Open Day: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Are you ready to help build a sustainable future for our planet?
Splitting your time between the lab and the field, you’ll learn to use advanced technology to collect data, tackle conservation issues, track species and monitor natural disasters and critical minerals with incredible precision.
Campus tour - North Terrace
Awesome like Mawson
Nestled in the cultural heart of the city, the North Terrace campus is the primary location of undergraduate teaching and the historic core of the University.
Take a tour and visit our science and research facilities, including the Mawson building, named after famous explorer and geologist Sir Douglas Mawson and home to our Tate Museum of geological specimens.
Our research: Shape-shifting sea snakes
Serpents on the seafloor
Sea snakes are related to Australian venomous snakes such as tiger snakes. They are an excellent system to study trait evolution.
The video below by researchers at our Environment Institute shows us how some sea snakes have evolved a unique body shape – a tiny head atop a narrow forebody with a wide hindbody – to exploit the niche of feeding on eels hidden in burrows on the seafloor.
Where can earth sciences take you?