The research approach is structured along two main principles: (1) the achievement of excellent science that is informed by interactions with stakeholders and used for sustainability solutions in policy and practice, and (2) the use of an approach in which both global dynamics and local realities are accounted for. This multi-scale approach is essential to ensure that the regional and global context is accounted for in local research. At the same time, global scale models and data should account for the local realities where sustainability solutions need to be implemented. The different scales are not only addressed in different research projects; we also stimulate PhD candidates to work across the different scale on which the phenomena operate.
The research in the department is broadly organised according to four themes.