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Leszek Starkel

Leszek Starkel, Polish geomorphologist, paleogeographer, researcher. Recipient David Linton award British Geomorphological Research Group, 1985. Member Polish Academy of Sciences (science secretary Cracow branch 1996-1999, deputy chairman since 1999), Academy of Sciences Arts Cracow, Royal Physiographical Society Lund, Academy Europaea, New York Academy of Sciences.

Background

  • Starkel, Leszek was born on September 8, 1931 in Starachowice, Kielce, Poland. Son of Wladyslaw and Adela (Drozd) Starkel.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Jagellonian University, Cracow, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1959. Doctor Habilitation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 1964.

    Career

    • Assistant Institute Geography, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow, 1953-1955, lecturer, 1956-1965, associate professor, 1965-1971, professor, since 1971, head department geomorphology and hydrology, since 1968. Chairman International Subcommn. on Holocene Inqua, 1973-1982, Polish Committee for Quaternary Research, Warsaw, 1977-1993, Polish International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme National Committee, Warsaw, 1990-1999, Commission on Global Paleohydrology Inqua, 1991-1995.

    Works

    • Author: Paleogeography of Holocene, 1977. Author: (co-editor) Temperate Palaeohydrology, 1991, Global Palaeohydrology, 1995, Geography of Poland-Environment, 1990, second edition, 1999, Rains, Floods and Landslides in the Darjeeling Himalaya, 2000. Editor: (journal) Studia Geomorphologica Carpatho-Balcanica, 1967-1992.

    Membership

    Member Polish Academy of Sciences (science secretary Cracow branch 1996-1999, deputy chairman since 1999), Academy of Sciences Arts Cracow, Royal Physiographical Society Lund, Academy Europaea, New York Academy of Sciences.

    Personality

    Interests

    Field studies in india.

    Connections

    • Married Barbara Ekspedyta Obrebska, March 22, 1959.
    • father: Wladyslaw Starkel
    • mother: Adela (Drozd) Starkel
    • spouse: Barbara Ekspedyta Obrebska
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    Born September 8, 1931
    Nationality
    Ethnicity:
    • 1954
      Jagellonian University
    • 1959
      Polish Academy Science
    • 1964
      Polish Academy Science
    • 1953 - 1955
      Assistant, Institute Geography
      Cracow, Malopolskie, Poland

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