Centre for Research in Environment and Society (CeRES)

Soil erosion in agro-pastoral land, Northern Tanzania

The Centre for Research in Environment and Society (CeRES) at the University of Plymouth combines expertise spanning both human and physical geography within an inclusive research environment. The staff and students in our Centre contribute to an interdisciplinary blend of research, designed to better understand and address the challenges of past and contemporary environmental changes and societal events.  More than 60% of our research outputs and 80% of our research impact has been ranked as world leading or internationally excellent by the UK Research Excellence Framework in 2014.

The research conducted within CeRES draws upon a wide range of national and international collaborations with leading academics and practitioners from universities and research institutes around the world. We apply innovative methods and approaches to research on society-environment interactions, environmental governance, and past, present and future environmental processes and change, which transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

For more information contact:

Dr Paul Simpson 

Dr Caroline Clason 

CeRES research projects

Postgraduate research students

An essential component of our school research environment

Our research students work on a range of funded projects across all disciplines associated with the school.

Visit our postgraduate research student page.

SoGEES research seminars

​At the heart of the regular round of activities undertaken within geography by its research community is the series of research seminars. These comprise presentations by academics drawn from within the school and invited from other institutions.

CeRES research reports

Summaries of our yearly research activities can be found in our annual research reports.