Geography is a broad discipline linking human and natural sciences. Consequently, the department of Geography is involved with a wide interest of research and great variety of tasks in education and consultancy.
The Department of Geography co-ordinates interdisciplinary basic research and applied transdisciplinary involving its research domains and provides consultancy in these fields as well.
Education is provided for students in geography, land surveying, spatial and urban planning, archaeology, physical land resources, biology, civil engineering and regional studies at bachelor, master and PhD level.
UGent Department of Geography organises the yearly excursion of the Belgian Association of Geomorphologists
14 June 2013 Theme: Direct and indirect anthropogenic impact on the geomorphology of Eastern Belgium
Most recent department A1-publications
Temesgen, H., Nyssen, J., Zenebe, A., Haregeweyn, N., Kindu, M., Lemenih, M., & Haile, M. (2013). Ecological succession and land use changes in a lake retreat area (Main Ethiopian Rift Valley). Journal Of Arid Environments, 91, 53-60.
Zenebe, A., Vanmaercke, M., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Haregeweyn, N., Haile, M., Amare, K., Deckers, J., & Nyssen, J. (2013). Spatial and temporal variability of river flows in the degraded semi-arid tropical mountains of northern Ethiopia. Zeitschrift Fur Geomorphologie, 57(2), 143-169.
Haregeweyn, N., Poesen, J., Verstraeten, G., Govers, G., De Vente, J., Nyssen, J., Deckers, J., & Moeyersons, J. (2013). Assessing the performance of a spatially distributed soil erosion and sediment delivery model (WATEM/SEDEM) in Northern Ethiopia. Land Degradation & Development, 24(2), 188-204.