The relationship between the natural environment and human activity in different climatic zones

Date: 2012-01-01 - 2016-12-31

Supervisor: Paweł Prokop

Contractors: Paweł Prokop, Leszek Starkel, Łukasz Wiejaczka, Eliza Płaczkowska

An aim is interdisciplinary research on an evolution of the natural environment under natural and anthropogenic impact in the temperate zone (Europe) and subtropical monsoonal climate (India). Research comprise the analysis of the slope sediments, alluvial deposits and river channels as well as soil development.Findings are applied in the evaluation of causes and effects of global climate change, flood control and soil conservation.The detailed objectives:1. The explanation of mechanisms of the sediment transfer and regularities of river-beds shaping in the fluvial system of Brahmaputra along the Himalayan piedmont as well as the estimation of sedimentation rate of the overbank deposits.2. The estimation of soil erosion rates on the cultivated areas of the Meghalaya Hills, India under high rainfall and intensive farming3. The determination role of natural factors (rainfall and neotectonic activity) in the forming of landscape of the Eastern Himalayas and their foreland.

Publications

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  • Starkel Leszek: Paradoxes of fluvial activity in young orogenic systems. [w]: Paleohydrological extreme events, evidence and archives, EX-AQUA 2016, September 26th - October 1st, Padova, Italy Abstact Volume. Padova: Universita degli Studi di Padova, 2016 - s. 43.
  • Prokop Paweł, Poręba Grzegorz: Soil erosion under a modified form of shifting cultivation system in the monsoonal climate of the Meghalaya Plateau (India). [w]: Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16, EGU General Assembly 2014. Vienna: European Geoscience Union, 2014 - 1 s.
  • Prokop Paweł, Walanus Adam: Extreme rainfall changes over the Meghalaya Hills (Northeast India) during the 20th century. [w]: IGU 2014 Book of Abstracts. Cracow: IGU, 2014 - 1 s.
  • Wiejaczka Łukasz, Sarkar Subir, Kozłowski Rafał: The impact of a reservoir on chemical properties of water in the mountain course of the Tista River (Darjeeling Himalaya). [w]: IGU 2014 Book of Abstracts. Cracow: IGU, 2014 - 1 s.
  • Prokop Paweł, Płoskonka Dominik: Influence of landform and land use on soil properties of the Sikkimese Himalayan piedmont in India. [w]: 32nd International Geographical Congress Book of Abstracts. Red. Juliane Bendig, Carsten Butsch, Martin Gnyp, Holger Kretschmer, Nora Tilly. Cologne: IGU, 2012 - s. 323-324.
  • Prokop Paweł, Sarkar Subir: Natural and human impact on land use change of the Eastern Himalayan piedmont, India. [w]: 32nd International Geographical Congress Book of Abstracts. Red. Juliane Bendig, Carsten Butsch, Martin Gnyp, Holger Kretschmer, Nora Tilly. Cologne: IGU, 2012 - s. 336.

Articles, chapters, papers and others

  • Budek Anna, Kittel Piotr, Papiernik Piotr, Muzolf Błażej: Geoarchaeological investigation of environmental evolution and settlement changes from Neolithic period in Kuyavia Lakeland (Central Poland). [w]: Geomorphic processes and geoarchaeology: from landscape archaeology to archaeoturism. International Confererence in Moscow-Smolensk, Russia, August 20-24, 2012. Extended abstracts. Compiled by Maria Bronnikowa, Andrey Panin. Moscow-Smolensk: Universum, 2012 - s. 54-56.
  • Kozłowski Janusz Krzysztof, Mester Zsolt, Budek Anna, Kalicki Tomasz, Moskal-del Hoyo Magdalena, Zandler Krisztian, Beres Sandor: La mise en valeur d’un ancien site éponyme : Eger-Ko˝poros dans le Paléolithique moyen et supérieur de la Hongrie du nord. - L’anthropologie 2012, 116, 3 - s. 405-465.
  • Prokop Paweł, Poręba Grzegorz: Soil erosion associated with an upland farming system under population pressure in Northeast India. - Land Degradation & Development 2012, 23, 4 - s. 310-321.
  • Prokop Paweł, Sarkar Subir: Natural and human impact on land use change of the Sikkimese-Bhutanese Himalayan piedmont, India. - Quaestiones Geographicae 2012, 31, 3 - s. 63-75.
  • Prokop Paweł: Runoff and slope wash along rainfall gradient on the Meghalaya Plateau (NE India) in the context of climate change effects. [w]: Water crisis in the Indian Subcontinent. Eds. Zahid Hussain, L. Cajee. New Delhi: Bookwell, 2011 - s. 153-165.
  • Prokop Paweł, Bhattacharyya Amalava: Reconnaissance of Quaternary sediments from Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. - Journal Geological Society of India 2011, 78 - s. 258-262.

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