Natural resources

Reducing the impact of resource extraction

We are generating knowledge about how to manage natural resources responsibly and sustainably. Current research topics in this area include sustainable logging in the tropics, biomass substitutes for fossil fuels, pollution in freshwater ecosystems and microfossil analysis, with the common aim of understanding how to extract and utilise natural resources whilst minimising damage to the environment.

ShellShell partnership for microfossil analysis

In partnership with Shell, researchers are gaining a greater understanding of the geology of the Gulf of Mexico and location of fossil fuels, by examining microfossils from the rock strata.