International Research Projects

2003-2009: ALARM – Assessing Large-scale environmental Risks with tested Methods, European Commission Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development Integrated (contract n° GOCE-CT-2003-506675)

Investigators: M. Grabowski, A. Konopacka, K. Jazdzewski

2008:Diversity and distribution of Anarthruridae Lang, 1971 and Tanaellidae Larsen and Wilson, 2002 (Tanaidacea:Malacostraca: Crustacea) in the Southern Ocean. SYNTHESYS project (The European Union-funded Integrated Infrastructure Initiative grant). Museum für Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Coordinator: P. Jóźwiak

2008: Biodiversity of freshwater gammarids in the Balkan Peninsula, European Commission Sixth Framework Programme ?SYNTHESYS? (NL-TAF-3208)

Coordinator: M. Grabowski

2008:Biodiversity of amphipod crustaceans in Antarctic fjord as compared to Arctic. SYNTHESYS (The European Union-funded Integrated Infrastructure Initiative grant) Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique

Coordinator: A. Jażdżewska

2006-2007: Invasion of Polish fresh waters by the Ponto-Caspian gammarid, Dikerogammarus villosus (Crustacea, Amphipoda): population genetics and identification of associated parasites. Grant EGIDE-POLONIUM Programme. In cooperation with Ecologie Evolutive, UMR CNRS 5561 Biogeosciences, Universite de Bourgogne, France

Principal Contractor in Poland: M. Grabowski

Investigator: K. Bacela, A. Konopacka

2003-2006: AQUAREC Integrated concepts for reuse of upgraded wastewater
EC-EVK-2001-00213 – the EU RTD project

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Coordinator: Thomas Melin, University of Technology (RWTH), Department of Chemical Engineering (IVT), Aachen (Germany)

Principal Contractor in Poland: B. Bis

2003-2005: STAR Standarisation of river classifications: framework method for calibrating different biological survey results against ecological quality classifications to be developed for the water framework directive EC-EVK1-2002-00534 – the EU RTD project; http://www.eu-star.at/

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Coordinator: Michael Furse –  Centre for Ecology and Hydrology – Winfrith Technology Centre, Winfrith Newburgh, Dorchester (United Kingdom)

Principal Contractor: B. Bis

2003-2005: ECOTRAITS Freshwater biomonitoring across ecoregions the biological and ecological traits of invertebrate communities EC-INCO2: ICA1-2002-70055 – Individual grant of the EC/INCO programme

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Coordinator: Philippe Usseglio-Polatera Equipe de Démoécologie, Laboratoire Biodiversité et Fonctionnement des Ecosystemes (LBFE) UFR SciFA Université de Metz, France

Principal Contractor: B. Bis

2000-2004: Fauna Europaea. (FaEu-NAS) EC-EVK-2002-00544-FaEu-NAS

Contractor: A. Piechocki

Data contributors: A. Drozd, K. Jazdzewski, T. Jazdzewska, W. Jurasz, K. Kahl, S. Niesiolowski, J. Sicinski, G. Tonczyk, J. Wiedeńska

2000-2002: DEMARECO The development of a macrozoobenthos-reference coenoses for sand dominated lowland rivers of central europe as a basis for river quality assessment according to the EU-Water Framework Directive (EU-WFD)

Coordinator: Daniel Hering, Christian Feld, University of Essen, Germany

Contractor: B. Bis

1998-2000: Ecological description of natural water systems in central Poland. Project in cooperation with Institute of Forestry and Nature Research (IBN ? DLO) Department of Aquatic Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands

Coordinator: A. Piechocki

Investigators: A. Drozd, T. Jazdzewska, W. Jurasz, K. Kahl, M. Klukowska, I. Krysiak, A. Soszynska, G. Tonczyk

1995-1996: Biodiversity In the coastal Antarctic Sea-ice zone

Coordinator: C. DeBroyer (Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium)

Investigators: M. Błazewicz-Paszkowycz, K. Jazdzewski, J. Sicinski, D. Zielinski

1992-1994: Hydraulics and Macroinvertebrates. Project in cooperation with Institute of Forestry and Nature Research (IBN ? DLO) Department of Aquatic Ecology, Wageningen, Netherlands

Coordinator: A. Piechocki

Investigators: T. Jazdzewska, W. Jurasz, K. Kahl, M. Klukowska, I. Krysiak, G. Tonczyk

National Research Projects

2008-2011: Geaographical range extension of parasites infecting invasive gammarids (Gammaroidea, Amphipoda) along central migration corridor for Ponto-Caspian hydrobionts

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Investigators: K. Bacela, M. Grabowski, A. Konopacka

Coordinator: M. Ovcharenko (Insitute of Parazitology PAS, Warsaw)

2008-2010: Climatic fluctuations in Late Holocene based on diatom assemblages (Bacillariophyta) in sediments of Admiralty Bay, South Shetland Islands

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Investigators: A. Kostecka

Coordinator: R. Ligowski

2007-2010: Biogeographic aspects of alien Malacostraca (Crustacea) invasions in Polish waters

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Investigators: K. Bacela, M. Grabowski, K. Jazdzewski, A. Konopacka, E. Janowska

Coordinator: M. Grabowski

2008-2009: Aquatic oligochaetes (Oligochaeta aquatica) of Lodz conurbation

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Investigator: A. Jablonska

Coordinator: A. Piechocki

2007-2010: Structural and ecofunctional aspects of the bottom communities diversity in the Maritime Atarctic, with special reference to Admiralty Bay (South Shetland Islands)

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Investigators: A. Jazdzewska, K. Jazdzewski, A. Kostecka, R. Ligowski K. Pabis, P. Presler

Coordinator: J. Sicinski

2007-2009: Growth rate, reproduction and feeding strategy as indicators of rotan Perccottus gleni (Odontobutidae, Perciformes) invasiveness

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Investigator: M. Grabowski

Coordinator: J. Grabowska (Department of Ecology and Vertebrate Zoology, University of Lodz)

2006-2008: Life cycles and population dynamics of Carpathian snails of the genus Vestia P. Hesse, 1916 (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae)

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Coordinator: A. Drozd

2005-2008: Alien and native gammarids as hosts of parasitic organisms

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Investigators: M. Grabowski, A. Konopacka

Coordinator: M. Ovcharenko (Insitute of Parazitology PAS, Warsaw)

2005-2007: Reproductive and feeding strategies of selected alien gammarid species (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in Poland

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigator: K. Bącela

Coordinator: K. Jazdzewski

2005-2007: Changes in the Natural Environment of Wzniesienia Łódzie in the Vistulian and Holocene in the light of interdisciplinary palaeoecological research of the Żabieniec mire

Supporting institution: Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Investigator:M. Płóciennik

2004-2007: Structure, evolution and dynamics of litosphere, cryosphere and biosphere in European Sector of Arctic and in Antarctic

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Coordinator of marine biology assignment: J. Sicinski, Investigators: M. Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, K. Jazdzewski, R. Ligowski, K. Pabis, P. Presler

Coordinator: A. Guterch (Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)

2005-2006: Biodiversity and ecology of soft bottom polychaete fauna (Annelida, Polychaeta) of the Hornsund Fjord (Southern Spitsbergen)

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigator: R. Jaskula

Coordinator: J. Sicinski

2004-2007: Small and medium-sized rivers as refuges for native gammarids during invasion of Ponto-Caspian species

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigators: K. Jazdzewski, M. Grabowski , E. Janowska , K. Bacela

Coordinator: A. Konopacka

2004-2007: Alien invasive species in Poland and native biodiversity conservation

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Principal Investigator: K. Jazdzewski, Investigators: A. Konopacka , M. Grabowski

Coordinator: Z. Glowacinski  (Institute of Nature Conservation PAS, Cracov)

2002-2005: Pathways and rate of migration of invasive Ponto-Caspian crustaceans: Pontogammarus robustoides, Dikerogammarus haemobaphes and Chaetogammarus ischnus (Amphipoda) in the Vistula and Odra basins revealed with molecular markers

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigators: K. Jazdzewski, A. Konopacka , E. Janowska

Coordinator: M. Grabowski

2002-2005: Feeding and reproductive strategies as factors promoting invasion of the goad goby, Neogobius gymnotrachelus (Pisces, Gobidae)

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigator: M. Grabowski

Coordinator: J. Kostrzewa (Department of Ecology and Vertebrate Zoology, University of Lodz)

2001-2002: Morphological and molecular characters as markers of interspecific genealogical relationships – a case study on Notodontidae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea) of Central Europe

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigator: M. Grabowski

Coordinator: M. Michalski (Department of Experimental Zoology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Lodz)

2000-2002: Monitoring of invasive amphipod spread in Odra and Vistula catchments

Instytucja przyznająca: Glowny Inspektorat Ochrony Srodowiska

Investigators: M. Grabowski, E. Janowska, A. Konopacka

Coordinator: K. Jazdzewski

1999-2001: Phylogeography of the shrimp, Penaeus duorarum Brukenroad, 1939 (Crustacea, Decapoda) revealed with molecular markers

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Principal investigator: M. Grabowski

Coordinator: K. Jazdzewski

1999-2001: Range extension of invasive Amphipoda in the Vistula basin

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigators: A. Konopacka, M. Grabowski , E. Janowska

Coordinator: K. Jazdzewski

1999-2001: Door-snails (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Clausiliidae) of the Bieszczady Mts. and Beskid Niski

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Coordinator: A. Drozd

2000: Readiness to spawning as a facotr determing male preferences towards females in the common toad, Bufo bufo L

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigator: M. Grabowski

Coordinator: M. Glubowski (Department of Teacher Training and Biological Diversity Studies, University of Lodz)

1999: Reproductive strategies of the common toad, Bufo bufo L. Relationship between body size, phenology and reproductive success

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigator: M. Grabowski

Coordinator: M. Glubowski (Department of Teacher Training and Biological Diversity Studies, University of Lodz)

1996-1999: Benthic diatom assemblages In the euphotic zone of Admiralty Bay (Antarctic)

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigator: K. Jazdzewski

Coordinator: R. Ligowski

1996-1997: Cumacea and Tanaidacea (Crustacea, Malacostraca) of Admiralty Bay (King George Island, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic)

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Coordinator: M. Blazewicz-Paszkowycz

1996-1997: Structure of macrozoobenthos assemblages in the newly deglaciated areas of the shallow Antarctic sublitoral

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigators: W. Kittel, A. Konopacka, J. Sicinski

Coordinator: K. Jazdzewski

1995-1996: Simuliidae (Diptera) of Poland

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Coordinator: S. Niesiołowski

1994-1995: Miocen Mollusca from Belchatow brown coal deposits

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Coordinator: A. Piechocki

1993-1995: Species composition and life cycles of main groups of zoopalncton and peryphiton in Admiralty Bay and surrounding waters (Bransfield Strait Drake Passage)

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigators: K. Jazdzewski, J. Sicinski

Coordinator: W. Kittel

1992-1993: Morphology, taxonomy, biocenology and biogeography of plants and animals in the Antarctic marine environment

Supporting institution: National Scientific Research Committee

Investigators: W. Kittel, R. Ligowski, P. Presler, J. Sicinski, W. Teodorczyk

Coordinator: K. Jazdzewski