Department of Environmental Paleobiology

Head of the Department:

Barbara KREMER, Ph.D.
[Biogeology Working Group]
Cyanobacterial mats, black cherts, microbialites, taphonomy and paleobiology of acritarchs, paleogeomicrobiology, biosedimentology


[Biostructures and Biomineralization Working Group]
Biominerals and biomaterials: Structure, composition and crystallography

Katarzyna FRANKOWIAK, Ph.D.
[Biostructures and Biomineralization Working Group]
Triassic scleractinian corals, coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis

Przemysław GORZELAK, Ph.D.
[Biostructures and Biomineralization Working Group]
Biomineralization of echinoderm skeleton, Mesozoic crinoids (Crinoidea), predator-prey interactions

Katarzyna JANISZEWSKA, Ph.D.
[Biostructures and Biomineralization Working Group]
Cretaceous scleractinian corals: biomineralization and diagenesis

Magdalena ŁUKOWIAK, Ph.D.
[Silica organisms and Structures Working Group]
Demosponges and siliceous biomineralization, Mesozoic crinoids, fossil ascidia and their taxonomy

Wojciech MAJEWSKI, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Antarctic foraminifera, Holocene paleoenvironmental reconstructions, mid-Miocene climate change; formerly: Middle Jurassic ammonites

Krzysztof OWOCKI , Ph.D.
[Biogeology Working Group]
Geochemistry, mineralogy and taphonomy of Cretaceous dinosaur bones from the Gobi Desert

Danuta PERYT, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor
Permian, Cretaceous, and Miocene foraminifera, Miocene calcareous nannoplankton

Andrzej PISERA, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor
[Silica organisms and Structures Working Group]
Fossil and Recent sponges, especially lithistids; biosilicification; Mesozoic crinoids; fossil and Recent coralline red algae

Jarosław STOLARSKI, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor
[Biostructures and Biomineralization Working Group]
Mechanisms of biomineralization, origin and evolution of Anthozoa

Ph.D. students:

Dorota KOŁBUK, M.Sc.
[Biostructures and Biomineralization Working Group]
Diet and environmental parameters influencing Mg/Ca ratio of echinoderm skeleton

Sara MANDERA, M.Sc., M.Eng.
[Biostructures and Biomineralization Working Group]
Amorphous precursors: a key for understanding structure and biogeochemical composition of modern and fossil calcium carbonate skeletons

Retired staff:

Andrzej GAŹDZICKI, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor
Triassic-Jurassic microfossils: biostratigraphy, ecology, biogeography of the Tetyhs Realm and the Arctic; climate change during the Cenozoic and origin and evolution of the Antarctic biota

Józef KAŹMIERCZAK, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor
Fossil and recent cyanobacterial mats, biosedimentology, paleogeomicrobiology, calcareous algae, sclerosponges, biocalcification processes in space and time, astrobiology

Ewa OLEMPSKA-RONIEWICZ, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor
Palaeozoic ostracodes, foraminifers, and problematic microfossils: stratigraphy, paleoecology, evolution

Ewa RONIEWICZ, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor
Mesozoic scleractinian corals: skeletal microstructures

Janina SZCZECHURA, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor emeritus
Ostracodes, foraminifers and bolboforms (calcareous phytoplankton) from the Miocene of Carpathian Foredeep and its paleoecologic and paleogeographic significance.

Ryszard WRONA, Ph.D., D.Sc.
Early Palaeozoic palaeontology and biostratigraphy