Stanisław Lorenc (1943–2020) – geolog, rektor, podróżnik

Julita Biernacka, Andrzej Muszyński


Stanisław Lorenc (1943–2020) – geologist, rector, voyager.
A b s t r a c t. Professor Stanisław Lorenc (1943–2020) was a distinguished Polish geologist and Rector (President) of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (2002–2008). He graduated from the University of Wrocław, where he obtained MSc and PhD degrees, and completed his Habilitation thesis. Stanisław Lorenc studied sedimentary rocks, primarily carbonates. He examined Upper Permian (Zechstein) carbonate and sulphate rocks of western Poland, and Cambrian metacarbonates of the Kaczawa Mountains. In 1988, Stanisław Lorenc moved to Poznań, where, after the reactivation of geological studies at the University, he co-organized the Institute of Geology. He participated in many scientific marine cruises in the southern Pacific and the South China Sea, and taught marine geology at the University of Poznań. He was also engaged in the studies on geohazards and promoted research on tsunami sediments. Stanisław Lorenc was an advocate of Polish-German scientific cooperation.

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