The research group Physical Geography focuses on the interaction
between geomorphological processes and human impacts. This
mainly involves the effect of changes in land use, land management,
hydrology and climate on the surface of the Earth. Focus is given
to spatial scales of small (50-150 ha) to medium-sized catchments (15,000 km2)
and on dynamics on short (present-day processes) to medium terms (<200 years).
Geomorphological processes are investigated using the latest research methods,
often in collaboration with developments in the Geomatics research groups.
The Physical Geography research group is strongly involved in (university)
development projects (in particular in Ethiopia).
mass wasting —
runoff and sediment yield —
hydrogeomorphic modelling —