|Main Research Themes
The study of geography is based on traditional natural and social
science disciplines. The Institute of Geography holds leading positions in
the following fields: geomorphology, hydrography, hydrology and sediment
transport, climatology, soil geography, geography of the cultural
landscape, agricultural geography, urban geography, economic geography and
is an interdisciplinary subject researching problems in a local, regional
and global perspective. At the present geography calls specific attention
to issues like global change, globalisation and management of the
environment and resources.
Strong Research Areas
- Coastal, estuarine and fluvial sediment dynamics and morphology.
- Interaction between climate and landscape in the North Atlantic
region including Arctic geomorphology and arctic environmental
- Carbon dynamics in the soil-plant-atmosphere system including the
exchange of greenhouse gases between soil and atmosphere, and
furthermore the influence of carbon and gas to processes in the
- Pedology and nutrient
circulation in the Tropics, the Arctic and in Denmark.
- Micro-meteorology, remote sensing and modelling for the studies of
climate, hydrology, water balance, vegetation and primary
- Interactions between production and environment in the natural and
the cultural landscape.
- Natural resources management at local, regional and water shed
scales with focus on agriculture and environment in developing
- Agro-industrial restructuring, migrations and urbanisation in
- Globalisation and urban development covering social polarization,
restructuring of economy, urban governance focussing the significance of
institutions in city innovations.
- Economic geography, urban and regional development, infrastructure
and technology in a economic and environmental planning and modelling
Current Research Projects
ARCHIVE: Previous Projects
Conferences, Symposia, Workshops and Meetings
Local Land Use Strategies in a Globalizing
World - Shaping Sustainable Social and Natural Environments, Copenhagen,
August 21-23, 2003
Theme:: Sustainable land use and natural
Organizer at IGUC: Ole Mertz:
Northern Research Basins - 14th International Symposium and
Workshop, Kangerlussuaq/Sdr. Strømfjord, Greenland, August 25-29,
hydrology changes on nutrients, bio-geochemistry and ecosystem structure
Organizers at IGUC: Bent Hasholt - Birger Ulf Hansen - Morten Rasch - Bo Elberling
Northern Consumption / Southern Production - A
Mini-Conference on Cross-Continental Food Commodity Chain Systems,
Copenhagen, October 10-12, 2003
globalization and the construction of commodity chain systems linking
sites of production and sites of consumption.
at IGUC: Niels Fold
Tialites-2004 - 6th International Conference on Tidal
Sedimentology, Copenhagen, August 2-5, 2004
Theme: Tidal or tide-influenced sedimentation
and related physical, geomorphological, biological,
geochemical and geotechnical processes.
Organizers at IGUC: Jesper Bartholdy - Troels Aagaard - Thorbjørn Joest Andersen - Christian Christiansen - Morten Pejurp - Niels Vinther