Faculty of Environment

Leeds Quaternary Introduction

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Leeds Quaternary is a cross-School research group in the Faculty of Environment, bringing together researchers from both the School of Earth and Environment and School of Geography who conduct research into the Earths system during the Quaternary Period (the last 2.6 million years to the present day). With over 30 academic and research staff, and postgraduate students, we are one of the largest Quaternary groups in the UK.

Our internationally-leading research covers a wide range of topics including biogeochemical cycles, climates and oceans, ecology and biodiversity, ice sheets and sea level, human-environment interactions, sedimentary resources and stratigraphy, tectonics and volcanism.

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