Reading's strength in Meteorology is based on long standing, world renowned reputation and critical mass in climate science and weather prediction with pre-eminence in areas such as earth observation and data assimilation. Our work here is hosted in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and recent transfer of our Statistics Group into this School has enabled further integration of our physical, mathematical and statistical sciences. Five years ago we established the Walker Institute, to bring together climate scientists with those working across the wider environmental sciences to enable greater focus on adaptation to, and mitigation of, effects of climate change. This cross disciplinary centre of excellence supports top class research in physical geography, soil science, and environmental economics, built environments, crop science and human geography.
Given its existing strength and further potential for growth, the Reading Investment Project aims to appoint at least 20 top class researchers in the area of Climate & Environmental Sciences. More than half of the investment posts will be made in physical, mathematical and computational aspects of climate sciences, based in the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Four posts will be made in the area of sustainable buildings (School of Construction Management and Engineering) and at least four in the School of Human and Environmental Sciences, with focus on biogeochemical modelling, ecosystems ecology and hydrology.
Further details of these posts will appear on this website in the near future.