The School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) examines life from the core of the Earth to its upper atmosphere, deep in time through to the present and modelling towards the future.

Research within BEES is clustered within four general thematic areas;

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Climate Science
  • Environmental Change, Sustainability and Resources
  • Paleoenvironments and Earth History

The School in its entirety allows for a complete exploration and understanding of the Environment and world around us.


Research Areas

BEES research spans numerous disciplines across the general fields of Environental Science, including Marine and Terrestrial Biology, Earth Science, Climate Science, Geography and Ecology.

Click here for a short summary of the key BEES research areas

Strategic Plan 2015-2019

The School of BEES will, through its individual staff and associated research centres and groups, conduct internationally-recognised research and high quality teaching, generate and attract research leaders and innovators, and deliver advances in a diversity of pure and applied fields within the biological, earth and environmental sciences.

Click here to view the Executive Summary of the School of BEES Strategic Plan 2015-2019