IGU Commissions and Task Forces

International Geography Union Commissions and Task Forces

Current September 2019

A PDF version of the list is available here


 

Contact Details 

C16.01 Applied Geography Dr John R. Lombard, School of Public Service, 2093 Constant Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529 USA E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://agcigu.wordpress.com/ 

 

C16.02 Biogeography and Biodiversity Dr Suraj Mal, Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.igubiogeography.com 

 

C16.03 Climatology Professor Jun Matsumoto, Department of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minamini-Osawa 1-1, Hachioji 192-037 Japan E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http:www.klimat.geo.uj.edu.pl/CoC 

 

NZ Executive or equivalent Member 

Jennifer Salmond Faculty of Science, School of Environment, University of Auckland 23 Symonds Street Auckland Central New Zealand, ph: +64 9 923 8650, fax: +64 9 373 7434 e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.04 Coastal Systems Professor Colin Woodroffe, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.igu-ccs.org 

 

C16.05 Cold and High Altitude Regions 

Chair: Professor Tatiana Vlasova, Department of Experimental Geosystem Research, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119017, Staromonetniy pereulok 29, Moscow, Russia E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Vice-Chair: Professor Marie-Jeanne Royer, Department of Geography & Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth SY23 3DB United Kingdom E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.06 Cultural Approach in Geography Professor Louis Dupont, Full Professor, Université Paris-Sorbonne, Directeur Laboratoire CNRS, ENeC, Maison de la Recherche, 28 rue Serpente, 75006 Paris France E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: www.cultural-approach.net 

 

C16.07 Dynamics of Economic Spaces Associate Professor Nuri Yavan, Ankara University, Department of Geography, Ataturk Bulvari No:45, 06100 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://igu-cdes.ankara.edu.tr 

 

NZ Executive or equivalent Member 

Michael Roche, Massey University School of People, Environment and Planning, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North 4442, NEW ZEALAND. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..nz 

 

C16.08 Environment Evolution Dr Elena Novenko, Department of Physical Geography and Landscape Science, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991, GSP-1, 1 Leninskiye Gory, Moscow, Russia E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://eecomm.org 

 

C16.09 Gender and Geography Professor Lynda Johnson, Geography Programme, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3015, Hamilton, New Zealand 3240 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://igugender.wixsite.com/igugender 

 

NZ Executive or equivalent Member 

Lynda Johnson plus 

Assoc. Prof. Yvonne Underhill-Sem, Development Studies, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Auckland, Phone: +649 9232311, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.10 Geographical Education Co-chair: Dr Clare Brooks, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL United Kingdom E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.igu-cge.org/ 

 

Advisory member of the steering committee 

Lex Chalmers University of Waikato, Geography Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Co-chair: Associate Professor Chew-Hung Chang, National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, Singapore 637616 Phone: +65 98735048 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.11 Geographical Information Science Co-chair: Dr Daniel Sui, Division of Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Virginia 22230, USA E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://igugis.lreis.ac.cn/ 

 

NZ Executive or equivalent Member 

Lars Brabyn, lThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., University of Waikato, New Zealand

 

Co-chair: Fenzhen Su, Institute of Geography and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, China E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C17.01 Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability Professor Wenwu Zhao Institute of Land Surface System and Sustainable Development Faculty of Geographical Science Beijing Normal University No. 19, XinJieKouWai St., HaiDian District, Beijing 100875, P. R. China E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://igu-gfe.org/ 

 

C16.12 Geography of Governance Professor Carlos Nunes Silva , Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Cidade Universitária, Rua Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisbon, Portugal E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://sites.google.com/site/igugeogov/ 

 

C16.13 Geography of Information, Innovation and Technology Professor Tommi Inkinen, Centre for Maritime Studies, Brahea Centre, University of Turku, Turku, 20014 Finland E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/netcom/2512 

 

C16.14 Geography of Tourism, Leisure, and Global Change Professor Dieter K. Muller, Umeå University, Department of Geography & Economic History, SE-901 87 Umeå Sweden E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.igutourism.org 

 

Honorary board member 

Dr Anne-Marie d'Hauteserre, formerly Department of Geography, Tourism & Environmental Planning, University of Waikato, New Zealand 

 

C16.15 Geoheritage Professor Dongying Wei, College of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875 China E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.igu-cog.org 

 

C16.16 Geomorphology and Society: Past, Present and Future Professor JC Lin, Department of Geography. National Taiwan University, No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, 10617 China-Tapei E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://lab.geog.ntu.edu.tw/IGU/ 

 

C16.17 Global Change and Human Mobility Professor Josefina Domínguez Mujica, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Department of Geography, C/ Pérez del Toro, 1, 35003 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Spain E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.globility.org 

 

C16.18 Global Understanding Professor Benno Werlen, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena,Department of Geography, Division of Social Geography, Löbdergraben 32, Jena, 07743 Germany Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://iguglobalunderstanding.jimdo.com/ 

C16.19 Hazard and Risk Professor Takashi Oguchi, Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Centre for Spatial and Information Science, University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8568, Tokyo, Japan 

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://oguchaylab.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/IGU_Hazard/index.html 

 

C16.20 Health and Environment 

Co-Chair: Professor Thomas Krafft, Department of International Health, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, Duboisdomein 30, 6229 GT Maastricht, The Netherlands E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://www.iguhep.org 

Co-Chair: Professor Paula Satana,Departamento de Geografia, Colégio de São Jerónimo, University of Coimbra 3000-043, Coimbra, Portugal E-mail:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

NZ Executive or equivalent Member 

Sarah Lovell University of Canterbury This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.21 History of Geography Professor Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg, Department of Human Sciences, University of Milan-Bicocca,Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1, Milan 20126, Italy E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://web.univ-pau.fr/RECHERCHE/UGIHG// 

 

C16.22 Islands Eric Clark Professor, Department of Human Geography, and, Lund University Centre of Excellence for Integration of Social and Natural Dimensions of Sustainability (LUCID), Lund University Sölvegatan 12, 22362 Lund, Sweden E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://www.keg.lu.se/en/eric-clark 

 

C16.23 Karst Dr Martin Trappe, Department of Physical Geography, Catholic University of Eichstät-Ingolstadt, Ostenstrasse 18, Eichstaett, D-85072 Germany E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://sites.google.com/site/igukarstcommission 

 

C16.24 Land Degradation and Desertification Professor Andrea Vacca, Department of Chemical and Geological Sciences, via Trentino 51, I-09127 Cagliari, Italy E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Secretary: Owen Graham, Sydney, Australia, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: www.comland.org 

 

C16.25 Landscape Analysis and Landscape Planning Professor Nodar Elizbarashvili, Tbilisi State University, Department of Regional Geography and Landscape Planning, 1 Chavchavadze Av., Tbilisi 380028 Georgia E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.26 Land Use and Land Cover Change 

Dr Matej Gabrovec, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana Slovenia E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://lucc.zrc-sazu.si/Home.aspx 

 

C16.27 Latin American Studies Prof. Geog. Juan Manuel Delgado, Peruvian University of Applied Sciences, Avenue Prolongación Primavera 2390, Monterrico, Surco, Lima Perú Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.28. Local and Regional Development Professor Jerzy Bański, Department of Rural Geography and Local Development, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organisation, Polish Academy of Sciences,Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw , Poland E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://igu-clrd.igipz.pan.pl 

 

C16.29. Marginalization, Globalization, and Regional and Local Responses Professor Steve Déry, Department of Geography, University of Laval, Pavillon Abitibi-Price 2405, rue de la Terrasse, local 3167, Québec G1V 0A6, Canada 

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.igu-marginality.info/ 

 

C16.30 Mediterranean Basin Professor Maria Paradiso, University of Sannio, Departimento DEMM, Piazza Arechi II, 82100 Benevento Italy E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://igu-mediterraneanbasin.org/category/commission/ 

 

C16.31 Modelling Geographical Systems Professor Stewart Fotheringham, School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, PO Box 875302 Tempe, AZ 85287-5302 USA Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.science.mcmaster.ca/~igu-cmgs/ 

 

C16.32 Political Geography 

Co-chair: Dr Virginie Mamadouh, Department of Geography, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166,1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.igu-cpg.unimib.it 

Co-chair: Professor Alexander B Murphy, Department of Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1251 USA E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.33 Population Geography Professor Etienne Piguet, Institut de Geographie, Universite de Neuchatel, 2000 Neuchatel Switzerland E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://igu-popgeo.org/ 

 

C16.34 Sustainability of Rural Systems 

Co-chair: Professor Serge Schmitz, University of Liège, Department of Geography Allée du 6 Août, 2 – B 4000 Liège, Belgium E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://www.facebook.com/ruralgeography/ 

Co-chair: Professor Holly Barcus, Department of Geography, Macalester College,600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105 USA E-Mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.35 Toponymy (Jointly with International Cartographic Association) Professor Cosimo Palagiano, Dipartimento di Scienze Documentarie Linguistico-Filologiche e Geografiche, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00100 Rome Italy E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: www.igu-icatoponymy.org 

 

C16.36 Transport and Geography Professor Richard Knowles, University of Salford, School of Environment & Life Sciences, Peel Building, Salford M5 4WT, United Kingdom E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.37 Urban Commission: Urban Challenges in a Complex World Professor Celine Rozenblat, University of Lausanne, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, Geopolis Building – Office 3614, CH – 1015 Lausanne Switzerland 

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.unil.ch/igu-urban/home.html 

 

C16.38 Water Sustainability Professor Frank Winde, Subject Group Geography and Environmental Studies, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, PO Box 1174, Vanderbijlpark 1900 South Africa 

E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://igu-water.org/ 

 

16.39 Commission on Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering Professor Yansui Liu, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101 China E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

C16.40 Commission on African Studies Dr. Inocent Moyo, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Zululand, Private Bag X1001, KwaDlangezwa 3886 South Africa Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://iguafricacommission.org 

 

NZ Executive or equivalent Member 

Prof Tony Binns University of Otago This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

T16.01 Olympiad Co-chair: Mrs Susan Lomas, Geographical Association, 160 Solly Street, Sheffield, S1 4BF, United Kingdom E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: http://www.geoolympiad.org 

Co-chair: Dr Su-min Shen Department of Geography National Taiwan Normal University No. 162, Sec. 1, Heping East Road Taipei, 10610 China-Taipei E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

T16.02 Centennial and Sesquicentennial Task Force Professor Vladimir Kolosov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny per 29, 119017 Moscow Russia E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

T16.03 Young and Early Career Geographers Task Force Dr Komali Yenneti, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 Australia E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. URL: https://iguyecg.wordpress.com 

 

NZ Executive or equivalent Member 

Dr Cadey Korson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., School of People Environment and Planning, Massey University Albany