The School of Earth and Environment covers research areas as diverse as the world around us, from geological formations to coral reef and coastal marine systems, and from urban and regional planning to conservation biology.
The School's unique combination of expertise spans physical, chemical and biological aspects of the environment as well as the impact of human activities.
From deep rocks to landscape processes, from marine and environmental science to the nature and function of past and present environments, the School emphasises an integrated global perspective on issues posed by the Earth and its environment.
The School’s research work encompasses two distinct disciplines and a number of specialised centres:
- Geography, environment and soil sciences
- How do you begin to delve into the complexities of the earth? Our researchers explore a broad range of topics, from marine and coastal management to displaced people and minesite rehabilitation. Research groups and centres span issues related to coral reef studies, the built environment and health and transportation systems.
- How does earth work? Our researchers explore diverse aspects of geoscience disciplines including geology, geochemistry and geophysics to understand earth system processes. Research groups and centres focus on the formation, exploration and extraction of mineral and hydrocarbon resources, and on the evolution of coral reefs and coastal marine environments.