School of Earth and Environment

Earth Surface Science Institute (ESSI)

We are a large institute of earth science researchers with an exceptionally broad range of expertise. Our research endeavours encompass the study of past and present environmental and climatic conditions and the processes that produce them. Thus, we model river and turbidity current flow dynamics, study deep-sea vent communities, quantify groundwater systems, constrain nutrient fluxes in oceans, assess ancient palaeoclimatic events and much more!

Our work ranges across all scales from the microscopic study of mineral growth to the global-scale study of iron cycling and the sulphur isotopic system of the oceans. We are organised into six key research groups.

Please click below to explore the Research Group pages and learn more about our research.