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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Mar19GED Seminar Series: Remote connections to heat waves: The Australian lesson, and what we could learn from it
Date: 19 March 2015
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Dr. Alex Pezza, Senior Climate Scientist, Greater Wellington Regional CouncilAlex Pezza was until recently… Read more

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5 February 2015 Getting to the bottom of tectonic plates
New research, led by SGEES and using underground dynamite explosions, has revealed previously unknown information about what happens underneath tectonic plates. Read more
4 February 2015 Yellow light for forest-saving programme in Indonesia
A programme to curb deforestation and carbon emissions in Indonesia has improved forest governance but more changes need to be implemented if its original aims are to be met, according to SGEES research. Read more
21 January 2015 2014 Earth’s warmest since 1880
Professor James Renwick, Victoria University of Wellington, comments on new findings that show 2014 ranks as Earth’s hottest on record since 1880. 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.