Over 50 postgraduate doctoral students are hosted by the ECI, on a diverse set of projects which are linked to our research themes. Find out more about joining the 200+ graduated DPhil students who have qualified through our programme.
Our flagship Sustainability Internship Programme is now in its second year and open to enquiries from Oxford University students for placements in summer/autumn 2016.
'Environmental Policy in the Trump Era' - Second Adrian Fernando Memorial Lecture The lecture will be presented by William K Reilly, a leading Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President George H. W. Bush. Throughout his illustrious career, he served as president of World Wildlife Fund, as a founder or advisor to several business ventures, and on many boards of directors. In 2010, he was appointed by President Barack Obama co-chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling to investigate the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This annual lecture, made possible by generosity of friends and supporters, commemorates the contribution of Adrian Fernando, COO of EcoSecurities Group plc, a company conceived to tackle climate change based on the idea of using market mechanisms to properly price the environment. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
2017 Oxford Food Forum - Beyond the silo: Understanding and building linkages across the food system The 2017 Oxford Food Forum seeks to showcase diverse understandings of the food system that break down traditional silos constraining connectivity between people, places, and problems within the food system. By bringing together graduate and early-career researchers and a wide range of players from throughout the food system-producers, consumers, activists and advocates, and everything in between - the Forum will generate new possibilities for understanding and building linkages across the food system. SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
The Pale Red Dot: Colonising Mars and Beyond Chair: Dr Paul Jepson (SoGE). Panelists: Andy Weir (author, The Martian), Dr Ellen Stofan (Former Chief Scientist, NASA), Professor Andrew Coates (Deputy Director at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL), Libby Jackson (Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager, UK Space Agency). Oxford Martin School, Oxford. Fully booked.
The concept of time in biology, and the unity of life with Prof Brian J. Enquist One of our biggest technological innovations is that of time keeping. From the atomic to the astronomical scales, our technology has enabled us to precisely measure time. Our timekeeping uses clocks that all tick along the same time scale - a time scale that is also relative to how we perceive the passage of time. Oxford Martin School, Oxford. Booking required.
NGOs, research and smart waterpumps Alex Fischer, Smith School of Enterprise and Environment Heloise Greeff, Institute of Biomedical Engineering. Part of the Skoll Centre’s Research for Action Seminar Series. Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford. Booking required.
Post 4 degrees: The World in 2100 Chair: Professor Myles Allen (ECI). Panelists: Professor Tim Lenton (Chair in Climate Change/Earth System Science, University of Exeter), Nicholas Crane (President of the Royal Geographical Society), Achim Steiner (Director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford). Oxford Martin School, Oxford. Booking required.
4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference The 4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert conference provides a forum for researchers and those interested in desert and dryland environments and societies to present, discuss and debate dryland themes and research. Registration now open.
5th Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) Conference iLEAPS, a global research project of Future Earth, will hold its 5th Science Conference in Oxford with the theme ‘Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges’. Professor Yadvinder Malhi will speak in the session titled ‘Impact of extremes on land biophysical processes and land-atmosphere biogeochemical cycling’.