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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Feb10NZCCRI Seminar Series: Dynamic Adaptive Policymaking: An Approach to Planning Under Deep Uncertainty
Date: 10 February 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Aronui Lecture Theatre, Royal Society of NZ, 11 Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington
Speaker: Professor Warren E. Walker, emeritus Professor of Policy Analysis, faculty of Technology, Policy and… Read more

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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
14 January 2015 Engaging students to raise awareness about climate change
An SGEES student is working with children to help raise awareness and educate the public about ways to mitigate the effects of climate change. Read more
13 January 2015 Duo developing social science success at SGEES
An SGEES programme examining the development of human societies has been recognised with $1.4 million in research funding grants. Two projects, led by Professor Warwick Murray and Professor John Overton, have received prestigious 2014 Marsden Fund grants, just after the pair completed another three-year Marsden funded project together. 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.