P24 Human-environment researches in unified (?) geography, theory and practice

Climate change discourse draws attention again to the relationship between humans and nature. The widely available huge and diversified information about this issue have a significant impact on public opinion and influence political decision making, therefore the knowledge of the theoretical background of these scientific approaches is very important. Research of human-environment relationships is present in geography from the very beginning; definitely, it had great importance in the process of becoming an academic science in the 19th century and it contributed to the duality of geography and brought anthropogeography (i. e. human geography) to life. After the turn of the millennium a part of the scientific community emphasized the need for unified investigations and coordinated results of subdisciplines instead of accumulating isolated results, because only a holistic approach can help in solving global problems for the future of humankind. Geography still has its place in human-environment research: it can be the scene of unified investigations of physical and human geography. If the claim for joint research is vivid among physical and human geographers, this could lead to a new form of integration within geography.

Which paradigms ruled/rule the human-environment research? What has been the attitude of academic geography to this issue since its existence? What were the characteristics of different national geographies in this topic? What is the attitude of geography to neodeterminism appeared after the millennium? Are physical and human geographers able to perform joint human-environment research? The organisers of this session expect papers in connection with these topics. Both physical and human geographers are welcome!

Room B
Wednesday, 2 September 2015
  1. Fatima Eisam Eldeen*, Tamás Telbisz, Balázs Nagy, Zoltán Czajlik, László Rupnik: Paleoenvironmental reconstruction along the middle course of Mureş River (Romania) based on geomorphological and aerial archaeological surveys
  2. Margit Kőszegi*, Zsolt Bottlik, László Mari, Tamás Telbisz: Human-environment relations in Hungarian geography in the second half of the 20th century
  3. László Sütő*, Balázs Adorján, Zoltán Dobány, Zoltán Dobány Jr., Rózsa Péter*: Temporal changing in spatial distribution of mining settlements in East Borsod Coal Basin (NE Hungary)
  4. István Viczián*, János Balogh, Éva Kis, József Szeberényi: Climate change and river history – man on the Danube islands in Hungary
Zsolt Bottlik
agria [at]
Tamás Telbisz
Department of Physical Geography, Eötvös University
telbisztom [at]
Flóra Darányi
Eötvös Loránd University
flora.daranyi [at]
Gergő Kollár

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