School of GeoSciences Research
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Jurassic World Dominion propels the more than $5 billion franchise into daring, uncharted territory, featuring never-seen dinosaurs, breakneck action and astonishing new visual effects.

Professor Steve Brusatte –one of the leading palaeontologists of his generation was chief science advisor for the film.  Now, some 30 years after Jurassic Park first wowed audiences, Steve is helping to bring dinosaurs to life all over again for a new generation.

And this time?  Feathers are kind of a big deal!

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Our research is supported through three research institutes.  We also host national and international centres and have established research links on every continent. 

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Find out how we are engaging with, and influencing the world for the better.  


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Spanning the physical sciences, social sciences and humanities, we address major environmental and social challenges through our three broad research themes.

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From New York Times bestsellers and documentaries with Sir David Attenborough through to Hollywood blockbusters - see where we feature!

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Find out more about our researchers and their individual research profiles.  You can search by name, by research institute or by research group.

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Explore our range of state-of-the-art laboratories, world-leading analytical facilities, field equipment and workshops.

We also host several national facilities on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 

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Our School hosts a variety of research events for our staff and students.  We also run events, seminars and public lectures for a range of audiences, including external researchers, business and industry, and the general public.

Our School has a range of support services, valuing the contribution of our research staff as essential to delivering our high-quality research agenda.  We welcome all applications from independent researchers for fellowships. 

We are one of the largest and most successful interdisciplinary groupings of geographers and geoscientists in the UK, addressing global challenges to secure a more socially-just and environmentally sustainable world.