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Life & Environmental Sciences

Department of Life & Environmental Sciences

We are a multi-disciplinary team of biologists, ecologists, geographers and environmental scientists, with wide-ranging specialist interests which include human evolution, biology and genetics, microbiology, sustainability, paleoecology, remote sensing, coastal and terrestrial geomorphology, and the ecology of plants and animals within terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments. In a biodiversity hotspot, close to iconic environments such as the New Forest National Park, Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, we’re ideally situated to study and research life and environmental sciences.

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Our staff

Meet our academics and find out more about their research and specialisms.
Postgraduate courses

Postgraduate courses

Discover our postgraduate courses and see how they could help you develop your expertise.

Research Institute, Centres and Groups

Our facilities

Instruments lab

Analytical facilities

Discover what equipment we have in our instrument labs and how this can enhance your studies.



Find out about our biodome and see how you can make use of it during your course.

Genetics labs

Genetics labs

Explore our genetics labs and see what equipment we have available for you to use during your course.

Enterprise and consultancy

Wessex Conservation

The Wessex Portal is an online community that promotes a better understanding of our region’s unique natural environment and heritage assets without compromising progress.
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