews for an afternoon of talks exploring the latest research into endangered and threatened species, followed by a final presentation from renowned BBC wildlife cameraman, Doug Allan. In addition to talks, a variety …

January 25, 2019 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


Evidence of ‘super henge’ surrounding Stonehenge

Scientists have unveiled a remarkable new picture of Stonehenge and its surrounding areas, including the remains of an even bigger ‘super henge’ nearby. The mammoth project, led by Prof. Vince Gaffney at the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the …

February 26, 2017 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


Geothermal energy solutions

Distributed energy – the case for geothermal Dr Tim Raub and Dr Richard Bates School of Earth and Environmental Sciences The developing world faces an energy crisis in order to sustainably grow.  The developed world will be impacted by this growth …

December 3, 2016 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


Low-cost organic solar cells

Enhancement of low-cost organic solar cells by plasmonic structures for application and manufacturing in developing countries Dr Lethy Jagadamma and Prof. Ifor Samuel School of Physics and Astronomy Today’s major source of energy (85%) – fossil fuel – is depleting rapidly …

December 3, 2016 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


Multiple projects funded for Mars exploration research

Dr Claire Cousins from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES) was recently awarded four research projects, totalling a value of £422K, funded by the UK Space Agency as part of their ongoing ‘Aurora’ programme and The Leverhulme Trust. …

July 12, 2016 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


INTRIGUED: Investigating The Role of the North Pacific In Glacial and Deglacial CO2 and Climate

The geological record offers an invaluable window into the different ways earth’s climate can operate. The most recent major changes in earth’s climate, prior to modern climate change, were the Pleistocene ice ages. These feature growth and collapse of massive …

March 10, 2016 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


Tree rings unveil temperatures of the last millenium

High on mountains across Alaska, Canada, Europe and Russia near the upper or high latitude tree line, even the hardiest of conifers are at the edge of survival. Their annual rings tell a story of extreme cold that limit their …

February 1, 2016 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


International collaboration produces atlas of Europe’s paleoclimate

St Andrews Researcher, Dr Rob Wilson (Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth and Environment Sciences), is involved in an international collaboration led by Professor Edward Cook at Columbia University using tree rings to produce a new paleoclimate atlas of past European …

November 16, 2015 | Earth and Environmental Sciences


Tackling the global tobacco epidemic with geochemistry

One in two smokers will succumb to a smoking-related disease and one billion deaths in the 21st century will be attributable to smoking. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is responding to this global epidemic with a variety of strategies within …

August 6, 2015 | Earth and Environmental Sciences