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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Jul1-12SGEES 2014 Photo competition
Date: 1 July – 12 August 2014
Time: 9.10 am
The John Bradley Library is organizing the SGEES 2014 photo competition, there are two categories:… Read more
Jul24GED Seminar Series: Lake sediments as paleoseismometers: insights into the paleoseismicity of Alpine Fault
Date: 24 July 2014
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room 304
Speaker: Dr Jamie Howarth, GNS ScienceDetermining the spatial and temporal patterns of rupture on major… Read more
Jul31GED Seminar Series: New methods of testing the mechanism of shear surface development and their implications for understanding the behaviour of earthquake and rainfall induced landslides
Date: 31 July 2014
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, CO 304
Speaker: Dr Jon Carey, Soil Mechanics Scientist, GNS ScienceWhy, how, and when slopes catastrophically collapse… Read more

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21 July 2014 2013 New Zealand’s warmest winter on record
The world continued to warm last year, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, with some Southern Hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, having one of their warmest years on record.The findings have been presented by four scientists including Dr James Renwick, an associate professor in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more
3 July 2014 Former SGES-ESCI student Alexander Gerst in space
Alexander Gerst, who has a Masters in Earth Sciences from Victoria University in Wellington, is aboard the International Space Station. He tweeted a picture of Banks Peninsula from high above Earth. Read more
1 July 2014 Public talk to explore New Zealand earthquakes
Two SGEES experts in geophysics will be visiting New Plymouth as part of the Victoria University of Wellington 2014 Public Lecture Series to talk about the plate-tectonic origins of New Zealand and how these lead to earthquakes. Read more

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