School of Earth and Environment

Climate change threatens rainfall for agriculture

A new study suggests climate change will significantly alter rainfall patterns for key agricultural regions, but the worst effects could be mitigated by reducing greenhouse gas emissions

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Environmental Challenges

Explore how human society interacts with the natural world, through this flexible program of online courses

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School of Earth and Environment

The School of Earth and Environment is home to one of the largest groupings of Earth, environmental and social scientists tackling global issues such as climate change, energy, water and sustainable development. Our research feeds directly into our teaching, which means you’ll learn about the latest developments in your field from world-leading researchers.

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Undergraduate student

Our world-leading research feeds directly into our teaching which means you will learn from people who are international authorities in climate science, sustainability, geology and geophysics.

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Masters students

Our range of masters courses will equip you with not only expert subject knowledge, but with important professional and transferable skills that employers require.

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Research projects

As a researcher at Leeds, you will be immersed in a friendly, supportive and diverse research community where you can make breakthroughs happen.

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Top 20

in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019

90%

of our research is

'world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' REF 2014

Top 15

in the world for Atmospheric Science

ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2018

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Snowmobile is a common mode of transport in Inuit communities. Temperature influences machine functioning, potential of getting stuck and conditions of ice and snow. Credit: Dylan Clark, McGill University, Canada

Inuit communities’ travel skills and regional knowledge have helped…

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A new study suggests climate change will significantly alter rainfall…

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LIFD launch

The Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD) is celebrating a successful…

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Our open days are a great way to discover more about your desired subject area, our fantastic facilities on campus, and life at Leeds.

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A celebration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics serving Leeds, West Yorkshire and beyond, organised by the University of Leeds and partners across the city.

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ICAS internal seminar with Mike Adams, Dr Leif Denby and Andrew Price-Allison. Chair: Louise Beveridge

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Presented by Karen Heywood, UEA

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Explore the relationships between people and nature, and the challenging and difficult decisions we face when managing natural resources, through this flexible program of online courses.

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We deliver events and activities to showcase this fascinating subject area to students at schools and colleges across the UK.

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As a graduate of the School you are one of our most important advocates, and we are always delighted to hear from our former students.

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We provide businesses with access to our talented students through a free end-to-end, managed recruitment service.

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