Research Groups

Research and teaching in the Department of Geography is divided into nine academic areas comprising a total of thirteen working groups.  The department’s offering is supplemented by partnerships in the fields of medical geography, aquatic ecology and nature conservation.

Laser measuring device in front of a blue sky and a grassy landscape
© Colourbox.de/Fahroni

Remote Sensing and GIS

Canyon in the United States of America which is interspersed with individual trees
© Colourbox.de/Mos

Geomorphology

Several wind turbines photographed from the side. In the background the blue sky, hills and sections of forest
© Colourbox.de

Economic and Social Geography

Children of color photographed from behind on a dirt road in an African country, some of them are carrying water canisters on their shoulders
© Colourbox.de/Bering

Development Geography

Lake in Norway in front of a forest landscape, with snow covered mountains and a blue sky in the background
© Colourbox.de

Climatology and Landscape Ecology

Skyscrapers in New York City in front of a blue sky, photographed from bottom to top
© Colourbox.de/Fitchgallery

Urban and Regional Geography

Aerial view of a delta surrounded by green forests
© Colourbox.de/Curioso.Photography

Hydrology and Water Resource Management

Cultural Geography

Person pointing at a globe with a pencil
© Colourbox.de/Tiplyashin

Geography Education

External expertise

The work of the research associates at the Department of Geography is complemented externally by the following people:

Hon. Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Erdmann

Specialisms: nature conservation policy, regional identity, sustainability, crises and conflicts

Contact Hon. Prof. Dr. Karl Heinz Erdmann

Hon. Prof. Dr. Thomas Zumbroich

Specialisms: landscape and water planning

Contact Hon. Prof. Dr. Thomas Zumbroich

Prof. Dr. Thomas Kistemann 

Specialisms: medical geography and public health 

Contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Kistemann

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