Research groups

RSES has several specialised research groups and teams within our three research areas: Climate and Ocean Geoscience, Geochemistry, and Geophysics.

Climate & Ocean Geoscience »

Collection of research scientists that specialise in environmental reconstruction on times scales that range from thousands to millions of years for both marine and terrestrial environments, and research on fluid flow problems relevant to Earth. 

Biogeochemistry »

Our research is aimed at understanding nutrients, trace metals and carbon cycling in the present and past oceans.

Climate and Fluid Physics »

The Climate and Fluid Physics group carries out research on fluid dynamics and thermodynamics problems relevant to Earth.

Environmental Geodesy »

Research in geodynamics and environmental geodesy encompasses all aspects of deformation of the solid Earth and its fluid envelope.

Palaeoenvironments »

The Palaeoenvironments Group specialise in environmental reconstruction on times scales that range from thousands to millions of years.

Geochemistry »

The Geochemistry Research Area undertakes diverse, fundamental research to understand the evolution of Earth, its resources, and its life.

Brocks Geobiology »

Brocks Geobiology researches the biological processes in deep time from the origin of life to mysterious ecosystems in Earth's earliest oceans and events.

Earth Systems Chemistry »

The Earth Systems Geochemistry group determines and quantifies the geochemical interactions and feedbacks between rocks, water, the atmosphere and life.

Experimental Petrology »

Experimental Petrology uses a laboratory-based experimental approach combined with field observations to study the Earths' origin, evolution and mineral wealth.

Jacob Group »

The Jacob research group works on a range of top-level topics in low and high pressure geochemistry and mineralogy.

Geophysics »

The Geophysics research area has broad interests ranging from elucidating Earth structures from the crust to the core and dynamical processes, both within its interior and at its surface, to studies of the physical mechanisms of earthquakes and the mechanical behaviour of rocks.