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Air pollution mitigation: From farming with rocks to community-led urban projects

Dr Maria Val Martin gives an overview of her research for the Science at Sheffield seminar series.

From  Robert Cooke on January 11th, 2021 0 likes 6 plays 0  

The hidden potential of urban horticulture

Dr Jill Edmondson gives an overview of her research for the Science at Sheffield seminar series.

From  Robert Cooke on January 11th, 2021 0 likes 19 plays 0  

Harvesting the sun twice: Enhancing livelihoods in East African agricultural communities through innovations in solar energy

Dr Richard Randle-Boggis gives an introduction to agrivoltaics and a GCRF-funded project to develop agrivoltaic systems that improve energy supplies in East Africa.

From  Faculty Of Science on November 25th, 2020 0 likes 70 plays 0  

Addressing the global challenges to delivering sustainable food production

In the first in a new series of seminars hosted by the Faculty of Science, Professor Sue Hartley gives an online lecture on addressing the global challenges to delivering sustainable food production.

From  Robert Cooke on August 28th, 2020 0 likes 40 plays 0  

Biology of Worms - Undergraduate tutorial

An example undergraduate tutorial on the biology of worms.

From  Faculty Of Science on August 1st, 2020 0 likes 10 plays 0  

Alice - Studying Biology

Alice, one of our Biology students, talks about her time studying at university.

From  Faculty Of Science on July 9th, 2020 0 likes 258 plays 0  

Nature knows best: The beetles helping researchers to make sustainable paint

Cyphochilus and Lepidiota stigma beetles are ultra white, but their colour comes from structural colour rather than pigments. Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have studied…

From  Nicola Hemmings on May 4th, 2020 0 likes 21 plays 0  

Dr Jill Edmondson on myHarvest

Scientists at the University of Sheffield need your help in tracking how much fruit and vegetables are grown in gardens and allotments across the UK. Jill Edmonson explains how you can get involved

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 28 plays 0  

First footage of otter in the Peak District

Otter numbers crashed in the UK becoming locally extinct in much of England by the 1970s. Bans on pesticides, legal protection, improvements in water quality and targeted conservation effort have led…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 4 plays 0  

DNA GPS - What is the origin of Yiddish

The origin of Yiddish, the millennium old language of Ashkenazic Jews, is something which linguists have questioned for decades. Now, a pioneering tool – the Geographic Population Structure…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 9 plays 0  

Showcasing our Plant Production & Protection (P3) Facilities

P3 is a translational research Centre encompassing the breadth of plant and soil science expertise within the University of Sheffield. From this short film you can see how the P3 Centre has…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Shell Partnership for Microfossil Analysis

A NERC Open CASE Studentship on the theme of energy has brought together palynology PhD student Stephanie Wood, University of Sheffield, and leading petrochemical company Shell. Together they are…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 1 plays 0  

Sheffield Alumni - Bryony Page

Bryony Page graduated from the University of Sheffield with a first-class degree in Biology in 2015. Bryony became the first British trampolinist to win an Olympic medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 16 plays 0  

Protecting Endangered Caribbean Parrots

Off the coast of Venezuela, the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is home to a small population of Amazona barbadensis: the Yellow-shouldered Amazon Parrot, an IUCN-listed threatened species.…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 5 plays 0  

Professor Tim Birkhead's approach to teaching

"For me education is less about filling buckets and more about lighting fires." Our Professor of Behavioural Ecology Tim Birkhead is UK Bioscience Teacher of the Year. Here he explains…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 14 plays 0  

Novel Technology to Improve Green Roofs

Expertise in basic plant and soil science, funded and fostered by NERC at the University of Sheffield, underpins a unique systematic approach to designing a range of growing media tailored for use on…

From  Faculty Of Science on April 18th, 2019 0 likes 3 plays 0