Michal Grabowski


Laboratory of Biogeography & Invertebrate Ecology
e-mail:michalg@biol.uni.lodz.pl
tel.: +42 635 42-96

Education & present position

Head of the Laboratory of Biogeography & Invertebrate Ecology

since 2007: Associate professor (Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Hydrobiology, University of Lodz)

2007: Habilitation (D.Sc.) in biological sciences (zoology), University of Lodz
Subject: Biogeography of alien Crustacea invasions in Polish waters

2000: Ph.D. in biological sciences (zoology & marine biology), University of Lodz
Subject: Phylogeography of the pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum (Burkenroad, 1939) (Crustacea, Penaeidae), revealed with molecular markers

Scientific interests

- taxonomy and biogeography of fresh- and brackishwater gammarids (Crustacea Amphipoda) in Western Palearctic

- biology and ecology of amphipods (life strategies, habitat preferences)

- ecology and invasion routes of aquatic alien invasive species, particularly crustaceans and fish

Selected publications

Mamos T., Wattier R., Burzynski A., Grabowski M. 2016. The legacy of a vanished sea: a high level of diversification within a European freshwater amphipod species complex driven by 15 My of Paratethys regression. Molecular Ecology 25: 795–810, DOI: 10.1111/mec.13499 PDF request

Sworobowicz L., Grabowski M., Mamos T., Burzyński A., Kilikowska A., Sell J., Wysocka A. 2015. Revisiting the phylogeography of Asellus aquaticus in Europe: insights into cryptic diversity and spatiotemporal diversification. Freshwater Biology 60: 1824–1840, doi:10.1111/fwb.12613 PDF request

Rewicz T., Wattier R., Grabowski M., Rigaud T., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2015. Out of the Black Sea: Phylogeography of the Invasive Killer Shrimp across Europe. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0118121. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118121 PDF

Wysocka A., Grabowski M., Sworobowicz L., Mamos T., Burzyński A., Sell J.  2014. Origin of the Lake Ohrid gammarid species flock: ancient local phylogenetic lineage diversification. Journal of Biogeography DOI:10.1111/jbi.12335 PDF request

Wysocka A., Grabowski M., Sworobowicz L., Burzyński A., Kilikowska A., Kostoski G., Sell J. (2013). A tale of  time and depth: intralacustrine radiation in endemic Gammarus species flock from the ancient Lake Ohrid. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 167(3): 345-359, DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00878.x PDF request

Mamos T., Wattier R., Majda A., Sket B., Grabowski M. 2014. Morphological vs. molecular delineation of taxa across montane regions in Europe: The case study of Gammarus balcanicus Schäferna, 1922 (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Journal of Zoological Systematics & Evolutionary Research DOI: 10.1111/jzs.12062 PDF request

Grabowski M., Hupało K., Bylak A., Kukuła K., Grabowska J. 2015. Double origin of the racer goby (Babka gymnotrachelus) in Poland revealed with mitochondrial marker. Possible implications for the species alien/native status. Journal of Limnology doi: 10.4081/jlimnol.2015.1253 PDF request

Grabowski M., Bacela K., Konopacka A., Jazdzewski K. 2009. Salinity-related distribution of alien amphipods in rivers provides refugia for native species. Biological Invasions 11(9): 2107-2117, DOI 10.1007/s10530-009-9502-8 PDF request

Grabowski M., Bacela K., Konopacka A. 2007. How to be an invasive gammarid – comparison of life history traits. Hydrobiologia, 590: 75-84. PDF

Väinölä R., Witt J.D.S., Grabowski M., Bradbury J.H., Jazdzewski K., Sket B. 2008. Global diversity of amphipods (Amphipoda; Crustacea) in freshwater. In: Balian E et al. (eds) A global assessment of animal diversity in continental waters. Hydrobiologia 595:241-255. PDF

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Research fellowships

2007: Zoological Museum Amsterdam, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands /  SYNTHESYS project NL-TAF-3208: Biodiversity of freshwater gammarids in the Balkan Peninsula

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

1997: North Carolina State University, USA / Summer Course in Statistical Genetics & Analysis of Molecular Data

1996-97, 1999: Gulf Coast Research Laboratory; University of Southern Mississippi / Phylogeography and population structure of pink shrimp, Farfantepenaeus duorarum (Decapoda, Penaeidae), in Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean

Scientific expeditions

2017: Slovakia, Czechia (Northern Carpahians Expedition II)

2016: Slovakia (Northern Carpahians Expedition I)

2016: Italy, Slovenia (Peri-Adriatic Expedition I & II)

2015: FYR Macedonia, Greece (Amphi-Balkan Expedition VIII)

2014: Montenegro, Albania (Skadar Lake Expedition I & II)

2013: Bosna & Hercegovina, Montenegro (Amphi-Balkan Expedition VII)

2012: FYR Macedonia (Amphi-Balkan Expedition VI)

2011: Greece (Amphi-Balkan Expedition V)

2011: Austria, Włochy, Szwajcaria, Niemcy (Alpine Lake Survey)

2010: Germany, Netherlands (Central Invasion Corridor Expedition II)

2009: Ukraine (Central Invasion Corridor Expedition I)

2008: FYR Macedonia, Greece (Amphi-Balkan Expedition IV)

2007: Bulgaria, Serbia, Turkey, Romania (Amphi-Balkan Expedition III)

2006: Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia & Hercegovina (Amphi-Balkan Expedition II)

2005: Romania, Bulgaria (Amphi-Balkan Expedition I)

1996, 1997: Gulf of Mexico (SEAMAP program)

Nationally funded research projects (last 5 years)

2015-2018: Neogene and Quaternary sea level changes and origin of epigean freshwater malacostracan fauna in the periadriatic region / Polish National Science Center project “OPUS 8″

2010-2014: Cryptic diversity and phylogeography of amphipods from “Gammarus roeselii” and “G. balcanicus” groups in Europe / Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education grant (head)

2010-2014: Co-phylogeography of the invasive amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus and its intracellular parasite Cucumispora dikerogammari / Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education grant (investigator)

2010-2014: Testing principles of genetic divergence in the endemic complex Ochridagammarus (Amphipoda) from the  Ohrid Lake  / Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education grant (investigator)

2008-2011: Range extension of parasites and their gammarid hosts (Gammaroidea, Amphipoda) along the central invasion corridors of  Ponto-Caspian hydrobionts / Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education grant (investigator)

2007-2010: Biogeographic aspects of alien Malacostraca (Crustacea) invasions in Polish waters / Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education grant (head)

2007-2009: Growth rate, reproduction and feeding strategy as invasion potential indicators in Amur sleeper, Perccottus glenii (Odontobutidae, Perciformes) / Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education grant (investigator)

2005-2008: Alien  and native gammarids (Gammaroidea, Amphipoda) as parasite hosts / Polish Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education grant (investigator)

2004-2007: Alien invasive species in Poland and native biodiversity conservation / Polish State Committee on Scientific Research grant (investigator)

2004-2007: Small and medium-sized rivers as refuges for native gammarids during invasion of Ponto-Caspian species / Polish State Committee on Scientific Research grant (principal investigator)

Internationally funded research projects (last 5 years)

2016-2017: Cryptic refugia and diversification patterns of aquatic invertebrates in the Western Carpathians / Polish-Slovakian Joint Research Projects 2016-2017 (head of the Polish team)

2012-2013: CRYPTOGAM: Level and determinant of cryptic diversity in four Gammarus morpho-species (Amphipoda) with contrasting biogeographic distribution and history / Bourgogne Conseil Regional grant (head of the Polish team)

2003-2009: ALARM – Assessing Large-scale environmental Risks with tested Methods / EC FP6 Programme for Research and Technological Development (associated partner, head of the Polish team)

2008: Biodiversity of freshwater gammarids in the Balkan Peninsula / EC FP6  “SYNTHESYS” (head of the project)

2006-2007: Invasion of Polish fresh waters by the Ponto-Caspian gammarid, Dikerogammarus villosus (Crustacea, Amphipoda): population genetics and identification of associated parasites / EGIDE-POLONIUM grant (head of the Polish team)

Scientific commitees, societies, research networks etc.

since 2012: Bioinvasions Records (editorial board member)

since 2006: Aquatic Invasions (editorial board member)

since 2005: International Journal of Lakes and Rivers (editorial board member)

since 2004: Centre for Biodiversity of Montenegro (member)

since 2003: Committee of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences (member, secretary from 2003 to 2007)

1995-2008: regional section of the Polish Entomological Society (member, presidium member, vice-president)

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