Environmental Change Reconstruction Laboratory

...all that happens today is the product of what happened yesterday.

Team

Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Tylmann
Professor
Head of Laboratory
Room: B430
58 5236577
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I am a physical geographer interested in paleolimnology. Most of my work is focused on varved lake sediments and their fascinating potential for reconstructions of natural and man-made changes of the environment. I use sedimentological, geochronological and geochemical methods to piece together complex stories recorded in lake sediments.

I am currently involved in several projects that investigate the mechanisms of varve formation in lakes, preservation of climate signal in lake sediments and reconstructions of environmental change in northeastern Poland.

Dr Alicja Bonk
Assistant Professor
Room: B427
58 5236538
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I am an oceanographer specializing in marine geology. Since I started my scientific work, I have been focusing on annually laminated lake sediments. I am interested especially in processes leading to varve formation, development of chronologies as well as environmental transformations induced by natural drivers and anthropogenic activity.

In my current project, I examine the long-term interactions among fire, climate, vegetation, and human activity to determine the drivers of fire regimes and their changes over the last 2000 years in northern Poland.

Dr Maurycy Żarczyński
Assistant Professor
Room: B428
58 5236511
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I am a physical geographer interested in lakes and sedimentation processes. I am especially interested in varve chronologies and geochemical cycles in lake systems. Additionally, using modern visualization methods, I try to achieve beauty in data visualization.

Currently, I am focusing my research on finding links between varve formation processes, their microstructure and weather conditions.

M.Sc. Paulina Głowacka
PhD student
Room: B429
58 5236541
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I am a geologist interested in using biogenic sediments for paleoenvironmental reconstructions, especially in terms of human impact on aquatic ecosystems. Besides, I am interested in renewable sources of energy as well as geology of ore deposits and mineral resources.

Currently, I am involved in the project focused on tracking climate signals preserved in annually laminated lake sediments of northeastern Poland.

M.Sc. Anna Poraj-Górska
PhD student
Room: B428
58 5236511
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I am a physical geographer interested in paleolimnology and sedimentology.
Currently, my research focus on modern sedimentation processes in different lakes of northern Poland. I put special interest on the role of catchments and their impact on sedimentation rates and sediment composition.

M.Sc.Eng. Agnieszka Szczerba
PhD student
Room: B429
58 5236541
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I have graduated from AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow with a Master’s Degree in environmental protection. So far, my research focused on using microorganisms in bioremediation processes and using geochemical indicators in assessing environmental pollution.

Currently, I am involved in the project focused on tracking climate signals preserved in annually laminated lake sediments of northeastern Poland.

Dr Joanna Piłczyńska
Laboratory manager
Room: B429
58 5236541
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I am an oceanographer specializing in marine biology. I obtained my PhD at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, and my scientific interests focused on population genetics of gorgonians. I love traveling, cycling and climbing. Currently, I am a laboratory assistant at the Division of Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology.

Former team members

M.Sc.Eng. Karolina Molisak
2018-2020

Karolina served as a laboratory assistant in our research group. Currently, she is enjoing her life’s passion in Morocco.

Current email address:
karolina.molisak@ug.edu.pl

Dr Małgorzata Kinder
2016-2019

Project NCN 2015/19/D/ST10/02854:

Tracking cryptotephra: toward developing a tool for precise stratigraphic correlation of lacustrine records in northern Poland (TEPHRA)

Current email address:
malgorzata.kinder@ug.edu.pl

Dr Alicja Bonk
2011-2016

PhD thesis:

The varved sediments of Lake Żabińskie (northeastern Poland): process study, sediment chronology and potential for paleoenvironmental reconstructions over the last millennium

Current email address:
alicja.bonk@ug.edu.pl