Expedition to help solve mystery of underwater continent near Australia

An expedition led by ANU will help solve the mysteries of Zealandia, an underwater continent to the east of Australia, and the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' which is a hotspot for volcanoes and earthquakes.

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Winds warm up the West Antarctic, driving ice loss

New research has revealed how strengthening winds on the opposite side of Antarctica, up to 6000kms away, drive the high rate of ice melt along the West Antarctic Peninsula.

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Help Earth Scientists make a brighter future for us all

The Earth Sciences Future Fund has created many opportunities for students and researchers to contribute to the global community.

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RJL Hawke fellowship awarded to Bishakhdatta Gayen

The prestigious fellowship from the Australian Antarctic Science Program will allow Bishakhdatta to the processes causing subsurface melting of Antarctic ice shelves.

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Exploring for the Future – the minerals-related components

Join us on 18th July for this GSA seminar by Dr. Richard Blewett

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Vale Ken (Kenton SW) Campbell

It is with great sadness the School remembers Professor Kenton S W Campbell (Ken) who died on 17 June 2017 following a stroke.

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Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Jennie Mallela and Dr Sophie Lewis have combined biological data with climate data to provide a clearer understanding of what has coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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2017 Jaeger-Hales lecture: From water molecules to climate, making sense of Greenland and Antarctic ice core records

Join us on 20th July for the 2017 Jaeger-Hales lecture delivered by Dr Valérie Masson-Delmotte

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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

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Jennie Mallela and Dr Sophie Lewis have combined biological data with climate data to provide a clearer understanding of what has coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Quakes illuminate Earth’s inner core

The Earth’s Inner Core: Revealed by Observational Seismology

State of the art 3D visualisations provide insight into images of the Earth's inner core.

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Coral Reef Field Studies

Research-led education on One Tree Island

As we welcome students back for the start of semester, take a look at our students participating in the Coral Reef Field Studies course that we run each summer on One Tree Island.

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Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Niño ever

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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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