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. Evelyn Uuemaa - Associate Professor in Geoinformatics
Dr. Alexander Kmoch - Research Fellow in Geoinformatics
Dr. Valentina Sagris - Research Fellow in Geoinformatics
Dr. Oleksandr Karasov - Research Fellow in Geoinformatics
Edgar Sepp, MSc - Geoinformatics specialist
Prof. Tiit Tammaru - Professor of Urban and Population Geography
Dr. Kadri Leetmaa - Associate Professor in Human Geography
Dr. Anneli Kährik - Associate Professor in Urban Geography
Dr. Anto Aasa - Associate Professor in Human Geography
Dr. Siiri Silm - Associate Professor in Human Geography
Dr. Kadi Kalm - Research Fellow of Human Geography
Dr. Ingmar Pastak - Junior Research Fellow of Human Geography
Dr. Age Poom - Lecturer in Environmental Protection
Prof. Jaak Jaagus - Professor of Climatology
Prof. Ivika Ostonen - Professor in Root Ecology
Dr. Kaido Soosaar - Associate Professor in Ecotechnology
Dr. Kuno Kasak - Associate Professor 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. Alar Läänelaid - Associate Professor in Landscape Ecology
Dr. Jaan Pärn - Research Fellow in Physical Geography
Dr. Mikk Espenberg - Research Fellow in Ecotechnology
Students who are particularly interested in Remote Sensing, can check also topics provided by Tartu Observatory.