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Piotr MIGOŃ is Professor of Geography at the University of Wrocław, Poland. His main subjects of research are rock control in geomorphology, especially in granite and sandstone areas, weathering, mass movement in mountain terrains, long-term landform evolution and morphotectonics, as well as linkages between geomorphological heritage and geotourism. The Sudetes Mountains in Central Europe is his main research area, but he was also involved in projects in other European countries (Czechia, Sweden, Great Britain, Portugal), in the United States, Mexico, China, Republic of Korea, Jordan, and Namibia. He is also involved in various geo-conservation activities and in promotion of geomorphology. He was a Royal Society Fellow based at the University of Oxford, UK in 1995–1996, and a Fulbright Fellow based at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2003. In 1997–2001 he served as the Secretary of the International Association of Geomorphologists, in 2009–2013 was one of the three IAG Vice-Presidents, whereas in 2013–2017 and again since 2017 he has been a co-opted Executive member. In 2005-2008 he was the Chair of the Association of Polish Geomorphologists.

His publications include ‘Granite Landscapes of the World’ (Oxford University Press, 2006), textbooks on geomorphology and geotourism published in Poland (2006 and 2012, respectively), two chapter contributions to the ‘Treatise on Geomorphology’ (Elsevier, 2013), editing ‘Geomorphological Landscapes of the World’ (Springer, 2010), co-editing of ‘Encyclopedia of Geomorphology’ (Routledge, 2004), and more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, including Geomorphology, Catena, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Geoheritage, Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association and Earth-Science Reviews. Currently, together with the Springer publishing house, he is developing an IAG-endorsed series ‘World Geomorphological Landscapes’ which is the collection of books focused on geomorphology of particular countries or regions. Until December 2017, as many as 15 volumes have been published and several more are in preparation.


Professor Piotr MIGOŃ

Head of Department

Department of Geography and Regional Development

University of Wrocław

pl. Uniwersytecki 1

50-137 Wrocław, Poland


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