The Department of Geography has secured 2 PhD studentships aligned with Loughborough University’s strategic research investment in ‘Water Resources’ and ‘Autonomous Vehicles’. Applications are now invited from exceptionally well qualified students who wish to embark on a full-time research degree programme commencing in Autumn Term 2013. Continue reading
Nitrogen pollution is giving carnivorous plants on Swedish bogs so many nutrients that they don’t need to catch as many flies, new research by Loughborough University shows.
I really like innovative data presentation. When done well, good data presentation can revolutionise our ability to navigate our way through a data rich world. It can also be beautiful. Harry Beck’s Tube map is so ubiquitous that it’s easy to forget what an excellent example of spatial data visualisation it is. Hans Rosling’s Gapminder graphs really bring data to life.
I think that it is safe to say that Darwin was fascinated, if not obsessed by carnivorous plants. In a letter to Asa Gray Darwin wrote: