GODZIK Barbara, Joanna

prof. dr hab., botanist – plant ecology, ecotoxicology
graduated: Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, biology
MSc. – 1978, Dr. – 1985; Dr. hab. – 1999; Prof. – 2006.




(updating March 2019)

Research areas:

    • urban and forest ecology
    • assessment of environmental pollution degree using bioindication
    • influence of air pollution (esp. heavy metals) on vegetation
    • atmospheric precipitation chemism
    • biogeochemical cycles of toxic elements and bioelements
    • tropospheric ozone levels and its influence on the vegetation
    Scientific expeditions:
      • 1985, 1986 – expeditions in Hornsund Fjord (Svalbard Archipelego, Spitsbergen)
      • 1986, 1987 – Institute of Botany, Lomonosov University, Moscow, USSR
      • 1988 – Komarov Institute of Botany, Academy of Sciences USSR, Leningrad
      • 1989 – Ecology Deptartment [North-]Korean Academy of Sciences, Phenyang, North Korea
      • 1990, 1992 – Swedish Institute of Environmental Research (IVL), Göteborg, Sweden
      • 1993 – Department of Plant Pathology University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
      • 1995 – Central Botanical Garden National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, the Ukraine
      • 1998 – Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, the Ukraine – research expedition within international programme "Evaluation of ozone air pollution and its phytotoxic potential in the Carpathian Forests – a cooperative study between the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine and the United States"
      • 2000 – Department of Microbiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, USA
      • 2000, 2003 – Slovakia, Tatra Mountains, research expedition within international programme „Long-term effects of air pollution on forest ecosystems in the Tatra Mountains (Western Carpathians) – a cooperative study between Poland, Slovakia and the United States”
      • 2004 – Kiev, Ukraine; NATO grant realizing group expedition
      • 2004 – Athens, Greece; NATO grant realizing group expedition
      • 2004 – Slovakia, Tatra Mountains; research expedition within national grant
      • 2007 – Słovakia, Bratislava; grant realizing group expedition (International Visegrad Fund)
      • 2007 – Czechy, Pruhonice; grant realizing group expedition (International Visegrad Fund)
      • 2007 – Niemcy, Mansfeld Region, Hartz Mountains; International Heavy Metal Ecology Excursion „Metalliferous sites in Central Germany”
      • 1988 – 2016 several participation in the international conference and congresses (e. g. Russia, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Hungary, USA, Slovakia, Portugal, Austria, Italy)
      Membership, functions:
        • member of PTB (Polish Botanical Society) since 1982, of Cracow Division Presidium since 2004
        • member of International Society of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety "Secotox" (since 1994)
        • member of editorial council of Environmental Pollution (2002–2005)
        • member of the Committee of Ecology PAS (since 2003)
        • member of the Committee of Botany PAS (since 2007)
        • member of editorial council of Wiadomości Botaniczne (since 2005)
        • head of the Deptartment of Ecology IB PAS (since 2005)
        • secretary of the Scientific Council Institute of Botany PAS (2003–2006)
        • deputy president of the Scientific Council Institute of Botany PAS (2007–2010)
        • member of the Scientific Council Institute of Plant Physiology PAS (since 2007)
        • member of the Scientific Council Institute of Dendrology PAS (since 2007)
        • deputy director of the Institute of Botany PAS (since 2011)


          Main projects:
            • „Vegetables contamination by heavy metals in allotment gardens in Kraków agllomeration” (contractor, leader); Regional Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management in Kraków; 1982–1999; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Krystyna Grodzińska (1982–1991), prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik (1992–1999).
            • „Acidity and chemical composition of atmospheric precipitation in Kraków voivodeship”; Regional Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management in Kraków; 1992–1999; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „The measurements of tropospheric ozone concentration in the region of Krakow using passive”; Regional Fund of Environmental Protection and Water Management in Kraków; 1995–1998; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Characteristics of the tropospheric ozone spread in urban and suburban areas and its impact on plants”; 1994–1996; State Committee for Scientific Research; Institute of Botany PAS (6 P205 03107); leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Evaluation of ozone air pollution and its phytotoxic potential in the Carpathian forests – a cooperative study between the Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine and the United States” (main contractor of the Polish part of the study in the 5 national parks in southern Poland); USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, USA (FG-PO-391; PL-FS-111); 1997–2000; coordynator: dr Andrzej Bytnerowicz (USA); Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Krystyna Grodzińska.
            • „Monitoring ozone in forests in Polish national parks in the Carpathian Mountains and assessment in injury to vegetation”; joint Polish-American project, Maria Skłodowska-Curie Fund II; 1997–2001; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Effects of heavy metal deposition in Poland using bryophytes as bioindicators” (contractor, leader); project in the frame of International Cooperative Programme UNECE “Effects of air pollution on vegetation – heavy metals in European mosses”; 2000; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Krystyna Grodzińska, prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Effects of heavy metal deposition in Poland using bryophytes as bioindicators” (contractor, leader); project in the frame of International Cooperative Programme UNECE “Effects of air pollution on vegetation – heavy metals in European mosses”; 2005; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Krystyna Grodzińska, prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Long-term effects of air pollution on selected forest ecosystems in the Tatra Mountains (Western Carpathians) – a cooperative study between Poland, Slovakia and the United States” (coordinator and contractor of Polish part of the grant); USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, USA (FG-PO-401); 2000–2002; coordinators: dr Andrzej Bytnerowicz (USA), Institute of Botany PAS: prof. dr hab. Krystyna Grodzińska, prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „The impact of tropospheric ozone and other air pollutants on forest ecosystems of the Tatra Mountains”; State Committee for Scientific Research (3 P04G 049 23); 2002–2005; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Effects of ambient ozone on Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra) in the Tatra and Retezat Mountains, Central Europe”; USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, USA; 2003–2005; coordinators: dr Andrzej Bytnerowicz (USA), Institute of Botany PAS: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Investigations of local ambient ozone characteristics and its potential phytotoxicity” (contractor of Polish part of the study); NATO (LST. CLG 980465); 2004–2006; coordinator: dr Constantinos Saitanis (Greece).
            • „Mapping of main sources of pollutants and their transport in the Visegrad space” (contractor); International Vysegrad Fund (11007-2006-IVF); 2006–2007; coordinator: dr. Ivan Suchara (Czech Republic).
            • „Nutrient economy of pine trees under the stress caused by high concentration of heavy metals in the environment”; Ministry of Science and Higher Education (N304 041 32/1966); 2007–2010; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Vegetation of calamine soils and its importance for biodiversity and landscape conservation in post-mining areas”; Financial Mechanism and European Economic Area (MF EEA PL0265); 2008–2011; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
            • „Variability of element stoichiometry in moss Pleurozium schreberi in a broad spatial scale (Poland) under different anthropogenic stress conditions”; Ministry of Science and Higher Education (N304 356138); 2010–2013; Institute of Botany PAS; leader: prof. dr hab. Barbara Godzik.
             Address:
            At work: Department of Ecology, W. Szafer Institute of Botany PAS, Lubicz 46, 31-512 Kraków,
            Tel./fax:
            At work: 12 4241721, fax: 12 4219790,
            e-mail:
            e-mail: B.Godzik@botany.pl

            Publications:

            Author or co-author of 289 publications in total, including 133 original research papers, 55 popular science papers and conference reports, and 101 conference abstracts. Author or co-author of 57 unpublished studies, expert opinions and reports. 30 of the original papers were published in prestigious journals from the ISI Master Journal List (Environmental Pollution, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, Acta Biologica Cracoviensia, Environment International, Protoplasma, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Ecológia (Bratyslavia), Flora and others). Seven other positions were published in two books of NATO Science Series. Co-editor of three books. Leader or contractor of 30 projects, among them 17 international. Reviewer of the high school students works for the Biological Olympiad (60), bachelor theses (9) and masters theses (25); author of the research projects reviews for KBN (State Committee for Scientific Research), MNiSW (Ministry of Science and Higher Education), NCN (National Science Centre) (about 120), reviews of Doctus scholarship applications – Lesser Poland scholarship fund for Ph.D. Students and editorial reviews (more than 60). Author or co-author more than 70 lectures and 60 posters presented on national and international conferences. More than 100 talks and lectures for primary and secondary schools students in Krakow. In 2000-2003, lectures on the topic "Fundamentals of Environmental Monitoring" for the fourth- and fifth-year students from the Faculty of Agriculture and Economics at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. In 2000–2010 lectures on the topic "Biology and Ecology" and "Environmental Protection" for the Environmental Engineering students of first and second year at the Faculty of Mining and Geoengineering AGH (University of Science and Technology) (stationary and non-stationary studies).

            Publications (2008-2019):

            • Godzik B., Grodzińska K. 2008. Vegetation of the selected forest stands in Polish Carpathian Mountains – change in time. Ekologia (Bratislava) 27(3): 300-315.
            • Fleischer P., Bicarova S., Godzik B. 2009. Desat rokov monitorovania vplyvu troposferickeho ozonu na lesy v Tatranskom Narodnom Parku. Studie o Taranskom Narodnom Parku 9(42): 17-27.
            • Godzik B., Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G. 2009. Roślinność gleb galmanowych i jej znaczenie dla zachowania różnorodności biotycznej i krajobrazowej terenów pogórniczych, pp. 69-84. [W: K. Sporek (red.), Zagrożenia biotopów przekształconych przez człowieka. Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Opolskiego, Opole].
            • Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G. Grodzińska K., Godzik B. 2010. Murawy galmanowe okolic Olkusza (południowa Polska) i problemy ich ochrony. Chrońmy Przyr. Ojcz. 66(1): 27-34.
            • Grodzińska K., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Godzik. B. 2010. Pine forests of Zn-Pb post-mining areas of southern Poland. Polish Botanical Journal 55(1): 229-237.
            • Słomka A., Kuta E., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Godzik B., Kapusta P., Tylko G., Bothe H. 2011. Violets of the section Melanium, their colonization by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their occurence on heavy metal heaps. Journal of Plant Physiology 168: 1191-1199.
            • Nowak T., Kapusta P., Jędrzejczyk-Korycińska M., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Godzik B. 2011. The vascular plants of the Ore-bearing Region [Rośliny naczyniowe Olkuskiego Okręgu Rudnego]. Instytut Botaniki im. W. Szafera PAN, pp. 227.
            • Blum O., Didyk N., Pavluchenko N., Godzik B. 2011. Assessment of Protective Effect of Some Modern Agrochemicals against Ozone-Induced Stress In Sensitive Clover and Tobacco Cultivars. Journal of Toxicology, DOI 10.1155/2011/308598.
            • Harmens H., Ilyin I., Mills G., Alber, Blum Y.O., Coşkun M., De Temmerman L., Fernandez A., Frontasyeva M., Figueira R., Godzik B., Goltsova N., Jeran Z., Korzekwa S., Kubin M.E., Kvietkus K., Leblond S., Liiv S., Magnusson S.H., Makowska B., Nikodemus O., Pesch R., Poikolainen J., Radnović D., Rühling A. Santamaria J.M., Schröder W., Spiric Z., Steinnes E., Suchara I., Thöni, Turcsanyi G., Stafilov T., Tabors G., Yurukova L., Zechmeister H.G. 2012. Country-specific correlations cross Europe between modelled atmospheric cadmium and lead deposition and concentrations in mosses. Environmental Pollution 166: 1-9.
            • Orłowska E., Godzik. B., Turnau K. 2012. Effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi inoculation on growth and arsenic accumulation in model plant (Plantago lanceolata L.) grown in As-polluted soil. Environmental Pollution 168: 121-130.
            • Grodzińska K., Godzik B., Zarzycki K. 2013. Zakład Ekologii. [W:] B. Godzik, K. Wołowski (red.) Historia badań i rozwoju Instytutu Botaniki im. W. Szafera Polskiej Akademii Nauk (1953-2012), Kraków, Instytut Botaniki PAN, s. 109-150.
            • Godzik B., Wołowski K. (red.) 2013. Historia badań i rozwoju Instytutu Botaniki im. W. Szafera Polskiej Akademii Nauk (1953-2012), Kraków, Instytut Botaniki im. W. Szafera PAN.
            • Migdałek G., Woźniak M., Słomka A., Godzik B., Jędrzejczyk-Korycińska M., Rostański A., Bothe H., Kuta E. 2013. Morphological differences between violets growing at heavy metal polluted and non-polluted sites. Flora 208: 87–96
            • Ochyra R., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Godzik B. 2013. Bibliography of the W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences (1953–2012). W. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Part I, Part II, 993 pp.
            • Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Godzik B. 2014. Present and past deposition of heavy metals in Poland as determined by moss monitoring. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 23(6): 155–159.
            • Słomka A., Godzik B., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Shukac L., Emdend K. H., Boghed H. 2014. Albanian violets of the section Melanium, their morphological variability, genetic similarity and their adaptations to serpentine or chalk soils. Journal of Plant Physiology 174:110–123.
            • Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Godzik B., Łopata B. 2014. Recent nitrogen deposition in Poland monitored with the moss Pleurozium schreberii. Polish Botanical Journal 59(1): 131–135.
            • Harmens H., Norris D.A., Mills G., Alber R., Aleksiayenak Y., Blum O., Cucu-Man S.-M., Dam M., De Tammerman L., Ene A., Fernandes J.A., Martinez-Abaigar J., Frontasyeva M., Godzik B., Jeran Z., Lazo P., Leblond S., Liiv S., Magnusson S.H., Mankovska B., Pihl Karlsson G., Piispanen J., Poikolainen J., Santamaria J.M., Skudnik M., Stafilov T., Steinnes E., Stihi C., Suchara I., Thoni L., Todoran R., Yurukova L., Zechmeister H.G. 2014. 2015. Heavy metal and nitrogen concentrations in mosses are declining across Europe whilst some „hotspots” remain in 2010. Environmental Pollution 200: 93–104.
            • Stebel A., Ochyra R., Godzik B., Bednarek-Ochyra H. 2015. Bryophytes of the Olkusz Ore-bearing Region. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, 150 pp.
            • Godzik B. 2015. General characteristics of the Olkusz region [Ogólna charakterystyka region olkuskiego]. W: B. Godzik (ed.). Natural and historical values of the Olkusz Ore-bearing Re-gion [Przyrodnicza i historyczna wartość Olkuskiego Regionu Rudnego]. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków: 17–28.
            • Schröder W., Nikel S., Schönrock S., Meyer M., Wosniok W., Harmens H., Frontasyeva M.V., Alber R., Aleksiayenak J., Barandovski L., Carballeira A., Danielsson H., de Temmermann L., Godzik B., Jeran Z., Pihl Karlsson G., Lazo P., Leblond S., Lindroos A.-J., Liiv S., Magnússon S.H., Mankovska B., Martinem-Abaigar J., Piispanen J., Poikolainen J., Popescu J.V., Qarri F., Santamaria J.M., Skutnik M., Špirić Z., Stafilov T., Steinnes E., Stihi C., Thöni L., Uggerud H.T., Zechmeister H.G. 2016. Spatially valid data of atmospheric deposition of heavy metals and nitrogen derived by moss surveys for pollution risk assessments of ecosystems. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 10457–10476.
            • Schröder W., Nikel S., Schönrock S., Schmalfuβ R., Wosniok W., Mayer M., Harmens H., Frontasyeva M.V., Alber R., Aleksiayenak J., Barandovski L., Blum O., Carballeira A., Dam M., Danielsson H., de Temmermann L., Dunaev A.M., Godzik B., Hoydal K., Jeran Z., Pihl Karlsson G., Lazo P., Leblond S., Lindroos J., Liiv S., Magnússon S.H., Mankovska B., Núñez-Olivera E., Piispanen J., Poikolainen J., Popescu J.V., Qarri F., Santamaria J.M., Skutnik M., Špirić Z., Stafilov T., Steinnes E., Stihi C., Suchara I., Thöni L., Uggerud H.T., Zechmeister H.G. 2017. Bioindication and modeling of atmospheric deposition in forests enable exposure and effect monitoring at high spatial density across scales. Annals of Forest Science 75: 31.
            • Nickel S., Schröder W., Schmalfuss R., Saathoff M., Harmens H., Mills G., Frontasyeva M.V., Barandovski L., Blum O., Carballeira A., de Temmermann L., Dunaev A.M., Ene A., Fagerli H., Godzik B., Ilyin I., Jonkers S., Jeran Z., Lazo P., Leblond S., Liiv S., Mankovska B., Núñez-Olivera E., Piispanen J., Poikolainen J., Popescu J.V., Qarri F., Santamaria J.M., Schaap M., Skudnik M., Špirić Z., Stafilov T., Steinnes E., Stihi C., Suchara I., Uggerud H.Th., Zechmeister H.G. 2018. Modelling spatial patterns of correlations between concentrations of heavy metals in mosses and atmospheric deposition in 2010. Environmental Sciences Europe