Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska

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Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska
Born
Zofia Kielan

(1925-04-25)25 April 1925
Died13 March 2015(2015-03-13) (aged 89)
NationalityPolish
Alma materWarsaw University
Spouse(s)
Zbigniew Jaworowski (m. 1958)
[1]
Awards
Scientific career
FieldsPaleontology
InstitutionsPolish Academy of Sciences
Thesis (1953)

Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (25 April 1925 – 13 March 2015) was a Polish paleontologist.

In the mid-1960s, she led eight Polish-Mongolian paleontological expeditions to the Gobi Desert. She was the first woman to serve on the executive committee of the International Union of Geological Sciences.[1][2][3]

Her most important work was on the mammals of the Mesozoic era.

Books[change | change source]

  • Kielan-Jaworowska Z. 1969. Hunting for dinosaurs. MIT Press.
  • Lillegraven, Jason A.; Kielan-Jaworowska, Zofia; Clemens, William A., eds. (1979). Mesozoic mammals : the first two-thirds of mammalian history. University of California Press. ISBN 9780520039513.
  • Kielan-Jaworowska, Zofia; Cifelli, Richard L.; Luo, Zhe-Xi (2004). Mammals from the age of dinosaurs : origins, evolution, and structure. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-11918-6.
  • Kielan-Jaworowska, Z. (2013). In pursuit of early mammals. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-00817-6.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey; Harvey, Joy (2000). The biographical dictionary of women in science: pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century, Volume 1. Taylor & Francis. p. 694. ISBN 978-0-415-92038-4.
  2. Richard L. Cifelli (2015). "Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (1925-2015) Discoverer of early mammals". Nature. 520 (7546): 158. doi:10.1038/520158a. PMID 25855448.
  3. Mikołuszko, Wojciech (13 March 2015). "Zmarła prof. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, wybitna paleontolożka. Niewielu polskich uczonych osiągnęło tyle, co ona" [Prof. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, outstanding paleontologist, has died. Few Polish scholars did as much as she.]. Wyborcza (in Polish). Retrieved 16 March 2015.