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Conference secretary
Department of Plant Systematics
Department of Geobotany and Nature Protection



Conference secretary

From Department of Plant Systematics:

Barbara Tokarska-Guzik
Beata Węgrzynek
Anna Gawron
Alina Urbisz
Andrzej Urbisz
Teresa Nowak
Ewa Gucwa-Przepióra
Adam Rostański
Małgorzata Dutka
Andrzej Pasierbiński
Katarzyna Bzdęga
Monika Jędrzejczyk
From Department of Geobotany and Nature Protection:

Gabriela Woźniak
Agnieszka Kompała-Bąba
Agnieszka Błońska
Edyta Sierka
Maria Palowska

Department of Plant Systematics

Research interests

- plant taxonomy (vascular plants and mosses)

studies on variability at intraspecies and interspecies levels
(Oenothera, Dactylorhiza, Anthoxanthum, Viola, Centaurea genus)
Oenothera paradoxa

- botanical recording including herbarium (KTU) (vascular plants and mosses)

* recording * data bases * collections * specimens for the region, Poland (Atlas of Vascular Plants Distribution in Poland - ATPOL) and world
botanical recording

- nature conservation (vascular plants and mosses)

* "red lists" * "Polish Red Data Book of Plants" * European and worldwide "red lists" * trends in plant species extinction * synthetic knowledge of changes in global biodiversity * Important Plant Areas (IPAs) in Poland within the Planta Europa programme
the best preserved fragment of Kłodnica river valley in Katowice

- plant invasions

* origin, routes and the rates of spread of alien plants in Poland * biology and ecology of alien plant species * patterns of plant invasions - mechanism and impact * management and control
'jailed' anemone - Anemone nemorosa between dead stems of Fallopia

- plants of postindustrial habitats (vascular plants)

* heavily degradated habitats (e.g. polluted with heavy metals) * degradated habitat plants (e.g. calamine plants, hyperaccumulators)
spontaneous succession on the calamine spoil heaps

- urban ecology and urban nature conservation
- arbuscular mycorrhiza in polluted areas

Laboratory of botanical documentation
& herbarium
Teaching courses

- Plant diversity & systematics
- Plant geography
- Nature conservation
- Synanthropisation of plant cover
- Sustainable development

students on the field trip



Department of Geobotany and Nature Protection

Main scientific interests

Geobotany, cartography, plant ecology, nature protection
the investigation of vegetation at the different levels of organization (phytocoenose, landscape' phytocomplex) on natural, seminatural and anthropogenic habitats

1. The plant vegetation of the Silesian Upland, the Cracow- Czestochowa Upland, the Silesian Beskid Mountains, the Zywiecki Beskid Mountains, the Little Beskid Mountains.
The distribution, differentiation, habitats, dynamics, diagnostic species, transformations and the systematics of plant communities in the investigated regions.

- Forest communities

* structure and dynamics of mountain forest communities * the forest communities with participation of Abies alba Mill. * upper-mountain spruce forests and their dynamics

- Non-forest vegetation of natural and anthropogenic habitats

* water communities * rush communities * peat-bogs * psammophiolous grasslands * xerothermic grasslands * meadows * segetal plant communities * flora and vegetation of urban and industrial areas (sand-pits, iron and coal-mine spoils, lead-zinc sedimentation and flotation tanks) * the pioneer plant communities - the rate of species migration, type and rate of changes in their floristic composition * the plant communities built by alien species (kenophytes)

2. Plant communities succession

* primary succession on open habitats created by natural (gravel-yards) and anthropogenic factors (coal-mine sedimentation pools) * spontaneous succession on habitats transformed by a man * ecological processes taking place on areas changed as a result of man activity with particular stress on post-industrial wastelands * the role of chosen ecological groups in creation of pioneer communities and their influence on further development of plant communities

3. Plant ecology

* Petasites kablikianus - its distribution, ecotypes, habitat preferences, its participation in secondary succession on flooded places * biomonitoring - morphological parameters of Abies alba species * Carex brizoides - its role in the herb-layer development of different forest communities

4. Nature protection

*nature and environment protection in Poland, Belarus, Czech Republic, Russia, Lithuania * nature protection issues in landscape management * protected species in forest communities * the anthropogenic sites as secondary habitats for rare and protected species

5. Flora and vegetation of the Eastern Siberia



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