Research groups at the Institute of GeosciencesFourteen research groups work at the Institute for Geosciences (see left) and are currently consolidating themselves into a few overarching themes.
- continental geodynamics, involving aspects of metamorphic geology, tectonophysics, geophysics, petrology, volcanology, and isotope geology
- terrestrial palaeoclimate, involving groups looking at climate and sediments, palaeontology, speleothem research and isotope geology.
- Chemistry and physics of near-surface layers and the environment
- Gemstone and geomaterials research.