The Graduate Program in Geography (GPG) at UFRJ currently works with two areas of concentration: Organization and Management of the Territory and Environmental Planning and Management. The founding conception of GPG has been to avoid the Physical-Human Geography divide and seek the integration between teaching and research.
This line of research addresses the processes and spatial forms created by human action, referring to the economic activities and the social space of the agrarian and urban world.
Political practices, carried out by both the State and other social institutions, are analyzed from a territorial perspective.
The cultural dimension of space, involving beliefs, values, myths, and symbols arising from communication, constitutes the object of this line of research.
Analysis of continental and coastal geomorphological processes in the Brazilian territory, through fieldwork, laboratory, and office, in order to understand the evolution of the landscape.
Analysis of geo-ecological interactions and biodiversity in continental and coastal areas of the Brazilian territory. This line takes into account the interactions between biotic and abiotic elements of ecosystems.
Analysis of hydroclimatic dynamics, taking into account hydrological and climatic aspects, especially considering the anthropic action as a modifying agent of this dynamic.
Creation of software related to geoprocessing, as well as applications of geoprocessing to geographical, regional, urban, and environmental issues.