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Department of Geography

 

Geography is a discipline that is engaged with topics concerning conditions and processes in nature and society related to a local regional, national and international context. Education and research at the department is organised into five research areas:

Workshop

Remote Sensing and GIS monthly workshop

GIS and Remote Sensing are currently some of the most sort after skills for graduates within Geoscience and Geography, both within academia and industry. The Department of Geography will be running a monthly practical workshop throughout the spring semester covering a variety of GIS and Remote...

New employee

Benjamin Aubrey Robson is our new Postdoctoral fellow

Benjamin Aubrey Robson started working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Geography in October. He will continue to research glaciers using remote sensing analyses, but will also focus on rock glaciers, degradation of permafrost, and how changes in the cryosphere are influencing water...

New book

Climate Change and the Future of Himalayan Farming

This new book, edited by professor Tor Halfdan Aase and published at Oxford University Press, asks to what extent Himalayan farmers and their institutions are prepared to face a future when external production conditions change.

NEWS | GEOGRAPHY

EU funding for climate dynamics project

Birgit Kopainsky is partner in a project about sustainability and resilience in European agriculture. The project recently received more than 4.8 million Euros from the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.

The Phd Interview

Food production and forest exploitation can be combined

Researcher Lila Nath Sharma’s thesis shows that the conservation of biodiversity, food production and forest exploitation is possible to integrate in the same geographical area, but only by a broad environmental and biogeographic approach.