STACEES is the St Andrews Network for Climate, Energy, Environment and Sustainability. We are a vibrant and diverse community of researchers based at the University of St Andrews, where we launched in April 2021.

Our world-leading research spans a broad range of disciplines and topics, from energy ethics, climate justice and sustainable development to marine ecosystems, green energy and carbon-reducing technologies.

Our network brings together over 130 researchers and students via regular events and through initiatives to boost research visibility and impact.

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  • Environmental Humanities @ St Andrews workshop: our contributions to climate research

    Environmental Humanities @ St Andrews workshop: our contributions to climate research

    18 March 2022, 10:00-12:00. STACEES and the Scottish Arts and Humanities Alliance (SAHA)* warmly invite members of the University of St Andrews research community working on or with an interest in the environmental humanities to join us for this virtual workshop. Participation is welcomed from all career stages, including students. Colleagues and students who do … Read more


  • STACEES @ Sustainability Fayre

    STACEES @ Sustainability Fayre

    11 February 2022, 13:00 to 15:00.  STACEES participated with a stall at the Sustainability Fayre in the Large Rehearsal Room in the Union. Hosted by The Environment Subcommittee and Transition, the fayre’s goal was to equip students/attendees with the knowledge or practice of how to integrate an aspect of sustainability into their everyday lives.


  • Land Management in Scotland – From Urban Deer to Wind Energy

    Land Management in Scotland – From Urban Deer to Wind Energy

    7 December 2021, 11:00 to 12:00. Research seminar. Speakers: Jessica Hogan and Abi Whitefield (PhD candidates, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews) Abstracts Jessica Hogan – Worldwide, countries have turned to renewables in order to meet international climate change agreements. However, renewables like wind energy often face opposition by local communities which can … Read more


  • Green Gown Awards Success!

    Green Gown Awards Success!

    The STACEES team are delighted that our work received recognition in the University’s recent success at the Green Gown Awards. The University of St Andrews won the ‘Sustainability Institution of the Year’ category last week in the UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards 2021. The conferral of this award to the University recognises our work … Read more


  • The Challenges facing 21st Century Critical Metals: from Mantle to Mine to Magnet

    The Challenges facing 21st Century Critical Metals: from Mantle to Mine to Magnet

    24 November 2021, 12:00 to 13:00. Research seminar. Guest speaker: Professor Adrian Finch (School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews) AbstractWith COP26 just completed, many countries around the globe have made commitments to decarbonise their economies. The route chosen usually involves the use of ‘renewable’ energies such as wind turbines and electric … Read more