Section for Geography
The Section for Geography has a broad focus: From urban and regional planning, labour market and employment, poverty and migration in developing countries – to coastal protection and climate analyses.
The section consists of the following four research groups:
- Transformation of Cities and Landscapes - Geoinformatics
Head of Research Group: Lars Winther
- Environment and Society in Developing Countries
Head of Research Group: Niels Fold
- Dynamic Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology
Head of Research Group: Aart Kroon
- Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis. Processes and interplay
between climate, soil and water
Head of Research Group: Henrik Breuning-Madsen
We conduct research within the field of geography which range from urban planning, labour market relations, poverty and migration in developing countries within the social scientific sphere of geography – to land system science, value chains, coastal protection, soil mapping and climate analyses within the natural geographical sphere.
Futhermore we have environmental geographers who are engaged in natural resource management and landscape analyses from both a natural and a social scientific perspective. Our geoinformaticists use IT tools to process and analyse large volumes of spatial data and to find ways of using satellite images to predict, e.g. food shortages.