Research in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences aims to improve understanding of the natural and social environments of planet Earth, the processes that shape them, and to address the challenges that result from societal and environmental change. We are a transdisciplinary department, encompassing perspectives and methods from the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Our focus is primarily on the discipline of Geography and its interface with the Environmental Sciences, but we also engage with, draw from, and contribute to, cognate disciplines from Archaeology to Physics to Sociology.

Research in DGES is organised into six Research Groups that interface with Inter-institutional Networks, pan-university Interdisciplinary Research Centres, and specialist Research Laboratories and Units.