School of Earth and Environment

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New research by European and African scientists, including a team from the University of York, warns of the risks posed by the increasing air pollution over the cities of West Africa – amid fears it could have an impact on human...[more]

The Earth Surface Science Institute will be well represented at the 25th annual Goldschmidt Conference being held in Prague from 16th – 21st August. ESSI researches will be showcasing their science though talks and poster...[more]

The Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics is excited to welcome their new University Academic Fellow, Dr Evgenia Ilyinskaya, to the team this August.  Evgenia specialises in emissions of volcanic gas and aerosol. Volcanic...[more]

A new report has recognised the necessity for farming to adjust to climate changes, to adapt and strengthen against extreme weather whilst improving production to address the world’s growing need for food.[more]

Pasi Heikkurinen joins us from UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica where he was Assistant Professor in 'Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development' in the Department of Environment and Development.[more]

Widespread species are at just as high risk of being wiped out as rare ones after global mass extinction events, says new research by University of Leeds scientists.[more]

Prof. Lindsay Stringer was interviewed for Paul Hudson’s weather show (first broadcast on 1 August). She talked about adaptation to climate change in different parts of the world, as well as greener travel options. [more]

Professor Tim Wright has been awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work on improving seismic hazard assessment in the continents with satellite geodesy.  His work has been at the forefront of...[more]

Professor Tim Wright has been awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award for his work on improving seismic hazard assessment in the continents with satellite geodesy.  His work has been at the forefront of...[more]

An example of rock netting in use

Catherine Burns is a PhD student in the Institute of Applied Geoscience, and is supervised by Dr Nigel Mountney, Prof David Hodgson and Dr Luca Colombera. Catherine has just returned from a field season in the...[more]