21st Century Resources Symposium

The 21st century is likely to be a challenging one. In November RSES hosted a symposium to think about how Earth scientists can contribute their expertise to upcoming resources challenges.

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Researchers find biggest exposed fault on Earth

Geologists have for the first time seen and documented the Banda Detachment fault in eastern Indonesia and worked out how it formed.

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Australian Academy of Science 2017 Jaeger Medal to Ross Griffiths

Emeritus Professor Ross Griffiths FAA has been awarded the 2017 Jaeger Medal by the  Australian Academy of Science.

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Geoball 2016

Our annual Geoball event was enjoyed by students and staff of RSES.

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ANU graduate, Ellen Cliff, awarded a Rhodes Scholarship

Congratulations to Earth Sciences graduate Ellen Cliff who has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford.

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Rachel Wood recognised in Women in Research Citation Awards

Congratulations to Dr Rachel Wood, honoured as one of Australia's leading women researchers in the inaugural Women in Research Citation Awards.

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Making RSES a more inclusive workplace

Over the past year, many members of our community have been working hard to make RSES a more inclusive and supportive workplace for our staff and students.

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Welcome to the Research School of Earth Sciences

The study of Earth and marine sciences is fundamental to our understanding of the precious balance of life on Earth and how the Solar System in which we live was formed. Our focus is on both Earth processes and environmental science. The Research School of Earth Sciences has many world leading researchers and offers undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as Higher Degree Research opportunities.

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Research stories

3D printed fish fossil may reveal origin of human teeth

Yuzhi Hu: 3D printed fish fossil may reveal origin of human teeth

Three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil from around Lake Burrinjuck in southeast Australia reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human teeth.

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Humans have caused climate change for 180 years

Humans have caused climate change for 180 years

An international research project has found human activity has been causing global warming for almost two centuries, proving human-induced climate change is not just a 20th century phenomenon.

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What happened to Lake George?

Patrick De Deckker talks to ABC's Curious Canberra about why Lake George is now completely dry. Listen to the report here.

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Digging deep for better geology education

Digging deep for a better geology education

Thank you to Penny King and all of the contributors to the 2016 AUGEN conference that was hosted by RSES.

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Circulation of the Southern Ocean

Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin.

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Otoliths reveal environmental conditions 20,000 years ago

PhD candidate Kelsie Long describes her work at Lake Mungo, the World heritage site in NSW.

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