School of Earth and Environment


The University of Leeds is a partner in a new research project to improve our understanding of rainfall and flood predictions in Scotland. Scientists from the University will work alongside the Scottish Environmental Protection...[more]

We are pleased to be able to highlight our recent successes with the NERC Follow on Fund. Congratulations to Dr Nigel Mountney, Dr Luca Colombera and Professor Bill McCaffrey, who have been awarded a NERC Follow-on-Fund...[more]

BBC weather presenter Paul Hudson visited the School of Earth and Environment recently to interview a number of staff who demonstrate the breadth of atmospheric and climate research going on here at Leeds. Listen to the full...[more]

An international team of scientists has shed new light on the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015, killing more than 8,000 people. In a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, the scientists show that a kink...[more]

Adam Booth has returned from fieldwork on the Antarctic Peninsula, where he was conducting geophysical surveys as part of Project MIDAS. This project, led by Prof Adrian Luckman, Dr Bernd Kulessa (Swansea University) and Prof...[more]

A new study may have resolved a fundamental question concerning the development of Earth as a planet on which animals could flourish: what came first, increasing levels of oxygen or complex animals? Before now it was not known...[more]

The 59th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association is being held in Cardiff this week (14th – 17th December) and members of ESSI’s Palaeo research group are there presenting their science.[more]

“Are you doing a PhD in tropical forest ecology in Leeds?” People often ask me this with questioning faces. Indeed, it means that I am connected to the University of Leeds, but my field site is in Vietnam. Therefore I went last...[more]

Data developed by researchers from SRI has been used in the new WWF footprint calculator ( [more]

SEE @ AGU Fall 2015


It’s that time of year again and AGU 2015 is upon us. The School of Earth & Environment have over 50 academics, researchers and postgraduate students presenting their discoveries in San Francisco this year at the world’s largest...[more]