Contact

Umultowska 89; 61-614 Poznan, Poland
room 0.17 phone: +48 61 829 56 66
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Major interests

 

  • Gastrotricha taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny
  • Phylogeography and dispersion roads of Gastrotricha.
  • Integrative taxonomy in light of the problems with the differentiation of cryptic and pseudocryptic species and complex of species similar in morphology.
  • Palm houses and greenhouses as a invertebrate fauna biodiversity 'hot-spots' and places to natice and alien species interpenetration.
 

Current projects

 

Ongoing

  • 2016-2019. NCN grant Preludium. Gastrotricha in palm houses as a model for research on phenotypic variability and cryptic diversity. Project leader.
  • 2015-2018. Diamont Grant awarded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education in Poland. Gastrotricha diversity and phylogenetic relationships in the foreland of the Arctic glaciers - a consequence of climate changes. Project leader.
  • 2016-2018. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology. Project: Gastrotricha in Svalbard - The diversity and the phylogenetic relationships in the foreland of the Arctic glaciers. RIS-ID: 10492. Project leader.
  • 2014-2016. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology. Project: Cryoconite holes - unique habitats for tardigrades. How tundra ecosystems influence water bears (Tardigrada) assemblages in cryoconite holes? Investigator.
  • 2014-2016. Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Project: GAME – Growing of the Arctic Marine Ecosystem. Investigator.
  • 2012-2016. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology; Grant Dean of the Faculty of Biology for Students. Project: Palm houses in Poland as the biodiversity hotspots and their role in the introduction of the alien species. Project leader.

 

Finished

  • 2013-2014. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Department of Animal Taxonomy and Ecology. Project: Influence of islands size on invertebrate diversity in Svalbard Archipelago. RIS-ID: 6390. Investigator.
  • 2011-2013. Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Project: LITUS – the impact of tourism and human activities on specific components of an ecosystem beach; project estimate meiofauny biodiversity of the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea beach. Investigator.
  • 2011-2013. Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Project: Zostera- Project on restoration and monitoring of sea grass beds in Puck Bay, Southern Baltic, Polish EEZ. Investigator.

 

Scientific expeditions

 

  • 2015. Scientific expedition to Montenegro and Albania.
  • 2014. Scientific expedition on Spitsbergen (Fiord Hornsund, The Arctic).

 

 Cooperation

 

  • Prof. Jacek Kisielewski
  • Dr Grażyna Kisielewska
  • Maria Balsamo (Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Uomo, dell’Ambiente e della Natura, Università di Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’).
  • Dr Michał Grabowski (Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Hydrobiology, University of Lodz).
  • Prof. Jan Marcin Węsławski (Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot).
  • Dr Lech Kotwicki (Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot).

 

Publications