Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and the geological, environmental, and social processes that affect the world around us.

Throughout New Zealand and across the globe, from the Earth’s deep interior to the communities we live in, our staff and students are working to understand the matters that most affect our planet.

New president-elect for the SSA

Congratulations to our very own Geophysics professor, John Townend, who has been awarded the position of president-elect for the Seismological Society of America (SSA). The SSA is an international scientific society devoted to the advancement of seismology and the understanding of earthquakes for the benefit of society. John's presidential term will start in April 2021.

A blue river, in the centre of the photo, flows over rocks and into a pool, surrounded by greenery

Our Environment

The Environmental Science students share stories on topics of interest including didymo, mangroves and the fashion industry in this class blog.

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