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A multidisciplinary institute advancing understanding of Earth surface processes

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Earth Surface Science Institute

Earth Surface Science Institute

We are a multidisciplinary research group with a primary mission to advance understanding of Earth surface processes, both in modern and ancient environments.

Our research strengths lie in environmental geochemistry, reconstructions of past environments, biological evolution and extinction through Earth history, palaeoclimate and biogeochemical modelling, experimental, isotope and organic chemistry, and water and land quality.

Our research is supported by dedicated and experienced technical staff and first-class laboratories.

If you would like to discuss an area of research in more detail please contact the Institute Director: Dr Rob Newton.

Our research groups

A multidisciplinary group of palaeontologists, climate modellers, and geochemists, investigating evolution, changing environments and climates.

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We investigate environmental processes covering a wide range of areas, including contaminant transport, marine biogeochemical cycles and fluid-mineral reactions.

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