2013 news announcements

New research shows that the 'landslides season' is changing

NERC's British Geological Survey have shown that the number of landslides in the UK is increasing.

12 Sep 2013


Hottest days in some parts of Europe have warmed four times more than the global average

NERC supported research shows some of Europe's hottest days are four times warmer than the global average change since 1950.

11 Sep 2013


Jurassic jaws: How ancient crocodiles flourished during the age of the dinosaurs

NERC supported research has shown for the first time how crocodiles survived next to dinosaurs.

11 Sep 2013


Ambitious science mission sets off for Antarctica

A team of NERC-funded British scientists is making final preparations for an ambitious Antarctic science mission.

9 Sep 2013


Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles

New research, part funded by NERC, shows that rising ocean temperatures will upset natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.

9 Sep 2013


Study offers new insight into how cheetahs catch their prey

A new NERC supported research study has revealed that the cheetah matches and may even anticipate the escape tactics of different prey when hunting, rather than just relying on its speed and agility.

5 Sep 2013


NERC embraces European bioinformatics as key to integrating biological data with environmental science

NERC has joined BBSRC and MRC to support an agreement that will maximise the impact of Europe's bioscience research data.

4 Sep 2013


Researchers pinpoint when the First Dynasty of kings ruled early Egypt

Scientists have used the NERC Radiocarbon Facility to set a timeline for the first eight dynastic rulers of Egypt.

4 Sep 2013


Mega-canyon discovered beneath Greenland ice sheet

A previously unknown canyon, hidden beneath two kilometres of ice covering Greenland, has been discovered by a NERC-funded group of scientists.

30 Aug 2013


Robotic food helps scientists understand predators

NERC has recently awarded a research fellowship for the study of predator prey relationships, using robotic prey to lure predatory fish.

30 Aug 2013