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
Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 and by appointment.
During the semester break office hours by appointment only.

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

Courses, module manuals, study regulations:


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During summer 2021, teaching takes place in online or hybrid formats. Practical courses are partly held in-class. Information on the individual courses can be found on Ilias. Make sure that e-mails from the Ilias system can reach you. Please also see the KIT FAQ page on the topic.

Geländeübung Geomorphologie und Bodenkunde

Klausur Geomorphologie und Bodenkunde

Die schriftliche Prüfung zum Modul „Geomorphologie und Bodenkunde“ findet am 20.07.2021 von 14:00-15:30 Uhr in Präsenz im Großen Zelt am Forum statt. Bitte melden Sie sich ab 07.06.2021, 12 Uhr über das Campus-Management-System an. Die Anmeldeperiode endet bereits eine Woche vor der Prüfung am 13.07.2021, 12 Uhr. Alle angemeldeten Studierenden werden anschließend per E-Mail über die Modalitäten informiert.

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Nachprüfung zum Modul "Geomorphologie und Bodenkunde"

Die Nachprüfung zum Modul "Geomorphologie und Bodenkunde" findet am Donnerstag, 05.11.2020, von 10:00-11:30 Uhr im Audimax, Geb. 30.95 statt. Bitte melden Sie sich im Campus-Management dazu an.