Magdalena SZCZEPANIAK
PhD, biology (botany, plant taxonomy)
graduated: Jagiellonian University, Kraków,
MSc – Jagiellonian University (1994); PhD – IB PAS (2002); dr hab. – IB PAS (2014)



(update: February 2018)

Adress:
Department of Vascular Plants, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences
Lubicz 46, PL-31-512 Kraków, Poland
Phone, fax: (+48 12) 42 41 749, fax: (+48 12) 42 19 790
e-mail: m.szczepaniak[at]botany.pl

Research interest:

  • Morphological and anatomical variation and differentiation (biosystematic studies) of Poaceae species (Agropyron-Elymus complex, Elymus repens, E. hispidus, Melica nutans, M. uniflora, M. picta, M. altissima, M. transsilvanica, M. ciliata)
  • Phylogeography of Poaceae species (Melica ciliata-M. transsilvanica complex, M. uniflora, M. nutans)
  • Origin, morphological and genetic differentiation of natural hybrids within Poaceae
  • Distribution of grass species with special regard to rare and endangered taxa
  • Synanthropic species of Triticeae
  • Genetic structure of protected, rare and endangered species in Poland (Melica transsilvanica, M. ciliata, Elymus farctus, Carlina onopordifolia, Gladiolus palustris, G. imbricatus)
  • Methodology of taxonomic studies – application of numerical and molecular methods in taxonomy

Scientific expeditions and collections :

  • the Sudetes and the Przedgórze Sudeckie foothills (Poland, Czech Republic),
  • Podolian Upland (Ukraine)
  • Carpathians (Poland, Slovakia, Romania),
  • Alps (Austria, Slovenia, France, Italy),
  • Central Massif (France)
  • Iberian Peninsula (Pyrenees, Sierra Nevada - Spain)
  • Apennine Peninsula (Italy)
  • Balkan Peninsula (Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia)
Research projects:
  • 2011–2014: „Zróżnicowanie genetyczne Carlina onopordifolia Besser w odniesieniu do ewolucji i historii biogeograficznej kompleksu Carlina acanthifolia All. (Compositae) w Europie” [“Genetic divergence of Carlina onopordifolia Besser in relation to evolution and biogeographical history of Carlina acanthifolia All. complex (Compositae) in Europe”], main contractor;
  • 2009–2012: “Zróżnicowanie genetyczne i związki filogenetyczne pomiędzy europejskimi gatunkami rodzaju Melica L., sekcja Beckeria (Bernh.) Aschers. em. Hempel (Poaceae) w kontekście biogeograficznej historii kształtowania ich zasięgów” [“Genetic differentiation and phylogenetic relationships unravel the biogeographical history of the Europaean Melica L. species, sect. Beckeria (Bernh.) Aschers. em. Hempel (Poaceae)”], project leader;
  • 2003–2006: “Wzorce zmienności genetycznej gatunków rzadkich i szeroko rozmieszczonych rodzaju Melica L.” [“The patterns of genetic variation within and among rare and widespread congener of Melica L. (Poaceae)”], project leader;
  • 2000–2002: “Badania biosystematyczne Elymus repens (L.) Gould i Elymus hispidus (Opiz) Melderis” [“Biosytematic studies of Elymus repens (L.) Gould and Elymus hispidus (Opiz) Melderis”], PhD grant of Comittee for Scientific Research (KBN), main contractor;
  • 1997–2000: “Kompleks Agropyron-Elymus w Polsce” [“Agropyron-Elymus complex in Poland”], main contractor.
Functions:
  • Editor-in-Chief of Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica (since 2015);
  • Assistant Editor of Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica (1996–2015);
  • Section Editor of Steciana (since 2014).
Reviews:
Folia Geobotanica, Willdenowia, Phytologia Balcanica, Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica, Polish Journal of Ecology, Biodiversity: Research and Conservation, Polish Botanical Journal, Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica.
Publications: Publications:
  • Migdałek G., Nowak J., Saługa M., Cieślak E., Szczepaniak M., Ronikier M., Marcussen T., Słomka A., Kuta E. 2017. No evidence of contemporary interploidy gene flow between the closely related European woodland violets Viola reichenbachiana and V. riviniana (sect. Viola, Violaceae). Plant Biology 19(4): 542–551. <abstract<pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Kamiński R., Kuta E., Słomka A., Heise W. & Cieślak E. 2016. Natural hybridization between Gladiolus palustris and G. imbricatus inferred from morphological, molecular and reproductive evidence. Preslia 88(1): 137–161. <abstract> <pdf> <electronic appendix>
  • Szczepaniak M. 2015. Uwagi dotyczące nomenklatury Gladiolus palustris (Iridaceae) [Remarks on the nomenclature of Gladiolus palustris (Iridaceae)]. Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica 22(2): 357–366. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Angelov G., Szczepaniak M. 2015. Isoenzyme variation and genetic relationships among Elymus repens, E. hispidus and E. ×mucronatus (Triticeae, Poaceae). Phytologia Balcanica 21(1): 15–20. <pdf>
  • Kuta E., Jędrzejczyk-Korycińska M., Cieślak E., Rostański A., Szczepaniak M., Migdałek G., Wąsowicz P., Suda J.,  Combik M., Słomka A. 2014. Morphological versus genetic diversity of Viola reichenbachiana and V. riviniana (sect. Viola, Violaceae) from soils differing in heavy metal content. Plant Biology 16(5): 924–934. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Cieślak E., Szczepaniak M., Kamiński R. & Heise W. 2014. Stan krytycznie zagrożonego gatunku Gladiolus paluster (Iridaceae) w Polsce – analiza zmienności genetycznej osobników w uprawie Ogrodu Botanicznego Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego w kontekście prowadzonych działań ochronnych [The condition of Gladiolus paluster (Iridaceae), critically endangered species in Poland – analysis of genetic variation of individuals in ex situ culture in the Botanical Garden of Wrocław University in the context of ongoing conservation efforts]. Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica 21(1): 49–66. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M. 2013. Struktura filogeograficzna gatunków kompleksu Melica ciliata – M. transsilvanica (Poaceae) w Europie [Phylogeographical structure of the species of Melica ciliata –  M. transsilvanica complex (Poaceae) in Europe]. Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica 20(1): 109–130. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Paszko B., Chen W. L., Szczepaniak M. 2013. Deyeuxia debilis (Poaceae, Agrostidinae): typification, taxonomy and update  of the Chinese distribution. Phytotaxa 135(1): 1–10.
  • Cieślak E., Szczepaniak M. 2012. Porównanie struktury genetycznej naturalnych i introdukowanych populacji Carlina onopordifolia (Asteraceae) w Polsce [Comparison of the genetic structure of natural and introduced populations of Carlina onopordifolia (Asteraceae) in Poland]. Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica 19(2): 459–474. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Cieślak E. 2011. Genetic and morphological differentiation between Melica ciliata L. and M. transsilvanica Schur (Poaceae) in Europe reveals the non-presence of M. ciliata in the Polish flora. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 80(4): 301–313. <pdf>
  • Słomka A., Sutkowska A., Szczepaniak M., Malec P., Mitka J., Kuta E. 2011. Increased genetic diversity of Viola tricolor L. (Violaceae) in metal-polluted environments. Chemosphere 83: 435–442. <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Cieślak E. 2009. Genetic diversity of Melica transsilvanica Schur (Poaceae) at its northern range limit. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Ser. Botanica 51(1): 71–82. <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M. 2009. Biosystematic studies of Elymus repens (L.) Gould (Poaceae): patterns of phenotypic variation. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 78(1): 51–61. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Bieniek W., Boroń P., Szklarczyk M., Mizianty M. 2009. A contribution to characterisation of genetic variation in some natural Polish populations of Elymus repens (L.) Gould and Elymus hispidus (Opiz) Melderis (Poaceae) as revealed by RAPD markers. Plant Biology 10(5): 766–773. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Cieślak E. 2007. Low level of genetic variation within Melica transsilvanica populations from the Kraków-Częstochowa Upland and the Pieniny Mts. revealed by AFLPs analysis. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 76(4): 321–331. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Cieślak E., Bednarek P. T. 2007. Natural hybridization between Elymus repens and Elymus hispidus assessed by AFLP analysis. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 76(3): 225–234. <abstract> <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Cieślak E. 2006. Genetic variation and structure in natural populations of Melica ciliata and M. trassilvanica (Poaceae) as indicated by AFLP markers. Biodiversity Research and Conservation 3–4: 39–43. <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M., Cieślak E. & Bednarek P. T. 2002. Morphological and AFLP variation of Elymus repens (L.) Gould (Poaceae). Cellular and Molecular Biology Letters 7(2A): 547–558. <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M. 2002. Morphological variability of Polish populations of Elymus repens from various habitats – preliminary report. Ecological Questions 2: 159–168.
  • Mizianty M., Frey L., Szczepaniak M. 1999. The Agropyron-Elymus complex (Poaceae) in Poland: nomenclatural problems. Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 44(1): 3–33. <pdf>
  • Mizianty M., Szczepaniak M. 1997. Remarks on the Agropyron-Elymus complex (Poaceae) with special reference to its representatives in Poland. Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica 42(2): 215–226. <pdf>

Chapters in books and monographs:
  • Szczepaniak M. 2009. Ecological aspects of anatomical and morphological variation of Elymus hispidus, E. repens and E. ×mucronatus. In: Frey L. (ed.), Grass research. p. 49–67. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. <pdf>
  • Mizianty M., Frey L., Paszko B., Szczepaniak M. 2007. Morphology. In: Mizianty M., Frey L. (ed.), Biodiversity of wild Triticeae (Poaceae) in Poland. p. 19–45. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków.
  • Mizianty M., Frey L., Paszko B., Szczepaniak M. 2007. Distribution. In: Mizianty M., Frey L. (ed.), Biodiversity of wild Triticeae (Poaceae) in Poland. p. 75–84. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków.
  • Mizianty M., Frey L., Paszko B., Szczepaniak M. 2007. Dynamic tendencies. In: Mizianty M., Frey L. (ed.), Biodiversity of wild Triticeae (Poaceae) in Poland. p. 85–87. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków.
  • Szklarczyk M., Bieniek W., Boroń P., Szczepaniak M., Mizianty M. 2007. Molecular studies. In: Mizianty M., Frey L. (ed.), Biodiversity of wild Triticeae (Poaceae) in Poland. p. 89–99. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków.
  • Szczepaniak M., Cieślak E. 2003. Assessment of genetic variation in Elymus repens and Elymus hispidus using AFLP markers and its implications for intraspecific taxonomy. In: Frey L. (ed.), Problems of grass biology. p. 271–286. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. <pdf>
  • Szczepaniak M. 2003. Krytyczne studia taksonomiczne nad Elymus repens (L.) Gould. W: Jakubowski J., Wątroba J. (red.), Zastosowania metod statystycznych w badaniach naukowych II. s. 65–73. StatSoft Polska, Kraków.
  • Szczepaniak M. 2003. Zmienność morfologiczna Elymus hispidus (Opiz) Melderis. W: Jakubowski J., Wątroba J. (red.), Zastosowania metod statystycznych w badaniach naukowych II. s. 361–370. StatSoft Polska, Kraków. <pdf>
  • Mizianty M., Frey L., Szczepaniak M. 2002. Synanthropic species of the Agropyron-Elymus complex in Poland – their taxonomy and distribution. In: Zając A., Zając M. (eds), Phytogeographical problems of synanthropic plants. p. 17–23. Institute of Botany, Jagiellonian University, Kraków.
  • Szczepaniak M. 2001. The Agropyron-Elymus complex (Poaceae) in Poland: occurrence of the Elymus hispidus subsp. hispidus and subsp. barbulatus. In: Frey L. (ed.), Studies on grasses in Poland. p. 177–193. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. <pdf>
  • Mizianty M., Frey L., Szczepaniak M. 1999. The Agropyron-Elymus complex (Poaceae) in Poland: biosystematics. In: Frey L. (ed.), Studies on grasses in Poland. p. 25–77. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. <pdf>
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