Geoheritage of postglacial areas in Northern Poland - prospects for geotourism

Izabela Jamorska , Marcin Sobiech , Tomasz Karasiewicz , Karol Tylmann


This study aims to identify potential geosites and show existing geosites in a young glacial landscape in northern Poland through a qualitative assessment of the local geoheritage. Three areas of diversified morphology and geology located within the extent of the last Scandinavian Ice Sheet have been selected as the research polygons: the north-eastern part of the Dobrzyń Lake District, the Lower Vistula Valley and the Kashubian Lake District. Three basic abiotic components of the environment have been analysed: geology, terrain relief and hydrology. This research is based on some specific materials including maps and photographs. Methodology of this research includes the inventory, characterization and assessment of selected areas. The final results are proposals for geosites of high educational value in each of the three investigated regions. For the north-eastern part of the Dobrzyń Lake District, the creation of a geopark has been proposed, and the geosites of the Lower Vistula Valley provide the potential for a geotourist footpath to be designed. The Kashubian Lake District is characterised by the occurrence of numerous glacial landforms and sediments as well as high denivelations and a concentration of erratic boulders. Therefore, this region also has the potential to be selected for valuable geosites and the designing of a geotourist footpath.
Author Izabela Jamorska
Izabela Jamorska,,
, Marcin Sobiech
Marcin Sobiech,,
, Tomasz Karasiewicz
Tomasz Karasiewicz,,
, Karol Tylmann (FOG/IO/DMG)
Karol Tylmann,,
- Division of Marine Geology
Journal seriesGeoheritage, ISSN 1867-2477, e-ISSN 1867-2485, (N/A 70 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.60
Article number12
Keywords in Englishgeoheritage ,glacial landscape ,geosites, potential geopark
ASJC Classification3305 Geography, Planning and Development; 1901 Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous); 2309 Nature and Landscape Conservation
Languageen angielski
LicenseOther; published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
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Score (nominal)70
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 70.0, 25-02-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.802; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.597 (2) - 2018=2.224 (5)
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