School of Geographical Sciences

  • BS8 1SS

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Geography is an extraordinarily rich and diverse discipline that brings together the physical and human dimensions of our world, shedding light - through a unique combination of mathematicians, physical scientists, life scientists, social scientists and humanities scholars - on some of the most important challenges facing society. Bristol's School of Geographical Sciences is a major international centre for the development and delivery of geographical research and scholarship, the only Geography department in the country to come in the top category across every RAE that has been undertaken since 1986.

Building on Bristol's long standing reputation for theoretical and methodological innovation, human geographers are moving into new areas such as geographies of knowledge and political economic geographies, and providing evidence for important policy impacts in finance, elections and health. Physical geographers lead research in Earth system science, producing new environmental data and novel numerical models for academic and applied contexts, and deploying expertise in evaluating models using large-scale datasets.

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    Research Output

    The work that plants do: Life, labour and the future of vegetal economies

    Ernwein, M., Ginn, F. & Palmer, J., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Berlin: Transcript Verlag. 210 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

    A blueprint for Bank Card Gambling Blockers

    Evans, J. C. N., Collard, S. B. & Fitch, C. D., Jul 2020, University of Bristol. 76 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • A brief analysis of conceptual model structure uncertainty using 36 models and 559 catchments

    Knoben, W. J. M., Freer, J. E., Peel, M., Fowler, K. J. A. & Woods, R. A., 3 Sep 2020, In : Water Resources Research. 56, 9, 23 p., e2019WR025975.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
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    Student theses

    (Net)working out poverty and social exclusion in rural Ireland and Russia

    Author: Shubin, S. V., 2003

    Supervisor: Cloke, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    (Re)Defining Sustainability: Belo Monte, São Luiz do Tapajós and Storylines of Resistance

    Author: Atkins, E., 25 Sep 2018

    Supervisor: Flint, A. (Supervisor) & Tucker, K. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Amazon River and floodplain hydrodynamics

    Author: Trigg, M. A., 2010

    Supervisor: Bates, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    2013 Vice Chancellor’s impact award

    Neal, Jeff (Recipient), 25 Jun 2013

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    Wendy Larner (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: National/international honour

    Astra Zeneca 2015 CEO Awards - Exceptional Delivery

    Knowles, Toby G (Recipient), 25 Feb 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Datasets

    Bare-Earth SRTM

    Paiva, R. (Creator), O'Loughlin, F. (Creator), Durand, M. (Contributor), Alsdorf, D. (Contributor), Bates, P. D. (Contributor) & Bates, P. D. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 19 Mar 2015



    Environmental Humanities (Journal)

    Franklin Ginn (Editor) & Dolly Jorgenson (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    Spatio-temporal decomposition of geophysical signals in North America

    Aoibheann Brady (Speaker), Jonty C Rougier (Contributor), Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma (Contributor), Yann Ziegler (Contributor), Richard M Westaway (Contributor) & Jonathan L Bamber (Contributor)

    8 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    A revised sea level budget equation to accurately represent physical processes driving sea level rise

    Bramha Dutt Vishwakarma (Speaker), Sam J Royston (Contributor), R. E. M. Riva (Contributor), Richard M Westaway (Contributor) & Jonathan L Bamber (Contributor)

    4 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion