Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6; 61-614 Poznan, Poland
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Major interests


  • Water bears (Tardigrada) - taxonomy, ecology, biogeography.
  • Cryoconite holes - fauna, functioning, animals adaptations, influence of tundra ecosystems on water bears (Tardigrada) assemblages in cryoconite holes.
  • Biology of Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems.
  • Invertebrates in palm houses and botanical gardens - alien species.


Current projects



  • 2014-2017. NCN grant Preludium. 2013/11/N/NZ8/00597. Cryoconite holes - a unique habitats for tardigrades. How tundra ecosystems influence on the water bears associations in the cryoconite holes. Project leader.
  • 2014-2017. Pol-Nor/201992/93/2014. DWARF. Declining size - a general response to climate warming in Arctic Fauna? Polish-Norwegian Research Programme. Researcher.
  • 2014-2016. MNiSW grant Iuventus (no. IP2014 017973): DNA barcoding as a tool for the identification of species in the harmsworthi group. Grant manager.



  • 2012-2016. Diamont Grant awarded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. DI2011 035241. Diversity and ecology of water bears (Tardigrada) in the Arctic regions - against climate changes and the theory of island biogeography. Project leader.
  • 2012-2013. Naturalist Association projects funded by Dean of Faculty of Biology at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Palm houses in Poland as the biodiversity hotspots and their role in the introduction of the alien species. Project leader.
  • 2010-2013. Grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland  No. N N304 014939. The role of environmental factors in forming of biodiversity of soil Tardigrada in Antarctica (Victoria Land, Ross Sea region). (in cooperation with dr Łukasz Kaczmarek (project leader), dr Łukasz Michalczyk and dr Jerzy Smykla). Investigator.
  • 2012 Synthesys DK-TAF-2706. Taxonomic revision of the Baltic Sea Arthrotardigrada, with special emphasis on the genus Batillipes Richters, 1909. Project leader.
  • 2011. RIS ID: 5326. Diversity and distribution patterns of microfauna in terrestrial habitats of the Svalbard Archipelago (in cooperation with dr Łukasz Kaczmarek and dr Jerzy Smykla). Investigator.
  • 2010-2011. Seasonal qualitative and quantitative changes in the araneofauna of the "Meteoryt Morasko" (Invertebrate Research Section of Naturalist Association UAM). Investigator.




  • 2014: Practising at the Department of Entomology, Institute of Zoology, Jagiellonian University (Poland). Participant of the project „Species delimitation - combining morphometric, molecular and experimental approaches" financed by Foundation for Polish Science. Coordinator dr Łukasz Michalczyk.
  • 2014: Cours "Integrative taxonomy and taxonomic expertise in the framework of the DNA - barcoding initative" organized at the MNHN in Paris (France).
  • 2013/2014: AMU Rector's scholarship for the best 30% PhD students.
  • 2013/2014: AMU Rector's scholarship for PhD students.
  • 2013: Svalbard: field works: Spitsbergen, Prins Karl Foreland, Danskøya, Nordaustlandet, Sjuøyane ("Diamont Grant").
  • 2013: Denmark: visiting researcher at the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen (Synthesys grant DK-TAF-2706).
  • 2012/2013: Kulczyk Fundation scholarship for achievements in science and research at A. Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
  • 2012/2013: Rector's scholarship (I degree) for achievements in research
  • 2012/2013: Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship for the best students in Poland.
  • 2012/2013: AMU Rector's scholarship for achievements in research.
  • 2011, 2012: Poland: participant in the research conducted at the Wicie field station (European Bird Migration Network).
  • 2011/2012: AMU Rector's scholarship for achievements in research.
  • 2011: Spitsbergen: field works in the Polish Polar Station "Hornsund" (in cooperation with Institute of Nature Conservation PAS, Kraków).
  • 2011: Poland: co-organiser of scientific expedition in the Złote Mountains (Poland), project: The assessment of the population size of Bielzia coerulans (M. Bielz, 1851) in the Złote Mountains. Organised by Invertebrate Section of Naturalist Association at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
  • 2010: Germany: visiting researcher at the Technical University of Applied Sciences in Wildau.
  • 2010: Poland: participant in the research project "Operation Baltic" (large-scale bird monitoring: catching and ringing).


International cooperation


  • Dr Coulson Steve (Department of Arctic Biology, University Center of Svalbard).
  • Professor Nozomu Takeuchi (Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, Japan).