Land Management in Scotland – From Urban Deer to Wind Energy

7 December 2021, 11:00 to 12:00. Research seminar. Speakers: Jessica Hogan and Abi Whitefield (PhD candidates, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews) Abstracts Jessica Hogan – Worldwide, countries have turned to renewables in order to meet international climate change agreements. However, renewables like wind energy often face opposition by local communities which can … Read more

Green Gown Awards Success!

The STACEES team are delighted that our work received recognition in the University’s recent success at the Green Gown Awards. The University of St Andrews won the ‘Sustainability Institution of the Year’ category last week in the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards 2021. The conferral of this award to the University recognises our work … Read more

The Challenges facing 21st Century Critical Metals: from Mantle to Mine to Magnet

24 November 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Professor Adrian Finch (School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews) AbstractWith COP26 just completed, many countries around the globe have made commitments to decarbonise their economies. The route chosen usually involves the use of ‘renewable’ energies such as wind turbines and electric … Read more

Miss Tampon Liberty: Jay Critchley and ‘Environmenstrual’ Art since 1970

11 November 2021, 13:00 to 14:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Dr Camilla Mørk Røstvik (University of Aberdeen) Abstract In the 1970s and 80s, when menstruation was generally considered taboo, artist Jay Critchley made art out of discarded plastic tampon applicators washed up and collected on local beaches. With no idea what the items were used for, Critchley could not … Read more

SIMULATION-LED: St Andrews as an active partner in the United for Smart, Sustainable Cities U4SSC initiative

3 November 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Moya Crawford (Managing Director D’Arcy Thompson Simulator Centre) Abstract As part of its contract to install the D’Arcy Thompson Simulator @ Eden Campus, using funding from the Tay Cities Deal, St Andrews has been enrolled in the United for Smart, Sustainable Cities programme. This has over … Read more

Dive in! Protecting Our Ocean

12 October 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speakers: Claire Robinson & Lily Barnes (Museum Collections) Join us for another great talk by Claire Robinson & Lily Barnes (Museum Collections) entitled ‘Dive in! Protecting Our Ocean’. The Museums of the University of St Andrews are working in partnership with the Scottish Oceans Institute, MASTS and consultants in … Read more

Exhibition Showcasing Climate and Sustainability Research at St Andrews

17 September until 31 October 2021. St Salvator’s Quadrangle Cloisters, St Andrews University. The exhibition will enhance visibility of the world-leading research happening at St Andrews and share climate-focused knowledge with the public and members of the University community.A series of ten photographs will illuminate the breadth of our research community’s expertise, from climate science and … Read more

STACEES Sustainability Series and Exhibition Launch

17 September 2021, 13:00 – 14:00. Launch of the Sustainability Series digital booklet and the STACEES image exhibition with an in-person event in St Salvator’s Quad (Cloisters).  The Sustainability Series is a collection of 15 accessibly written articles showcasing the work of members of the St Andrews Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainability (STACEES). In March, STACEES … Read more

Transparency in the age of energy transition – What can data tell us about sustainability?

3 June 2021, 12:00-13:00 Research Seminar Guest speaker: Dr Aliya Tskhay Join us for another great interdisciplinary paper, this time by Dr Aliya Tskhay (School of International Relations) entitled ‘Transparency in the age of energy transition: What can data tell us about sustainability?’. This paper explores the utility of data produced within the Extractive Industries … Read more