Welcome to the School of Environment


The School of Environment is the place to study and research in Geography, Earth Sciences (Geology), Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geophysics and Geographic Information Science.

Take 10 with Jan Lindsay

Associate Professor Jan Lindsay gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss her research into making society more resilient to volcanic hazards through improving understanding of volcanoes.

The eternally erupting volcano

Ben Simons has been researching Yasur volcano in Vanuatu, which has been erupting for around 1500 years. His work will help us understand volcanic dynamics and help locals better prepare for living near Yasur.

inSCight magazine

inSCight is the faculty's annual magazine for alumni and friends. In 2018 we explored diversity in science. We hope you enjoy reading these inspiring stories about our scientists, alumni and students.

Our research and teaching addresses the earth surface and subsurface, climate, social, economic and cultural processes that shape our world. Learn more by visiting Our school.

  • The SPCA’s inconvenient truth
    14 January 2019
    Opinion: Instead of shooting the messenger, let’s consider what the SPCA says about 1080 and explore innovations for predator control, writes Dr Marie McEntee.
  • Meet the new Science Scholars director
    06 December 2018
    Dr Rhys Jones of the Department of Statistics has been named director of the innovative Science Scholars programme at the University of Auckland.
  • Kathleen Curtis Atrium naming ceremony
    30 November 2018
    The Faculty of Science proudly renames the plaza atrium of the Science Centre after prestigious alumna Kathleen Curtis to commemorate 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.
  • University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
    08 November 2018
    Three of 15 leading-edge research projects within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland have attracted funding from this year’s Marsden fund. Find out more.