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

WE ARE THE ECI: A community
of over 90 researchers
and 70 graduate students

And a global network of over 350 partners

Undertake graduate research on our doctoral programme

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.

Apply for our flagship MSc programme in environmental change and management

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.

Become part of our Sustainability Internship Programme: Training Better Leaders

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.

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Holocene climate change and the domestication of SW Amazonia
Prof Frank Mayle, University of Reading. Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
Moths, Mountains and Canopy Cranes: or, how to keep busy in your declining years!
Prof Roger Kitching, Professor Emeritus, Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Australia. Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests Seminar. A J Herbertson Room, SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
2017 Oxford Food Forum - Beyond the silo: Understanding and building linkages across the food system
The 2017 Oxford Food Forum seeks to showcase diverse understandings of the food system that break down traditional silos constraining connectivity between people, places, and problems within the food system. By bringing together graduate and early-career researchers and a wide range of players from throughout the food system-producers, consumers, activists and advocates, and everything in between - the Forum will generate new possibilities for understanding and building linkages across the food system. SoGE, Oxford. Booking required.
The concept of time in biology, and the unity of life with Prof Brian J. Enquist
One of our biggest technological innovations is that of time keeping. From the atomic to the astronomical scales, our technology has enabled us to precisely measure time. Our timekeeping uses clocks that all tick along the same time scale - a time scale that is also relative to how we perceive the passage of time. Oxford Martin School, Oxford. Booking required.
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.
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.
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’.

ECI 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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