Department of Physical Geography – Landscape Ecology and Geo-Information
The Department of Physical Geography – Landscape Ecology and Geo-Information (LGI) has three key areas of work. The analysis and modelling of current landscape and environmental processes are of crucial importance. In the center of the ongoing research are the topics of soil erosion through water and wind, as well as the landscape and soil degradation under the influence of global climate change. The reconstruction of historical human-environmental processes and historical landscapes by applying advanced 3-D-analysis and 3-D-visualization technology is another main research emphasis. The third research emphasis is Geo-Information processing for the environmentally based uses such as environmental monitoring.
A department-sponsored Center for Geo-Information is occupied with the development of a spatial data infrastructures and the development of tools for GIS and Web GIS-based spatial analyses.