We are a leading centre for scholarship in geography and sustainable development, and aim to integrate the study of the earth system with its landscapes, peoples, places and environments. We teach and research across the breadth of the geography discipline, also bringing together expertise in the social and natural sciences to examine and develop the principles and practice of sustainable development. The school was ranked first in the UK by the Guardian University Guide for 2016.

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Recent Submissions

  • Seasonal complementary in pollinators of soft-fruit crops 

    Ellis, Ciaran R.; Feltham, Hannah; Park, Kirsty; Hanley, Nick; Goulson, Dave (2017-03) - Journal article
    Understanding the relative contributions of wild and managed pollinators, and the functional contributions made by a diverse pollinator community, is essential to the maintenance of yields in the 75% of our crops that ...
  • ‘It was always the plan’ : international study as ‘learning to migrate’ 

    Findlay, Allan; Prazeres, Laura; McCollum, David; Packwood, Helen (2017-06) - Journal article
    International student mobility has mainly been theorised in terms of cultural capital accumulation and its prospective benefits on returning home following graduation. Yet, despite a growing body of work in this area, most ...
  • Literary ethnography of evidence-based healthcare : accessing the emotions of rational-technical discourse 

    Reid, Benet (2016-11-30) - Journal article
    In this article I revisit the idea of literary ethnography (proposed by Van de Poel-Knottnerus and Knottnerus, 1994) as a method for investigating social phenomena constituted principally through literature. I report the ...
  • A conceptual model of supra-glacial lake formation on debris-covered glaciers based on GPR facies analysis 

    Mertes, Jordan R.; Thompson, Sarah S.; Booth, Adam D.; Gulley, Jason D.; Benn, Douglas I. (2017-05-03) - Journal article
    Supra-glacial lakes and ponds can create hotspots of mass loss on debris-covered glaciers. While much research has been directed at understanding lateral lake expansion, little is known about the rates or processes governing ...
  • The vegetation history of an Amazonian domed peatland 

    Kelly, Thomas J.; Lawson, Ian T.; Roucoux, Katherine H.; Baker, Timothy R.; Jones, Timothy D.; Sanderson, Nicole K. (2017-02-15) - Journal article
    The peatland pole forests of the Pastaza-Marañón Foreland Basin (PMFB), Peru, are the most carbon-dense ecosystems known in Amazonia once below ground carbon stores are taken into account. Here we present the first multiproxy ...

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