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Geography and environmental science

A team of scientists with equipment carrying out field research on a glacier

Our research addresses climate change, social and health inequalities, sustainable development, conservation of biodiversity, poverty and recession.

Research highlights

Putting children at the heart of climate policy

The University of Southampton has led research into the first comprehensive worldwide analysis of climate risk to children.

Population mapping saves lives

A University of Southampton research group is using new ways of mapping and counting populations to help developing countries. WorldPop's datasets have helped to eradicate polio in Nigeria and assist earthquake victims in Nepal.

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