of the IAG/AIG Executive Committee


In charge of IUCN

pmPiotr MIGOŃ is Professor of Geography at the University of Wrocław, Poland, and Head of Department of Geography and Regional Development. His main subjects of research are rock control in geomorphology, especially in granite and sandstone areas, weathering, mass movement in mountain terrains, and long-term landform evolution. The Sudetes Mountains in Central Europe is his main research area, but he was also involved in projects in other European countries (Czech Republic, Sweden, Great Britain, Portugal), in the United States, Mexico, China, 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 Secreta¬ry of the International Association of Geomorphologists, and in 2009–2013 was one of the three IAG Vice-Presidents. In 2005-2008 he was the Chair of the Association of Polish Geomorphologists.

His recent publications include ‘Granite Landscapes of the World’ (Oxford University Press, 2006), textbooks on geo¬morphology 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 30 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, including Geomorphology, Catena, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, and Earth-Science Reviews. Currently, together with the Springer publishing house, he is developing an IAG-endorsed series ‘World Geomorphological Landscapes’ which will be the collection of books focused on geomorphology of particular countries or regions.


Professor Piotr MIGOŃ

Head of Department

Department of Geography and Regional Development

University of Wrocław

pl. Uniwersytecki 1

50-137 Wrocław, Poland


tel. (48) 71 3752295 or (48) 71 3752244

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