Postgraduate Study at Lancaster Environment Centre
Training you towards a sustainable future
Many of the changes occurring on Earth at the beginning of the 21st century are unprecedented in their rates and scope. Never before has one species moderated the biology, chemistry and physics of the Earth in the way that Man is now doing. These changes in, for example, biodiversity, atmospheric composition, land use, and resource exploitation, are having effects on the global environment and are posing challenges to scientists and policy makers as never before.
The provision of clean air and water, ensuring the security of adequate food supplies and distribution, the development of renewable sources of energy, the maintenance of global biodiversity and the prevention of disease are just some of the many priorities facing us as the world's population continues to grow and aspire to higher standards of living.
A Unique Role to Play
The Lancaster Environment Centre forms one of the largest centres for environmental research in Europe. At the heart of LEC is a fundamental commitment to ensure that our research and teaching is driven to deliver academic excellence and real world impact.
LECís inter-disciplinary research themes focus on atmospheric science, biodiversity and global change, catchment and aquatic processes, environmental geosciences and the relationships between the environment and society. The excellent research environment and facilities these themes offer provides the setting for our training and education programmes at postgraduate level.
Postgraduate students are taught by and work with world-class scientists in a wide range of environmentally related disciplines, thereby enhancing your future employment prospects in the environment sector and beyond. Joining LEC will expand your understanding of the key areas of the environment and will provide you with the relevant skills required for a successful career.
LEC is pleased to announce further PhD Studentships for October 2013 Read more.
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Beth Brockett who is researching 'An interdisciplinary approach to modelling ecosystem service delivery at the farm unit scale' for her PhD has organised an knowledge-exchange event. Read more
Mon 13 May 2013
The Lancaster Environment Centre (LEC), Lancaster University, is pleased to announce further PhD Studentships for October 2013. Read more
Mon 08 April 2013
Congratulations to recent LEC MSc graduate John Browning, who was awarded the Geoff Brown prize for best postgraduate poster presentation at the Volcanic and Magmatic Studies Group (VMSG) 2013 conference in Bristol for his research on vesiculation of rhyolitic melt. Click
Mon 04 February 2013