University Conference Geoecology - online

The annual meeting 2021 of the VGöD will be held in cooperation with the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg under the following theme.

Geoecology: Are we achieving impact in solving environmental crises?

There are two round anniversaries to celebrate in 2021: 35 years of VGöD and 25 years of geoecology in Freiberg! On Saturday we want to explore the question of impact of geoecologists in three parallel workshops along three different aspects of geoecological practice. The workshops are intended to give both students and long-time alumni ideas on how we can actively contribute to "making the world a better place" in the face of major challenges and multiple interdependencies. Each workshop will be led by a team of two (practice + science). Your questions, experiences and ideas - as "crazy" as they may seem to you - are welcome contributions to these three workshops, from which you will leave strengthened and enriched. We promise "food for thought", plenty of suggestions and ideas and also new questions to puzzle over.

Invitations are extended not only to all VGöD members, but also to geoecology students and graduates from all study sites and others interested in environmental topics.

University Conference Geoecology

Program 19.11.2021

14 to 17 h HS Conference Geoecology

Annual Conference Geoecology

Program 20.11.2021

  • 10:30 Greeting
  • Presentation of the Freiberg location, 25 years of geoecology in Freiberg, A review
  • Presentation of the workshop rooms
  • 11:00 - 12:30 First Workshop Phase
  • Lunch break as networking café (the Zoom rooms remain open)
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Second workshop phase
  • 16:00 Lecture: Prof. Anke Hildebrandt: "Interaction between ecosystem structure and water flows".


The event will take place virtually. The zoom link will be sent after registration.


Possible with prior registration.

Information and registration at


Interdisciplinary Ecological Center
Director Prof. Dr. Jörg Matschullat
Brennhausgasse 14, 09599 Freiberg, Germany
Phone: +49 3731 39-2297, Fax: +49 3731 39-4060

19. November 2021, 14:00 - 20. November 2021, 17:30
online, zoom link will be sent after registration