School of GeoSciences


We investigate what shapes our world and the environments in which we live. Our interdisciplinary research and teaching is built on strong core disciplines including ecology, geography, geology, geophysics, meteorology, oceanography and environmental sciences.

Our Research Institutes

All academic, research staff and postgraduate students are affiliated with a specific institute.


Our staff are involved in many different research centres and project consortia involving universities and other institutions around the globe.

Research facts

In the School of GeoSciences we explore the factors and forces that shape our world and the environments in which we live.

Research Blogs

Blogs of groups and individuals across the School of GeoSciences.

Research Staff Organisation

The School of GeoSciences' Research Staff Organisation (RSO) is a network of postdocs and other interested researchers across the School of GeoSciences.

Research Ethics and Integrity

The University of Edinburgh has a commitment to promote and facilitate the conduct of research ethics and integrity. Information about this commitment is available from the College's research ethics framework web page which provides additional information on other policies and advice. The College also provides an on line ethics and integrity training programme .

An Interview with Prof Kathy Whaler

Edinburgh, October 4th, 2013

Research and Teaching Facilities

We are exceptionally well-equipped with the latest technologies to enable our researchers to stay at the forefront of their fields.

Research Institutes

The Research Institutes in the School of GeoSciences

REF 2014 Link box

The School’s submission to Unit of Assessment B7 - spanning the range of geography, earth systems and environmental sciences - reflects the exceptional breadth and strength of the School.

Contact us

Get in touch if you would like to know more or have any questions.