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Welcome to the Geomorphology & Environmental Systems Research Group 


Research focus
The main areas of research of the Geomorphology and Environmental Systems group at the University of Bonn lie on mountain permafrost, sediment dynamics, late- and postglacial landscape development, natural hazards, and global environmental change.
Current research projects investigate slope (in-) stability, periglacial (permafrost) processes as well as sediment budgets and dynamics. The application of modern field and lab methods, such as geomorphological mapping, geophysical techniques, absolute age dating, and morphometric DEM analysis are of primary concern (for further information see Research).
The technical equipment of the group includes GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), multi-channel DC-resistivity, refraction seismic, and differential GPS (for further information see Equipment).

Teaching activities
Our research-driven teaching activities focus on theoretical and applied approaches in geomorphology, global environmental change issues and natural hazards and risks. We further offer methodological courses on morphometric analysis and GIS applications in geomorphology (check out our current courses and potential BSc and MSc thesis topics under Teaching).

During the semester, we offer a weekly course where we discuss current research papers, the progress of MSc thesis, and methodical developments. You’re most welcome to join the course during the semester on Thursdays, 16-18 hrs, Room ÜIV.


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