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Krzysztof Migała

  • academic teacher, professor
  • University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Science and Environment Management

    Research interests

    climate changescryospheresnowpermafrostglaciologypolar regionsmountain areasclimate

    About

    Recent position: head of the Department of Climatology and Atmosphere Protection, Institute of Geography and Regional Development, University of Wrocław Address: Institute of Geography and Regional Development, University of Wrocław, PL-50137 Wrocław, 1 Uniwersytecki Sqr. tel./fax:(+48) 71 34 351 84; e-mail: krzysztof.migala@uni.wroc.pl; website: www.meteo.uni.wroc.pl, www.geogr.uni.wroc.pl. Participation in the programmes, grants and expeditions: 1981/82 and 1986/87 and 2003/04 : Spitsbergen expedition (overwintering), Institute of Geophysics PAS; 1989, Spitsbergen expedition, Institute of Ecology PAS; 1992 - "Formation of staff for environment protection", TEMPUS project, Univ. of Bari, Italy; 1990 - 1993 „Ecological problems of high-mountain part of Karkonosze Mts” project supported by Polish Committee of Scientific Research; 1995 "Geobotanic problems of Karkonosze Mts", Charles University, Prague; 1995-1996 „The role of seeder-feeder effect on the atmospheric precipitation and wet deposition in the Sudetes Mts.” project supported. by Polish Committee of Sci.Research; 1997 – 1998 „Wind energy potential in Jelenia Góra region” project supported by EPCE (Environmental Partnership for Central Europe); trilateral project, University of Wrocław, Royal School of Technology in Stockholm and Ivan Franko University from Lviv, Ukraine “Natural resources information for the management of national parks in the Polish-Ukrainian boundary region of Bieszczady Mountains”; Project co-ordinated and supervised by Institute of Geophysics PAS “Structure, evolution and dynamics of lithosphere, criosphere and biosphere in the European sector of Arctic and in Antarctica (2004-2007); leader of the IPY 2007-2008 project TOPOCLIM “Fundamental causes of local climates as the basis of ecosystems differentiation and dynamics on the area of West Spitsbergen, Svalbard”; leader of the project founded by polish National Science Center (NCN) “Microclimatic conditions of relic flora of postglacial cirques in the Giant Mountains, in the light of global changes of climate and environment” (2011-14); participation in the NCN projects “Climate change and activity of periglacial processes in SW Spitsbergen in the light of dendrochronological research” and “The ecological significance of nitrogen sources for differentiation of terrestrial types of arctic tundra (2011-2013). Member: - Committee of Polar Research, Polish Academy of Sciences – since 2007; - Earth Sciences Commission, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch – since 2007; - Scientific Council of Karkonosze National Park, since 2010; - Central European Journal of Geosciences, since 2008; - International Arctic Science Committee, Working Group on Cryosphere; - Polar Task Force in the Ministry of Fereign Affairs.

    Professional experience

    academic teacher, professor

    University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Science and Environment Management

    July 1978 - Present

    leader of polar expedition, Spitsbergen

    Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences

    July 2003 - July 2004(a year)

    head of the Meteorological Mountain Observatory

    University of Wrocław, Faculty of Earth Science and Environment Management

    October 1992 - December 2002(10 years)

    head of the Sudeten Branch

    International Centre of Ecology, Polish Academy of Sciences

    July 1996 - July 1998(2 years)

    Education

    habilitation

    University of Wrocław, Faculty of Natural Sciences

    October 2006

    PhD, physical geography - climatology

    University of Wrocław. Faculty of Natural Sciences

    December 1990

    MSc, physical geography - climatology

    University of Wrocław, Faculty of Natural Sciences

    October 1974 - June 1978(4 years)