B7: Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Research from University of South Wales submitted into Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences includes staff from the Applied Sciences Research Team in the School of Applied Sciences within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science.

Research is divided into distinct themes: Genetic and Molecular Applications; Wildlife Ecology, and Geoscience.

The prevalence of antibiotics in natural and anthropic systems is a key focus of the Genetic and Molecular Applications Group with specialisms in anti-microbial resistance, biotechnology, genomics and computational biology related to global food security.

Wildlife Ecology research investigates tropical ecosystem challenges; upland landscape ecology; and biodiversity conservation.

Geoscience research specialises in applications of advanced automated mineral analysis; forensic geoscience; geoarchaeology; and applied mineralogy.

Unit of Assessment Results

% 4* % 3* % ≤ 2*
Overall 4 49 47
Outputs 5.9 41.2 52.9
Impact 0.0 100.0 0.0
Environment 0.0 0.0 100.0

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  • More than 50% of the research is recognised as world leading or internationally excellent (4* / 3*) 
  • Joint first in the UK for impact out of 40 universities - based on 4* / 3*
  • 100% of our research impact is internationally excellent (3*) 

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