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Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems

Department of Environment, Earth & Ecosystems

The Department of Environment, Earth and Ecosystems has an international reputation for research and innovative distance teaching.

Around 50 academic and research staff work on a variety of topics in fields as diverse as biodiversity, biogeochemistry, ecology, evolution, geochemistry, igneous processes, oceanography, palaeontology, tectonics, and volcanology, contributing significantly to the Research Centre for Physical and Environmental Sciences (CEPSAR) , one of the University’s centres of research excellence. The Department enjoys full use of CEPSAR’s exceptionally well equipped research facilities.

Members of the department teach on a wide range of modules which contribute to two BSc qualifications (Environmental Science and Natural Sciences) and an MSc. The modules cover theoretical, practical and applied aspects of environmental and earth sciences.

Dr Arlëne Hunter
Head of Department
Environment, Earth and Ecosystems

"What we offer our students"

Prof David Gowing
Deputy Head of Department