Geomorphological research has a long history at our Department, its outstanding representatives were Gyula Prinz and László Jakucs professors.

The geomorphological studies of the earlier researchers focused on long-term surface evolution, while the present studies focus on the spatial and temporal characteristics and rate of active geomorphological processes. Geomorphological mapping is included in almost every research of the Department, since landforms influence the runoff conditions, the formation of soil types, the spatial distribution of vegetation and even the development of settlements.

Research on karst processes

   Mapping and survey of caves

   Study on karst processes

Research on aeolian processes

   Study of wind erosion

   Geomorphological mapping of aeolian landforms

   Research on historic sand movements (Nyírség, Danube-Tisza Interfluve, Inner Somogy)

Research on slope processes

    Study  of linear erosion

    Study  of areal erosion

   Development of saline areas

   Geomorphological mapping of hilly areas

Research on fluvial processes

   Analysis of river regimes

   Research on overbank floodplain sedimentation

     Floodplain sedimentation along the Tisza River

     Floodplain sedimentation along the Maros River

   Research on channel development (Tisza, Maros, Dráva and Hernád Rivers)

     Tisza River: Channel development on a highly and continuously regulated river

     Maros River: Channel development on a highly regulated, but later “abandoned” river

    Hernád and Dráva Rivers: Channel development on rivers with a moderately regulated channel but highly regulated regime

    Long-term floodplain development studies of the Lower Tisza Region and the Marosszög

Rehabilitation of small streams