School of GeoSciences Research

Research activities

We advance methods from laboratory experiments to ground-based monitoring to remote sensing.

Some of the research activities led by the Biosphere research group are listed below. 

Ecosystem science and organismal ecology

Our group studies plant ecology, biogeography and ecosystem science from the tropics to the poles trying to understand ecosystem dynamics in a changing world.

Sustainable forests and landscapes

We seek to obtain a deeper understanding of the benefits and limitations of ecosystem services in shaping sustainable environments.

Environmental geochemistry

We study the chemical speciation and processes in all environmental compartments to understand the sources, transport and fate of naturally occurring and man-made contaminants and nutrients.

Earth observation and spatial analysis

Our group uses Earth observation and spatial analysis to understand the environment.