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Award for Dr. Michał Sobala

Dr Michał Sobala was placed first in the competition for the best poster presented during the European Congress of Landscape Ecology IALE 2022, which took place on July 11-15th. The poster showed the study results on the possibility of using information about the location of anthropogenic landforms in past land use detection. Thereby, the author...

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Our employees co-organize the IALE 2022 Congress

Dr. hab. Urszula Myga-Piątek, prof. UŚ, Dr. Katarzyna Pukowiec-Kurda, D.E. Anna Żemła-Siesicka and Dr. Michał Sobala, members of the Landscape Research Group, prepared one of the conference symposia for this European Landscape Ecology Congress IALE 2022 “Making the Future, Learning from the Past”. The prepared symposium, entitled “Future landscape development: forecast, visions and scenarios”, concerns...

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Recruitment to the International Environmental Doctoral School

We are pleased to inform you that Recruitment to the International Environmental Doctoral School (IEDS) has started. Regular enrolment: https://www.mssd.us.edu.pl/en/admission_2022_2023-reg/ Recruitment for places financed by research grants:  https://www.mssd.us.edu.pl/en/admission_2022_2023-proj/ We invite you to familiarize yourself with our offer and we encourage you to apply for the IEDS! Candidate registration lasts until August 19, 2022  https://irk2.us.edu.pl/en-gb/

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Do national parks in Poland protect natural landscapes?

Prof. dr hab. Urszula Myga-Piątek, Dr. Michał Sobala and Dr. Bartłomiej Szypuła from our Institute have tried to answer this question. Their study aimed to assess the degree of anthropogenic transformation of the natural landscapes in the entire territory of Poland and within individual national parks, as well as to determine the level of representation...

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Over a decade of activities of the team from the University of Silesia on the Werenskiold glacier

Results of studies conducted by the employees of our Institute in cooperation with Dr. Łukasz Stachnik from the University of Wrocław were published in “Earth System Science Data”.This paper presents details of the glaciological and meteorological dataset (2009–2020) from the Werenskioldbreen (Svalbard). These high-quality and long-term observational data already have been used to assess hydrological...

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Intense submarine volcanism and hydrothermal activity during a mid-Tournaisian anoxic event in the Carnic Alps

Michał Rakociński, Daria Książak, Agnieszka Pisarzowska and Leszek Marynowski from the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Silesia, have published a paper in the prestigious journal Gondwana Research on the influence of intense submarine volcanism and hydrothermal activity on the development of anaerobic conditions in marine environments during the mid-Tournaisian anoxic event. This...

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Archaeological landscape – the past and the present

The Landscape Online journal published an article by Dr Anna Żemła-Siesicka concerning changes in the archaeological landscape based on the example of the megalithic landscape of the Wietrzychowice Culture Park (Kujawsko-Pomorskie Province). The results of cartographic and field research covering changes in the structure, physiognomy and functions of the landscape, with particular emphasis on the...

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Bytom – the city that is sinking

An article by dr Maksymilian Solarski (IGSEiGP), dr Robert  Machowski,  prof. Mariusz  Rzętała and dr hab. Martyna A. Rzętała (INoZ) concerning changes in the hypsometry in the area of Bytom in the period 1883-2011 was published in Scientific Reports journal.  On the basis of the developed terrain models, the authors concluded that as a result...

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