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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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News

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A new study has produced a detailed estimation for when there was enough…

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Dr Natasha Barlow has been awarded an ERC starting grant, for a project…

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Some 520-540 million years ago, animals began to inhabit the seafloor, and…

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Scientists from the University of Leeds are among a team of researchers…

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Events

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25 Jan

Earth Surface Science Institute seminar, title tbc

Earth and Environment - Seminar rooms 1 and 2 8.119 | 15:00 - 16:00

31 Jan

Earth Surface Science Institute seminar, title tbc

Earth and Environment - Seminar rooms 1 and 2 8.119 | 11:00 - 12:00

28 Feb

Earth Surface Science Institute seminar, title tbc

Earth and Environment - Seminar rooms 1 and 2 8.119 | 11:00 - 12:00

08 Mar

Earth Surface Science Institute seminar, title tbc

Earth and Environment - Seminar rooms 1 and 2 8.119 | 15:00 - 16:00

22 Mar

Earth Surface Science Institute seminar, title tbc

Earth and Environment - Seminar rooms 1 and 2 8.119 | 15:00 - 16:00