Research Features Magazine – 116

Geoscientists are curious about the Earth – and so are we! In this issue of Research Features magazine, we uncover the latest geoscience research which looks to answer some of the following questions: How is the Earth and global climate changing? What effects will shrinking glaciers have on the oceans and climate? What makes a volcano erupt? … And many more!

Geoscience research is essential in the modern world and nobody understands this better than Dr Jean Bahr and Ms Allyson Anderson Book from the American Geosciences Institute (AGI). They discuss the important work of the AGI but also highlight how geoscience is interwoven in our understanding and history of life on Earth.

Also from the US is the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and we spoke to their Executive Director and CEO Christine McEntee. McEntee outlines the work of the AGU as an international membership with Earth and space scientists working collaboratively to advance and communicate science, influencing governments and policy makers to ensure a more sustainable future for our planet.

Across the Atlantic, we spoke to Professor John Ludden from the British Geological Survey (BGS) – the world’s oldest national survey and the premier centre in the UK for Earth science expertise. Prof Ludden discusses the latest BGS focus of understanding the Earth and the environmental processes both in the UK and internationally.

And finally, Director and Producer Professor Jason Schmitt talks to us in an exclusive interview about breaking the paywall barrier, the importance of supporting the open access movement and his upcoming documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship that is due to be released in September 2018.

Unearth their latest findings in our very first Geoscience issue.

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