The School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences provides a stimulating environment for students and staff based on high standards of innovative teaching and research, and individual guidance. We engage with environmental research organisations across Southeast Asia and maintain active links with colleagues at our campuses in the UK and China. In particular, we liaise closely with the Nottingham Geo spatial Institute, a world-leading institute at the University of Nottingham’s UK campus specialising in spatial and location-based science and engineering, empowered by satellite positioning, remote sensing and integrated technologies. These links help us to provide relevant insights into contemporary environmental issues.
Research within the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences is of global and regional significance. Our research into environmental monitoring and management focuses on areas such as remote sensing technologies and applications, spatial analysis and visualisation, and geospatial technology applications to human environment interactions and disaster management. Another area of interest is ecology and biodiversity conservation in tropical Asia. This research is suited to our Malaysian environment and investigates topics such as the ecology and conservation of Asian megafauna – elephants, rhinos and tapirs – plant-animal interactions, defaunation and its consequences for ecosystem processes and conservation conflicts. We also have research expertise in lake and river environments hydrobiogeo chemistry, hydrological modelling, atmospheric science, agro forestry and landscape ecology.