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Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health

The Centre forms part of the Centre for Epidemiology (CfE) and its origins date back to around 1945 when the University of Manchester established a Chair and a corresponding academic unit in Occupational Medicine. It is therefore the oldest, as well as possibly the largest, such academic centre in existence in the UK.

For further information, see: History of the group

Keywords: 
Health, Health and safety, Environment

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Centre for Instrumentation and Analytical Science

Instrumentation and Analytical Science carries out research and development of new measurement techniques with funding from UK Research Councils, The European Commission, charities and industry.

This theme brings together a multidisciplinary team that researches new measurement techniques and develops instrumentation to carry out those measurements in areas ranging from molecular processes in living cells to chemical processes in industrial reactors.

Research areas include environmental monitoring.

Keywords: 
Environment, Instrumentation

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The Centre for the Genetics of Ecosystem Services

The Centre brings together researchers from within the Faculty of Life Sciences with expertise in ecosystem service measurement and ecological community genetics. This fusion of expertise allows us to answer fundamental questions linking genetic variation and evolutionary processes to the functioning of biotic communities and the delivery of fundamental ecosystem services.

The Centre aims to work collaboratively with other academics, industries and government bodies to address both the fundamental science and the societal impact of ecosystem services.

Keywords: 
ecosystem services, Environment, Climate change, Environmental biology

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Centre for Radiochemistry Research

The Centre for Radiochemistry Research (CRR) was established in 1999 in a partnership with BNFL. It is unique in the UK, forming a national focus for radiochemistry research, and we are primarily interested in the chemistry of the radioactive elements, particularly Tc and the transuranic elements. Our research activities link closely to many aspects of the nuclear industry, from process chemistry to decommissioning, waste management and environmental impact.

Keywords: 
Radioactivity, Environment, Nuclear energy, Nuclear waste

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Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology

The Centre for Urban Resilience and Energy brings together a diverse group of researchers based in the School of Environment, Education and Development. CURE focuses on the relationships between sustainability transitions in the energy, urban and environment domains. We build on the intellectual strengths and traditions of the Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology, which was active at Manchester between 2000 and 2013.

Keywords: 
Built environment, Environment, Climate change, Cities, Smart cities

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Environment and Development

Research on environment and development is rooted in critical analysis of the relationship of rural livelihoods with sustainable use and conservation of natural resources in developing countries.

This is located within a broader analysis of the political economy of management of natural resources in developing countries.

Keywords: 
Environment, Development, Sustainability, Economy

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Environmental Geochemistry and Geomicrobiology

Our research focuses on the characterization of mineral-water-organic matter reactions in surface and subsurface environments. By combining the techniques of microbiology and molecular biology with physical, chemical and modelling approaches, we are identifying the role that microorganisms play in key environmental processes.

Keywords: 
Environment, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental biology

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Environmental Processes Research Group

The Environmental Processes Research Group conducts pure and applied work research on the dynamics of contemporary earth surface processes. The group has expertise in geomorphology, hydrology, freshwater environmental science, remote sensing, terrain analysis and geographical information science.

Keywords: 
Environment, Geography, Geology, Climate, Water, Geographical Information Systems

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Built Environment

Research into delivering a sustainable built environment is of great importance, particularly as the duel challenges of improving energy efficiency whilst at the same time increasing resilience to climate impacts rise up the agenda.

Keywords: 
Built environment, Buildings, Environment, Architecture

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Computational and Evolutionary Biology

We are a department-sized grouping of researchers in Life Sciences who use a wide range of techniques from computational to whole organism experimental approaches in our pursuit of understanding biological systems. A main theme of our research is the use of an evolutionary perspective to inform and predict the behaviour of biological systems.

Keywords: 
Biology, Environment, Biodiversity

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