Strengthening Ties between Industry and the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences

In Australia, geologists are posed with increasing challenges in exploring for mineral resources under deeper and deeper soil cover.

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The human side of seismology: Footyquakes and SciScouts

More than twenty staff and students from RSES took part in two separate Science Week events to engage the public in the measurement of anthropogenic earthquakes

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ANU-led study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

Research led by RSES has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.

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400 million year old fish fossil reveals jaw structure linked to humans

A new study from RSES on a 400 million year old fish fossil has found a jaw structure that is part of the evolutionary lineage linked to humans.

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Expedition to help solve mystery of underwater continent near Australia

An expedition led by ANU will help solve the mysteries of Zealandia, an underwater continent to the east of Australia, and the Pacific 'Ring of Fire' which is a hotspot for volcanoes and earthquakes.

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Winds warm up the West Antarctic, driving ice loss

New research has revealed how strengthening winds on the opposite side of Antarctica, up to 6000kms away, drive the high rate of ice melt along the West Antarctic Peninsula.

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Help Earth Scientists make a brighter future for us all

The Earth Sciences Future Fund has created many opportunities for students and researchers to contribute to the global community.

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RJL Hawke fellowship awarded to Bishakhdatta Gayen

The prestigious fellowship from the Australian Antarctic Science Program will allow Bishakhdatta to the processes causing subsurface melting of Antarctic ice shelves.

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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

Strengthening Ties between Industry and the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences

In Australia, geologists are posed with increasing challenges in exploring for mineral resources under deeper and deeper soil cover.

» read more

ANU-led study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

ANU-led study solves mystery of how first animals appeared on Earth

Research led by RSES has solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on Earth, a pivotal moment for the planet without which humans would not exist.

» read more

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Dr Jennie Mallela and Dr Sophie Lewis have combined biological data with climate data to provide a clearer understanding of what has coral bleaching on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

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Quakes illuminate Earth’s inner core

The Earth’s Inner Core: Revealed by Observational Seismology

State of the art 3D visualisations provide insight into images of the Earth's inner core.

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Coral Reef Field Studies

Research-led education on One Tree Island

As we welcome students back for the start of semester, take a look at our students participating in the Coral Reef Field Studies course that we run each summer on One Tree Island.

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Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

Extraordinary animation reveals ocean’s role in El Niños

Australian researchers from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Niño ever

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