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


  • Water bears (Tardigrada) - taxonomy, ecology, biogeography
  • Cryoconite holes - fauna, functioning, role of animals in glacial ecosystems, adaptations to cold
  • Pollutants in glacial ecosystems
  • Biology of Arctic and Antarctic ecosystems
  • Biodiversity
  • Cryosphere



Current projects




  • Control of animals over cryoconite hole ecosystems - effects of bioturbation and food choice. Financed via NCN, grant OPUS no. 2018/31/B/NZ8/00198. 2019-2022. Project leader.
  • Diversity and fate of snow Tardigrada under warming - do water bears need snow ecosystems? DARWIN. Financed via NAWA, The Bekker Programe, PPN/BEK/2020/1/00321. Project leader.
  • SeArching for Multicellular life above the Equlibrium LIne on New ZeAland glaciers (AMELIA). Financed via AMU, no 006/01/POB1/0001. Project leader.
  • Harmonizing Environmental Research and Monitoring of Priority Pollutants in the Svalbard Atmosphere (HERMOSA). Financed via Svalbard Science Forum. 2020-2021. Researcher.
  • Bioakumulacja izotopów promieniotwórczych oraz ich wpływ na populacje organizmów w strefie supraglacjalnej lodowców. Financed via MNiSW, grant Diamentowy Grant no. DI2018000548, leader: MSc Jakub Buda. 09.2019-08.2023. Scientific tutor.
  • Antibiotic resistance genes and integrons as indicators of biotic pollution and resistance load of Arctic ecosystems. Financed via NCN, grant Sonatina no. 2020/36/C/NZ9/00221. 2020-2023. Cooperation.
  • Trophic Relations and Stoichiometric Patterns in Cryoconite Holes and Glacier Fore-Fields with Emphasis on Tardigrades and Rotifers. Financed via Charles University Grant Agency (GA UK), no. 596120. 2020-2023. Cooperation.



  • 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 


  • Prof. Daniel Shain (Biology Department, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Camden, NJ, USA)
  • Prof. Nozomu Takeuchi (Department of Earth Sciences, Graduate School of Science, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan)
  • Prof. Jacob Yde (Department of Environmental Sciences, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Sogndal, Norway)
  • Prof. Andrea Franzetti (Earth and Environmental Sciences Department, University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy)
  • Prof. Roberto Ambrosini (Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, Milan, Italy)
  • MSc Tereza Novotna Jaromerska (Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Praha, Czech Republic)
  • MSc Masato Ono (Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan)