We focus on understanding how physical and biological systems change on a variety of timescales, and apply this knowledge to forecast change into the future.

Research for this challenge provides the evidence base for understanding Earth processes. Our research builds the foundations for society to develop effective adaptation and mitigation strategies to provide future resilience to environmental change.

Research focuses on Earth observation and simulation, glaciology, coastal and sea-level change and palaeoecology and how we can manage and adapt to a rapidly changing world.

Research snapshots

Read about tropical ecologist Professor Rob Marchant’s research on future climate projections and research fellow Dr Fiona Hibbert’s work on last interglacial sea-level change in The Conversation.

Listen to PhD student Lucy McMahon talk about Blue Carbon on the Clean Sailors podcast.