Geography is ideally placed, through its broad range of theoretical and methodological tools, to throw light on the complex connections between the human and natural system.
Thus, we identify, develop and question ways in which societies and cultures value resources across perspectives ranging from rural livelihoods through biodiversity and water resources to recreation. Our research scales from local to global, and from global to local, in locations as diverse as Tanzania, Afghanistan, Russia and Switzerland.
Shrinking glaciers and changing water resources entail risks and future options in the Andes of Peru (Picture: C. Huggel)
Jatiluwih rice terraces in Bali/Indonesia <br/> (Picture: N. Backhaus)
Snow melt in the Alps based on satellite time series <br/> (Picture: D. Small)
Unregistered vernacular toponyms of Swiss mountains (base map reproduced with permission from the Swiss Federal Office of Topography swisstopo)
Reforestestation campaign, Séguénéga, Burkina Faso <br/> (Picture: M. Côte)
Field measurements in the Llaca valley, Cordillera Blanca, Peru <br/> (Picture: A. Motschmann)
Researchers observing a landslide in the Swiss National Park <br/> (Picture: N. Backhaus)