Research Group Prof. Dikau
Geomorphological and Environmental Research Group
Main Research Areas
Our main areas of research in geomorphology include a variety of material transport processes and methods of material transport analysis such as:
- Georelief analysis
- Geomorphological mapping
- Sediment budget modeling
- Slope stability analysis
- Natural hazards and risk analysis
- Modeling of permafrost spread
- Rock glacier kinematics
- Destabilization of permafrost cliffs
- Soil erosion modeling
Questions and Concepts
- How do changes in land use affect soil erosion?
- Is it possible that changes in the georelief from the past as well as the present could help us gain an understanding of future developments?
- Could these findings aid in the assessment of natural hazards and risks?
- What kind of consequences do fluctuations in climate have for gravitational and periglacial processes?
These are only a few of the questions we are seeking to find answers to. Identifying and finding solutions for the challenges that arise from human-environmental interaction lies at the center of our research.
Here you can download all geomorphological maps from the GMK program of emphasis and their companion volumes/supplementary booklets. In addition you will find an ArcGIS© set providing symbols and colors for high mountain geomorphology ready for download.
Please cite the extented copyright when you make use of any maps or companion volumes/supplementary booklets.
Click here to find information on the ArcGIS© symbol set in english.
|Head of Research Group
|Prof. Dr. Richard Dikau
Dr. Richard Dikau
In retirement since 01.03.2016
Meckenheimer Allee 166, Room No. 137
Phone: +49 (0)228 73-7225
Consultation-hours by arrangement.