Here is a list of general topics that are available for writing MSc theses in the Department of Geography. The topics are organized by chairs and researchers. If some of these topics interest you then please contact the responsible person for more information.
Before starting working on your MSc thesis please read the thesis guidelines.
Dr. Alexander Kmoch - Research Fellow in Geoinformatics
Dr. Evelyn Uuemaa - Senior Research Fellow in Geoinformatics
Dr. Valentina Sagris - Research Fellow in Geoinformatics
Edgar Sepp, MSc - Geoinformatics specialist
Prof. Tiit Tammaru - Professor of Urban and Population Geography
Dr. Kadri Leetmaa - Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography
Dr. Anneli Kährik - Senior Research Fellow in Human Geography
Dr. Anto Aasa - Research Fellow in Human Geography
Dr. Siiri Silm - Research Fellow in Human Geography
PhD Kadi Kalm - Research Fellow in Human Geography
MSc Ingmar Pastak - Junior Research Fellow in Human Geography
Prof. Jaak Jaagus - Professor of Climatology
Dr. Alar Läänelaid - Associate Professor in Landscape Ecology
Dr. Ivika Ostonen - Research Fellow in Landscape Ecology
Dr. Jaan Pärn - Research Fellow in Physical Geography
Dr. Kaido Soosaar - Senior Research Fellow in Ecotechnology
Dr. Kuno Kasak - Research Fellow in Ecotechnology
Creating a list of recommendations for designing conctructed wetlands to reduce agricultural diffuse pollution
Vända constructed wetland was built in 2015 to reduce agricultural diffuse pollution originating from nearby fields. The general aim of this topic is to analyze collected data (water chemistry, soil chemistry, greenhouse gas emissions, plan biomass) and based on that create a conceptual model for design consideration.
Impact of biomass harvesting to the greenhouse gas emissions
Occasional biomass harvesting from constructed wetlands is essential for maximal nutrient removal. On the other hand the timing for harvesting is important to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but also to maximize nutrient removal which are already accumulated to the plant biomass. The aim of this topic is to find the optimal period to remove biomass with maximum nutrient concentration and lowest GHG emissions.
Dr. Mikk Espenberg - Research Fellow in Ecotechnology
Students who are particularly interested in Remote Sensing, can check also topics provided by Tartu Observatory.