Geografie 1987, 92, 161-167

The 80th Birthday Anniversary of Professor Jan Krejčí

Jaromír Demek

Katedra geografie a didaktiky geografie, Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Palackého, Leninova 26, 771 46 Olomouc, Czechia

The outstanding Czech geographer and geomorphologist Jan Krejčí celebrated his 80th birthday anniversary on May 20, 1987. From 1931 till 1972 (with the exception of the War years) he was professor at the University of Brno. His most important scientific works are devoted to geomorphology, but he also published studies in hydrology, climatology, regional and historical geography. This article deals with the evaluation of his geomorphological studies on the background of the development of Czech as well as world geomorphology. Professor Krejčí has contributed substantially to the development of geomorphology in the field of equilibrium of geomorphic processes, slope development and structural geomorphology.