Department of Environmental Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Vital, managed ecosystems for the 22nd century and beyond

The Department of Environmental Sciences is focussed on how interactions between the soil-plant-atmosphere system affect food security and related ecosystem services today and in the future. This includes investigating the flow and partitioning of resources such as carbon and water. We focus on both natural and man-made sources of climate variation, regeneration of degraded land and water and the development of sustainable agricultural technologies.

About Us

Find out more about the research and study options offered in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

Current Undergraduates

Through field trips and practical activities, our undergraduates get the hands-on experience that suits their interests and talents.

Postgraduate Options

Explore the projects and pathways available to our current and future postgraduate students.

Research Groups

Discover our world-class research, from soil security and biogeochemistry to forest fire management and hydrology.

Outreach Initiatives

With public forums, student activities and postgraduate groups run throughout the year, there are plenty of ways to get involved.


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