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.

  • 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.
  • Major funding boost for Science at University of Auckland
    02 November 2017
    Thirteen research projects across mathematics, computer science, cosmology, astrobiology, biological sciences, statistics, chemistry and psychology are funded with $8,778,000 from the Marsden Fund for 2017.
  • Join 233 cities in Climathon
    20 October 2017
    The University of Auckland is hosting Auckland's first ever Climathon over 24 hours on 27 October. Read Dr Cate Macinnis-Ng's blog about the impact of climate change on our native forests.
  • Keeping islands clean with litter art
    13 October 2017
    Dr Marie McEntee and Joe Fagan From the School of Environment are leading a project with Aotea (Great Barrier Island) locals and schools to clean up beaches, analyse the rubbish and create art from it.
  • Distinction awards presented to top environment researchers
    09 October 2017
    The School of Environment hosted its annual Research Distinction Awards to celebrate the work of environment researchers, with awards for outstanding publications, theses, early career contributions and research communication.