Our research 

Research in the School centres around five research themes that cut across traditional discipline boundaries and respond to major research challenges. 

Clouds moving across the skyEnvironmental Health Sciences

Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Pollution 
Environmental Nanoscience
Meteorology and Climate 
Persistent Organic Pollutants


fossils on the beachGeosystems

Structure and properties of the Earth's subsurface


SocietySociety, Economy and Environment

Diverse economies and communities
Energy, society and place
Transitions and transformations
Urban resilience


Water in LaplandWater Sciences

Hydroecology (Ecohydrology)
River Processes 
Urban Systems
Nuclear Decommissioning and Waste Management

street in a local neighbourhoodCentre for Urban and Regional Studies (CURS)

Strategic spatial planning
Economic development
Urban regeneration and resilience
Place leadership


Together, they embrace a wide range of physical science, biological science, social sciences and humanities, which also link across the College of Life & Environmental Sciences and to other colleges in the University. Other strengths, such as urban research and sustainability, bridge across the five research groupings within the School.


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