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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Oct21ESCI PhD Seminar: The Wairakei-Tauhara geothermal system: an introduction to its volcano-tectonic evolution
Date: 21 October 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Building, room CO304
Speaker: PhD Geology Candidate, Michael Rosenberg Wairakei-Tauhara (WK-TH) is one of the largest geothermal systems… Read more
Oct29ESCI Seminar - Simon Barker
Date: 29 October 2014
Time: 11.55 am
ESCI SeminarWednesday 29th October 2014, 12-1pmCotton Seminar Room Co304Post-Oruanui supereruption recovery, reconstruction and evolution of… Read more

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5 October 2014 Studying ancient landforms using new technology
Teetering along precarious pathways high in some of Papua New Guinea’s most remote mountains is… Read more
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

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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.