School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Our School brings together expertise from across the physical, environmental and social sciences to advance understanding of the planet and its people - past, present, and future. Our interdisciplinary areas of activity include: Sustainable Environments and Societies, Environment and Health, Dynamic Earth and Ecosystems, and Extreme Climates and Hazards.

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06 January 2022

Fossil research affected by significant colonial bias, study finds

The fossil record, which documents the history of life on Earth, is heavily biased by influences such as colonialism, history and global economics, argues a new study involving palaeontologists at the University of Birmingham and the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

03 December 2021

Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre officially opens

The University of Birmingham officially opened the Molecular Sciences Visitors' Centre on Thursday 2 December, celebrating the start of the newest campus development with Morgan Sindall Construction.

09 September 2021

Ancient sea ice core sheds light on modern climate change

A 170 m record of marine sediment cores extracted from Adélie Land in Antarctica by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Programme is yielding new insights into the complicated relationship between sea ice and climate change.

22 July 2021

Huge Jurassic seabed uncovered in Cotswolds quarry

One of the largest and most important finds of exquisitely preserved Jurassic echinoderms – spiny-skinned marine animals such as starfish and sea urchins has been excavated at a secret site in the Cotswolds.

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Studying Geography at Birmingham

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Forthcoming seminars and events

We run a number of seminar series' throughout the School with speakers both internal and external, on subjects ranging from human geography to atmospheric sciences. 
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