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Professor Mike Meadows

is in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science at the University of Cape Town and was Head of Department from 2001-2017.  He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Sussex and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.  Meadows has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed research articles and edited several special editions of international journals.  Major works include the recent co-edited Southern African Geomorphology (Sun, 2012) and Geomorphology and Society (Springer, 2016).  His research interests are in the area of physical geography, more specifically concerning Quaternary environmental change and the geomorphological and biogeographical impacts of natural and human-induced climate change.  In his reconstructions of past southern African environments, Meadows has engaged with a range of proxies, including pollen, diatoms, biomarkers, stable isotope geochemistry and sedimentology, using evidence from lakes, wetlands and, more unusually, accumulations of faecal and urine material deposited by Hyrax capensis. Professor Meadows was Secretary-General and Treasurer of the International Geographical Union from 2010-18 and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, the African Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society of South Africa, the University of Cape Town and the Society of South African Geographers.  He is Distinguished Professor at East China Normal University, and visiting Professor at the Institute of Geographical Research and Natural Resources Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Beijing Normal University.


Lučka Lorber
Professor and former Vice Rector
University of Maribor

Lučka Lorber is a specialist in modern East and Central European economic and regional development geography. She has held various academic and leadership positions at higher education in Slovenia, among others she was State Secretary for Higher Education. As a member of Steering Committee of the IGU CSRS (2011-2018) she organized IGU CSRS meeting in Slovenia, 2009. As the coordinator of the GEOREGNET network, which exists since 2006, she built the partnership with 17 partner universities from 11 countries.  


Dear Colleagues,


We are honoured to invite you to the 1st International Istanbul Geography Congress to be held in Istanbul University in June 2019, with the cooperation of Istanbul University Geography Department and Turkish Geographical Society.


We hope that the congress will bring together researchers from different universities to present their scientific studies on geography, to share their experiences, to get feedback and to provide new collaborations for joint work.


Both Turkish and English submits are accepted until 15 April 2019. Please follow the website for further announcements.


We will be honoured for your participation in the congress.
Best wishes.

 


 

Barbaros Gönençgil T. Ahmet Ertek
Head of Geography Department President of Turkish Geographical Society


                        
        

 

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