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.

Orientation Day 2018

The Faculty of Science looks forward to seeing all undergraduate students at Orientation Day on 21 February. There is a fabulous programme of activities and events starting with a welcome at Waipapa Marae.

A good grounding

When asked how a background in geology supports her international role in natural disaster protection, Alanna Simpson is unwavering in her response. Read Alanna's story on page 13 of InSCight magazine.

Did life begin on land or in the sea?

Professor Kathy Campbell has received almost a million dollars in Marsden funding to investigate hydrothermal deposits in the earliest-known hot springs, to help solve a question: Did life begin on land or in the sea?

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.

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Programme Grant Success
    01 December 2017
    Congratulations to Professor Kathy Campbell, Dr Pedram Hekmati and Dr Agnieszka Leszczynski on being awarded grants as overseas Partner Investigators from the Australian Research Council Discovery Programme round.
  • Between a rock and a good place
    30 November 2017
    Professor Kathy Campbell’s prestigious election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand in October 2016 is the culmination of a lifetime’s passion for geology, and a strong drive to communicate her love and understanding of science to the world.
  • Southern seas warming faster than northern New Zealand
    08 November 2017
    Three of the longest-running sea temperature records in the Southern Hemisphere have been analysed by scientists and show that while coastal waters near Auckland are not getting any warmer, southern New Zealand and Tasmania are.