Strategic Areas

Climate, vulnerability, adaption and mitigation

  • Landscapes of risk; apprehension and experience
  • Local vulnerability and adaption
  • Consequences for health and welfare
  • Renewable energy and sustainability
  • Changes in steep catchments and the cryosphere

Our research considers the effects of climate change on nature and society, and adaptation/mitigation strategies. Within physical geography we focus on mountain areas and artic environments, especially changing conditions of the cryosphere (snow, permafrost and glaciers) and the relationship between debris transport and flash floods in steep catchments. Within human geography our research is on social vulnerability, risk perception and adaptation in relation to natural hazards. We also work on climate change effects on global health/welfare, and studies relating to the development of renewable and sustainable energy.