Our researchers are investigating the complexities of the world's physical landscape, past and present, to help create solutions to global environmental problems.
Biogeochemical cycling and pollutant dynamics
Research into the mobility, transport, fate and impact of macronutrients and trace elements within the Earth system, with a particular emphasis on carbon, nitrogen and heavy metals.
We use natural and technological techniques to investigate the physical landscape in ways which inform archaeological theory and analysis.
In this research group we are using a range of chronological techniques to study how landforms, environments, ecosystems and even our ancestors, have evolved through time.
We are concerned both with the appearance of, and with the processes operating to form, the land-surface from whole landscapes down to individual landforms and geomorphological features and spanning timescales from the present day through to landscape dynamics over 100 to 10,000,000,000 years.
Glaciers and glacial processes
We are a group of researchers passionate about icy landscapes past and present.
Quaternary climates and environments
Our research explores the climate changes of the Quaternary Period and their impacts on landscapes, ecosystems and human societies.
Remote sensing, GIS and spatial modelling
Members of the remote sensing, GIS and spatial modelling research theme are committed to advancing our understanding of Earth system science through the effective use of geospatial technologies.
Many of the projects undertaken by members of Environmental Processes research group are focussed on Upland Environments.
Our urban research work includes the analysis of spatial patterns of atmospheric and riverine pollutant concentrations and assessment of regulating urban ecosystem services.