Colourful flames and mysterious scents

Open doors at our PHYS labs: Usually we analyse environmental material to answer geoscience questions. On Thursday 9 March we prepared a special “show-and-tell” with examples from everyday experience.

Open Access Publishing: All you need to know about it

You want to publish a paper and you know that you should do this in Open Access. But what does Open Access mean? And how can you do it? Your librarian provides you the answer!

Gemeinschaft geht vor

Können wir von Pflanzen lernen? Diese Frage stellte das UZH Magazin drei Forscher:innen aus verschiedenen Fachgebieten. Eine der Antworten kommt von Bernhard Schmid, emeritierter Professor für Umweltwissenschaften am GIUZ.

From background maps and time series to toilet tiles in the national map look

The GeoVITe platform provides topographic raster and vector maps, digital elevation models and orthophotos for research. Roman Walt explains how GeoVITe data can be used, what the added value is compared to the Swisstopo data – and he reveals the funniest request. Deutsch 🇩🇪

Die Zukunft der Schweiz

Geographie-Studierende des ersten Semesters setzen sich im Modul «Schweiz 2040» mit Themen zur Schweiz und ihrer Zukunft aus verschiedenen fachlichen Blickwinkeln auseinander. Dabei ging es um Mobilität, Energie, Klimawandel, Naturgefahren, Biodiversität, Ernährung und Raumplanung.

The First Law of Geography - and why it is a nuisance

«Everything is related to everything else, but near things are more related than distant things.» The first law of geography applies to countless spatial phenomena. But did you know that it can make a geographer’s life very difficult?

Video-Podcasts von Studierenden der Wirtschaftsgeographie

Wie kam es dazu, dass Bäume zu einer wirtschaftlichen Ware wurden, die man für ihre Leistung als CO2-Senken bezahlt? Mit der Eizellspende wird ein Teil des weiblichen Körpers zur Ware. Führt das zur Kommodifizierung des Intimlebens? Im Vertiefungsmodul GEO364 «Wirtschafts­geographien…

From thrilling outdoor life to boring winter quarters

Hi everyone, my name is Tube Bernoulli, a new member at the GIUZ. Well, not exactly a member like all the others who write blogs here. I am an instrument for measuring surface runoff rates.

Imagine we are in the year 2030 …

… and we have reached our goals and reduced our flight emissions to less than 53% compared to 2018. What concrete steps did we undertake? What support did we receive? Did it influence our research?

How much is climate change responsible for the release of bodies and wreckage in Alpine glaciers?

This summer has again broken temperature and glacier melt records. And it has led to the release of the remains of unfortunate mountaineers, wreckage of airplanes, and other objects trapped in the ice for several decades. But what are the underlying glacial drivers besides climate change?