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Welcome to the Institute of Geography and Geoecology

IfGG Network

Our research and education focus on the synergies among human society, soil, water, vegetation and climate. Sustainable handling of our environment is inconceivable without an understanding of these interactions.

Studying at the IFGG

Geography (State examination, B.Ed. and M.Ed.)

Geoecology (B.Sc. and M.Sc.)

Research at the IFGG

Vegetation science and Biogeography

Geomorphology and Soil science

Human geography

River and floodplain ecology

Associated working groups (climate and environment center)




Current situation

Due to the corona virus, teaching is currently suspended. For the coming lecture period we are developing new formats as far as possible. Information about individual lectures will be published on Ilias step by step, please register there if necessary. This page provides general information; questions beyond this are answered by the respective lecturers, course coordinators or the dean of studies ( It is our goal to offer quick and pragmatic solutions.

Ihre Prüfungskommisionen und der Studiendekan

Die Ammer
Seminar "Freier Pendelraum – Mehr Raum für Flüsse"

First results of the project entitled "Freier Pendelraum für Fließgewässer in Deutschland". This seminar [in German] takes place at the Wetland ecology institute (Aueninstitut) in Rastatt on April 2, 2020. Participation is free of charge. However, please register via email to until March 20 at the latest.

Special issue: Biodiversity in the sea and on land

In a new special issue "On the Value of Biological Diversity - Biodiversity in the Sea and on Land" [in German] of the Earth System Knowledge Platform, questions are asked about what biodiversity means in modern scientific understanding and what role it plays in our lives.

New book publication: Rivers of the Alps

The book "Rivers of the Alps", published in German and English and co-edited by Gregory Egger, offers a vivid and comprehensive documentation of the manifold significance of Alpine rivers from different perspectives.

New book publication: Geographies of Schooling

The anthology, co-edited by Caroline Kramer, explores the complex relationship between schooling as a set of practices embedded in educational institutions and their specific spatial dimensions. Available open acesss as part of the Springer-series "Knowledge and Space".

Paper Award

Sophia Leimer received the Early Career Publication Award 2018 of the journal Ecohydrology for her paper about the influence of plant diversity on the water balance of Central European grassland. The paper was also under the top 20 most downloaded of the journal in the period 2017-2018.

New book publication: Zeitgerechte Stadt

The anthology, co-edited by Caroline Kramer, discusses concepts and perspectives of a fair timely city for planning practice. Presented on 24.07.2019 in Berlin and available (in German) from the Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung.

J. Eichel wins Nature Geoscience competition

... with the best "Geostory". She describes connections between vegetation and landscape development