Physical Geography

Physical Geography is a major research theme at Birmingham. We are developing a supradisciplinary science base that utilises cutting-edge field, laboratory and modelling approaches. By building on core strengths in Water Sciences, Forests, Soils and Biogeochemistry, Biogeography and Ecology, and Climatology, and blending these with skills across engineering and the social sciences, we address key challenges for a changing environment and society.



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Groundwater depletion in US High Plains leads to bleak outlook for grain production

The depletion of groundwater sources in parts of the United States High Plains is so severe that peak grain production in some states has already been passed, according to new research.

Intensive monoculture is putting water systems in peril

The global spread of vast forest plantations and agricultural monocultures are turning once diverse landscapes into areas of land supporting single plant species, with huge implications for our terrestrial water cycle.
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