At the Department of Earth Sciences, we study the field of Earth System Science which consists of nature and human society and their interactions in time and space. In an international, dynamic and interdisciplinary research environment, our studies address socially relevant challenges, such as climate change and adaptation towards a sustainable world.
Our expertise lies in the fields of geology, physical geography and ecosystem science. Our strong research areas are "Climate and Climate Change", "The Geosphere" and "Earth Surface Processes". We specialise in tools applied in these areas, such as dendrochronology, isotope analysis, GIS and remote sensing.