Integrated Research

Researchers within the School of Earth and Environmental Science collaborate across research areas and with colleagues throughout the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Science. Integrated research is central to the activities of these research groups:

Palaeontology
Palaeontology
Our group conducts research on and has expertise in vertebrate palaeobiology, biomechanics, locomotion simulations, finite element modelling, computational engineering, x-ray microtomography, synchrotron-based imaging, palaeopathology, arthropod palaeobiology and taphonomy.
Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience
Basin Studies and Petroleum Geoscience
Our research incorporates all aspects of the sedimentary basin system, from source to sink and from micro- to macro-scales.
Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
Our research applies isotopes to the problems of understanding the chemical and physical evolution of the Earth, planets and minor bodies of the solar system.We undertake laboratory analysis of terrestrial rocks, gases and fluids and extraterrestrial material, including samples from the Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets and the interplanetary and interstellar medium.
Structural and Petrological Geoscience
Structural and Petrological Geoscience
Research under the Structural and Petrological Geoscience theme covers many aspects of petrology, structural and tectonic geology in the field and in the laboratory. There is particular emphasis on experimental studies of phase equilibria at high pressures and temperatures (such as occur in subduction zones) and experimental studies of rock deformation and petrophysical properties over the entire range of crustal conditions.
Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry
Geomicrobiology
By combining cutting edge biological techniques (including microbiological and “omics” technologies) with physical, chemical and modelling approaches, we aim to identify the role that microorganisms play in key environmental processes. Particular areas of interest include the fundamental mechanisms and consequences of microbial metal reduction in the subsurface, the scalable production of functional bionanomaterials and the impact of microbial processes on the nuclear fuel cycle.
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