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wetlands day-2017-2

31st January 2017, 10.00 a.m., Room 532 (Institute of Geography)

As part of the seminar we are inviting all interested parties (including outside guests) to the lectures related to the World Wetland Day (2017), entitled:

1/ Neolithic man in the swamps; archaeological and palaeogeographic research at the Serteyka River (80 km NE of Smoleńsk, Western Russia) by Piotr KITTEL (University of Lodz, SAS) 

2/ An attempt to reconstruct the anthropogenic contamination record of lead in the Wolbrom bog (South Poland) using isotope analyses  by Adam MICHCZYNSKI (Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice

3/ Wetlands in the Beskidy Mountains (South Poland); typology and occurrence  by Adam ŁAJCZAK (Pedagogical University of Cracow) 

4/ Mysterious wells at Kwiatków village (15 km NE of Turek town, Central Poland); research problems and perspectives  by Magdalena PIOTROWSKA (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań) 


Monographs published in 2016



       ŚWIĘTEK, Agnieszka, 2016. The standard of living of Roma in the. Małopolska province. Prace Monograficzne Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego, 761, pp.187. [in Polish, English summary] ISBN 978-83-7271-992-8. (see on the Publisher website)









Wiedermann+K        WIEDERMANN, Krzysztof, 2016. Contemporary models of industrialization and the development of social and economic structures; the international, regional, and local levels. Prace Monograficzne Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego, 775, pp.276. [in Polish, English summary] ISBN 978-83-8084-017-1. (see on the Publisher website)










 ŁAJCZAK, Adam, 2016. Waters of Mount Babia Góra. Monografie Babiogórskie, Babiogórski Park Narodowy, Wydawnictwo HOMAGO Studio Graficzne, Maków Podhalański, pp. 421. [in Polish, English summary] ISBN 978-83-946410-0-9.









Environmental Geography of South Asia

Our students of geography, graduates of Professor Roman Soja – the authors of scientific contributions in the monograph Environmental Geography of South Asia, edited by SPRIGER .

These are: Dominik Gargol, Małgorzata Juszczyk, Maciej Kędzierski and Joanna Nowakowska.


Titles of chapters:
Kędzierski, M., Gargol, D., 2015. Bioclimate of the Andaman Islands and its impact on the lives of the native and non-native populations of the Archipelago. (abstract)
Gargol, D., Soja, R., 2015. Spatial and temporal variations of rainfall in the southern part of the Meghalaya Plateau. (abstract).
Soja, R., Juszczyk, M., Nowakowska, J., 2015. Rainfall structure for Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram in northeast India. (abstract).

See table of contents of this book.

PAPERS accepted for publication and published in journals indexed at the Journals Citation Reports during 2016

Bąk, K., Bąk, M., Dulemba, P., Okoński, S. Late Cenomanian environmental conditions at the submerged Tatric Ridge, Central Western Carpathians during the period preceding Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 – A palaeontological  and isotopic approach . Cretaceous Research

Augustowski K., Kukulak J. (accepted). Frost phenomena on texturally heterogenous river banks (West Capathians, Poland). Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography.

Bąk, M., Natkaniec-Nowak, L., Naglik, B., Bąk, K., Dulemba, P., in press. Organic-walled microfossils from the lower Middle Cambrian sediments of the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland: Possible implications for sedimentary environment at SE margin of the Baltica. Acta Geologica Sinica – English edition, 91: xxxx-yyyy.

Bąk, K., Bąk, M., Misz-Kennan, M., Zielińska, M., Dulemba, P., Bryndal, T., Naglik, B., 2016. Organic matter in upper Albian marine sediments in the High-Tatric units, central western Carpathians related to Oceanic Anoxic Event 1d – geochemistry, microfacies and palynology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,  454: 212-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.04.041.

Bąk, K., Kowalczyk, J., Wolska, A., Bąk, M., Natkaniec-Nowak, L. (on-line). Iron and silica enrichments in the middle Albian neptunian dykes from the High-Tatric Unit, Central Western Carpathians: an indication of hydrothermal activity for an extensional tectonic regime. Geological Magazine, DOI: 10.1017/S0016756815001132

Bąk, K., Bąk, M., Dulemba, P., Okoński, S., 2016. Late Cenomanian environmental conditions at the submerged Tatric Ridge, Central Western Carpathians during the period preceding Oceanic Anoxic Event 2 – A palaeontological and isotopic approach. Cretaceous Research, 63: 95-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2016.02.014

Ciurej, A, Haczewski G., 2016. The Sokoliska Limestone; a new regional marker horizon of coccolith laminites in the Oligocene of the Outer Carpathians: diagnostic features and stratigraphic position, Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 86 (4): 415-427. DOI:

Dobrowolski R., Ziułkiewicz M., Okupny D., Forysiak J., Bałaga K., Alexandrowicz W.P., Buczek A., Hałas S. (accepted). Origin and Neoholocene evolution of spring-fed fens in Wardzyń, Łódź Upland, Central Poland. Geological Quarterly.

Fidelus J., 2016. Slope transformations within tourist footpaths in the northern and southern parts of the Western Tatra Mountains (Poland, Slovakia). Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 60 (3): 139-162.

Fortuniak, K., Pawlak., W., Bednorz, L., Grygoruk, M., Siedlecki, M., Zieliński, M., 2017, Methane and carbon dioxide fluxes of a temperate mire in Central Europe. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 232, 306-318.

Hajdukiewicz, H., Wyżga, B., Mikuś, P., Zawiejska, J., Radecki-Pawlik, A., 2016. Impact of a major flood on a mountain river on physical habitat conditions for river biota, channel morphology and valley-floor infrastructure. Geomorphology, 271 (1): 55-67. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.09.003.

Kittel P., Płóciennik M., Borówka R.K., Okupny D., Pawłowski D., Peyron O., Stachowicz-Rybka R., Obremska M., Cywa K., 2016. Early Holocene hydrology and environments of the Ner River (Poland). Quaternary Research, 85, 2: 187-203DOI: 10.1016/j.yqres.2015.12.006

Krąpiec, M., Margielewski, W., Korzeń, K., Szychowska-Krąpiec, E., Nalepka, D., Łajczak, A., 2016. Late Holocene palaeoclimate variability: the significance of bog pine dendrochronology related to peat stratigraphy : the Puścizna Wielka raised bog case study (Orawa – Nowy Targ Basin, Polish Inner Carpathians). Quaternary Science Reviews, 148: 192–208. DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.07.022

Kroczak, R., Bryndal, T., Bucała, A., Fidelus, J., 2016The development, temporal evolution and environmental influence of an unpaved road network on mountain terrain – an example from the Carpathian Mts. (Poland). Environmental Earth Sciences, 75 (3): 250. DOI: 10.1007/s12665-015-5055-6.

Kukulak J., Paulo A., Kalicki T., 2016. Lithology of lacustrine deposits in the Colca Valley. Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 69: 152-170. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsames.2016.03.008.

Kukulak J., Augustowski K.2016. Landslides on river banks in the western part of Podhale (Central Carpathians, Poland). Geological Quarterly, 60 (3): 561-571.  DOI: 10.7306/gq.1273.

Lenart-Boroń A., Prajsnar J., Krzesiwo K., Wolanin A., Jelonkiewicz Ł., Jelonkiewicz E., Żelazny M., 2016. Diurnal variation in the selected indicators of water contamination in the Bialka river affected by a sewage treatment plant discharge, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 25 (12): 5271-5279. 

Mikuś P., Wyżga B., Radecki-Pawlik A., Zawiejska J., Amirowicz A., Oglęcki P. (on-line). Environment-friendly reduction of flood risk and infrastructure damage in a mountain river: Case study of the Czarny Dunajec. Geomorphology, 272: 43-54. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.11.003

Olszak, J., Kukulak, J., Alexanderson, H. (accepted). Revision of river terrace geochronology in the Orava-Nowy Targ Depression, south Poland: insights from OSL dating. Proceedings of the Geologists Association,

Pawlak, W., Fortuniak, K., Siedlecki M., Zieliński, M., 2016, Urban – Wetland contrast in turbulent exchange of methane. Atmospheric Environment, 145, 176-191. DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2016.09.036,

Pawlik Ł., Migoń P., Szymanowski M., 2016. Local- and regional-scale biomorphodynamics due to tree uprooting in semi-natural and managed montane forests of the Sudetes Mountains, Central Europe. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41 (9): 1250-1265. DOI:10.1002/esp.3950.

Pawlik Ł., Phillips J.D., Samonil P., 2016. Roots, Rock, and Regolith: Biomechanical and Biochemical Weathering by Trees and its Impact on Hillslopes – A Critical Literature Review. Earth-Science Reviews159: 142-159. DOI:10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.06.002

Pawłowski, D.,  Borówka, R. K., Kowalewski, G. A., Luoto, T. P., Milecka, K. Nevalainen, L., Okupny, D., Tomkowiak, J., Zieliński, T., 2016. Late Weichselian and Holocene record of the paleoenvironmental changes in small river valley in Central Poland. Quaternary Science Reviews, 135 (1): 24-40.DOI:10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.005

Pawłowski, D., Borówka, K., Kowalewski, G., Luoto, T.P., Milecka, K., Nevalainen, L., Okupny, D., Płóciennik, M., Woszczyk, M., Tomkowiak, J., Zieliński, T., 2016. The response of flood-plain ecosystems to the Late Glacial and Early Holocene hydrological changes: A case study from a small Central European river valley. Catena, 147: 411-428.

Phillips, J.D., Samonil, P., Pawlik, Ł., Trochta, J., Danek, P., 2017. Domination of Hillslope Denudation by Tree Uprooting in an Old-Growth Forest. Geomorphology, 276: 27-36. 

Piróg, D., 2016. Job search strategies of recent university graduates: plans and effectiveness. Higher Education, 71 (4), 557-573.  DOI: 10.1007/s10734-015-9923-5.

Raźniak, P., Dorocki, S., Winiarczyk-Raźniak, A.2017. Permanence of economic potential of cities based on sector development. Chinese Geographical Science, 27 (1): 123–136. DOI: 10.1007/s11769-017-0850-5.

Raźniak, P., Dorocki, S., Winiarczyk-Raźniak, A. (on-line). Central European cities as command and control centers in a time of economic crisis. Acta Geographica Slovenica, 57-2, 2017, xx–xx;  DOI:

Ruiz-Villanueva, V., Wyżga, B.J., Zawiejska, J., Hajdukiewicz, H., Stoffel, M. (on-line). Factors controlling large wood transport in a mountain river. Geomorphology, 272: 21-31.  DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.04.004.

Siedlecki M., Fortuniak, K., Pawlak, W., Zieliński, M., 2016, Wetland evapotranspiration: Eddy covariance measurement in the Biebrza Valley, Poland. Wetlands, 36, 6: 1055–1067. DOI:10.1007/s13157-016-0821-

Skalski, T. Kędzior, R. Wyżga, B., Radecki-Pawlik, A., Plesiński, K., Zawiejska, J., 2016. Impact of incision of gravel-bed rivers on ground beetle assemblages. River Research and Applications, 32, 9: 1968–1977. DOI: 10.1002/rra.3027

Słowiński, M., Marcisz, K., Płóciennik, M., Obremska, M., Pawłowski, D., Okupny, D., Słowińska, S., Borówka, R., Kittel, P., Forysiak, J., Michczyńska, D.J., Lamentowicz, M. (on-line). Drought as a stress driver of ecological changes in peatland – A palaeoecological study of peatland development between 3500 BCE and 200 BCE in central Poland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Strzyżowski, D., Fidelus, J., Żelazny, M. (2016). Geomorphological changes within a hillslope caused by a windthrow event in the Tatra Mts., Southern Poland. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, 98, 4: 347-360. DOI: 10.1111/geoa.12141

Tokarski, A. K., Márton, E., Świerczewska, A., Fheed, A., Zasadni, J., Kukulak, J., 2016. Neotectonic rotations in the Orava-Nowy Targ Intramontane Basin (Western Carpathians): An integrated palaeomagnetic and fractured clasts study. Tectonophysics, 685: 35–43. DOI:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.07.013 

Walford N., Kurek S., 2016. Outworking of the second demographic transition: national trends and regional patterns of fertility change in Poland, and England and Wales, 2002–2012. Population, Space and Place, 22 (6): 508–552. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1936 DOI: 10.1002/psp.1936.

Wolska, A., Bąk, K., Bąk, M., 2016. Siliciclastic input into upper Cenomanian synorogenic sediments of the High-Tatric Unit, Central Western Carpathians (Tatra Mountains); petrography, geochemistry and provenance. Geological Quaerterly, 60 (4): 919-934. DOI: 10.7306/gq.1316

Wyżga, B., Zawiejska, J., Radecki-Pawlik, A., 2016. Impact of channel  incision on the hydraulics of flood flows: Examples from Polish Carpathian rivers. Geomorphology, 272: 10-20. DOI:10.1016/j.geomorph.2015.05.017.

Wyżga, B., Zawiejska, J., Hajdukiewicz, H., 2016. Multi-thread rivers in the Polish Carpathians: occurrence, decline and possibilities of restoration. Quaternary International, 415: 344-356. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.05.015.

Żemła, M. (in press). Tourism destination. Networking approach. Moravian Geographical Reports, 4.


As part of the seminar we are inviting all interested parties (including outside guests) to the lecture entitled:

School and Academic Youth in the Visegrad Countries Facing the Problem of Refugees

by Kamila Ziółkowska-Weiss, PhD andFranciszek Mróz, PhD (Department of Tourism and Regional Studies, Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University in Cracow).

22nd March 2016, 10.45 a.m., Room 532 (Institute of Geography)


As part of the seminar we are inviting all interested parties (including outside guests) to the lecture entitled:

Distribution of population in Spain. Experiences against rural depopulation and the impact of Lifestyle-Migration in an inland region

by PROF. DR. RAÚL LARDIÉS BOSQUE (UNIVERSIDAD ZARAGOZA, Departamento de Geografía y Ordenación del Territorio)

14th June, 2016, 10.00 a.m., Room 532 (Institute of Geography)


As part of the seminar we are inviting all interested parties (including outside guests) to the lecture entitled:

Geography in Slovenia

by izr. prof. dr. Tatjana Resnik Planinc (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography)

12th April, 2016, 10.45 a.m., Room 532 (Institute of Geography)


As part of the seminar we are inviting all interested parties (including outside guests) to the lecture entitled:

Geotourism potential in the regions around the Tatra Mountains and the possibility of its development based on the tourists preferences

by Anna Chrobak (PhD student at the Institute of Geography)5th April 2016, 10.45 a.m., Room 532 (Institute of Geography)


As part of the seminar we are inviting all interested parties (including outside guests) to the lecture entitled:

Record of Holocene floods in alluvial sediments of Wisłok River valley

by MSc Sławomir Superson (PhD student at Institute of Geography, Cracow Pedagogical University)

19th April, 2016, 10.45 a.m., Room 532 (Institute of Geography)

As part of the Scientific Seminars for PhD students, we invite scientists and students on the lecture entitled:

Impact of tourism on the rate of morphogenetic processes in the mountains (temperate climatic zone) 

by Prof. Kazimierz Krzemień (Institute of Geography nad Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University)

19th March, 2016 (Saturday), at 9.15 am, room 527 (Institute of Geography).


As part of the Tuesday’s Scientific Seminars, we invite scientists and students on the lecture entitled:

Social aspects of river restoration in the Carpathians by Dr Joanna Zawiejska (Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geography).

8th March, 2016, at 10.45 am, room 532 (Institute of Geography).


As part of the Tuesday’s Scientific Seminars, we invite scientists and students on the lecture entitled:

Polygenetic loams lying at fluvioglacial sediments of the Czarny Dunajec River in the Orava Basin (Inner Carpathians)by MSc. Dorota Chmielowska (Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geography).

23th February, 2016, at 10 am, room 532 (Institute of Geography).



Kumaon Himayans

As part of Scientific Seminars for PhD students, we invite on the lecture entitled:

Pindari Valley (Kumaon Himalayas) – contemporary changes in postglacial relief  by Ass. Prof. Zofia Rączkowska (Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation, Polish Academy of Science).

20th February, 2016, at 9.15 am, room 527 (Institute of Geography).


wetlands day-2016As part of the Tuesday’s Scientific Seminars, we invite scientists and students on five 20-min lectures related to World Wetlands Day, under the common name Wetlands for our future sustainable livelihoods„ .


Ass. Prof. Wanda Wilczyńska Michalik (Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Cracow), Ass. Prof. Wiktor Kotowski (Faculty of Biology Warsaw University), Prof. Adam Łajczak (Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Cracow), MSc Katarzyna Kajakuło (Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, AdamMickiewicz University in Poznań) and Dr Daniel Okupny (Institute of Geography, Pedagogical University of Cracow).

Details are included in program (in Polish): dzień bagien 2016

Mady Wisły

As part of the Tuesday’s Scientific Seminars, we invite scientists and students on the lecture entitled:

Lithology, age, and heavy metal concentrations in alluvial sediments of Vistula River near Kraków by Ass. Prof. Jacek Szmańda (Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geography).

26th January, 2016, at 10 am, room 532.

Flash floods

As part of the Tuesday’s Scientific Seminars, we invite scientists and students on the lecture entitled:

Identification of small catchments susceptible to flash flood formation in the Polish Carpathians  by Dr Tomasz Bryndal (Department of Physical Geography, Institute of Geography).

19th January, 2016, at 10 am, room 532.


As part of the Tuesday’s Scientific Seminars, we invite scientists and students on the lecture entitled:

Spatial variability of thickness of permafrost active layer at coastal sites of SW Svalbard by Dr Piotr Dolnicki (Department of Tourism and Regional Studies, Institute of Geography)

8th December, 2015 at 10 am, room 532.

31th Conference on International Determinants

for the Development of Industry and Services


Kraków, 7-8 December, 2015

invitation pdf / website of Conference / registration e-form



3 December 2015 – 11:00-13:00 – Auditorium Danka

We invites students and staff at an information meeting concerning Erasmus Plus Programme.

The program of the meeting:
11:00-12:00 Presentations by academic teachers related to education courses for students, and meeting with former Erasmus students
12:00-12:40 Foreign students’ presentations about their universities
12:40-13:00 Questions and Answers

As part of the Tuesday’s Scientific Seminars, we invite scientists and students on the lecture entitled:


The dynamics of forested hillslopes based on biogeomorphic analyses  – example from the Sudety Mountains

by Dr Łukasz Pawlik (Department of Geoinformation and Environmental Studies, Institute of Geography)

24th Nov., 2015 at 10 am, room 532.



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