Department of Physical Geography
Our research is directed to understanding the physical processes, patterns, and forms at the Earth's terrestrial surface. We strive to understand their mutual interactions, and their relations to biotic factors, including humanity.
19 March 2018
Hydrologist Dr Niko Wanders has been awarded the 2018 Vening Meinesz prize for Earth sciences for his work on the subject of floods and drought in river deltas.
16 February 2018
Katja Philippart appointed Professor by Special Appointment of 'Productivity of Coastal Marine Ecosystems'
Philippart will investigate causes of global differences in coastal productivity relating to developments such as climate change.
6 February 2018
Drought expert Niko Wanders blames the lack of rain in South Africa on the strong El Niño of recent years, human action and climate change.