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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11 February 2019

Forestry Skills Plan for England and Wales

The Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) is one of almost thirty organisations which have pledged to work together to attract the very best of young and new talent into the sector.

05 February 2019

The Health of Our Oceans: Seabirds as Sentinels

Our oceans are important in sustaining human life, but our knowledge of them as functioning ecosystems lags far behind that of terrestrial ones. Why? Dr Jim Reynolds writes for The Birmingham Brief.

25 January 2019

Geobiology in Arabian Gulf sediments

Following a pilot study in Oct 2017, Sarah Greene co-led a successful sampling expedition to the sabkha west of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates in January 2019.

30 November 2018

Autumn train timetables - a leafy subject

For railway commuters across England and Wales, December brings to an end the annual 'Leaf fall timetables' and the regular announcements of 'leaves on the line' causing delays.

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Studying Geography at Birmingham

Geography and Environmental Science fieldwork

Geological mapping field trip

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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