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Research in the Department of Physical Geography and Geoecology


Main research directions

Natural hazards

Floods, droughts, storms, mass movements, glacial lake outbursts and their impacts on the landscape and society

Glacial and periglacial geomorphology, Quaternary science

Deglaciation and its impact on landscape evolution, climate system and biotic migrations


Landscape changes and rainfall-runoff processes, snow accumulation and snowmelt, water quality


Large-scale circulation patterns, statistical climatology, extreme events

Landform evolution and palaeoenvironment

Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions, soil erosion and accumulation events, tectonics and landscape evolution

Advanced technology in geographical research

Applications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), advanced geophysical methods in geomorphology and soil science

Biogeography and landscape ecology

Response of forest ecosystems to climate change, landscape structure and animal migrations

Research groups

The research in the Department of the Physical Geography and Geoecology is realized by three research groups:

Research projects

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