School of GeoSciences Research
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This little prenatal dinosaur looks just like a baby bird curled in its egg!

Described as 'one of the most beautiful fossils ever seen', this exciting discovery shines a new light on the link between the behaviour of modern birds and dinosaurs.

Professor Steve Brusatte was among the experts that studied the 72 million-year-old embryo found in China, dubbed Baby Yingliang.

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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.

Palaeontologist Steve Brusatte, holds a fossil of a dinosaur claw in one hand, and DVD 'Walking with Dinosaurs' in the other

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.