Earth Surface Dynamics and Processes

Improved understanding of earth surface dynamics and processes is central to both reconstructing past change and making future projections. Through our expertise in field measurements, laboratory experiments, remote sensing and numerical modelling we make significant contributions to  understanding the cryosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere and biosphere, and their interactions with one another - and how human societies impact them.

We develop essential indicators used in monitoring, for example glacier mass change and biodiversity, contribute to policy at multiple temporal and spatial scales, and are experts on earth surface processes in high mountain environments, and from the poles to the tropics.