25 YEARS OF
THE ENVIRONMENTAL
CHANGE INSTITUTE

Celebrating 25 years of research
into global environmental change (1991 - 2016)

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Over 50 postgraduate doctoral students are hosted by the ECI, on a diverse set of projects which are linked to our research themes. Find out more about joining the 200+ graduated DPhil students who have qualified through our programme.

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The ECI's flagship programme - and Oxford's most popular graduate science course - recruits 25 exceptional candidates each year for training and learning across the environment.

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Our flagship Sustainability Internship Programme is now in its second year and open to enquiries from Oxford University students for placements in summer/autumn 2016.

Recent news

Events

Seminar
The shaping of savannas: fire versus the mammalian megafauna
Emeritus Professor William Bond, Biological Sciences, University of Cape Town. Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Seminar
Regional Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: Theory and measurement
Professor Erik Stam, Utrecht University. DPhil Seminar Programme, Convened by Professor Dariusz Wójcik, Director of Graduate Studies (Research). Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Seminar
Status and Challenges of the German Energiewende
Andreas Löschel (University of Münster). Oxford Energy Colloquia. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford.
Event
The 2 trillionth tonne: Consequences of severe climate change in 2100
Chair: Professor Myles Allen (ECI). Panelists: Professor Tim Lenton (Chair in Climate Change/Earth System Science, University of Exeter), Nicholas Crane (President of the Royal Geographical Society), Achim Steiner (Director of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford). Oxford Martin School, Oxford. Booking required.
Event
Inequalities in access to opportunities and public transport networks in a splintered city | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017
Speaker: Rafael Pereira. Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
Event
Stepping out of the ‘water-box’: re-thinking transboundary water cooperation
Dr Yumiko Yasuda, postdoctoral researcher at the Hague Institute for Global Justice and the International Centre for Water Cooperation, UNESCO category II centre jointly established by the Stockholm International Water Institute and Uppsala University. Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
Event
Accessibility Tools in Planning Practice
Professor Carey Curtis, Professor of City Planning and Transport; Director, Urbanet; Guest Professor and Research Fellow, University of Gothenburg. Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
Event
Bio- and geopolitics in historical perspective - A trans-disciplinary workshop
This two-day workshop will bring together an interdisciplinary group of Geographers, Historians and Political Scientists to reflect on the origins and intersections of modern geo- and biopolitics. Registration required.
Event
Different Ways to Get to the Same Workplace? How Workplace Location Relates to Commuting by Different Income Groups
Lingqian (Ivy) Hu, Associate Professor, Urban Planning Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
Event
Informal Confirmation of Status presentations - DPhil students
DPhil Seminar Programme, Convened by Professor Dariusz Wójcik, Director of Graduate Studies (Research). Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Event
Visualising urban affective atmospheres in Santiago, Chile. A visual methodological proposition for constructing information using people experiences | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017
Speaker: Luis Iturra. Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
Seminar
Why does structure matter for forest productivity?
Dr Alexander Shenkin (Environmental Change Institute). Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Event
Informal Confirmation of Status presentations - DPhil students
DPhil Seminar Programme, Convened by Professor Dariusz Wójcik, Director of Graduate Studies (Research). Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Seminar
Challenges of the Energy Transition
Brian Davis (Shell). Oxford Energy Colloquia. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford.
Event
Built environment and travel behaviour in mega cities: evidence from Beijing | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017
Speaker: Peilin Li. Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
Event
4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference
The 4th Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert conference provides a forum for researchers and those interested in desert and dryland environments and societies to present, discuss and debate dryland themes and research. Registration now open.
Seminar
Adaptation Risk Ownership Framework | Adaptation in practice seminar series 2017, celebrating 20 years of UKCIP
Celeste Young, Victoria Institute of Economic Studies. SoGE, Oxford.
Seminar
The dynamics of vulnerability: What droughts and flooding can teach us about adapting to climate change
Leverhulme Visiting Professor Lisa Dilling. Gottmann Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Seminar
Driving the Technology For Driving the Driverless Cars
Paul Newman (Professor, Department of Engineering Science). Oxford Energy Colloquia. Halford Mackinder Lecture Theatre, SoGE, Oxford.
Event
The diffusion of peer-to-peer ridesharing in Southeast Asia | TSU Lunchtime Seminar Series: Trinity Term 2017
Speaker: Nina Teng. Gilbert Room, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford.
Seminar
Fire interactions with climate, deforestation and forest fragmentation in NW Amazonia
Dr Dolors Armenteras (Universidad Nacional de Colombia). Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. H O Beckit Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Seminar
International Financial Centres after the Global Financial Crisis and Brexit
This seminar gathers leading economic historians and geographers to focus on the post-2008 developments in key international financial centres, including: Youssef Cassis (EUI Florence); Karen Lai (National University of Singapore); David Meyer (Washington University, St Louis); Tobias Straumann (Zurich University); Richard Sylla (New York University); Laure QuennouŽlle-Corre (CNRS and Paris-Sorbonne University); and Dariusz Wójcik (SoGE, Oxford). A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford.
Event
ZSL Stamford Raffles Lecture 2017: How animals shape habitats, ecosystems and the global biosphere
Professor Yadvinder Malhi will deliver the Zoological Society of London’s annual lecture, which will be preceeded by ZSL’s Awards Ceremony. Huxley Lecture Theatre, Main Meeting Rooms, ZSL London Zoo. Booking Essential.
Event
Forest Defenders Conference
Jointly hosted by Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests, British Ecological Society, Not1More and SEED. St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Event
RGS CPD - Subject knowledge update: Landscape systems
Professor David Thomas and Professor Heather Viles, University of Oxford. Royal Geographical Society with IBG Teachers' CPD session. SoGE, Oxford. Booking Required.
Event
5th Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) Conference
iLEAPS, a global research project of Future Earth, will hold its 5th Science Conference in Oxford with the theme ‘Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges’. Professor Yadvinder Malhi will speak in the session titled ‘Impact of extremes on land biophysical processes and land-atmosphere biogeochemical cycling’.

Big Ideas Seminar Series

  • Watch previous Big Ideas Seminars online and sign up to forthcoming seminars in Hilary Term 2017.
  • Oxford Centre for the Environment, University of Oxford | More information

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