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Two Faculty of Environment researchers have received a prestigious fellowship aimed at tackling global challenges.

Drilling vessel

School of Earth and Environment staff were recently part of the Science Team for IODP Expedition 381

Image of the Earth from space.

A new study has produced a detailed estimation for when there was enough oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere to support large land-based life, such as dinosaurs and eventually humans.

Dr Natasha Barlow has been awarded an ERC starting grant, for a project titled ‘Rates of Interglacial Sea-level Change, and Responses' (RISeR).

Evolution early animals

Some 520-540 million years ago, animals began to inhabit the seafloor, and this drastically changed the global environment.