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Geography - Intersection between Human and Nature

Geography is a scientific discipline that combines ecological with sociological approaches and methods. With its integrative understanding, geography is particularly well placed for examining and understanding current trends such as global change, its process dynamics and the associated changes in the environment as well as in society. Geographic research is particularly concerned with investigating socio-spatial disparities and environmental destruction. At the heart of geographic research lies the motivation to better understand space-related stressors and conflicts taking place on different scales. Beyond analyzing complex problems, geographers also contribute to devising practical solutions.
At the University of Freiburg, the "Bachelor's Degree Programs" in geography encompass a broad-based foundation in geographic thought and analysis, including natural and social science perspectives. The "Master's Degree Program" emphasizes key research areas of geographers based at the University of Freiburg. It strives to provide students not only with relevant theoretical perspectives but also with broad methodological competencies and skills for applied research and practical work.
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October 2022 - New paper on the distribution of TBEV in Germany

October 2022 - New paper on the distribution of TBEV in Germany

Predicted probabilities of TBEV for the Southwest of Germany

During the last year the research group at the chair of Physical Geography comprising of Prof Dr R Glaser, Dr K Braun, N Riach and R Hologa together with epidemiologists J Borde and G Dobler developped a model to predict the distribution of TBEV in Germany based on land use patterns and climatological conditions. The relevant paper is now online and open access: ... more

September 2022 - Deutschlandfunk report with R. Glaser

The sensational discovery of a small clay water goddess is the occasion for a report on drought and climate change that was broadcast on „Deutschlandfunk Kultur“. It features Rüdiger Glaser in several sequences and sound bites, who addresses the historical and current climate change situation and how society deals with it.