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Our internationally recognised research is making new discoveries and positive impacts on the world we live in.

Our commitment to excellence is supported through strong research groupsstate-of-the-art facilities and key collaborations.

In REF 2014, 94% of our research outputs were deemed 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent', ranking us 4th in the UK for Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences.

Our researchers are addressing some of the most significant research challenges in the Earth sciences including:

  • understanding magmatic and hydrothermal processes
  • biosphere-hydrosphere-geosphere dynamics
  • natural resource exploration
  • global change
  • the Anthropocene
  • the long-term evolution of the Earth and its planetary systems.