School of Environment


  • 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.
  • PhD Research showcase a success
    02 October 2017
    The School of Environment hosted its annual PhD Research Showcase on 28 September to celebrate research currently ongoing within the School.
  • Major new investment in University of Auckland Science
    13 September 2017
    A handheld skin cancer diagnostic device and a project to explore how underwater sound can influence beer fermentation are just two of eight University of Auckland Faculty of Science research projects to be awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour Fund.
  • Life in the big city – free public lecture series
    22 August 2017
    Do cyclists breathe easier on one side of a cycleway barrier than another? How much difference do trees really make to air quality? What happens when we bury natural streams beneath concrete and asphalt? How hard is it for native species to survive in cities?
  • In memoriam: Dr Chris de Freitas, former Deputy Dean of Science (1948-2017)
    11 July 2017
    Dr Christopher Rhodes de Freitas (1948 to 2017) has passed away in Auckland, New Zealand on 5 July 2017, following a two-year struggle with cancer.
  • Joint appointment with NIWA
    16 June 2017
    Associate Professor Geoffroy Lamarche has begun a joint appointment with NIWA and the School of Environment.
  • Royal surprise for emerging researcher
    12 June 2017
    The Royal Geographical Society in London has recognised a University of Auckland PhD student as a leading new researcher in the field of geography.
  • Work on the Alpine Fault by Faculty of Science researchers is published in Nature
    26 May 2017
    Researchers from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Science, who were part of the team involved in the South Island’s Deep Fault Drilling Project, have had their results published in prestigious international journal, Nature, this month.
  • Spaceward Bound
    20 December 2016
    A “dynamic educational outreach event” is how Professor Kathy Campbell describes the MBIE funded Unlocking Curious Minds project that saw 20 secondary school students attend an exclusive astrobiology field trip in December 2016.
  • Revived interest in space exploration
    06 December 2016
    Our own Professor Kathleen Campbell is interviewed on the Paul Henry Show by Mark Sainsbury about Russia's plans to ramp up its efforts to land a dozen cosmonauts on the moon.
  • Science funding at University of Auckland receives major boost
    03 November 2016
    Research in the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland has been awarded a total of $9.6 million over the next three years for a broad range of projects, from the timing of volcanic eruptions to computer software protection.
  • School of Envrionment Teaching Assistant positions available for 2017
    02 November 2016
    Apply now for Teaching Assistant positions in 2017
  • Congratulations to Professor Kathleen Campbell
    28 October 2016
    Congratulations to Professor Kathy Campbell who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
  • Top researchers elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand
    26 October 2016
    Ten leading researchers from the University of Auckland were among 19 New Zealanders elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand today.
  • Teaching award for the School of Environment
    16 May 2016
    Senior 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.”
  • Graduation celebration
    13 May 2016
    The School of Environment held a morning tea to celebrate Autumn graduation on Wednesday.
  • Science subjects rate highly internationally
    22 March 2016
    Science 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.
  • Marsden Success for the School of Environment
    18 November 2015
    The School of Environment is very proud of the recent success of our colleagues in the latest Marsden funding round.
  • The 2015 Research Distinction Awards
    11 November 2015
    Congratulations to the recipients of the School of Environment's annual Research Distinction Awards. At the event staff and students enjoyed the series of short talks by current PhD students that was followed by the presentation of awards.