Environmental science

Why Plymouth?

  • ( Opportunities to participate in fieldwork in the UK and overseas
  • " International exchange programme with USA, Canada, Australia and European countries
  • ' Benefit from an extensive network of placement providers
  • < Institution of Environmental Sciences accredited degrees
<p>Dr Alison Stokes</p>

Welcome to environmental sciences at the University of Plymouth. Environmental experts are at the cutting edge of addressing global environmental challenges. Our range of degrees provide students with the knowledge, expertise and skills to investigate and understand the impact of humans on the environment and start building sustainable solutions. Our academic staff share their pioneering research from a range of fields including climate change, biodiversity, conservation and sustainability, in marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Applying the latest techniques in the laboratory and the field, you will graduate ready to shape the future of fields from ecosystem management to environmental monitoring.

Dr Alison Stokes
Programme Leader

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Recent edition: Spring 2023

Jon ShawJon Shaw
Head of School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

<p>SoGEES newsletter Spring 2023</p>

Why study environmental science?

Get to know some of the pressing topics that led some of our students to study environmental science with us here in Plymouth.
There are so many different environmental issues in today's world; identifying and discovering ways in which to prevent future damage are just some of the subjects you will cover in your time with us.

Environmental science fieldwork

Fieldwork is an important part of studying the environmental sciences. Our programme of residential and non-residential fieldwork enables students to immerse themselves in different environments where they can experience and investigate environmental challenges in a range of national and international locations. 
Fieldwork may be subject to change due to staffing and external factors, such as covid restrictions.
<p>Environmental science fieldwork at the Marine station</p>

Research highlight - Why wetlands should be a key topic of conversation at COP26

Wetlands are found all over the world, from peatlands and tropical swamps to mangroves. As a Lecturer in Ecosystem Resilience in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, my research is focused on increasing awareness of them.
<p>Aerial view of salt marshes at Stiffkey, Norfolk, UK<br></p><p>Scott Davidson PR<br></p>

Academic staff

*Fieldwork viability is subject to government guidelines in response to COVID-19.