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Weather and Climate: Reconstructions and Future Scenarios (WERS)

leader of the group – Prof. Dr hab. Rajmund Przybylak

Two areas will be investigated within the research group: Poland and the Arctic.

Research scopes for Poland:

Research scopes for Arctic:

Prof. Dr hab. Rajmund Przybylak was Head of the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of NCU in the years 2000–22. Since September 2020, he has been the Director of the NCU’s Centre for Climate Change Research. In the years 2020–22, he headed the priority research team known as the Climate Change Research Unit (CCRU). His didactic achievements include: supervisor to five successful doctoral promotions, 123 master’s degrees and 28 bachelor’s degrees. His scientific research concerns the climate of the Arctic and Poland and its modern and historical changes, as well as topoclimates and urban climate. To date, he is the author or co-author of more than 380 publications. He has participated in 21 research projects for the State Committee for Scientific Research of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, NCN, etc., including twelve as Project Manager (and is currently managing two research projects for the National Science Centre), and has been Principal Researcher on three international projects. In his scientific career, he has taken part in eight scientific expeditions to Spitsbergen, Tanzania and Nepal. He received a 2003 Minister of Science and Higher Education Award and is a twenty-times recipient of an NCU Rector’s Award for scientific activity. In recent years, he has given several invitational lectures at national and international conferences and, throughout his career, has made 31 scientific and research visits to various European countries and sat on scientific committees at several national and international conferences. Professor Przybylak is actively engaged beyond the university. For example, he represents Poland in the International Permafrost Association (since 2011), and in 2010–18 was a member of the Atmospheric Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). He has been the President of the Polish Geophysical Society since 2018, a member of the Polar Research Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences since 2007, a member of the Polish Polar Consortium since 2012 and, since 2018, Chairman of Division III of the Scientific Society in Toruń.