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Responding to COVID-19: reorient our consumption to mitigate risks of climate change

Conor Walsh, Environmental Scientist, NRI | What constitutes a global crisis? What differentiates it from a national or regional problem? By definition, a pandemic reflects a threat to human health that transcends territorial and jurisdictional...

Celebrating the Queen’s Anniversary Prize: highest national honour for NRI’s work

Personal account by Gillian Summers, NRI Communications Specialist Green entry card and passport at the ready, I showed the guard my credentials and was waved inside the gates of Buckingham Palace, along with our group and the other winners of the...

The Annual Insect Conference that’s Purely for Post-Grads

This year, Bristol played host to the annual Post Graduate Forum of the Royal Entomological Society, an event organised by post-graduate students, for post-graduate students. Designed to give participants a gentle introduction to the world of...

My Future in Five - Purity Hrisca

Mature student Purity Hrisca wanted to progress up the food industry career ladder so she studied at NRI for a Master’s in Food Safety and Quality Management. A self-confessed “foodie”, Purity admits she’s come a long way from her childhood dream...

COVID-19: message to NRI friends and partners

A message from Professor Andrew Westby, Director of NRI Dear friends of the Natural Resources Institute, My colleagues and I at NRI hope that you and your families are well at this difficult time. The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic reminds us how we...

Three Minute Thesis Competition

Friday 13th might be considered unlucky for some, but it proved to be exceptionally auspicious for two students at the Faculty of Engineering and Science heat of the annual Three Minute Thesis – 3MT – competition.

My Future in Five – Stephen Doso Jnr

Stephen Doso Jnr graduated from NRI in 2013 after taking a Master's Degree in Sustainable Environmental Management (now Global Environmental Change). Studying at the University of Greenwich brought him to Europe for the first time and while it...

My Future in Five: Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2018 with a first class degree in Geography BSc (Hons). She trained to be a teacher but found the pull of university life too strong, and now works at Greenwich’s Medway campus as an...

What are Wetlands Worth?

When we see a vast area of flooded, marshy land, do we ever stop and think about what it’s worth? Probably not, largely because wetland benefits are not directly bought or sold in financial markets so may not be properly identified. However,...
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