Research in the department of Physical Geography and Environmental Research mainly focuses on applied landscape ecology, geoarchaeology and river morphology.


Current projects address landscape-ecological questions by means of the analysis of mass flows in watersheds, the survey of spring water chemism as well as specific pedological methods. In the field of geoarchaeology (section ‘Mankind and Environment’), the exploration of environmental change in Central and Eastern Europe under the influence of climate change and anthropogenic activities is at the core of scientific research. The project section about watercourses (working group ‘bodies of water’) deals with different aspects of river development, water protection as well as specific hydromorphological questions. The group develops concepts for near-naturally shaped rivers that are based on the hydromorphological momentum.


Further information on the individual projects can be found here: