Environmental Science Research Division

Researchers in the CaucasusThe Environmental Science Research Division (ESRD) aims to gain improved understanding of how the environment works, including:

  • The evolution, dynamics and interactions of its components (rocks and sediments, soil, vegetation, fresh and marine waters),
  • The interplay between people and the environment in the past, present and future.

ESRD comprises members of the department of Geography and Environmental Science within the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science (SAGES). It forms part of the University's Environment theme.

We conduct Environmental Science in the widest sense (e.g. in-depth process-based laboratory, field-based and modelling studies), with core interests in:

  • Soil Science;
  • Hydrology;
  • Biogeochemistry;
  • Ecology;
  • Meteorology
  • Climate Science (including palaeoclimate);
  • Landscapes and Landforms
  • Earth Observation.

We work with other disciplines on societal-environment interactions, thereby addressing questions of sustainability and policy and practice, with particular emphasis on:

  • Food security
  • Water security
  • Extreme weather
  • Environmental pollution

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of our work we actively collaborate with a wide range of Schools within the University: Biological Sciences, Agriculture, Policy and Development, Chemistry, Food Biosciences & Pharmacy Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics and a large number of external research organisations e.g.:


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See also

  • Postgraduate Research Opportunities
  • MSc Environmental Management
  • MSc Environmental Pollution


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