Environmental Science

Specialisation opportunities in the field of environmental monitoring and access to cutting-edge technologies characterise the study of Geoecology (Environmental Science) in Karlsruhe. A wide variety of professional fields is open to geoecologists. Graduates of our courses can be found in public authorities and politics, industry and commerce, engineering and planning offices, NGOs and associations, science and research. More about Geoecology (in German).

50 students per year, starting in winter. The course of study conveys a broad scientific understanding of environmental problems, networked thinking and methodological competence. Building on mathematical and scientific foundations, environmentally relevant subjects are combined, e.g. ecology, climatology, hydrology, soil science, environmental chemistry, zoology, botany, biogeography, vegetation science and nature conservation. In addition, we teach general skills such as scientific writing, statistics, environmental analysis, programming, geoinformatics. Students can benefit from a wide range of technical or planning-oriented choices. A 6-week professional internship is also part of the course.

25 students per year, starting in winter and summer. The master's programme Geoecology in Karlsruhe is research-oriented. It is based on a Bachelor's degree in geoecology or related subjects. It offers specialisation in (1.) soil biogeochemistry and isotope methods, (2.) vegetation ecology and environmental remote sensing, (3.) ecosystem management and floodplain ecology, whereby two of these three directions are chosen. Further options include climate impact research, geobotany, river development, hydrology and hydrogeology, water chemistry and technology, GIS, remote sensing, urban ecology, human ecology, and much more from the broad range of KIT courses.

Student Guidance
Dr. Florian Hogewind

Consulting hours:

  • Winter semester: Thursdays 9:00-10:30 a.m. and by appointment.
  • Summer semester: Wednesdays 9:30-11:00 a.m. and by appointment.
  • During the semester break by appointment only.

Tel. +49 (0)721 - 608-47849
Building 10.50, Room 703.2

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