Research in Geography and Geology

The Deparment hosts many  researchers and research groups specialized in various themes. The Geography  section emphasizes the integration of the discipline. The themes that profile the research of the Geography  section, our strong areas, are:

  • Innovation environments and urban geography
  • Applied geographical information system science
  • Hydrogeography and the Baltic Sea
  • Environmental dynamics and global change

The speciality of the Geology  section is the co-operation between the University of Turku and the Åbo Akademi University - Geocentrum Åboensis. The profiling research themes of the Geology section are:

  • The geology of Fennoscandia
  • Sedimentology  and historical environmental changes

The research of the Department is mainly funded by applied external funding. The Department also conducts customized research projects with external partners.

The main emphasis of the Department publication activity  is in international scientific journals and review-based articles.



 Member of editorial staff of FENNIA, the International Journal of Geography, is working in the department.


The Department is a member of the Finnish Geosciences Research Laboratory (SGL)