Leszek Starkel

Articles

Contribution of the Department of Geomorphology and Hydrology of Mountains and Uplands IGSO PAS in Kraków to the development of Polish Geomorphology (1953-2012)

Leszek Starkel

Geographia Polonica (2016) vol. 89, iss. 3, pp. 389-404 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.0065

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The Department of Geomorphology and Hydrology of Mountains and Uplands in Kraków was established in November 1953 by Professor Mieczysław Klimaszewski. Its first task was to act as lead partner in detailed geomorphological mapping. Parallel with the mapping efforts, studies developed in two directions: (1) the evolution of relief during the Quaternary, based mainly on studies of sediments carried out in cooperation with other disciplines, where the greatest attention was turned to the role of the Holocene period before and after the Neolithic evolution; (2) present-day geomorphic processes based mainly on the monitoring of the circulation of water and mineral matter by experimental field stations. Joint studies on the palaeoenvironment and present-day processes played an important role in understanding the evolution of relief, in the forecasting of future changes, and in its practical evaluation. The concept of rational land use was developed based on the evaluation of the Carpathian landscape. Furthermore, our interest in the geomorphology of mountain areas pushed us to cooperate with countries carrying out studies in European mountains, to organise the Carpatho-Balcan Geomorphological Commission, and later to send expeditions to Mongolia (1974-1980) and India (since 1983), as well as to organise international commissions and projects related to INQUA and PAGES.

Keywords: geomorphological mapping, evolution of relief, monitoring, field stations, expeditions, mountain areas

Leszek Starkel [starkel@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland

50 Years of Geographia Polonica

Polish geography: Does the past have a future? An interview with Professor Leszek Starkel

Leszek Starkel, Jacek Wolski

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 3, pp. 441-469 | Full text
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2014.30

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Leszek Starkel [starkel@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland
Jacek Wolski [j.wolski@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 00-818 Warsaw, Twarda 51/55, Poland

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Preface

Zofia Rączkowska, Leszek Starkel

Geographia Polonica (2008) vol. 81, iss. 1, pp. 7 | Full text

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Zofia Rączkowska [raczk@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland
Leszek Starkel [starkel@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland

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The 1:500 000 Geomorphological Map of Poland

Sylwia Gilewska, Maria Klimkowa, Leszek Starkel

Geographia Polonica (1982) vol. 48, pp. 7-24 | Full text

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The 1:500 000 Geomorphological Map of Poland, the purpose of whichis to reconstruct the relief evolution in general by taking morphostructuresas well as genetic relief types fully into account, synthesizes up-todatework on the relief of Poland. An additional aim of publishing thismap by the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academyof Sciences, was to put forward a geomorphological division of thecountry. The map also places in focus the lacunae of geomorphologicalresearch which need further detailed studies. This map was constructedin the Cracow Department of Geomorphology and Hydrology of Mountainsand Uplands, acting in co-operation with expersts from all major scientificcentres in Poland (cf. legend for the map). The map was edited by Prof.L. Starkel, with the assistance of Dr. S. Gilewska and Mrs. M. Klimkowawho also has handdrawn all sheets. Dr. K. Trafas and his collaborators ofthe Polish Society of Earth Sciences have taken part in the preparation ofthe final cartographic edition of the map which was printed at the WojskoweZakłady Kartograficzne, Warsaw. Map data relate to 1968.

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Sylwia Gilewska, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, Poland
Maria Klimkowa, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow
Leszek Starkel [starkel@zg.pan.krakow.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-018 Krakow, Sw. Jana 22, Poland