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

  • Volunteer tourism : a path to buen vivir? 

    Owen, Steven (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis
    The popularity of volunteer tourism stems from its discursive positioning as fostering mutually beneficial relations between volunteer tourists and the host destination. Despite extensive scholarly work, the outcomes of ...
  • Sources, sinks and subsidies : carbon in Scotland's coastal environments 

    Smeaton, Craig (University of St Andrews, 2018) - Thesis
    The rise of anthropogenic carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere has forced a revaluation of our current understanding of the magnitude and mechanisms which govern natural carbon pools around the world. A largely ...
  • Investigating preference heterogeneity for restoring estuarine ecosystem services 

    Toledo Gallegos, Valeria Maria (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis
    Given the general decline of estuarine ecosystem services (ES), policy makers require to understand further the drivers and barriers to increase society’s support for policies restoring them. The objective of this study ...
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    Sila-Nowicka, Katarzyna (University of St Andrews, 2016-11-30) - Thesis
  • New methods and applications for context aware movement analysis (CAMA) 

    da Silva Brum Bastos, Vanessa (University of St Andrews, 2019-06-26) - Thesis
    Recent years have seen a rapid growth in movement research owing to new technologies contributing to the miniaturization and reduced costs of tracking devices. Similar trends have occurred in how environmental data are ...

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