Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska#

Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Sadly, this member passed away.
Membership Number:910
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:POLAND

Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska passed away March 13, 2015.

Positions Held

  • 1995 Professor Emeritus associated with the Institute of Paleobiology , Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1987-1995 Professor of Paleontology at the University of Oslo, Norway
  • 1984-1987 Head of the Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1961-1982 Professor and Director of the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1961 Full Professor at the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
  • 1953 Ph. D. in paleontology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Warsaw University
  • 1948-1952 Assistant at the Department of Paleontology, Warsaw University, Poland

Fields of Scholarship
  • Mesozoic mammals of the world
  • Paleozoic invertebrates

Honours and Awards
  • Member of the Palaeontological Association (Great Britain)
  • Member of the Norwegian Paleontological Society, beginning with 1987 (president 1989-1994)
  • Honorary member of the Polish Copernicus Society of Naturalists, Poland
  • Honorary member of the Linnean Society (London), Great Britain
  • Honorary member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (USA)
  • Member (Academician) of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
  • Polish State Prize for work on early mammals 1974
  • Vice-president of the International Union of Geological Sciences, 1980-1989
  • Vice-president of the International Paleontological Association, 1980-1992
  • Foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Sciences 1989
  • Member of Academia Europaea 1991
  • Doctor honoris causa of the University of Camerino, Italy,1989
  • The Alfred Jurzykowski Prize of the Kościuszko Foundation in New York, 1994
  • Romer-Simpson medal of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, USA 1995
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Outstanding Scientific Achievements 2005
  • Prize of the Foundation for Polish Science for the book: Z. Kielan-Jaworowska, R. L. Cifelli, and Z.-X. Luo, Mammals from the Age of Dinosaurs: Origins, Evolution, and Structure. 630 pp. Columbia University Press, New York, 2004. 2005

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