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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Sep26PhD Defence Seminar: Periglacial preconditioning of debris flows in the Southern Alps, New Zealand
Date: 26 September 2014
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Katrin Sattler, VUW Physical Geography PhD Candidate The lower boundary of alpine permafrost extent… Read more
Oct2GED Seminar Series - Climate change and the landslide apocalypse:
Date: 2 October 2014
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: Dr Sam McColl, Soils and Earth Science Group, Massey University Slope failure is one… Read more
Oct15NZCCRI Seminar Series: Adapting to Climate Change: Lessons from Natural Hazards Planning
Date: 15 October 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room 304
Speaker: Professor Bruce Glavovic, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University This presentation provides… Read more

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23 September 2014 Managing land into the future
Food production is the backbone of New Zealand’s economy—and a computer modelling programme designed by a SGEES Victoria University of Wellington academic is helping ensure that farming practices here and overseas are as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. Read more
22 September 2014 Victoria University and MetService partner to train skilled forecasters
SGEES will offer the country’s first Master’s degree in meteorology, in partnership with New Zealand’s official weather forecaster MetService. Read more
9 September 2014 New Zealand plays host to top scientific minds
Andrew Mackintosh, Deputy Director of the Antarctic Research Centre and from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences, was part of a strong academic contingent from Victoria which attended last week’s International Council for Science (ICSU) General Assembly in Auckland. 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.