The University of Newcastle, Australia

Challenging global perspectives

The School of Environmental and Life Sciences is committed to developing research and teaching skills that encourage critical thinking and problem-solving strategies.

From animal conservation work to human reproduction research, we are focused on developing solutions to the issues our planet, flora and fauna, and humankind face.

The fight for plastic free oceans

Emilee, a Bachelor of Science student at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast campus, has a vision of the world’s oceans free of plastic pollution.

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Study environmental and life sciences

Students in the School of Environmental and Life Sciences are taught by top academics and use world-class facilities while earning their qualifications. We also have strong connections to industry, which students can access through field trips and Work Integrated Learning opportunities.

Research

The School of Environmental and Life Sciences has developed an enviable reputation, with many of our researchers being recognised at both national and international level for their work studying our planet and life on it.

Latest news

A red sky an thick smoke across a road in Mallacoota, Victoria

News • 30 Mar 2020

OPINION: The human cost - psychological impact of the bushfires

By Associate Professor Lynne McCormack from the School of Psychology.

News • 20 Mar 2020

You ripper!… how you open your packets is generating tiny microplastics

New research led by Dr Cheng Fang from the Global Centre of Environmental Remediation has revealed opening plastic packaging, such as plastic bags, chip packets and bottles, is creating tiny microplastics we might be consuming every day.

The team combined data from Italian stalagmites with information from ocean sediments drilled off the coast of Portugal. Image: Linda Tegg

News • 16 Mar 2020

What causes an ice age to end?

New research has revealed that ice ages over the last million years ended when the tilt angle of the Earth's axis was approaching higher values.

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