Welcome to the Dorothy Urlich-Cloher School of Environment

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

Vice-Chancellors Lecture Series 2018

Organised by the Faculty of Science, this four-lecture series addresses some of the barriers to inclusion, participation and success of diverse groups within, and beyond, education and employment.

Suffrage 125 Science

It's the 125th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand and we're renaming our faculty, schools and departments to honour alumnae of note.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

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.

  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • International honour for Professor Le Heron
    03 August 2018
    Professor Richard Le Heron has been awarded an International Geographical Union Lauréat d’honneur by the IGU Commission and is being presented with this award at the IGU-CAG Regional Conference in Quebec, Canada.
  • University of Auckland professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor
    12 June 2018
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
  • Distinguished Scholarship Award
    01 June 2018
    Professor Robin Kearns from the School of Environment has been awarded the Melinda S Meade Distinguished Scholarship Award in Health and Medical Geography.
  • Science majors week | choose your major Event as iCalendar
    17 September 2018 - 21 September 2018
    All students currently in their first year are invited to confirm or change their BSc major on Student Services Online (SSO), or discuss their major options with an advisor. Confirming your major(s) early is essential as it ensures that you're on the right path to completing your degree on time and with the subject areas that meet your goals.
  • Species interactions, environmental change, and biodiversity on rocky shores Event as iCalendar
    20 September 2018, 1 - 2pm
    In this seminar, Professor Christopher Harley (Department of Zoology and Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada) will present case studies showing when and how a key predator can be the leverage point through which the environment controls biodiversity.
  • Genetics and genomics of symbiotic nitrogen fixation Event as iCalendar
    04 October 2018, 1 - 2pm
    In this seminar, Dr Michael Udvardi (Chief Scientific Officer, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, Oklahoma, USA) will focus on the use of biochemical, molecular, genetic, and genomic methods to understand mechanisms underlying symbiotic nitrogen fixation in legumes.