The Department of Earth Sciences has a large cohort of faculty and researchers with expertise across many areas of the Earth Sciences. Our aim is to conceive and conduct world-leading research into the processes that shape the formation and history of the solid earth, its oceans and atmosphere, and elucidate their mutual interactions and effect on the earth’s environment and biosphere. Much of this work is interdisciplinary, and is driven by interaction with collaborators across the physical and increasingly the social sciences.

Research is undertaken across six primary themes:

Geophysics and Geodynamics

Planetary Evolution and Materials

Oceanography, Climate and Palaeoenvironment

Palaeobiology and Evolution

Geodesy, Tectonics, Volcanology and related hazards

Earth Resources