Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences offers interdisciplinary studies at the bachelor- and master levels, along with semester programs for international students. The department employs a staff of 12 nationalities, and cooperates with numerous national and international universities and research institutes.

Our research and education encompasses themes such as:

  • Energy systems and production technology
  • Impact assessment and license application processes
  • Environmental- and energy politics
  • Energy economics and investment under uncertainty
  • Transport, the environment and land-use
  • Sustainable development
  • Climate change, glacial-dynamics and hydrology
  • Landslides and floods; processes, surveying and early warning
  • Bedrock- and structural geology
  • Ecology, climate change and biological diversity
  • Land-use and landscape ecology
  • Risk- and vulnerability assessment
  • Climate adaptation and land-use planning

Research Areas

Geology:

  • Climatology, glaciology and avalanches
  • Quaternary- and marine geology
  • Bedrock geology and mountain-side and loose mass landslides
  • Hydrology and hydro-geology

Landscape Planning:

  • Vegetation- and restauration ecology
  • Land-use and landscape ecology
  • Ecology and climate change
  • Management and protection of landscapes
  • Population ecology

Renewable Energy:

  • Sustainable development
  • Transport, the environment and land-use
  • Environmental- and societal consequences of renewable energy
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Energy economics and investing under uncertainty

Education