Study reveals 90,000-year history of Murray-Darling Basin

A study led by ANU and researchers in France has for the first time identified the sources of water in the Murray-Darling Basin during the past 90,000 years, including periods of floods and drought.

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Antarctic voyage to study ocean warming

Brad Opdyke's research expedition to Antarctica onboard the RV Investigator is profiled in The Canberra Times.

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Study finds seawater is deeply circulated throughout the Earth's mantle

A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found seawater cycles throughout the Earth's mantle down to 2900 km, much more deeply than previously thought possible.

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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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Hands-on teaching: one rock at a time

SUZY URBANIAK, BSc Geol (Hons) ’87, is passionate about taking her students out of the classroom and is surprised how little teaching styles have changed over the years.

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Meet alumna Dr Jenna Roberts

Jenna Roberts lived at Bruce Hall at the Australian National University as a Bachelor of Science candidate from 2004-2006, after moving to 'the big city' from regional Victoria.

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Bright young minds preparing for Science Olympics

Ninety secondary school students are participating in the Australian Science Olympiad Summer School held at the ANU.

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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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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 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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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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