School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

At the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences we are leaders in our field, nationally and internationally. We ensure that our graduates have real world skills to tackle current and future global challenges. Our students have access to rare specialist equipment and techniques, and opportunities to acquire practical and application-based learning through fieldwork. Our academic staff are committed to designing educational experiences that are engaging, challenging and relevant. Our degrees are taught by staff at the forefront of their fields of research, and this shines through in the quality of our graduates.

Discovering the Hobbit of Flores, Indonesia

Professor Richard Roberts talks to Australian Geographic about the remarkable 2003 discovery of Homo floresiensis - the tiny species of prehistoric human that has been dubbed the Hobbit. 

Nine News have also published a story Indonesia's Mystery "hobbit" unveiled by Australian Scientist.  

Hobbit Image

The Mike Morwood Memorial Website

A dedicated website has been developed and will be used as a memorial to Mike and the legacy he has left. Visit Mike's memorial website.