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Culture and environmental change in the Anthropocene

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This research group draws together members of the OpenSpace Research Centre who have interests in the relations between global processes of environmental, cultural and political change. Our research areas include, but are not restricted to: the links between society, culture and environment; representation of the environment; biosecurities, geographies of the Anthropocene; informal and diverse economies; alternative food networks; sustainable consumption; media/culture and the environment; and contemporary environmental history and politics.

Externally funded projects in this field are conducted in partnership with national stakeholders such as the National Trust. Using unique approaches to data collection and dissemination, recent projects have been recognised for the positive impact they have had on the communities where they work.

Qualifications available:

PhD and MPhil


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Potential research projects

Applications are welcome to study any topic that resonates with the concerns of the OpenSpace Research Centre or Geography research discipline more broadly.

Current/recent research projects

  • Sounding Costal Change
  • Stories of Change
  • Earth in Vision

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Andrea Yorke
+44 (0)1908 654456

For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.