School of Earth and Environment


As part of NERC’s latest round of large grants ESSI’s Liane G. Benning and Jim McQuaid from ICAS are joining forces to work on the Black and Bloom project. With over £500,000 coming to Leeds, the £2.4m project is being led by...[more]

An example of rock netting in use

Student photo shortlisted for award Each year the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE) and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) run a photography contest with the theme "Geologists at...[more]

An example of rock netting in use

Leeds is well represented at the International Association of Sedimentologists (IAS) European meeting, which is being held in Krakow, Poland, 22-25 June 2015. A number of Leeds staff and students are presenting their research...[more]

Professor Andy Shepherd, Director of the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), is one of the main contributors to a free course on Monitoring Climate from Space which starts next week. [more]

An example of rock netting in use

IAG is pleased to welcome Dr Na Yan, who has joined the Fluvial and Eolian Research Group as a research fellow to work with Nigel Mountney on ‘Prediction of stratigraphic heterogeneity in tidally influenced fluvial successions:...[more]

James and Ferdinand

In 2014, two students on the MSc Sustainability Programmes worked with Dr. Ralf Barkemeyer and Dr. Lindsay Stringer in the Sustainability Research Institute to research mining companies' approaches to sustainable land management....[more]

Geoff Gaunt views the latest British Geological Survey Map of the UK.

On Friday 17th April, SEE was visited by alumnus Dr Geoff Gaunt (BSc Geology 1955; PhD Earth Sciences 1976). Geoff toured the Thin Section Laboratory with Harri Wyn Williams (Thin Section Laboratory Technician), including having...[more]

An example of rock netting in use

The School of Earth and Environment will be well represented at the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Annual Conference and Exhibition being held in Denver, Colorado, 31 May – 3 June, with over 24...[more]

The Guardian

The School of Earth and Environment has achieved an impressive result in the 2016 Guardian University league table, rising 11 places to number 7 for Earth and Marine Sciences, placing it firmly amongst the Top 10 Universities in...[more]

A sub-fossil skeleton of a 1.15 metre Nile Perch found in the Bodélé depression. Credit: Charlie Bristow

Life on Earth may have begun more than 3.5 billion-years ago, but the appearance of eukaryotic life about 2 billion-years ago and multi-cellular life about 800-600 million-years ago are both linked to oxygenation events at the...[more]