Reading ecologist Professor Tom Oliver has written a new book, The Self Delusion, which explores how people, animals, plants and the planet we live on are all intimately connected –…Read More >
As 2020 begins, the the Research Excellence Framework submission date is on the horizon. Professor Parveen Yaqoob, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, outlines how to make use of every available opportunity…Read More >
Extreme weather events may be becoming more frequent, but at least we’re getting better at forecasting them. Professor Hannah Cloke contributes to a round-up of some good news stories about…Read More >
Which Reading research publications got the most attention across the globe in 2019? We’ve scoured Altmetric data to bring you the top ten most talked about Reading-authored papers of the…Read More >
An estimated 8.4 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat and rely on food hand-outs, according to the UN. Volunteering at a community kitchen inspired PhD…Read More >
Reforestation is an important part of tackling climate change, and if done well, it can support biodiversity and human wellbeing too, says the Walker Institute’s Dr Heather Plumpton in a…Read More >
Given recent floods in Yorkshire you might think that drought isn’t a worry for the UK – but even during extreme wet weather we must conserve water. So concluded the…Read More >
Linda Speight co-authors a new piece for The Conversation on recent research which means that a step-change in flash flood forecasting is now possible.
UN climate change conference COP25 is underway in Madrid, and our climate scientists and students are there. Here we round up the University of Reading’s activities at the most significant…Read More >
Reading hydrologist Professor Hannah Cloke writes for The Conversation on why floods are such difficult beasts to pin down, despite the efforts of the brightest scientists and supercomputers.