The Department continues the research and didactic work of the Poznań school of physical geography, initiated by Prof. Tadeusz Bartkowski.
In the present form, an integral approach is being developed in the analysis of human impacts on the natural environment.
Research and didactics focus on the geographical aspects of environmental and landscape management.
Department of Integrated Geography participates in the new Horizon Europe program entitled Science for Evidence-based and sustainabLe decIsions about NAtural capital (HORIZON-CL6-2021-BIODIV-01-07). The project’s main objective is to provide scientific information to support the conservation, restoration, and sustainable and climate-neutral use of ecosystems in the EU by 2030. Key project challenges include exploring the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem services and integrating them into EU policy. The consortium brings together experts from all EU Member States, Associated Countries and Overseas Regions of the EU, and stakeholders from various public and business sectors. The project involves leading experts in multiple fields of science (environmentalists, economists, sociologists) and science-politics-business contacts who previously participated in related activities (OpenNESS, ESMERALDA, MAIA, MAES, ESP, IPBES, BD Partnership). The total budget of the project is 13 million. € and its execution is planned for five years.
“Services provided by main types of ecosystems in Poland – an applied approach”
On 1 October 2020, has started the project entitled Services provided by the main types of ecosystems in Poland – applied approach, implemented by Department of Integrated Geography. The donor project partner is the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA).