Posted on 21/11/2012
Geographers were well represented at the inaugural Royal Holloway Environmental Research Network (ERN) event on 13 November 2012. Bringing together researchers from Geography, Biological Sciences, Management and Earth Sciences, participants presented results from their work spanning topics as diverse as the 'green' behaviour of business travellers, modelling nitrogen oxide in English forests and issues of energy security in small island states. There were also presentations based on the preliminary findings of two large research projects in the Department of Geography; the 'Choices Project' on ethical consumption and sustainable procurement in Chile and Brazil funded by ESRC-DFID, and the EU-funded COBRA project on community owned solutions to the management of ecosystem services in the Guiana Shield, South America.
The driving force behind the setting up of the ERN was Lise Andreassen, a Geography PhD student working on optimising low carbon and renewable energy technologies in new homes. It is hoped that this event will be the first of many, seeking to provide a forum for researchers across the College to share their approaches to studying and understanding the environment at a range of spatial and temporal scales.For further information about the ERN please email: ern.rhulgmail.com
Pictured are many of the geographers involved in the ERN event. From left to right: Dr Jay Mistry (COBRA Project), Dr Duncan McGregor (Honorary Research Fellow), Lise Andreassen (PhD student), Wouter Geerts (PhD student), Lisa Ingwall King (PhD student), Dr Celine Tschirhart (COBRA Project), Dr Graca Brightwell (Choices Project), David Chapman (PhD student), Lawrence Byrne (COBRA Project), Professor Katie Willis (PDS Director).