Supervisors from Institute of Geological Sciences



Maciej Bojanowski is a geologist specialized in sedimentary petrology and geochemistry, with a main focus on carbonate rocks. His investigations concern both sedimentary (e.g. marine carbonates) and authigenic archives (e.g. early-diagenetic concretions, cold seep carbonates, and pedogenic siderites), aimed at reconstructing past environmental and diagenetic conditions. He has also been involved in archaeometric studies for provenance determination of classical marbles [2]. He combines petrographic (e.g. optical microscopy, CL, SEM, EMP) with geochemical methods (e.g. stable and radiogenic isotope analyses). He earned his PhD from the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw in 2005, followed by his DSc (habilitation) at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS) in 2016.


Research interests:

Sedimentology, diagenesis, palaeoceanography, palaeopedology, archaeometry.


Major publications:

Bojanowski M.J., Goryl M., Kremer B., Marciniak-Maliszewska B., Marynowski L., Środoń J. (2020).

“Pedogenic siderites fossilizing Ediacaran soil microorganisms on the Baltica paleocontinent”, Geology

48: 62-66.

Wielgosz-Rondolino D., Antonelli F., Bojanowski M.J., Gładki M., Göncüoğlu M.C., Lazzarini L.

(2020). “Improved methodology for identification of Göktepe white marble and the understanding of

its use: A comparison with Carrara marble”, Journal of Archaeological Science 113: 105059.

Bojanowski M.J., Ciurej  A., Haczewski G., Jokubauskas P., Schouten S., Tyszka J., Bijl P.K. (2018). “The

Central Paratethys during Oligocene as an ancient counterpart of the present-day Black Sea: Unique

records from the coccolith limestones”, Marine Geology 403: 301-328.

Bojanowski M.J., Dubicka Z., Minoletti F., Olszewska-Nejbert D., Surowski M. (2017). “Stable C and O

isotopic study of the Campanian chalk from the Mielnik section (eastern Poland): signals from bulk

rock, belemnites, benthic foraminifera, nannofossils and microcrystalline cements”, Palaeogeography,

Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 465: 193–211.

Bojanowski M.J., Jaroszewicz E., Košir A., Łoziński M., Marynowski L., Wysocka A., Derkowski A.

(2016). “Root-related rhodochrosite and concretionary siderite formation in oxygen-deficient

conditions induced by a ground-water table rise”, Sedimentology 63: 523–551.

Bojanowski M.J., Bagiński B., Guillermier C., Franchi I.A. (2015). “Carbon and oxygen isotope analysis

of hydrate-associated Oligocene authigenic carbonates using NanoSIMS and IRMS”, Chemical Geology

416: 51-64.

Bojanowski M.J., Barczuk A., Wetzel A. (2014). “Deep-burial alteration of early-diagenetic carbonate

concretions formed in Paleozoic deep-marine greywackes and mudstones (Bardo Unit, Sudetes Mts.,

Poland)”, Sedimentology 61: 1211-1239.

Bojanowski M.J., Clarkson E.N.K. (2012). “Origin of siderite concretions in microenvironments

of methanogenesis developed in a sulfate reduction zone: an exception or a rule?”, Journal

of Sedimentary Research 82: 585-598.

Bojanowski M.J. (2012). “Geochemical paleogradient in pore waters controlled by AOM recorded in

an Oligocene laminated limestone from the Outer Carpathians”, Chemical Geology 292-293: 45-56.


Bartosz Budzyń earned his MSc in geology from AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków,
his PhD from the Jagiellonian University, and his DSc (habilitation) from the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS). His research focuses on a combination of metamorphic petrology, igneous petrology and experimental mineralogy. He is particularly interested in the compositional/isotopic alteration of commonly used geochronometers (monazite, xenotime, zircon), which, when investigated using micro- to nano-analytical techniques, provide the opportunity to link the age record in mineral domains with specific geological processes and provide new insights into the reconstruction of P-T-t paths.


Research interests:

Metamorphic petrology, igneous petrology, geochemistry, geochronology, experimental mineralogy.


Major publications:

Budzyń B., Sláma J. (2019). “Partial resetting of U-Pb ages during experimental fluid-induced re-equilibration of xenotime”, Lithos 346-347, 105163, 1-16.

Budzyń B., Sláma J., Kozub-Budzyń G.A., Konečný P., Holický I., Rzepa G., Jastrzębski M. (2018). “Constraints on the timing of multiple thermal events and re-equilibration recorded by high-U zircon and xenotime: case study of pegmatite from Piława Górna (Góry Sowie Block, SW Poland)”, Lithos 310-311, 65-85.

Budzyń B., Harlov D. E., Kozub-Budzyń G. A., Majka J. (2017). “Experimental constraints on the relative stabilities of the two systems monazite-(Ce) – allanite-(Ce) – fluorapatite and xenotime-(Y) – (Y,HREE)-rich epidote – (Y,HREE)-rich fluorapatite, in high Ca and Na-Ca environments under P-T conditions of 200–1000 MPa and 450–750°C”, Mineralogy and Petrology 111, 183-217.

Budzyń B., Harlov D.E., Williams M.L., Jercinovic M.J. (2011). “Experimental determination of stability relations between monazite, fluorapatite, allanite, and REE-epidote as a function of pressure, temperature, and fluid composition”, American Mineralogist 96, 1547-1567.

Budzyń B., Hetherington C.J., Williams M.L., Jercinovic M.J., Michalik M. (2010). “Fluid-mineral interactions and constraints on monazite alteration during metamorphism”, Mineralogical Magazine 74, 659-681.


Arkadiusz (Arek) Derkowski has 20 years of experience in research involving the structure and composition of clay minerals. His work experience covers both academia and industry, in Poland (Jagiellonian Univ. and PAS), the United States (Univ. of California and Chevron ETC, Houston, TX), Canada (Univ. of Alberta and Baker Hughes, Calgary), and Japan (Univ. of Tokyo). He is an expert in the physicochemical properties of mineral surfaces, petrophysical properties of shales, and mineralogical applications in oil and gas exploration. His recent studies focus on the processes of clay dehydration, de- and rehydroxylation and dehydrogenation linked to various isotope and mineral structure alterations. Currently, he is an associate professor of clay mineralogy and laboratory coordinator at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS) in Krakow, where he supervises MSc and PhD students. He has been a PI and co-PI for several large grants awarded by national and European funding agencies and from industry.


Research interests:

Clay mineralogy, geochemistry, hydration, shales, oil & gas exploration.


Major publications:

Derkowski A., Środoń J., Goryl M., Marynowski L., Szczerba M., Mazur S. (2020). “Long

distance fluid migration defines the diagenetic history of unique Ediacaran sediments in the

East European Craton”, Basin Research, in press.

Derkowski A., Marynowski, L. (2018). “Binding of heavy metals by oxidised kerogen in

(palaeo)weathered black shales”, Chemical Geology, 493, 441-450.

Derkowski A., McCarty D.K. (2017). “Cesium, a water-incompatible, siloxane-complexed

cation in the Earth’s upper crust”, Geology, 45, 899-902.

Derkowski A., Bristow T.F., Wampler J.M., Środoń J, Marynowski L., Elliott W.C.,

Chamberlain C.P. (2013). “Hydrothermal alteration of the Ediacaran Doushantuo Formation

in the Yangtze Gorges area (South China)”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 107, 279–298.

Bristow T.F., Bonifacie M., Derkowski A., Eiler J.M., Grotzinger J.P. (2011). “A

hydrothermal origin for isotopically anomalous cap dolostone cements from South China”,

Nature, June 2 2011, 747, 68-72.

Elwira Sienkiewicz is a professor at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS, since 2019). She graduated from the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw. Her scientific interests concern the use of fossil diatoms as environmental indicators, mostly of changes in the water pH and trophic level as well as climate and human activity. She has studied diatoms from the Holocene and Pleistocene sediments from mountain lakes (the Tatra Mts., the Sudetes Mts.), arctic and subarctic lakes (Spitsbergen, Laponia) and paleolakes in northern and central Poland. Additional research has encompassed the analyses of anthropogenic water bodies formed after exploitation of lignite and ceramic clay in the Muskau Arch (the Polish-German border). For reconstructing the water environment in lakes, she also uses elemental analyses (total organic carbon, total organic nitrogen, C/N ratio, sulphur and hydrogen content) and isotopic data (δ13C and δ15N).


Research interests:

Paleolimnology, diatom analysis, climate change, human activity.


Major publications:

Sienkiewicz E., Gąsiorowski M. (2019). “Natural evolution of artificial lakes formed in lignite excavations based on diatom, geochemical and isotopic data”, Journal of Paleolimnology 62: 1-13.

Gąsiorowski M., Sienkiewicz E. (2019). “Bird population changes reconstructed from isotopic signals of peat development in a nutrient enriched tundra”, Science of the Total Environment 646: 1359-66.

Sochuliaková L., Sienkiewicz E., Hamerlík L., Svitok M., Fidlerova D., Bitušík, P. (2018). “Reconstructing the Trophic History of an Alpine Lake (High Tatra Mts.) Using Subfossil Diatoms: Disentangling the Effects of Climate and Human Influence”, Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 229: 1-12.

Sienkiewicz E., Gąsiorowski M. (2017). “The diatom-inferred pH reconstructions for a naturally neutralized pit lake in south-west Poland using the Mining and the Combined pH training sets”, Science of the Total Environment 605-606: 75-87.

Sienkiewicz E., Gąsiorowski M. (2016). “The evolution of a mining lake – from acidity to natural neutralization”, Science of the Total Environment 557: 343-354.

Przemysław Gedl  graduated from the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland in 1993, with an MSc prepared in the Laboratory of Palaeobotany and Palynology at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. He earned his PhD from the Polish Academy of Sciences in 2000 and his DSc (habilitation) in 2016. He has been employed in the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS), in Kraków since 1993. His scientific interests focus on fossil dinoflagellate cysts, their biostratigraphic importance and suitability for palaeoecological reconstructions of fossil sedimentary settings. Przemysław Gedl is the author or co-author of several dozen original publications dealing with fossil Mesozoic-Cainozoic dinoflagellate cysts.


Research interests:

Dinoflagellate cysts, palynofacies, biostratigraphy, palaeoenvironment, mesozoic-cainozoic.


Major Publications:

Gedl P.,  Worobiec E. (2020). “Origin and timing of palaeovalleys in the Carpathian Foredeep basement (Sędziszów Małopolski-Rzeszów area; SE Poland) in the light of palynological studies”, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 115.

Birkenmajer K., Gedl P. (2019). “The Jurassic to Palaeogene strata in the northern boundary fault zone in deep borehole PD-9 at Szczawnica, Pieniny Klippen Belt, West Carpathians, Poland: biostratigraphy and tectonic implications”, Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 89: 233–259.

Gedl P. (2015). “Dinoflagellate cysts from the Palaeogene of the Łukowa-4 borehole (Carpathian Foredeep, SE Poland): biostratigraphy and palaeoenvironment”, Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae, 85: 285–308.

Gedl P. (2013). “Eocene dinoflagellate cysts from the Popiele beds at Koniusza (Skole Nappe, Flysch Carpathians, Poland): taxonomy, biostratigraphy, and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of a marginal marine basin”, Studia Geologica Polonica, 136: 1–197.

Gedl P., Kaim A., Leonowicz P., Boczarowski A., Dudek T., Kędzierski M., Rees J., Smoleń J., Szczepanik P., Sztajner P., Witkowska M., Ziaja J. (2012). “Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) ore-bearing clays at Gnaszyn, Krakow-Silesia Homocline, Poland”, Acta Geologica Polonica, 62: 463–484.

Gedl P. (2008). “Organic-walled dinoflagellate cyst stratigraphy of dark Middle Jurassic marine deposits of the Pieniny Klippen Belt, West Carpathians”, Studia Geologica Polonica, 131: 7-227.

Gedl P. (2008). “Dinoflagellate cysts from Callovian of Łuków (Poland) – a re-examination”, Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 247: 209-269.


Mirosław Jastrzębski is an associate professor at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS). He defended his PhD thesis in 2005 and completed his DSc (habilitation) degree in 2016. He has been the Principal Investigator for five KBN/NCN grants carried out at IGS PAS, mainly related to the various aspects of the geological development of the Sudety Mountains.


Research interests:

Structural geology, relationship between tectonism and metamorphism, chronology of geological events, geology of the Sudetes.


Major publications:

Jastrzębski M., Budzyń B., Stawikowski W. (2019). “Cambro-Ordovician vs. Devono-Carboniferous geodynamic evolution of the Bohemian Massif: evidence from P-T-t studies in the Orlica-Śnieżnik Dome, SW Poland”, Geological Magazine 156, 447–470. doi:10.1017/S0016756817000887.

Jastrzębski M. Machowiak K., Krzemińska E., Farmer L.G., Larionov A. N., Murtezi M., Majka J., Sergeev S., Ripley E. M., Whitehouse M. (2018). “Geochronology, petrogenesis and geodynamic significance of the Visean igneous rocks in the Central Sudetes, northeastern Bohemian Massif”, Lithos. 316–317, 385–405. doi: 10.1016/j.lithos.2018.07.034.

Jastrzębski M., Stawikowski W., Budzyń B, Orłowski R. (2014). “Migmatization and large-scale folding in the Orlica–Śnieżnik Dome, NE Bohemian Massif: Pressure–Temperature–time–deformation constraints on Variscan terrane assembly”, Tectonophysics 360, 54–74. doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2014.05.011.

Jastrzębski M., Żelaźniewicz A., Nowak I., Murtezi M.  Larionov A. N. (2010). “Protolith age and provenance of metasedimentary rocks in Variscan allochthon units: U–Pb SHRIMP zircon data from the Orlica–Śnieżnik Dome, West Sudetes”, Geological Magazine 147, 416–433. doi: 10.1017/S0016756809990501.

Jastrzębski M. (2009). “A Variscan continental collision of the West Sudetes and the Brunovistulian terrane: a contribution from structural and metamorphic record of the Stronie Formation, the Orlica-Śnieżnik Dome, SW Poland”, International Journal of Earth Sciences 98, 1901–1923. doi: 10.1007/s00531-008-0357-5.


Maciej T. Krajcarz earned his PhD degree in Earth sciences at the University of Warsaw in 2010. He next moved to the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS), where he earned his DSc (habilitation) in 2018. Since 2019 he has been an associate professor at the Institute. He has served as a manager of the Bioindicators Lab, and currently serves as scientific coordinator of the Stable Isotopes Lab.


Research interests:

Quaternary geology, cave sediments, stable isotopes, geoarchaeology.


Major publications:

Kolobova K.A., et al. (2020). ”Archaeological evidence for two separate dispersals of Neanderthals into southern Siberia”, PNAS 117 (6): 2879-2885.

Krajcarz M.T., et al. (2020). ”Shelter in Smoleń III – A unique example of stratified Holocene clastic cave sediments in Central Europe, a lithostratigraphic stratotype and a record of regional paleoecology”, PLoS ONE 15 (2): e0228546.

Krajcarz M., Krajcarz M.T. (2019). „Post-depositional bone destruction in cave sediments: a micromorphological study of the MIS 5a-d cave bear strata of Biśnik Cave, Poland”, Journal of Quaternary Science 34 (2): 138-152.

Krajcarz M.T. et al. (2018). ”Collagen-to-collagen prey-predator isotopic enrichment (Δ13C, Δ15N) in terrestrial mammals – a case study of a subfossil red fox den”, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 490: 563-570.


Łukasz Kruszewski earned his MSc and PhD, both in the field of mineralogy and geochemistry related to coal-fire-induced waste rock transformations in heaps, at the Institute of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology at the University of Warsaw. Since July 2010 he has been employed at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS). In late 2020 he earned his DSc (habilitation) degree and took an associate professor position at IGS PAS. During his scientific career he has attended a TOPAS (PXRD) software course, a single-particle TOF ICPMS course, and theoretical and practical SIMS course. He has led two grants – one related to the mineralogy and geochemistry of pyrometamorphic, exhalative, and supergene minerals from coal-fire zones in heaps, and a second related to detailed gas-phase geochemistry in these zones. He has also participated in three other grants devoted to studying coal fires and related processes in burning gobs.


Research interests:

Mineralogy and geochemistry of coal-fire zones, secondary minerals and their microanalysis, Powder X-Ray Diffraction by the Rietveld method, field analysis of complex gas mixtures, trace element mobilization, transport and enrichment.


Major publications:

Kruszewski Ł., Fabiańska M.J., Segit T., Kusy D., Motyliński R., Ciesielczuk J., Deput E. (2020). “Carbon-nitrogen compounds, alcohols, mercaptans, monoterpenes, acetates, aldehydes, ketones, SF6, PH3, and other fire gases in coal-mining waste heaps of Upper Silesian Coal Basin (Poland) – a re-investigation by means of in-situ FTIR external database approach”, Sci. Total Env., 698, 134274, doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.134274.

Kruszewski Ł., Ciesielczuk J. (2020). “The Behaviour of Siderite Rocks in an Experimental Imitation of Pyrometamorphic Processes in Coal-Waste Fires: Upper and Lower Silesian Case, Poland”, Minerals, 10(7), 586,;

Kruszewski Ł., Fabiańska M.J., Ciesielczuk J., Segit T.,  Orłowski R., Motyliński R., Moszumańska I., Kusy D. (2018).  “First multi-tool exploration of a gas-condensate-pyrolysate system from the environment of burning coal mine heaps: An in situ FTIR and laboratory GC and PXRD study based on Upper Silesian materials”, Sci. Total Env., 640-641, 1044-1071; DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.319.

Kruszewski Ł. (2018). “Geochemical Behavior of Trace Elements in the Upper and Lower Silesian Basin Coal-Fire Gob Piles of Poland”. Chapter 19 in: Stracher, G.B. (Ed.), Coal and Peat Fires: A Global Perspective, vol. 5 – Case Studies – Advances in Field and Laboratory Research, ISBN 978-0-12-849885-9, 407–449;

Kruszewski Ł. (2013). “Supergene sulphate minerals from the burning coal mining dumps in the Upper Silesian Coal Basin, South Poland”, Int. J Coal Geol., 105, 91–109;

Piotr Krzywiec studied at the Jagiellonian University and the AGH University of Science & Technology, both Kraków, Poland, and at Imperial College, London, UK. He holds an MSc in geology, and an MSc and PhD in exploration geophysics. He worked for 16 years at the Polish Geological Institute, and currently holds the position of associate professor at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS) in Warsaw. He is also external lecturer in geophysics at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań; the author of 100+ peer-reviewed papers or book chapters, a member of Polish Geological Society, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (currently co-chair of Committee on History of Petroleum Geology and of Visiting Geologists Program), Society of Exploration Geophysicists, History of Earth Sciences Society, Petroleum History Institute and INHIGEO (International Commission on the History of Geological Sciences); chairman of IGCP Polish National Committee.


Research interests:

Integrated analysis of geophysical and geological data, basin analysis, tectonics, history of geology.


Major publications:

Krzywiec P. (2018). “Birth and Development of Oil and Gas Industry in the Northern Carpathians (until 1939)”, [in]: J. Craig, F. Gerali, F. MacAulay, R. Sorkhabi (eds.), History of the European Oil and Gas Industry. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 465, 165-189; 384.

Krzywiec P., et al. (2018). “The only way is up – on Mesozoic uplifts and basin inversion events in SE Poland”, [in]: Kilhams et al., (eds.) Mesozoic Resource Potential in the Southern Permian Basin. Geological Society of London, Special Publications, 469: 33-57.

Krzywiec P., et al. (2017). “Permo-Triassic evaporites of the Polish Basin and their bearing on the tectonic evolution and hydrocarbon system, an overview”, [in]: Soto et al. (eds.), Permo-Triassic Salt Provinces of Europe, North Africa and the Central Atlantic: Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Potential, 243-261. Elsevier.

Krzywiec P., et al. (2017). “Late Carboniferous thin-skinned compressional deformation above the SW edge of the East European Craton as revealed by reflection seismic and potential fields data –  correlations with the Variscides and the Appalachians”, [in]: Law et al., (eds.), Linkages and Feedbacks in Orogenic Processes. Geological Society of America Memoir 213: 353 – 372.

Krzywiec P., et al. (2017). “Variscan deformation along the Teisseyre-Tornquist Zone in SE Poland: thick-skinned structural inheritance or thin-skinned thrusting?”, Tectonophysics, 718: 83-91.


Stanislaw Mazur is a professor in tectonics and applied geophysics at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS) (since 2018). He earned his PhD in structural geology from the University of Wroclaw. Next he underwent structural geology training at University College Dublin (1994) and spent a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at the GeoforschungsZentrum Potsdam (2003-2004). Prior to coming to the PAS Institute of Geological Sciences, for 11 years he worked for British Geophysical Consulting Companies (Getech, ARKeX), where he was responsible for technical supervision of multi-client interpretation projects. He was also a visiting research fellow at the University of Leeds in 2008-2011 and 2014-2020. He has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed research papers obtaining an H-index of 23, with approx. 1500 independent citations (Web of Science). He has been a member of scientific expeditions to Greenland (2001–2003), Spitsbergen (2005–2006 and 2018), British Columbia (2006) and North Labrador (2012). Since 2018, he heads the and Depositional Systems Research Group (DEPOS) and Research Centre in Kraków


Research interests:

Tectonics, applied geophysics, structural geology, basin analysis.


Major publications:

Mazur S., Aleksandrowski P., Gągała Ł., Krzywiec P., Żaba J., Gaidzik K., Sikora R. (2020). “Late Palaeozoic strike-slip tectonics versus oroclinal bending at the SW outskirts of Baltica: case of the Variscan belt’s eastern end in Poland”, International Journal of Earth Sciences, 109, 1133–1160,

Mazur S., Gągała Ł., Kufrasa M., Krzywiec P. (2018). “Application of two-dimensional gravity models as input parameters to balanced cross-sections across the margin of the East European Craton in SE Poland”, Journal of Structural Geology, 116, 223-233,

Mazur  S., Porębski S.J., Kędzior A., Paszkowski M., Podhalańska T., Poprawa, P. (2018). “Refined timing and kinematics for Baltica–Avalonia convergence based on the sedimentary record of a foreland basin”, Terra Nova, 30(1), 8-16,

Mazur S., Mikolajczak M., Krzywiec P., Malinowski M., Lewandowski M., Buffenmyer V. (2016). “Pomeranian Caledonides, NW Poland – A collisional suture or thin-skinned fold-and-thrust belt?”, Tectonophysics, 692, 29-43,

Mazur S., Mikolajczak M., Krzywiec P., Malinowski M., Buffenmyer V., Lewandowski M. (2015). “Is the Teisseyre‐Tornquist Zone an ancient plate boundary of Baltica?”, Tectonics, 34(12), 2465-2477,

Joanna Mirosław-Grabowska is a professor at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS) in Warsaw (since 2010). She is a member of the Committee for Quaternary Research. In the past she has studied detrital cave deposits, whereas in recent years she has investigated climate and environment changes in Eemian, Vistulian and Holocene deposits. Her work focuses on the reconstruction of climatic and environmental changes recorded in lake and peatbog sediments by comparison of geochemical (stable isotope) and biological data. She is especially engaged in the study of oxygen and carbon stable isotopes from carbonate sediments, and also of carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes from organic matter. She cooperates with other researchers both at IGS PAS and from other Polish institutions (the University of Warsaw, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, University of Białystok, Pomeranian University). She is an author or co-author of over 70 papers, presenting environmental reconstructions from many locations.


Research interests:

Quaternary geology, paleoenvironment, paleolimnology, isotope geochemistry.


Major publications:

Mirosław-Grabowska J., Obremska M., Zawisza E., Radzikowska M., Stańczak J. (2020). “Towards a dystrophic lake: The history of Smolak Lake (northern Poland) on the basis of geochemical and biological data”, Catena 187, Article 104262.

Mirosław-Grabowska J., Obremska M., Zawisza  E.,  Stańczak J., Słowiński M., Mulczyk A. (2020). “Biological and geochemical indicators of climatic oscillations during the Last Glacial Termination, the Kaniewo palaeolake (Central Poland)”, Ecological Indicators 114, Article 106301.

Milecka, K.,  Mirosław-Grabowska J., Zawisza E., Kowalewski G. (2020). “Susceptibility of small boreal lakes to environmental changes as inferred from organic sediments of Lake Talvilampi (Finland)”, The Holocene 30(3), 458-473.

Mirosław-Grabowska J., Zawisza E. (2018). “Reaction of the lake environment to the Holocene warming depending on the distance to the maximum extent of the Vistulian ice sheet”, Catena 171, 494–504.

Mirosław -Grabowska J., Niska M., Roman M. (2018). “Long (MIS 5e - 3) environmental history of a paleolake in central Poland recorded in the succession from Kubłowo”, Quaternary International, 467, 26-42.

Edyta Zawisza is a researcher at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (IGS PAS) specialized in palaeoclimatology and palaeoecology, with a special focus on climate change (from the late Pleistocene, Holocene to modern times) and human impact. She has specific expertise in subfossil remains from the sediments of freshwater ecosystems. She uses palaeolimnological studies to reconstruct local and regional past environments and climates. The human impact on the environment and human influence on climate is also an important aspect of her scientific work. She spent a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Geophysics Faculty at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico. Since then she has also been involved in palaeoecological and palaeoclimate studies in Central America – mostly with a focus on zooplankton communities. She is also involved in activities connected with the low carbon economy and the fight against climate change by the Climate KIC action Pioneers into Practice. Since 2017 she is Pioneers Local Manager in Poland.

Research interests:  

Palaeolimnology, palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology, hydrobiology, subfossil Cladocera.


Major publications:

Wojewódka M., Sinev A.Y., Zawisza E., Stańczak J. (2020). “A guide to the identification of chydorid subfossil Cladocera (Crustacea: Branchiopoda) from lake sediments of Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula”, Journal of Paleolimnology 327: 232-241.

Cheng L.,  Xue B. , Zawisza E., Yao S., Liu J., Li L. (2020). “Effects of environmental change on subfossil Cladocera in the subtropical  shallow freshwater East Taihu Lake, China”, Catena 188: 104446.

Caballero M., Zawisza E., Hernández M., Lozano-García S., Ruiz-Córdova J.P., Waters M.N., Ortega Guerrero B. (2020). “The Holocene history of a tropical high-altitude lake in central Mexico”, The Holocene 30 (6): 865-877.

Mirosław-Grabowska J., Obremska M., Zawisza E., Radzikowska M., Stańczak J. (2020). “Towards a dystrophic lake: The history of Smolak Lake (northern Poland) on the basis of geochemical and biological data”, Catena 187,  104262.

Franco‐Gaviria F., Correa‐Metrio A., Núñez‐Useche F.,  Zawisza E., Caballero M., Prado B., Wojewódka M., Olivares G. (2020). “Millennial-to-centennial scale lake system development in the mountains of tropical Mexico”, Boreas 49: 363–374.  

Robert Anczkiewicz is an associate professor at the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS. He obtained Ph.D degree from ETH ZentrumZurich, and spent 5 years as Post-doctoral Research Fellow at University College London, Royal Holloway University of London, and MONASH University in Melbourne. He is co-author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications. Since 2007 he is head of the Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry Group in Krakow Research Centre IGS PAS. 

Research interests:

Geochronology, Isotope Geochemistry, Laser ablation, Mass Spectrometry, Evolution of Mountain Belts, Rates of Geological Processes. 


Porębski S. J., Anczkiewicz R., Paszkowski M., Skompski S., Kędzior A., Mazur S., Szczepański J., Buniak  and MikołajewskiZ.(2019). Hirnantian icebergs in the subtropical shelf of Baltica: Evidence from  sedimentology and detrital zircon provenance”, Geology, v. 47, no. 3, p. 284-+. 

Anczkiewicz R., Chakraborty S., Dasgupta S., Mukhopadhyay D. and Kołtonik K. (2014). Timing,  duration and inversion of prograde Barrovian metamorphism constrained by high resolution Lu–Hf garnet dating: A case study from the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 407, p. 70-81.

Anczkiewicz R., Thirlwall M., Alard O., Rogers N. W. and Clark, C. (2012). Diffusional homogenization  of light REE in garnet from the Day Nui Con Voi Massif in N-Vietnam: Implications for Sm-Nd  geochronology and timing of metamorphism in the Red River shear zone”, Chemical Geology, v. 318,  16-30.

Anczkiewicz R., Platt J. P., Thirlwall M. F. and Wakabayashi J. (2004). Franciscan subduction off to a  

slow start: evidence from high-precision Lu–Hf garnet ages on high grade-blocks”, Earth and Planetary  

Science Letters, v. 225, no. 1-2, p. 147-161. 

Thirlwall M. F., and Anczkiewicz R(2004). Multidynamic isotope ratio analysis using MC-ICP-MS and  

the causes of secular drift in Hf, Nd and Pb isotope ratios”, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 

  1. 235, no. 1, p. 59-81. 


Ewa Słaby is Professor of Geochemistry and Petrology at the Institute of Geological Sciences PAS. Her research concentrates on the geochemistry of magmatic and post-magmatic processes. She specializes in geochemical modeling of petrogenetic mechanisms, in fractal statistics used for examining self-organizing complex phenomena, in phase investigations with the use of combined technics and in new methods of visualization of geochemical data. Her current projects are dedicated to early Earth hydrothermal systems development.  

She has served the University of Warsaw (Faculty of Geology) as a Vice-Dean for Students Affairs and as a Vice-Dean for Scientific Affairs, the Mineralogical Society of Poland as a Vice-Presidentas a Chair of the Committee of Mineralogical Sci. PASci.European Mineralogical Union as a Vice-president, currently President. She also is the Director of IGS PASci. She has many years of experience of work with students and PhD students (8 promoted PhDs), lecturing at Polish (University of Warsaw) and foreign academic centers (including Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Kazakhstan); organizing over 30 workshops with the participation of lecturers from renowned European universities as part of the Socrates-Erasmus program. Work in European and Polish research grants; scientific cooperation with research centers, including France, Germany, India, Japan. 

Research interests:

Geochemistry of magmatic and hydrothermal systems, geochemical modeling, feldspar, accessory minerals, reconstruction of crystallization/recrystallization processes in mineral – domains, TEM, EPMA, SIMS, LA ICP MS. 

Major publications:

Słaby E., Gros K., Förster H.-J., Wudarska A., Birski Ł., Hamada M., Götze J., Martin H., Jayananda M., Moyen J.-F., Moszumańska I. (2020)Mineral-fluid interactions in the late Archaean Closepet granite batholith, Dharwar craton, southern India. GSL489, SP489-2019. 

Słaby E., Martin, H., Hamada, M., Śmigielski, M., Domonik, A., Götze, J., Hoefs, J., Hałas, S., Simon, K., Jayananda, M. (2012). Evidence in Archaean alkali-feldspar megacrysts for high-temperature interaction with mantle fluidsJournal of Petrology, 53, 909-927. 

Słaby E., Śmigielski, M., Śmigielski, T., Domonik, A., Simon, K., Kronz, A. (2011)Chaotic three-dimensional distribution of Ba, Rb AND Sr in feldspar megacrysts grown in an open magmatic systemContribution to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162, 909-927. 

Słaby E., Martin, H. (2008). Mafic and felsic magma interactions in granites: the Karkonosze Hercynian pluton (Sudetes, Bohemian Massif)Journal of Petrology 49, 353-391.  

Słaby E., Götze, J., Wörner, G., Simon, K., Wrzalik, R., Śmigielski, M. (2008). K-feldspar phenocrysts in microgranular magmatic enclaves: A cathodoluminescence and geochemical study of crystal growth as a marker of magma mingling dynamicsLithos 105, 85-97.  

Antoni (Antek) Tokarski has over 50 years of experience in research involving tectonics and structural geology. His research focuses on a combination of map-scale and exposure-scale tectonic structuresAntek is particularly interested idating tectonic movements by analyzing deformation bands and applying fractured clasts in gravels and conglomerates for seismic hazard assessment. His main area of interest is Western Outer Carpathians. Antek has been a member of numerous scientific expeditions to West Antarctica, Vietnam, and West African CratonHe has authored or co-authored several dozen peer-reviewed research papersAntek was the founder and leader of the Galicia Tectonic group, as well as one of the founders of the Central European Tectonic GroupCurrently, he is professor in tectonics at the Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences (retired since 2009).  

Research interests:

Neotectonics, seismotectonics, structural geology, paleomagnetismsoft-sediment deformation. 

Major publications

Tokarski A. K., Świerczewska, Lasocki S., Cuong N.Q., Strzelecki P.J., Olszak J., Kukulak J., Alexanderson H., Zasadni J., Krąpiec M., Mikołajczak M. (2020)  ,,Active faulting and seismic hazard in the Outer Western Carpathians (Polish Galicia): Evidence from fractured Quaternary gravels”, Journal of Structural Geology, 141.  

Phan D.P., Tokarski A. K., Świerczewska A., Strzelecki P.J., Waliczek M., Krąpiec M.,Cuong, N.Q. (2019)Neotectonic (Miocene to recent) vertical movements in the Lao Cai Basin (Red River Fault Zone,Vietnam): An approach to seismic hazard assessmentJournal of Asian Earth Sciences.

Tokarski A. K., Márton E., Świerczewska A., Fheed A., Zasadni J., Kukulak J. (2016)Neotectonic rotations in the Orava-Nowy Targ Intramontane Basin (Western Carpathians): An integrated palaeomagnetic and fractured clasts study”, Tectonophysics, 685: 35–43.  

Márton E., Grabowski J., Tokarski A. K., Túnyi I. (2015)Palaeomagnetic results from the fold and thrust belt of the Western Carpathians: an overview. In: Pueyo, E. L., Cifelli, F., Sussman, A. J. & Oliva-Urcia, B. (eds) Palaeomagnetism in Fold and Thrust Belts: New Perspectives”, Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 425. 

Cuong N.Q., Tokarski A. K., Świerczewska A., Zuchiewicz W.A., Yem N.T. (2013)Late Tertiary tectonics of the Red River Fault Zone: Structural evolution of sedimentary rocksJournal of Geodynamics, 69: 31-53.