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Our research projects, publications, and seminars

Research at the department is broad in scope, but rests on longstanding traditions within economic, social and cultural geography, with development geography developing into an area of specialization in recent years. Likewise, human ecology is a relatively young subject, and our expertise in GIS and remote sensing is increasingly integrated in the above research areas.

Research at the department benefits from having all of these interfaces in-house and combines tradition with renewal, building on strengths as well as exploring emerging areas of inquiry. Much of our research also tackles issues of societal relevance, reflected by topics such as uneven development, gentrification and housing, segregation, migration, innovation, sustainability and sustainability transitions, development, urbanization and responses to climate change. Our research thereby lies at the interface between society and space, and investigates the processes that underpin societal change at various and interdependent scales.

Empirically our expertise stretches from a strong grounding in Sweden and the Nordic countries to Europe and Africa, South and South East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Researchers employ a variety of complementary methodological approaches that are quantitative, qualitative as well as mixed methods, including GIS and remote sensing. Our ambition is to contribute to the theoretical, empirical and methodological development and scholarly debates within the subjects of human geography and human ecology at national and international levels.

More details on research carried out at the department can be found through the list of researchers.

The recent publications by our staff members in LUP shows the quality and diversity of the research carried out by staff members at the Department.

The Research Portal provides an overview of funded research that is ongoing or recently completed at the Department. Projects are funded by a wide range of organizations in Sweden, Europe and beyond, and involve collaboration partners across Europe and Africa.

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PHD Education in Human Geography

Director of Studies for PhD education in Human Geography

Henrik Gutzon Larsen

henrik_gutzon [dot] larsen [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se

PhD Education in Human Ecology

PhD Education in Human Ecology

Alf Hornborg

alf [dot] hornborg [at] hek [dot] lu [dot] se