Welcome at the Institute of Physical Geography at Frankfurt University.
Our expertise lies in unravelling how humans interact with their terrestrial environment and how global change is influencing these interactions. In our »research, we use both quantitative and qualitative methods to explore current, past and future environmental changes. The institute is home to about 40 academic, research and technical »staff and teaches some 600 students in various »undergraduate and graduate programs.
Six research groups (listed alphabetically) examine how human actors, landscape structure, soils, water, vegetation and climate interact:
- Biogeography and Biodiversity Research Group - Prof. Dr. Severin Irl (as of September 2018)
- Geoecology and Physical Geography Research Group - Prof. Dr. Jürgen Runge
- Hydrology Research Group - Prof. Dr. Petra Döll
- Quantitative Biogeography Research Group - Prof. Dr. Thomas Hickler >> Bik-F
- Remote Sensing & GIS Research Group - Dr. Irene Marzolff
- Soil Geography and Ecosystem Research - Prof. Dr. Nele Meyer
Former research groups (retired):