The geographical colloquium regularly takes place during the lecture period, on Wednesdays, from 3:45 p.m. in lecture hall 1004 / Building T (unless stated otherwise). It is open to anyone who is interested. It is not necessary to register.


Summer term 2023


Wednesday, 17 April 2023 5:30 p.m., Room 1002/B


Sarah Le Berre


Identifying Forest Refugia in Central European mountains under Climate Change”


Wednesday, 10 May 2023, 3:45 p.m., lecture hall 1004 / Building T


Prof. Dr. Tuuli Toivonen (Helsinki University, Finland)


"Supporting sustainability transformations with spatial analyses"

The presentation explores the possibilities of the current data deluge and spatial analysis in understanding and supporting sustainability transformations. It draws from the work of the Digital Geography Lab and other research groups to particularly discuss the role of mobile big data in understand the dynamism, diversity and development directions of urban areas and regions around them. The presentation provides also an overview on the mechanisms of integrating scientific knowledge on sustainability to practical decision making.

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 3:45 p.m., lecture hall 1004 / Building T


Prof. Dr. Sarah Halvorson (University of Montana)


"A new narrative of resilience in the Hindu Kush-Karakoram-Himalaya? Observations from Bhutan"


  • 02 November 2022, Prof. Dr. Jason W. Moore (Binghamton University, NY, USA)
    How Not to See Like an Empire: Unthinking the Anthropocene & the Capitalocene Alternative
  • 07 December 2022, Dr. Kerilyn Schewel (Duke University, NC, USA)
    Rethinking the Links between Cimate Change and Migration
  • 25 January 2023, Prof. Dr. Ullrich Strasser (Universität Innsbruck)
    Die Gebirgsschneedecke: Modellierung und inter- sowie transdisziplinäre Perspektiven



The Geographical Forum takes place during the lecture period by appointment on Mondays beginning at 3:45 p.m. in room 2125/D (unless stated otherwise) and virtually. This hybrid event includes habilitation presentations and lectures to examine doctoral subject-specific aptitude. It is open to anyone who is interested. Registration is not required.


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Monday, 23 January 2023, 4 p.m.
Dr. Florian Wilken, Professor for Water and Soil Resource Research

Soils on the go - process understanding of cropland soil degradation in Central Europe and Tropical Africa
(Encouragement for habilitation)