In search of fossil earthquakes: Field work in Italy's Adamello Massif

In late August 2016, a group of seven geologists from universities across the UK, Italy and Australia travelled high into the mountains of Italy’s Southern Alps in search of evidence of ancient earthquakes.

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John and Kerry Lovering support new Master of Earth Sciences Scholarship

RSES is delighted to announce the establishment of the John and Kerry Lovering Scholarship for the Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced).

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Reaching new heights to study oldest life on Earth

RSES post-doctoral researcher Aditya Chopra recently undertook field-trips to the world heritage listed Shark Bay Nature Reserve and the Pilbara in Western Australia with technology that is offering a new perspective

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New ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes

RSES will host a new Centre of Excellence that will transform the direction of Australian climate research and help us to understand and reduce the country’s vulnerability to climate extremes.

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Congratulations Muriel Naguit

RSES PhD student, Muriel Naguit, has been highly commended for her research into earthquake hazards

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Mt Stromlo Visitor Centre opens

The new visitor centre at Mt Stromlo has opened, and includes displays of RSES research into Earth and Planetary sciences

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Queensland Geoscientists honour ANU alumnus Dr Simon Beams

Dr Simon Beams, Managing Director and Principal Geologist of Terra Search, is the inaugural recipient of the John Campbell Miles Medal awarded by the Queensland Division of the Geological Society of Australia (GSAQ) a

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Phil Cummins honoured with international award

Professor Phil Cummins has received one of the most prestigious awards given by an Indonesian institution.

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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

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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Circulation of the Southern Ocean

Big data reveals glorious animation of Antarctic bottom water

A remarkably detailed animation of the movement of the densest and coldest water in the world around Antarctica has been produced using data generated on Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, Raijin.

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Otoliths reveal environmental conditions 20,000 years ago

PhD candidate Kelsie Long describes her work at Lake Mungo, the World heritage site in NSW.

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Richard Arculus - what lies beneath

Source: Conversations, ABC.

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