Staff 

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Prof. Maciej Zalewski
Acting Director of ERCE PAS
m.zalewski@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: ECOHYDROLOGY – a sub-discipline of hydrology that focuses on ecological processes occurring within the hydrological cycle and strives to utilize such processes for enhancing environmental sustainability: 1) Use of Ecosystem Processes in River and Lake Basins for Reduction of various forms of human impact and enhancement of water ecosystems services, biodiversity and resilience (Eutrophication, Toxic Algal Blooms, Sedimentation) 2) Restoration of Water and Ecosystem Resources in Urbanized Spaces for Economic Development, Human Health and Quality of Life Improvement.

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Dr Małgorzata Połatyńska -
Rudnicka

Assistant Director
Assistant for Documentation and Scientific Information

erce@erce.unesco.lodz.pl
m.polatynska@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Ecohydrology, Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity Studies.

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Dr hab. Edyta Kiedrzyńska
Prof. nadzw. ERCE PAS
Deputy Director
e.kiedrzynska@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Ecohydrology, Catchment processes, River hydrology and nutrient transportation, Flood sedimentation processes on the river floodplain, River floodplain hydrology, ecology and management, Phosphorus cycle in the ecosystem of the river valley, Modelling of river valley processes, Point source pollution of nutrients, Eutrophication of the Baltic Sea.

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Prof. Joanna Mankiewicz-Boczek
j.mankiewicz@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Water biomonitoring and ecotoxicology including genetic ecotoxicology, Toxicity and genotoxicity of cyanobacteria and different cyanobacterial toxins - health aspects, Interaction cyanobacteria, other bacteria and cyanophages, Microorganisms in biodegradation process (e.g. nutrient removal), Biotechnology for ecology.

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Dr hab. Magdalena Urbaniak
Prof. nadzw. ERCE PAS
m.urbaniak@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Investigation of the sources and migration paths of xenobiotics (mainly priority hazardous substances and contaminants of emerging concern) in the environment; Identification of risks arising from the presence of the xenobiotics in the environment; Development of efficient and environmentally-friendly methods (bio-, phytoremediation) for the elimination of the xenobiotics from the environment.

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Main research areas: Landscape ecology, Fish biodiversity, Sustainability of freshwater ecosystems, Socio-economic drivers of landscape transformation and biodiversity change.

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Dr Renata Włodarczyk-Marciniak
r.wlodarczyk@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: • socio-ecological systems; • socio-ecohydrology; • ecosystem services and its socio-cultural valuation; • transformation of the urban and rural landscapes and its social and economic factors; • social participation in city management and planning; • identification of values, preferences and attitudes to landscape, nature and space of different stakeholder groups; • importance of blue-green infrastructure in the city and its perception by citizens.

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Mariola Rynkiewicz
Chief Accountant

ksiegowosc@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

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Barbara Jędrzejczak-Klimecka
Payroll Accountant

b.klimecka@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

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Prof. Małgorzata Godlewska
m.godlewska@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: • hydroacoustics, • fisheries ecology, • freswater ecology, • water quality, • habitat mapping.

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Dr hab. Katarzyna Izydorczyk
Prof. nadzw. ERCE PAS
k..izydorczyk@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: − Development of ecohydrological systematic solutions for nutrient management in rural catchments − Development and implementation of nature-based solution (incl. ecohydrological biotechnologies) for reduction of diffuse pollution − Implementation of ecohydrological solution in reservoir rehabilitation − Biotic / abiotic regulations of toxic cyanobacterial bloom intensity.

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Dr hab. Iwona Wagner
i.wagner@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Biotic / abiotic regulations of nutrient transformations in river-floodplain system, Hydrological control of ecological processes in reservoirs and eutrophication, Effect of global climate change on ecohydrological processes, Implementing ecohydrological projects.

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Dr Liliana Serwecińska
l.serwecinska@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main Research areas: • ecosystem biotechnologies protecting groundwater against nitrate pollution and ensuring a long-term effect of improving the quality of reservoir and watercourses; • technologies that utilize naturally occurring and highly metabolically active bacterial strains or their selected environmentally safe communities for stimulation and intensification of biochemical processes occurring in the environment. • interaction of toxic cyanobacteria with algicidal bacteria capable of degrading the cyanobacterial cells and their toxins in freshwater ecosystems. • monitoring of sanitary condition of rivers, water reservoirs and wastewater.

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Dr Ilona Gągała-Borowska
i.gagala@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: • implementation of molecular methods in ecological research; • monitoring of toxic cyanobacterial blooms.

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Dr Sebastian Szkalrek
s.szklarek@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: • Application of ecohydrology approach for mitigation of freshwater ecosystems contamination. • Road salt and salination impact on freshwater ecosystem • Urban runoff and urban stream water quality. • Aquatic ecotoxicology in water quality assessment.

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Dr Paweł Jarosiewicz
p.jarosiewicz@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Ecohydrology; Riparian buffer zone; Nitrogen; Phosphorus; Vegetation; Shallow groundwater;

Diffuse pollution.

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Dr Agnieszka Bednarek
adjunct in project ATENAS

a.bednarek@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas:

Ecohydrology approach for freshwater management; Nutrient management for preventing freshwater ecosystems; Biotechnology for increasing denitrification effectivity/nitrogen removal in ecosystems.

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Dr Arnlodo Font-Najera
a.font-najera@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Molecular ecohydrology; Dynamics of occurrence and metabolic activity of microorganisms involved in the removal of nutrients in urban sequential sedimentation-biofiltration systems.

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Main research areas: Molecular ecohydrology, Harmful algae blooms; Microbial ecology; Water monitoring; Water treatment.

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Dr Małgorzata Łapińska
adjunct in project ATENAS

m.lapinska@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas: Ecohydrology, Applied freshwater ecology, Fish-based assessment,  River restoration, Environmental/Landscape Planning, Ecological education, Citizen science.

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Dr Zbigniew Kaczkowski

z.kaczkowski@erce.unesco.lodz.pl

Main research areas:

Ecohydrology, Fish biology, River ecology, Aquaculture.

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