Józef Razowski

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Józef Razowski

Józef Razowski (born 4 April 1932) is a Polish entomologist and lepidopterist specializing in Tortricidae.[1] He is an honorary member of the Polish Entomological Society and a working member of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU).[2] From 1988 to 1997, Razowski headed the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals.[3]


Józef Razowski was born in Milówka, a village in the southern part of Poland. After finishing engineering studies at the Tadeusz Kościuszko University of Technology in 1953, he started working at the Faculty of the Systematic Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) a year later, of which he was director from 1988 to 1997. [nb 1] In the meantime, he pursued further studies at Jagiellonian University, getting his master's degree in 1958 and a PhD in 1961. Razowski then received habilitation in 1966 and was given the title of professor in 1973.[3] In 1975, he founded the Lepidopterology Section of the Polish Entomological Society, which he directed for five years.[1] Razowski retired in 2003.[3]

Razowski specialises on anatomy, morphology, systematics, and ecology of moths and butterflies of the Palearctic and Neotropical realms, with a focus on tortrix moths, and is credited with the creation of new concepts of the classification of Lepidoptera.[1] Between 1953 and 2006, he has described 1744 Lepidopteran taxa[4] and has written about 20 books and monographs on entomology.[5]

For his contributions in biology, he received some awards, including the Polish State Award [pl] of Second Degree and the Ignaz Schiffermüller medal.[3]

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Selected work[edit]

Year Artist Album or Song Title(s) Role
1995 Jude Cole I Don't Know Why I Act This Way Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
1998 Jude No One Is Really Beautiful Producer/Mastering
1999 Kendall Payne Jordan's Sister Producer/Engineer
2000 Juana Molina Segundo Producer/Engineer/Mastering
Ian Hunter "Good Man in a Bad Time" from Once Bitten Twice Shy Co-Writer
Lifehouse No Name Face Producer/Engineer
Shannon McNally Boulder Than Paradise EP Producer/Engineer
2001 Jude King of Yesterday Producer/Engineer
Days of the New Days of the New Producer/Engineer
2002 Lifehouse Stanley Climbfall Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
Shannon McNally Jukebox Sparrows Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
Sixpence None the Richer "Waiting on the Sun" from Divine Discontent Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
Loudermilk The Red Record (Only selected tracks) Producer/Engineer
2003 Guster Keep It Together Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
Barenaked Ladies Everything to Everyone Producer/Engineer
Matt Nathanson Beneath These Fireworks Producer/Engineer
Jars of Clay Who We Are Instead Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
2004 Lifehouse "Everybody Is Someone" from Wicker Park Soundtrack Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
2006 Guster Ganging Up on the Sun (Only 6 tracks) Producer
Leigh Nash "Never Finish" from Blue on Blue Co-Writer
Jars of Clay "Water Under the Bridge", "There Is a River", & "Take Me Higher" from Good Monsters Co-Writer
Jeremy Camp Beyond Measure Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
Moshav Misplaced Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer
2007 Justin King Fall/Rise Producer
Patti Scialfa Play It As It Lays Co-Producer
Ashley Tesoro Ashley Tesoro EP Producer
2008 Vanessa Amorosi Somewhere in the Real World (Only 7 tracks) Producer/Co-Writer
Candlebox Into the Sun Producer
2009 Jeremy Riddle The Now And Not Yet Producer
Allison Iraheta Trouble Is Co-Producer/Co-Writer
Camera Can't Lie Days and Days EP Producer
2010 Ashley Tesoro Oh You Angel EP Producer
Camera Can't Lie Upcoming Full Length Producer
2011 Gavin DeGraw "Stealing", "You Know Where I'm At" from Sweeter Producer
2012 Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball Producer
Ashley Tesoro Simply Worship EP[6] Producer
2014 Bruce Springsteen High Hopes Producer
Tiësto Written in Reverse (feat. Matthew Koma) Co-Producer/Co-Writer
2017 Shania Twain Now Producer
2019 Bruce Springsteen Western Stars Producer
2020 Bruce Springsteen Letter to You Producer
2022 Bruce Springsteen Only the Strong Survive Producer


  1. ^ The Institute was later renamed the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals


  1. ^ a b c Bunalski, Marek; Lipa, Jerzy J.; Nowacki, Janusz, eds. (2001). "Almanach Entomologów Polskich XX wieku" (PDF). Entomological News of the Polish Entomological Society (in Polish): 163–164. ISSN 0138-0737.
  2. ^ Script error: No such module "Vorlage:Internetquelle". In: Script error: No such module "Vorlage:Internetquelle". (polish).
  3. ^ a b c d Script error: No such module "Vorlage:Internetquelle". In: Script error: No such module "Vorlage:Internetquelle". Abgerufen am 7. Juni 2021 (polish).
  4. ^ Przyboś, Ewa; Razowska, Aniela (30 June 2008). "List of the taxa of Lepidoptera, primarily Tortricidae, described by Józef Razowski in the years 1953-2006". Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia - Series B: Invertebrata. 51 (1): 149–222. doi:10.3409/azc.51b_1-2.149-222. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  5. ^ Script error: No such module "Vorlage:Internetquelle". In: Script error: No such module "Vorlage:Internetquelle". Abgerufen am 7. Juni 2021 (polish).
  6. ^ Rabinowitz, N. (April, 2012). Sing Along. Retrieved on May 5, 2012 from Soap Opera Digest, April 23, 2012 issue

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