CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Name: Grzegorz Rachlewicz

Date and place of birth: 1964-06-29, Poznań, POLAND

Nationality: Polish

Languages: Polish, English, French and Russian

Permanent address: Ostrzeszowska 20, 60-162 Poznań, POLAND; phone: +4861 8685973

Employment: Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Geoecology Section, Dzięgielowa 27, 61-680 Poznań, POLAND;

phone: +4861 8296183, fax: +4861 8296271, e-mail: grzera@amu.edu.pl,            http://amu.edu.pl/~grzera/

 

Education:

2010 – DSc (habilitation) degree at the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

1998 – PhD degree at the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań [dissertation – Rachlewicz G., 1998: Development of glacial relief of the western coast of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetlands since the pastatlantic period (in Polish). Archive of the Library of A. Mickiewicz University, 207 p.]

1989 - MSc degree at the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań [thesis – Rachlewicz G., 1989: Morphogenesis of a short outwash cone near Kołtki (Central Pomerania) as an interaction of processes in the marginal zone of Pomeranian phase – Vistulian (in Polish). Archive of Glacial Geology Section AMU, 140 p.]

1983 - Secondary school certificate at Karol Marcinkowski 1st Secondary School  in Poznań (range: mathematics and physics)

 

Professional experiences:

July 2011 - Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Associate professor

October 1998 - Quaternary Research Institute (since 2008 the name changed to Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation), Geoecology Section, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań – Full researcher and lecturer (adjunct) [May 1999 – September 2000 – The Association of Banking Education – Director of Branch in Poznań - auxiliary occupation]

July 1992 - Quaternary Research Institute, Glacial Geology Section, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Research assistant and lecturer assistant

September 1990 - Institute of Ecology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Dziekanów Leśny near Warszawa - Assistant scientist, member of XV Polish Antarctic Expedition on King George Island, South Shetlands

October 1989 - Quaternary Research Institute, Glacial Geology Section, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań - Research assistant and lecturer assistant

 

Participation in scientific projects:

-          Cryosphere reactions against the background of environmental changes in contrasting high-Arctic conditions on Svalbard – granted by the Polish National Science Center 2012-2015

-          Serial-sectioning applied to tundra shrubs for dendrochronological analyses in the High Arctic (Disko Island, Kobefjorden, western Greenland) – granted by by: INTERACT Transnational Access, 7th Frame Programme EU, 2011 & 2013

-          ArcDendro - Arctic Shrubs Dendrochronological Potential – granted by SCIEX Scientific Exchange Programme New Member States of the EU – Switzerland, 2010-2011

-          Functioning of contemporary geoecosystem in the region of Petunia Bay (Billefjorden, central Spitsbergen) – actual state, natural hazards and protection – granted by the Polish Ministry of Sciences 2008-2010

-          Transformations and transport of sediments in glaciated catchments of High Arctic (Billefjorden – Central Spitsbergen) – leader of the project, – granted by the Polish Ministry of Sciences 2008-2009

-          Dynamics and chemistry of ground-water in a polar catchment, Ebbadalen, Central Spitsbergen – granted by the Polish Ministry of Sciences, 2007-2008

-          26 Dec. 2004 tsunami Post-tsunami Survey Team – Task-Force II – Geohazards, since 2005 (member of field-survey team)

-          Institute of Landscape Evolution Analysis (ILEA) - Virtual Institute between GeoForschungs Zentrum, Potsdam (Germany), Brandenburgisches Technical University, Cottbus (Germany) and A. Mickiewicz University starting 2005 (coordinator of Polish branch)

-          Structure, evolution and dynamics of lithosphere, cryosphere and biosphere in European sector of the Arctic and in the Antarctic (Polish National Arctic/Antarctic Expedition”) – granted by the Ministry of Sciences and Informatics of Poland 2005-2006 (coordinator of scientific task “Polar catchments”)

-          L'impact des changements climatiques contemporains sur les processus géomorphologiques des espaces paraglaciaires en Baie du Roi (Spitsberg) 2004 – granted by French Polar Institute Emile Victor

-          Matter circulation in a land-marine Arctic geoecosystem on the example of Billefjorden – Central Spitsbergen – granted by State Committee for Scientific Research in the years 2001-2004 (Grzegorz Rachlewicz – head of the project)

-          Dynamics and effects of morphogenetic processes in polar regions under climatic changes (South and central Spitsbergen) – granted by A. Mickiewicz University in the years 1996-2001 (supervisor prof. dr. Andrzej Karczewski - A. Mickiewicz University)

-          Physical glacial processes in conditions of changing climate and their record in sediments and forms in southern Svalbard – granted by State Committee for Scientific Research in the years 1996-1998 (supervisor prof. dr. Jacek Jania -  University of Silesia)

-          Functioning of the geoecosystem of Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetlands – granted by State Committee for Scientific Research in the years 1990-1994 (supervisor prof. dr. Andrzej Kostrzewski  - A. Mickiewicz University)

-          The course of deglaciation during the Pomeranian and Pastpomeranian phases of Vistulian glaciation between 15 and 10 ka BP (morphogenesis, lithogenesis, chronostratigraphy) – granted by A. Mickiewicz University in the years 1989-90 and 1992-2001 (supervisor prof. dr. Andrzej Karczewski - A. Mickiewicz University)

 

Participation in expeditions abroad:

2013 – Expedition INTERACT Transnational Access - Kobefjorden, Western Greenland (2 weeks)

2013 – Expedition of the Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (6 weeks)

2012 – Expedition of the Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (6 weeks)

2011 – Expedition INTERACT Transnational Access - Arctic Station, Disko Island, Western Greenland (2 weeks)

2011 – Expedition of the Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (3 weeks)

2010 – Expedition of the Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (4 weeks)

2009 – Expedition of the Institute of Paleogeography and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (3 weeks)

2008 – Expedition of the Institute of Paleogeography and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (3 weeks)

2007 – Expedition of the Institute of Paleogeography and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (4 weeks)

2005 – Expedition of the Institute of Paleogeography and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (in the frame of the currently running project “Polish National Arctic/Antarctic Expedition”) (8 weeks - head of the expedition)

2005 – Post-tsunami survey, Andaman Sea coast, Thailand (3 weeks, Expert in environmental impact, in collaboration with Thai Ministry of Environment)

2004 – Institute Polaire Emile Victor Expedition “GEOMORPHOCLIM”, Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen (4 weeks,member of French expedition)

2003 – Expedition of the Institute of Quaternary Research and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (8 weeks - head of the expedition)

2003 – Spring Expedition of the Institute of Quaternary Research and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (3 weeks - organizer)

2002 – Expedition of the Institute of Quaternary Research and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (12 weeks - head of the expedition)

2001 – Expedition of the Institute of Quaternary Research and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (8 weeks - head of the  expedition)

2000 – Expedition of the Institute of Quaternary Research and Geoecology A. Mickiewicz University – Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (6 weeks - head of the expedition)

1998 – Expedition to the Polish Polar Station of Polish Academy of Sciences in Hornsund – Spitsbergen (6 weeks)

1997 – Expedition to the Polish Polar Station of Polish Academy of Sciences in Hornsund – Spitsbergen (6 weeks - leader of the field party)

1996 – Expedition to the Polish Polar Station of Polish Academy of Sciences in Hornsund – Spitsbergen (6 weeks)

1990-92 – Expedition of Polish Academy of Sciences to the Polish Antarctic Station on King George Island, South Shetlands (16 months)

1989 – Expedition to the caves of Yugoslavia organized by University in Beograd and Serbian Academy of Sciences (3 weeks)

1987 – A. Mickiewicz University Expedition to Billefjorden – Spitsbergen (8 weeks -  head of organisational committee)

 

Professional interests:

Glacial geology, sedimentology, sediment fluxes, contemporary morphogenetic processes, meteorological conditions and glaciology in polar regions

Relief development and deposits of the last glacial period in NW Poland

Geodetic measurements, application of GPS to environmental researches

Karst and speleology, cave formation, cave deposits, ice in caves

 

Research activity:         over 160  publications and research notes(list attached)

 

Membership in organizations and committees:

-          International Glaciological Society, Cambridge (since 1995)

-          Polish Academy of Sciences Committee on Polar Research

-          Work Group on Geospatial Analysis of Glaciated Environments of Commission on Glaciation, International Quaternary Association

-          Commission of Permafrost – Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences

-          Union Internationale de Speleologie Informatics Commission (http://www.uisic.uis-speleo.org/)

-          Association of Polish Geomorphologists – Secretary General (1998-2005)

-          “Landform Analysis” Editorial Board – Secretary (1998-2005)

-          Societee des Amis de Sciences a Poznań

-          Polish Geographical Society

-          Polar Club of Polish Geographical Society – Member of the Steering Committee

-          Polish Tatra Mountains Association, Branch in Poznań – Vice President of the Branch, Head of Scientific Division

-          Wielkopolska Polar Association - Secretary

 

Teaching experiences at A. Mickiewicz University:

-          Geomorphology

-          Processes in geomorphology

-          Physical geography and interaction between men and the environment

-          Physical geography of Poland

-          Natural environment of central Europe

-          Regional geography

-          Facies analysis (general)

-          Facies analysis of glacigenic sediments

-          Basics of glaciology for geographers

-          Basics of computer techniques

-          Organization and leadership of excursions

-          Field practices - Geomorphology

-          Field practices - Regional geography of Poland

-          Field practices - Quaternary geology

-          Field practices – Quaternary geology of Poland

-          Field practices - The protection of natural environment

-          Tutelage of MSc thesis

 

 

 

Functions at A. Mickiewicz University

since 2012 – Director of the Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation AMU”

since 2011 – Head of Cryosphere Research Department, Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation AMU”

2009-2012 – Executive editor of AMU journal “Quaestiones Geographicae”

since 2009 – Editor of the physical geographical part of the AMU serie “Geography”

since 2008 – Member of Scientific Board of the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences AMU

since 2006 – Member of the Faculty commission concerning academic staff appraisal

since 2004 – Member of the Faculty commission concerning laboratories development

since 2001 – International Programmes representative of the Dean of the Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences

since 1989 – Tutor of the Speleological Section of AMU Students Scientific Association

1992-2001 – Head of the Sedimentological Laboratory of Quaternary Research Institute AMU

1996-98 – Member of Scientific Board of Quaternary Research Institute AMU

1994-96 – Member of the Academic Senate AMU

 

Other interests:

- Mountain guiding (professional authorisations issued by the Office of Local Government (Voivodship) and the General Council of Polish Tatra Mountains Association)

- Mountain climbing, caving, trekking and skiing

- Jogging (Marathon (42.195 km) life record 3:36:11 in 2005)

- Diving (basic course)

- Photography – several pictures published in papers and books

- Scouting (Scouts instructor)

- Camping

 

Poznań 2014-01-26

 

 

 

 

/Grzegorz Rachlewicz/