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Physical Geography Seminars

Thursday 14th January 2021
Dr.Heather Moorhouse & Dr.Lucy Roberts
Lancaster University - Lancaster Environment Centre & University of Nottingham -
School of Geography
Title: Tropical Asian Mega-delta ponds: socio-ecological systems at risk
Dr.Heather Moorhouse & Dr.Lucy RobertsLancaster University - Lancaster Environment Centre & University of Nottingham -School of GeographyTitle: Tropical Asian Mega-delta ponds: socio-ecological systems at risk
Thursday 21st January 2021 TBC
Thursday 28th January 2021 Prof.Thomas Higham
University of Oxford – School of Archaeology
Title: Improved radiocarbon dating through the application of Bayesian statistical modelling
Thursday 4th February 2021 Prof.Dr.Dirk Verschuren
Ghent University – Department of Biology
Title: TBC
Thursday 11th February 2021 Prof.Jon French
University College London – Department of Geography
Title: Operationalising resilience as a framework for coastal erosion and flood hazard management
Thursday 18th February 2021 Reading week – No seminar
Thursday 25th February 2021 Prof.Robert Hilton
University of Durham – Department of Geography
Title: Weathering of sedimentary rocks as a positive feedback on climate
Thursday 4th March 2021 Prof.Chronis Tzedakis
University College London – Department of Geography
Title: ‘James Croll bicentenary: glacial cycles, astronomical theories and geological archives’
Thursday 11th March 2021 Dr.Andreas Born
University of Bergen – Department of Earth Sciences
Title: TBC
Thursday 18th March 2021 Joshua Powelll
University College London – Department of Geography & Institute of Zoology
Title: TBC
Thursday 25th March 2021 Dr.Sruthi M.Krishna Moorthy
Ghent University – Department of Environment
Title: TBC

General information about the virtual seminar organisation

• The seminars will be held on Zoom. A link will be provided every Thursday morning with the talk title and abstract. You can download Zoom for free on the UCL Software database (

• You will be asked to turn your video and microphone off during the duration of the seminar except if you want to ask a question.

• The virtual seminars will follow a similar organisation as the in-person ones. We will aim to start at 1.05pm in order to let everyone join. The talks will last 30-40min and will be followed by at least 15min of questions.

• It is recommended that you ask your question in the chat section of Zoom. At the end of the talk, the seminar’s host will then ask you to present yourself and ask your question to the speaker. This will be done in a chronological order. If all of the questions in the chat box have been answered before the end of the seminar, the attendees will be able to “raise a hand” and ask questions as well.

• The seminars will also be recorded with the speaker’s agreement. You will be able to ask the seminar series convenor (Cécile Porchier, the video if you have been unable to attend the live seminar. It is, however, strongly encouraged to join the live seminars. If you are provided with the video, please do not share it to a wider audience except if it has been accepted previously by the seminar series convenor and the speaker.

• Every attendee is also expected to conduct themselves appropriately throughout the seminar. UCL Geography is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). Any type of harassment will not be tolerated during the virtual seminars. If you notice anything during one of the seminars, please feel free to contact the seminar series convenor (email address above).