School of GeoSciences Research

Research activities

We are interested in environmental threats and societal responses. Our research can be summarised under the following streams relating to socio-ecological systems, low carbon transitions and environmental risk.

Socio-ecological systems

We investigate ethnographic research and citizen science to new remote sensing tools (and spin-out companies), model whole ecosystems, develop national land-use scenarios, and study international agricultural supply chains' footprint.  

Transitions to a low carbon society

Our group works with communities, cities and government institutions, non-governmental organisations (NGO's) and businesses seeking to innovate and adopt effective greenhouse gas emission reduction measures, whilst also addressing other important social and environmental challenges.

Environmental risk and adaptation

Our researchers seek to understand the threats posed by anthropogenic and natural hazards (air and water pollution, climate change, flooding and storms, volcanic eruptions) and the best ways people and livelihoods can be protected.