Early Career Researchers lead the way

An ERC Workshop centred round Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change organised by Leanne Sims, Lisa Gibson and Chloe Wright from UEA recently attracted around 45 researchers from across the Norwich Research Park for an exciting day of climate-related science. Ten excellent presentations from ECRs, ranging from biogeochemical cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulphur, phosphorous and metals through to the gut metagenome and climate change and effects of temperature on crop performance, were flanked by two stimulating plenary talks from Rachel Warren from UEA (Climate change research and the science policy interface) and Anna Jones from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS and climate change science). A number of posters were also presented which, together with the talks, demonstrated the depth and breadth of science in this research area across the NRP campus. To complement the environmental research on offer, visual artist Jacqui Jones from the Norwich University of the Arts (www.jacquijones.co.uk) described some of her interesting work on environmental issues and displayed some of her artwork at the workshop.

Photo shows (left to right) poster prize winner Barbora Oudova (BIO-UEA) for her work on ammonia oxidising archaea and talk winners Beth Williams (BIO-UEA) on bacterial cycling of organosulfur compounds in saltmarsh sediments and Becca Doherty (John Innes Centre) on effects of temperature on crop performance in oilseed rape.


Earlham institute
Quadram Institute Bioscience
John Innes Centre
The Sainsbury Laboratory
University of East Anglia

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