Why Environmental Geography?
Environmental changes at any scale, from global to local, are of crucial importance to life on planet Earth. In addition to climate change, the major contemporary challenges include changes in biodiversity, soil degradation, and increases in mass movements. Often the dynamics of such environmental processes require an understanding of the spatial and temporal couplings between the atmosphere, biosphere, relief sphere, pedosphere, and hydrosphere. In addition, the interaction with human activities is of utmost importance. Physical geography – as an interdisciplinary field with a marked focus on the environment-society nexus – is among the core discplines addressing and examining these environmental changes.
The new M.Sc. programme ‘Environmental Geography’ at the University of Bayreuth, Germany, addresses students who seek
- to obtain knowledge about the dynamics of environmental processes,
- to acquire the analytical skills to assess human impacts on landforms and natural cycles,
- and to benefit from an place of study that is strong in research, welcoming, and international.
For further details on M.Sc. programme, please see our study programme.