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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RSES Success at 2016 AuScope Awards

Congratulations to RSES researchers who have been recognised at the 2016 AuScope awards.

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Karina Tuveng: Master of Earth Sciences

“For my research project, I’m part of a team looking at climate change that took place 40 to 50 million years ago, when the Earth transitioned from ‘greenhouse’ to ‘icehouse’.

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Hannah James: You are where you eat

Hannah James’ presentation at the ANU 2015 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition is guaranteed to make you reconsider what you had for lunch, but in a good way.

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The tropical Pacific: forcing the hand of global climate

Scientists have found past El Niño oscillations in the Pacific Ocean may have amplified global climate fluctuations for hundreds of years at a time.

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RIP E.T. – alien life on most exoplanets dies young

Astronomers have found a plethora of planets around nearby stars: so are we alone?

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Atlantis Massif Serpentinization and Life

Morgan Willams writes about his experiences with the onshore science party for IODP Expedition 357.

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Margi Sweeney: Sharing knowledge of science

The ability to share her science knowledge with enthusiastic young school students drew Margi Sweeney to a career as a science teacher.

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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

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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Richard Arculus - what lies beneath

Source: Conversations, ABC.

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Unraveling the "Toorale Man" murder mystery

Dr Rachel Wood and Dr Stewart Fallon from RSES are part of a team of scholars from several institutions across Australia that are helping to solve the history and mystery of Australia’s “Toorale Man”.

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