Geografie 1986, 91, 42-52

A pioneer theory of nivation and glacigenic processes from 18th century

Jan Jeník

Botanický ústav ČSAV, Dukelská 145, 379 82 Třeboň, Czechia

Thobias Gruber (*1744, +1806), a member of the expedition of the Czech Science Society to the Krkonoše range, two centuries ago, should be considered the founder of the physico-geographical research in the Sudeten Mountains, and a pioneer in geomorphological studies, mainly with respect to nivation and glacigenic modelling.