News from the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading.

Food Justice Conference on Storify
The recent Food Justice Conference hosted at the University of Reading is now on Storify! Check out the link for a collection of the best tweets and highlights of this fantastic conference and the vital discussions that were held.

New report out today looks at growing cashews in Ghana and the effects on local people, food security and poverty alleviation

The work was led by Dr Ruth Evans, Department of Geography and Environmental Science in collaboration with Dr. Simon Mariwah and Dr. Barima Antwi, Department of Geography and Regional Planning, University of Cape Coast, Ghana (funded by IIF and SHES, University of Reading). For more information, check out the summary or full report and take a […]

Professor Mike Goodman publishes two new books on food networks & transgressions
Professor Mike Goodman has had two new books published on alternative food networks and food transgressions – click the links to read more. “Farmers’ markets, veggie boxes, local foods, organic products and Fair Trade goods – how have these once novel, “alternative” foods, and the people and networks supporting them, become increasingly familiar features of everyday […]

Dr Hilary Geoghegan Opens RGS’s Mid-Term Postgraduate Conference
Around 80 postgraduate students are gathering in Loughborough today to kick-off a two-day conference, in which they will test new ideas and strengthen their theories. The Mid-Term Conference, organised each year by the Society’s Postgraduate Forum, gives budding researchers the opportunity to present papers in a supportive environment. Our very own Dr Hilary Geoghegan opened the […]

New PhD Studentship in Land Surface Hydrology
A four year award studentship is available at the Department of Geography and Environmental Science. The title of the project is “Representing Uncertainty in Land Surface Hydrology for Seasonal Forecasting“.This PhD is part of a wider research project led by the University of Reading and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC): IMPETUS: Improving […]

Global Floods Working group
Dr Liz Stephens and Dr Hannah Cloke were invited to attend a workshop 4-5 March. Liz presented her work on GloFAS and Hannah presented her Flooding From Intense Rainfall SINATRA project (). The 4th workshop of the Global Flood Working Group, hosted at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in the UK, gathered around 90 scientists, practitioners and users […]

 where are you now?
Class of : where are you now? We would love to know about what you have been doing since you graduated! Visit here before 7th March to tell us more.
PhD Studentship in Collections-Based Research (History and Geography)
A new PhD studentship has just been announced. The project title is: Preservationism and Development in Rural England, 1926-2016: Policy and Practice. Please follow the link for more information.

New PhD Opportunity
University of Reading Co-Funded PhD available Application of microbial fingerprinting techniques to attribute biological controls on recent changes in carbon cycling in organic soils Supervised by Dr Joanna Clark, Dr Liz Shaw, Prof Chris Evans (CEH), Dr Rob Griffiths (CEH). Project based at CEH Bangor for Year 1 and 2, working on an established field […]
Launch of the CPCC at the Royal Geographical Society on 9th January

The CPCC was officially launched by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and External Engagement), Professor Steven Mithen, on the final evening of the Quaternary Research Association’s 50th Anniversary Meeting “Revolutions at 50” at the Royal Geographical Society. More than 70 people from academia, government agencies, the press, and the public joined us for the launch. Professor […]