School of Environment
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 Geographical Information Science.
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.
Teaching award for the School of Environment
16 May 2016Senior Tutor Joe Fagan has been awarded a Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching 2015. Professor Paul Kench, Head of the School of Environment, says that “while Joe’s excellent teaching contributions are not news to the School, it is very pleasing that his dedication and thoughtful approach to teaching has been recognised formally at the broader faculty level.”
Science subjects rate highly internationally
22 March 2016Science subjects at the University of Auckland are highly placed in this year’s QS World University Rankings with the University rated number one in the country in almost all subjects.
The Huckleberry Ridge Tuff, Yellowstone: New insights into old deposits Event as iCalendar
17 August 2016, 1pmIn this talk, Professor Colin Tuff from Victoria University of Wellington, will present a series of snapshots of work carried out by him and his collaborators. Collin will show how you can take an iconic, apparently well-known deposit and uncover new insights about its causative eruption and the parental sub-surface magma chamber.
Geoscience Society NZ Hochstetter Lecture: The forensics of volcanic catastrophe (Science Event Tags, Environment) Event as iCalendar
16 August 2016, 7:30pmProfessor Colin Wilson from Victoria University of Wellington is presenting this public lecture about how to study large explosive eruptions.
Inaugural Bartrum Lecture: From Ocean to Cloud - using oceanography to keep the Internet running (Science Event Tags, Environment) Event as iCalendar
11 August 2016, 5 - 6pmLionel Carter Professor of Marine Geology at Victoria University Wellington, will present this inagural lecture which provides a non-technical view to the world of subsea cables, the research that leads to their protection, and the insights they provide on an abyssal ocean that can only be described as dynamic.
Funded PhD Project Available – Modelling of Coastal Hazards
27 July 2016A funded PhD project is available through the School of Environment, which will contribute to the ‘Living at the Edge’ programme and the ‘Economics’ toolbox of the Resilience to Nature’s Challenges National Science Challenge.
A Window on Research: School of Environment Research Experience Scholarships
14 July 2016These scholarships provide a new opportunities for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students to participate in 40 or 80 hours (funded at $800 and $1600 respectively) of research experience supervised by School of Environment staff or PhD students.