School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences

Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and expressed in an extraordinary range of courses ranging from deep earth geophysics to feminist geography. We welcome students from around the globe who come to study with our internationally recognised staff, and research at field sites in New Zealand and worldwide.
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Events

Jun25-18SGEES 2015 Photo Competition
Date: 25 June – 18 August 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
The John Bradley Library welcomes entries for the 2015 Photo Competition. Read more
Jul16ESCI PhD Talk: Volatile transport in andesitic volcanoes: The metal budget of the White Island magmatic-hydrothermal system
Date: 16 July 2015
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room 304
Speaker: Céline Mandon, Geology PhD Candidate Volcanic gases are composed mainly of H2O, CO2 and… Read more
Jul16VUW GED Seminar: Unravelling a climate signal from glacier retreat on Kilimanjaro
Date: 16 July 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Dr Nicolas Cullen, Department of Geography, University of Otago The response of glaciers to… Read more

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News

25 June 2015 Poles apart: Climate change at the ends of the earth
“The last time carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere were this high was 3 million years ago, and sea levels were 20 metres higher than today.” That’s according to SGEES Professor James Renwick Read more
23 June 2015 Minister visits Victoria’s Auckland premises hosted by VILLA and LANZBC
The first visit by a Minister of the Crown to Victoria’s new offices in Auckland took place on Friday 19 June, when Hon Steven Joyce—Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment—spoke at an event jointly hosted by Victoria’s Institute for Links with Latin America (VILLA- cross disciplinary institution which includes SGEES staff ) and the Latin America New Zealand Business Council (LANZBC). Read more
8 June 2015 The real cost of climate change
Natural climate cycles usually play out over tens of thousands of years. Our species, however, has altered the natural climate trajectory of the planet in just 50 Read more

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Sam Webber completed a Bachelor of Science with majors in Geology and Physical Geography

Sam Webber chose to study Geology because it was the closest thing to being an explorer he could be. His studies have taken him to glaciers in the Southern Alps and volcanoes in South America. Watch Sam’s story.

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