Earth and Environment

Geography, Environment and Soil Sciences


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Our researchers study the complex interaction between earth, environment, and people, from geographical systems to urban development, from the coral reefs of Ningaloo to development geography in Africa…

Soils and landscapes

Our main areas of research include:

  • Soil carbon and nutrient cycling
  • Soil microbial diversity and soil heath
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Critical Zone Observatory (CZO) and landscape processes
  • Plant-soil-water relationships
Climates – catchments – coasts
marine students

Our main areas of research include:

  • Climate and land surface interactions
  • Environmental dynamics and ecohydrology
  • Catchment and ecosystem management
  • Coastal and reef dynamics
  • Marine and coastal management
People and places

Our main areas of research include:

  • Development and indigenous geographies
  • Economic and regional development
  • Transport planning, the built environment and health
  • Geographic information science (GIS)
  • Urban planning and governance
  • Transformative social change and community capacity building
  • Hazard, risk and vulnerability