29 June 2020
The project, led by Oxford Earth Sciences Associate Professor Helen Johnson, will provide new knowledge of this critical region, which will help to improve predictions of ocean and climate variability in the North Atlantic and beyond.
15 June 2020
Researchers at the Universities of Oxford, Yale, Harvard, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the Diamond Light Source in the UK, have discovered that kaolinite, a mineral found in certain fine-grained rocks around the world, is a key ingredient for preserving some of the earliest forms of complex life.
11 June 2020
Scientists at the Universities of Oxford, Exeter, Yunnan and Bristol and have discovered the oldest fossil of the group of animals that contains earthworms, leeches, ragworms and lugworms.
26 May 2020
The University Of Oxford Department Of Earth Sciences are delighted to announce the establishment of The Brewer-Loughman Awards for final year Earth Sciences Undergraduates.
23 April 2020
Research carried out at Oxford, in collaboration with Columbia University and Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London, has revealed that the signature of metal ions present in urine samples is an accurate indicator of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), one of the deadliest types of cancer.
Carbon capture and storage has stalled needlessly – three reasons why fears of CO₂ leakage are overblown
4 March 2020
Stephanie Flude (Department of Earth Sciences) and Juan Alcade (Earth Sciences, Instituto de Ciencias de la Tierra Jaume Almera) discuss how to keep sequestered CO₂ locked away underground, in an article published on The Conversation.
9 January 2020
New research, published today in Nature, led by scientists at the University of Oxford’s Department of Earth Sciences, and at the Geological Survey of Israel, provides evidence from Siberian caves suggesting that summer sea ice in the Arctic Ocean plays an essential role in stabilising permafrost and its large store of carbon.
6 December 2019
Watch the latest animation from Oxford Sparks.
12 August 2019
Karen Patricia Heath (Rothermere American Institute), Sarah Griffin (formerly Oxford Internet Institute), Neil Bowles (Department of Physics), Jon Wade and Isobel Walker (Department of Earth Sciences) and Stuart Ackland (Maps curator at the Bodleian), share the treasures they assembled for an exhibition inspired by the Apollo 11 Moon landings.
15 July 2019
Oxford University’s Professor Gideon Henderson has been appointed by the UK government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) to be its new Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA).
18 June 2019
The concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere at the last ice age, some 19,000 years ago, was about a third lower than just prior to the Industrial Revolution. Where this carbon was stored during that frozen time is a mystery scientists have long sought to solve.
11 June 2019
Researchers have shown how millions of years of climate change affected the range and habitat of modern birds, suggesting that many groups of tropical birds may be relatively recent arrivals in their equatorial homes.
10 June 2019
Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles.
14 May 2019
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, University of Leeds and UCL have found that extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian explosion.