SAGES pools world-leading expertise in geoscience and environmental science from across Scotland’s research base, creating a multi-disciplinary alliance at the forefront of earth and environmental research. We are a partnership between the Universities of Aberdeen, Abertay, the British Geological Survey, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews, Stirling, SAMS UHI, SUERC, and the West of Scotland.
Following an intensive round of interviews held at the Edinburgh Centre of Carbon Innovation, The Scottish Alliance of Geoscience Environment and Society (SAGES) is pleased to announce the following research projects will start this autumn.

“Climate at the onset of the Antarctic ice-sheet growth” (University of Aberdeen) Dr Matteo Spagnolo, Rachel Oien

“Novel methods for valuing ecosystem services” (University of Edinburgh) Dr Marc Metzger, Aster de Vreis Lentsch

“Quantifying the topographic expression of ice flow” (University of Edinburgh) Dr Rob Bingham, Matthew Burnley

“Rapid climate change and its impact on Arctic biogeochemistry” (University of Aberdeen) Dr Ursula Witte, Kirsten MacSween

“Planning and managing landscape patterns for ecosystem services bundles” (University of Dundee) Prof Chris Spray, Nada Saidi

“The role ice melange in ice-ocean interaction” (University of St Andrews) Dr Tom Cowton, Ben Davison

These exciting new projects will see new researchers starting at SAGES institutions across Scotland in October 2017. The research, co-funded by the Scottish Funding Council illustrate the diversity and quality of research undertaken by SAGES across our science themes of ‘Landscape Dynamics, Terrestrial Carbon, Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate and Society’. These new projects are in addition to the 72 geoscience and environmental projects currently hosted by Scottish Universities within the SAGES partnership.