Biological and Environmental Sciences research
Our research positions us as a leading institution in the area of environmental protection and biological conservation.
We explore the processes driving the evolution and maintenance of biodiversity, from the molecular to the ecosystem level. We look at how environments and ecosystems have changed over time to predict and mitigate the future impacts of climate change.
Find out more about our research in Biological and Environmental Sciences. You can also find out more about our International Environment Centre - a £22m investment to create a research policy hub for incubating environmental practice within business.
Our research areas
Quaternary Science and Landscape Change Research Group
Researching the changing relationships between people and their environments.
Environmental Biogeochemistry Research Group
Addressing the planetary life support systems upon which we all depend.
Earth and Planetary Observation Sciences Research Group
Where ecosystem technology and data deliver solutions to environmental challenges.
Ecosystem Change Research Group
Researching change in ecosystems for the benefit of nature and people.
Healthy Environments: Sustainable Societies Research Group
Understanding resource inequality and managing sustainability.
PhD opportunities in Biological and Environmental Sciences
We offer a vibrant, supportive environment for postgraduate researchers in Biological and Environmental Sciences. Take a closer look at the subject areas we offer PhD supervision in and find out how to apply.
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Saving Europe's freshwaters
Find out how our research has been critical to implementing major new policies to repair tens of thousands of water bodies across Europe.