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Environmental Dynamics

About the Environmental Dynamics Domain

The Environmental Dynamics Research Domain (ED) seeks a broader and deeper understanding of Earth’s interacting hydrological, geomorphological, atmospheric and ecological processes.  We were one of the  first Geography Research Groups in the UK to focus on linking computer-based simulation modelling and laboratory experimental work to field environmental monitoring campaigns using both in situ sensor networks and satellite/airborne remote sensing, and remain a leader in this field.

This thematically and methodologically integrated strategy remains a key part of our research philosophy, and is used to investigate both contemporary  and past environmental systems, processes and variability, and to explore the potential current and future implications of climate disruption, land use change and other anthropogenic interventions. Some of our science  contributes to ‘decision support systems’, guiding public policy and management of natural, semi-natural and urban environments in the UK and overseas.  The work of the group is highly international, encompassing a wide range of Earth environments, including at the global-scale. Key foci are arid/semi-arid areas and aeolian environments, urban environments, closed canopy forests (tropical and high latitude), as well as lakes, estuaries, rivers and the riparian zone.

Members of the group also supervise a thriving and dynamic PhD programme with funding and training available via the NERC Doctoral Training Programme and the CANES Non-Equilibrium Systems Centre for Doctoral Training. Prospective students should visit our research interests page and the Department of Geography PhD page for more information.  The group has particularly strong links with the Geocomputation, Earth Observation and Water activity hubs.

For further details on the Environmental Dynamics Domain please contact the Domain Chair, Professor Bruce Malamud. 


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