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

May5Game of Bones
Date: 5 May 2016
Time: 5.00 am
Venue: Cotton Seminar Room CO304, Kelburn Campus
Speaker: Prof. James Crampton, SGEES & GNS, Victoria UniversityAbstract: Wilderness of gorges, bluffs and mountains… Read more
May5Indigenous Knowledge and Science in
Date: 5 May 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Seminar Room CO304, Kelburn Campus
Speaker: Dr Daniel Hikuroa, University of AucklandAbstract: For many years indigenous knowledge has been considered… Read more
May5Central Tropical Pacific El Nino-Southern Oscillation Climate Variability Preserved in Water Stable Isotopes from the RICE Ice Core
Date: 5 May 2016
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: Cotton Seminar Room CO304, Kelburn Campus
Speaker: Geology PhD Candidate Daniel EmanuelssonPeriods of pronounced Rossby wave train activity between the tropics… Read more

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News

22 April 2016 Victoria University and National Library offer new maps of human knowledge
Victoria University and National Library offer new maps of human knowledgeA series of free public talks promoted by two iconic Wellington institutions will ask new questions about how to use maps in innovative ways.Victoria University of Wellington and the National Library are partnering for the second year in a row to deliver a series of thought-provoking talks. This year the focus is on how mapping can be applied to the study of people, geography, the weather, and even literary works. Read more
1 April 2016 'Hobbit' didn't last long
New research, involving Victoria's Associate Professor Brent Alloway, suggests that an early human species nicknamed the "Hobbit" disappeared much earlier than previously thought. Read more
9 March 2016 New Zealand’s Alpine Fault biggest mover in the world
A group of researchers from Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science has shown that New Zealand’s Alpine Fault has moved more in the last 25 million years than any other known onland fault on Earth 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.

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Jenni Hopkins with a map showing Auckland's volcanic field

Studying a volcanic field

A clearer understanding of the risk posed by a new volcanic eruption in Auckland has emerged from research by student Jenni Hopkins.

Students on the Southern Alps

Footage from the field

PhD student Hubert Zal's video features a group of geophysics students carrying out work surrounded by spectacular South Island scenery.

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