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Department of Geography



Research projects in the Department

This is a global list of the 332 research projects being undertaken by members of the Department, listed by thematic research group and then by theme.

The list below includes archived projects. In due course, these will be listed separately.

Natures, Cultures, Knowledges group


Political Ecology

Vital Geographies group

Geographies of agriculture, food and nutrition

Demography, health and wellbeing

Political ecologies and conservation

Animal geographies

Infrastructural Geographies group

State formation between law, society and informality

Disputes over colonial-modern development policy

Austerity as Infrastructure

The material of city making

Infrastructures of urban nature

Cambridge Cultural and Historical Geography group

Demography and epidemiology

Food, famine, and regulation

The Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure

Societies, Markets, States group

Risk, institutions and socioeconomic change

Labour, markets and socioeconomic reproduction: mapping inequalities

The politics of citizenship, rights and exclusion

Geographies of difference: gender, race, ethnicity, age and class

Geographies of Knowledge group

Geographies of Knowledge

Environmental knowledges

Arctic knowledges

Knowledges for development

Biogeography and Biogeomorphology group


Ecosystem processes

Biophysical linkages

Complexity in social-ecological and environmental systems

Hazard resource dependency and social resilience

Climate and Environmental Dynamics group

Atmospheric processes

Past climate dynamics

Quaternary Palaeoenvironments


Terrestrial ecology, carbon, and climate

Glaciology and Glacial Geology group

Glaciology and Climate Change

Glacimarine Environments

Glacial Geology

Terrestrial cryosphere