Keep up to date with the latest news from the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences.

  • Glaciers covered in ash. Photo provided by NIWA.

    Glacier loss likely to continue

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and NIWA scientists are exploring the ongoing effects of climate change, including possible impacts from the Australian bushfires, on New Zealand’s glaciers.

  • New light shed on ancient NZ

    Bit-player marine creatures step up to a starring role in the evolution story thanks to research led by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Professor James Crampton.

  • Northland drought a harbinger of dry future

    A warming climate will ensure another dry summer will never be too far away, write Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Dr Luke Harrington and Professor Dave Frame.

  • Ellie Mestel, Professor Martha Savage, Dr Simon Barker, and Dr Finn Illsley-Kemp with Tauhara volcano in the background.

    Uncovering Taupō’s seismic secrets

    Despite their potential for large, dangerous eruptions, much remains to be discovered about the type of volcanoes known as caldera volcanoes. A Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, and GNS Science research collaboration is aiming to help change that.