Our school specialises in understanding fundamental chemical and physical processes that operate across the physical spheres of Earth. We're motivated by the need to solve current global challenges, such as the state of the atmosphere, greenhouse gases, energy and resource sustainability, and future planetary habitability.

Our core research focus is on the physical spheres of Earth: the lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere. We investigate how these physical spheres have evolved over Earth's history and, through geospatial science, we observe and understand these spheres today and their interactions with all life.

We have a particular research focus on:

  • natural resources
  • Earth observation
  • atmospheric composition and change
  • air quality and pollution
  • natural hazards
  • climate
  • environmental science challenges (including reef restoration and energy).

Our staff

Dr Craig Sloss
Position
Senior Lecturer
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research fields
Geology
Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
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Dr Joel Alroe
Position
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
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Dr Luke Cravigan
Position
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research field
Atmospheric Sciences
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Dr David Flannery
Position
Lecturer, Earth and Planetary Sciences
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research fields
Geology
Aerospace Engineering
Astronomical and Space Sciences
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Dr Patrick Hayman
Position
Lecturer
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research field
Other Earth Sciences
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Dr Rohan Jayaratne
Position
Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research fields
Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science and Management
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Dr David Murphy
Position
Lecturer in Geoscience (Earth Mat)
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research fields
Geochemistry
Geology
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Dr Mardi McNeil
Position
Associate Lecturer
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
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Dr Henrietta Cathey
Position
Research Officer (Electron Microprobe)
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research field
Geology
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Dr David Gust
Position
Research Associate
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research field
Geochemistry
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Dr Tom Cole-Hunter
Position
Visiting Fellow
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research fields
Environmental Science and Management
Public Health and Health Services
Urban and Regional Planning
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Dr Oliver Gaede
Position
Visiting Fellow
Division / Faculty
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Research fields
Geophysics
Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
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