Ph.D. Studies


General information

Role of the Ph.D. Studies in IGSO PAS comprises two scope:

  • acquire new skills at research work and writing scientific papers,
  • shaping and focus research interests and verification of students from perspective of future regular job at the Institute. 

Ph.D. Studies in IGSO PAS are functioning since 1965 (with interval in 1992-2004). Again, resuming an activity in a new form started in 2005. Since then, six recruitment for Doctoral Studies have been carried out, and 50 candidates were accepted: 21 on full-time studies and 29 on part-time studies. More precise information on the Course, are included in the suitable documents.

The Head of Ph.D. Studies - Assoc. Prof. Jerzy Solon
Secretary – Msc. Jan Peliwo

Research subject matter

Spectrum of interests of our students is very wide. 

Physical Geography, Biogeography:

  • Modelling of geosystems of the Polish Flysch Carpathian Mountains by mass movements
  • Functioning, management and protection of the semihydrogenic environment: a Pulwy Marsh case study
  • Geomorphological and hydrological effects of unmetalled road network functioning on the example of the Ciężkowice foothills
  • Invasive plant species distribution in the small river valleys of Eastern Mazovian
  • Zoological and landscape indicators and their usefulness in evaluation of the rural landscape sustainable development (based on an the chosen areas)
  • The influence of the “Klimkówka” water reservoir on the abiotic elements of the natural environment in the Ropa valley
  • Changes in the natural environment of the Łukie lake surrounding in Late-glacial and Holocene
  • Land ownership and land use structure against natural environment in the upper Wiar river catchment – changes over the last 200 years
  • The influence of the natural and anthropogenic factors on Black Cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.) distribution in Kampinos Primeval Forest
  • Changes of soil properties of basins without outlets in the young glacial landscape as an effect of antropoghenic denudation and erosion
  • Microclimatic conditioning of small bogs and their surroundings functioning 

Socio-economic Geography:

  • Spatial deconcentration of housing stock in Warsaw in the years 1945-2008
  • Commuting to Białystok – changes between 1983 and 2005 against a background of social and demographic situation
  • Role of local actors in the development of rural tourism. Study of the selected areas in the Lublin province
  • Place of housing estates in spatial structure of the contemporary metropolitan areas of Warsaw and Paris
  • Innovative capacity of chosen towns of Poland and their economic development
  • Competition of European seaports in container transport services market
  • Transition of Warsaw city space by apartment buildings developer in the years 2000-2009
  • Change of Bydgoszcz industrial areas function through revitalisation process
  • The impact of new hotels investment on city space revitalisation