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Leszek Starkel

geomorphologist , paleogeographer , researcher

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Field studies in india.

Connections

Married Barbara Ekspedyta Obrebska, March 22, 1959.

father:
Wladyslaw Starkel

mother:
Adela (Drozd) Starkel

spouse:
Barbara Ekspedyta Obrebska