Earth and Environment

Earth structure and evolution


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Why does our planet have oceans and mountains? Where can we find the resources to sustain our society in the future? What is the history of life on Earth?

Researchers and students at UWA are actively investigating a diverse array of questions about the history and structure of our planet using tools that range state-of-the-art analytical equipment and techniques, to a simple rock hammer and hand lens. Some of the study sites are located in far-flung parts of the world, but the best part of our research happens right here on campus.

Research groups and projects

Our main areas of research include:

  • regional and planetary geology
  • tectonics and neotectonicsbasin analysis (including biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy)
  • continental architecture
  • magmas and fluids
  • continental evolution (including geochronology and thermochonology).

Research contacts