C20.01 African Studies
Chair, Dr. Inocent Moyo, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Zululand, Private Bag X1001, KwaDlangezwa 3886 South Africa

Phone: +27 0 35 9026340
Mobile: +27 72 106 2632
Email: minnoxa.m@gmail.com
URL: http://www.unizulu.ac.za/

C20.02 Agricultural Geography and Land Engineering
Chair, Professor Yansui Liu, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, China

Phone: +86 10 64889037
E-Mail: liuys@igsnrr.ac.cn

C20.03 Applied Geography 
Chair,Dr John R. Lombard, School of Public Service, 2093 Constant Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA

Phone: +1 757-683-4809
Fax: +1 757-683-4886
E-mail: jlombard@odu.edu
URL: https://agcigu.wordpress.com/

C20.04 Biogeography and Biodiversity 
Chair, Dr Suraj Mal, Department of Geography, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India 

Phone: +91 996 816 6893
Fax: +91 112 925 7472
E-mail: surajdse@gmail.com
URL: http://www.igubiogeography.com

C20.05 Climatology 
Chair, Professor Jun Matsumoto, Department of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Minamini-Osawa 1-1, Hachioji 192-037, Japan

Phone: +81 42 677 2596
Fax: +81 42 677 2589
E-mail: jun@tmu.ac.jp
URL: http:www.klimat.geo.uj.edu.pl/CoC

C20.06 Coastal Systems 
Chair, Professor Colin Woodroffe, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue Wollongong NSW 2522, Australia

Phone: +61 2 4221 3359
E-mail: colin@uow.edu.au
URL: http://www.igu-ccs.org

C20.07 Cold and High Altitude Regions
Chair, Professor Tatiana Vlasova, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, 119017, Staromonetniy pereulok 29, Moscow, Russia

Phone: +49 9 135 22 02
Fax: +49 5 959 00 33
E-mail: tatiana.vlsv@gmail.com

Vice-Chair, Dr Marie-Jeanne Royer, School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Canterbury, Canterbury CT2 7NR, United Kingdom

E-mail: royer_marie_jeanne@yahoo.com

C20.08 Cultural Approach in Geography 
Chair, Professor Emeritus Je-Hun Ryu, Department of Geography, Korea National University of Education, Republic of Korea

Mobile: +82-10-9102-9942
Mobile: +82-2-715-9942
E-mail: Jhryu1010@naver.com or jhryu310@gmail.com
URL: www.cultural-approach.net

C20.09 Dynamics of Economic Spaces 
Chair, Associate Professor Nuri Yavan, Ankara University, Department of Geography, Ataturk Bulvari No:45, 06100 Sihhiye, Ankara, Turkey

Phone: +90 312 3103280 Ext. 1212
Fax: +90 312 3105713
E-mail: nuri.yavan@ankara.edu.tr
URL: http://igu-cdes.ankara.edu.tr

C20.10 Environment Evolution 
Chair, Redzhep Kurbanov, Pleistocene paleogeography Lab., Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Institute of Geography RAS, Moscow, Russia

E-mail: roger.kurbanov@gmail.com or roger.kurbanov@igras.ru
URL: http://eecomm.org

C20.11 Gender and Geography: Care, Connection and Change
Chair, Dr. Anindita Datta, Department of Geography,Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, 110007, India

Phone: +9810633776
E-mail: adatta@geography.du.ac.in or anindita.dse@gmail.com
URL: https://igugender.wixsite.com/igugender

C20.12 Geographical Education 
Co-chair, Associate Professor Chew-Hung Chang, National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, 637616, Singapore

Phone: +65 98735048
E-mail: chewhung.chang@nie.edu.sg

Co-chair, Michael Solem
Research Professor & Director of Research, Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education, Texas State University,601 University Drive, San Marcos,
TX 78640, USA

E-mail: msolem@txstate.edu

C20.13 Geographical Information Science 
Co-chair, Fenzhen Su, Director of State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Resource Information Systems, Institute of Geography and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 11A, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100101, China

Phone: +86-10-6488-9276
E-mail: sufz@lreis.ac.cn

Co-chair, Dr Daniel Sui, Chancellor for Research and Innovation, Distinguished Professor of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville,
AR 72701, USA

Phone: +1 479 575-2470
E-mail: sui.10@osu.edu Or dansui@nsf.gov
URL: http://igugis.lreis.ac.cn/

C20.14 Geography for Future Earth: Coupled Human-Earth Systems for Sustainability
Chair, 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

Phone: +86-10-58802125
E-mail: zhaoww@bnu.edu.cn
URL: http://igu-gfe.org/

C20.15 Geography of Governance
Chair, Professor Carlos Nunes Silva , Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Cidade Universitária, Rua Branca Edmée Marques, 1600-276 Lisbon, Portugal

Phone: + 35 121 044 3000
E-mail: cs@campus.ul.pt
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/igugeogov/

C20.16 Geography of Information, Innovation and Technology
Chair, Professor Tommi Inkinen, Centre for Maritime Studies, Brahea Centre, University of Turku, Turku, 20014, Finland

Phone: +358 400 882 818
E-mail: tommi.inkinen@utu.fi
URL: http://journals.openedition.org/netcom/2512

C20.17 Geography of Tourism, Leisure, and Global Change
Chair, Professor Julie Wilson, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain

E-mail: jwilson2@uoc.edu
URL: http://www.igutourism.org

C20.18 Geoheritage
Chair, Professor Dongying Wei, College of Geography, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China

Phone: +86 10 5880 7455 x 1656
Fax: Fax: +86 10 55506955
E-Mail: weidy@bnu.edu.cn OR donawei@gmail.com
URL: http://www.igu-cog.org

C20.19 Geomorphology and Society: Past, Present and Future
Co-Chair, Prof. Dr. Margreth Keiler,Geomorphologie, Naturgefahren- und Risikoforschung, University of Bern, Hallerstrasse 12,CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

Phone: +41-316313277
E-mail: margreth.keiler@giub.unibe.ch
URL: http://www.geomorphologyandsoiety.info/

Co-Chair, Professor Sonia Faivre, Department of Georgaphy, University of Zagreb,Marulićev trg 19/II, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Phone: +385 1 4895 400
E-mail: sfaivre@geog.pmf.hr

C20.20 Global Change and Human Mobility
Chair, 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

Phone: +34 928 451736 / 452943
Fax: +34 928 452775
E-Mail: josefina.dominquezmujica@ulpgc.es
URL: http://www.globility.org

C20.21 Global Understanding
Chair, Professor Benno Werlen, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena,UNESCO-Chair on Global Understanding for Sustainability, Department of Geography, Division of Social Geography, Löbdergraben 32, Jena, 07743, Germany

Phone: +49 3641 – 9 488 41
Email: benno.werlen@gmail.com
URL: https://iguglobalunderstanding.jimdo.com/

C20.22 Hazard and Risk
Chair, Professor Takashi Oguchi, Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Centre for Spatial and Information Science, The University of Tokyo, 5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-8568, Tokyo,  Japan

Phone: +81 4 7136 4291
Fax: +81 4 7136 4292
E-mail: oguchi@csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
URL: http://oguchaylab.csis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/IGU_Hazard/index.html

C20.23 Health and Environment

Co-Chair, Professor Clive Sabel, University of Aarhus, Denmark

E-Mail: cs@envs.au.dk
URL: https://www.iguhep.org

Co-Chair, Professor Hellen Gurgel,University of Brasilia, Brasil


C20.24 History of Geography 
Chair, Professor Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg, Department of Human Sciences, University of Milan-Bicocca,Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo, 1, Milan 20126, Italy

Phone: +34 91 624 92 09
E-mail: marcella.schmidt@unimib.it
URL: https://ugihg.hypotheses.org/

C20.25 Islands
Chair, Professor Eric Clark , 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

Phone +46 – 730 91 94 96
E-mail: eric.clark@keg.lu.se
URL: https://www.keg.lu.se/en/eric-clark

C20.26 Karst 
Chair, Prof (Associate) Dr. Eko Haryono, Faculty of Geography, University of Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

E-mail: e.haryono@ugm.ac.id
URL: http://sites.google.com/site/igukarstcommission

C20.27 Land Degradation and Desertification 
Chair, Dr. Matija Zorn, Head of the Department of Physical Geography, Anton Melik Geographical Institute, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Novi trg 2, SI – 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Phone: 00386 1 4706 348
E-Mail: matija.zorn@zrc-sazu.si
URL: www.comland.org

C20.28 Landscape Analysis and Landscape Planning
Chair, Professor Marine Elbakidze, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Faculty of Forest Sciences, School for Forest Management, PO Box 43, 73921 Skinnskatteberg, Sweden

E-Mail: marine.elbakidze@slu.se

C20.29 Land Use and Land Cover Change
Chair, Professor Monica Ştefania Dumitraşcu, Facultatea de Geografie, Universitatea din Bucureşti, Romania

Phone:021320 86 99, 0721 243 489,
E-mail: stefania_dumitrascu@yahoo.com
URL: http://lucc.zrc-sazu.si/Home.aspx

C20.30 Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Chair, Prof. Geog. Juan Manuel Delgado, National University of San Marcos, Faculty of Social Sciences, José Carlos Mariátegui Pavilion, University City – Lima, Perú

Phone: +51 16197000, ext. 4003
Phone: +51 997953080 OR +51 1997953080
E-Mail: juanmanueldelgado@gmail.com or ugi.latinoamerica@gmail.com
URL: http://www.ugi-latinoamerica.org

C20.31 Local and Regional Development
Chair, 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

Phone: +48-22 697-88-41
Fax:  +48-22 620-62-21
E-mail: jbanski@twarda.pan.pl
URL: http://igu-clrd.igipz.pan.pl

C20.32 Marginalization, Globalization, and Regional and Local Responses
Chair, Prof. Steve Déry, Département de géographie, Université Laval, Canada

Phone +385 1 4895 428
E-Mail: Steve.Dery@ggr.ulaval.ca
URL: https://sites.google.com/view/igugeographicalmarginality/geographical-marginality/

C20.33 Mediterranean Basin
Chair, Professor Anastasia Stratigeia, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

E-Mail: stratigea@central.ntua.gr
URL: http://igu-mediterraneanbasin.org/category/commission/

C20.34 Modeling Geographical Systems
Chair, Professor Dr. Min Chen,Vice Director, Key Laboratory of Virtual Geographic Environment, Ministry of Education of PRC, Nanjing Normal University,No.1 Wenyuan Road Qixia District, Nanjing, P.R.China

Email: chenmin0902@163.com
Personal Website URL: http://schools.njnu.edu.cn/geog/person/min-chen

C20.35 Mountain Studies
Chair, Dr.Fausto O. Sarmiento, Professor of Mountain Science, Department of Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, GA., USA

Phone: 1-706-542-1753
Email: fsarmien@uga.edu
URL: https://research.franklin.uga.edu/Montology/igu-commission-mountain-studies

C20.36 Political Geography 

Co-chair, Dr Virginie Mamadouh, Department of Geography, University of Amsterdam, Nieuwe Achtergracht 166,1018 WV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 6 55 40 6320
E-Mail: v.d.mamadouh@uva.nl
URL: http://virginiemamadouh.scosci.uva.nl

Co-chair:Professor Adriana Dorfman, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

E-Mail: adriana.dorfman@ufrgs.br

C20.37 Population Geography
Chair, Professor Etienne Piguet, Institut de Geographie, Universite de Neuchatel, 2000 Neuchatel, Switzerland

Phone: +41 32 7181919
Fax: +4132 7181701
E-Mail: etienne.piguet@unine.ch
URL: http://igu-popgeo.org/

C20.38 Research Method in Geography
Co-Chair, Professor Dan Malkinson Dept. of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Haifa, Mt. Carmel, Haifa 3498838, Israel

Phone: +972-4-8249616
Email: dmalk@geo.haifa.ac.il

Co-Chair, Ms Chiara Giubilaro
Department of Architecture, University of Palermo, VialedelleScienze, Ed. 890128, Palermo, Italy

Phone: +39 3396504418
Email: chiara.giubilaro@unipa.it

C20.39 Sustainability of Rural Systems 

Co-chair, Professor Serge Schmitz, University of Liège, Department of Geography, Allée du 6 Août, 2 – B 4000 Liège, Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)4 366.5629
E-mail: S.Schmitz@uliege.be
URL: https://igu-csrs.github.io/index.html/

Co-chair, Professor Valerià  PAÜL M, Departamento de Xeografía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Praza da Universidade, 1
15703 Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

Phone:+34 88 18 12705

C20.40 Toponymy (Jointly with International Cartographic Association)
Chair, Professor Cosimo Palagiano, Dipartimento di Lettere e Culture Moderne Sapienza, Sapienza Università di Roma, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00100 Rome, Italy

Phone: +39 06 49913 917
Fax: +39 06 49913874
E-Mail: cosimo.palagiano@uniroma1.it
URL: www.igu-icatoponymy.org

C20.41 Transport and Geography
Chair, Dr. Frederic Dobruszkes, UniversiteLibre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

E-Mail: fdobrusz@ulb.ac.be

C20.42 Urban Commission: Re-Thinking cities and the urban: from the global to the local

Chair, Professor Dr. Maria Jose Piñeira-Mantiñán, Spain

E-Mail: mariajose.pineira@usc.es
URL: http://www.unil.ch/igu-urban/home.html

C20.43 Water Sustainability
Chair, Professor Frank Winde, Subject Group Geography and Environmental Studies, North-West University, Vaal Triangle Campus, Vanderbijlpark, PO Box 1174, Vanderbijlpark 1900, South Africa

Phone: +49 151 2571 3237
E-Mail: frank.winde@gmail.com
URL: https://igu-water.org/

T20.01 Centennial and Sesquicentennial Task Force
Chair, Professor Vladimir Kolosov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Staromonetny per 29, 119017 Moscow, Russia

Phone: +7 495 959 0029
Fax: +7 495 959 0033
E-Mail: vladimirkolossov@gmail.com

T20.02 Olympiad Task Force
Co-chair, Mrs Susan Lomas, Geographical Association, 160 Solly Street,Sheffield, S1 4BF, United Kingdom

Phone: + 44 7968058945
E-Mail: sueguides@hotmail.co.uk
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-Taipe

Phone: +886-2-33665821
Fax: +886-2-23622911
E-Mail: smshen@ntnu.edu.tw

T20.03 Young and Early Career Geographers Task Force
Chair, Dr Komali Yenneti, School of Architecture and Built Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Wolverhampton, UK

E-mail: komalirani.y@gmail.com
URL: https://igu.younggeographers.org