Development Geography examines patterns and situations of human well-being in developing societies, with a focus on an integrated understanding of the causes and consequences of inequality across time and space.
Urbanisation and Geographies of the City and Urban Life
Research into the characteristics of particular urban environments and how people inhabit them, govern them, and transform them is the focus of urban geography
Earth Surface Processes
Researchers in The School of Geography investigate the processes that form and change the Earth’s surface, with a primary focus on fluvial, coastal, glacial and karst environments.
The School of Geography hosts a team of Biogeographers who investigate the distribution of species and ecosystems in geographic space and through geological time.
Environmental Geography is the part of Geography that has the most active collaboration between human and physical geographers, as they study the relationships between environments and societies in places.
Cartographic and Spatial Services
The Faculty has a full-time cartographer, who has extensive experience in all aspects of cartographic work. She is a member of the Mapping Sciences Institute of Australia and a cartography editor of the Journal of Maps.
Applications are invited for PhD Projects in the School of Geography at the University of Melbourne.
Current Research Projects & Fellowships
Staff and students in the School of Geography are extremely grateful for the funding and support we receive for research from the Australian Research Council and from our partners in government, civil society and industry. Currently funded research projects are listed below.