Environmental & Geographical Sciences seminar
Tuesday 08th November, E34, John Dalton East Building, from 1.00-2.00 pm.
Peat: When, Where, How, What2
Dr James Rowson, MMU
Peatlands were formed approximately 10,000 years ago in the UK at the end of the last glaciation. Peatlands have a global range occurring in all climatic zones apart from desert. Peat is formed when soil production exceeds decomposition due to anaerobic conditions, leading to an increase in soil depth. These soil depths can reach several meters and have carbon concentrations of >50%, therefore, peat is an important store of carbon, storing 30% of global soil carbon despite covering only 3% of Earth’s land area.
Concerns have been raised about how these sensitive ecosystems will react to climate change. The PEATBOG project aims to answers these questions with a field scale manipulation comprising a warming treatment and a summer drought. In a worst case scenario peat can lose carbon at a rapid rate due to climate change or anthropogenic influences such as atmospheric pollution or wildfire. What can be done to prevent this, and restore peat to a carbon sink? A large scale restoration scheme on Bleaklow aimed to answer these questions, with a focus on CO2 emissions, demonstrating the effectiveness of these approaches.
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MMU Business School Placement Fair & Career Development Day
Wednesday 9th November - 12.30 pm - 3.30 pm
John Dalton Building, All Saints
The Fair is a fantastic opportunity for students seeking placements, internships, projects, vacation work or graduate positions. An ideal opportunity for students to network with employers and gain professional advice about the opportunities available.
Open to students studying on any year of any course but may be of particular interest to those studying; Business, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, IT, Computing, Law, Media, HR, Advertising and PR.
Exhibiting organisations include; Aldi, All About Careers, Baker Tilly, Bentley Motors, Blue Chip Marketing, Camelot Group, Cancer Research, Carat Media, CRCC Asia, Depuy International, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fujitsu, Gazprom Energy, General Motors/Vauxhall, Grant Thornton, IBM, Knowledge Point 360 Group, KYCnet, Latitude Group, Lidl, M&S, Rate My Placement, Sandhills East, SES – Student Employment Services, Silverdoor, Spectrum Brands, Tesco, Year in Industry
Please encourage students to pre-register online now at:
Placement & Project Co-ordinator
Student and Academic Services
Manchester Metropolitan University
Business School (MMUBS)
Tel: +44 (0)161 247 6611
Fax: +44 (0)161 247 6306
MMUBS Web page: www.business.mmu.ac.uk/placements
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