Research Projects

The fate of ecological interactions in a changing climate: using next-generation sequencing technologies to unravel adaptive and historical processes in a community of interrelated arctic-alpine organisms.

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  • Period of project realisation:01.04.2012 - 31.03.2016
  • Status:in progress
  • Project’s Leader:dr hab. Michał Ronikier

 

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The aim of the project is to study the interaction between Neolithic people and their surroundings in the western part of the Nida Basin. The investigations will be divided into two major aspects. In the first one, a special attention will be turned toward the characterization of plant diet and economy during the development of long-lasted settlements dated to the Funnel Beaker culture. Also, the main research goal of the project is to examine the environmental history and landscape transformations caused by agriculture and land-use in the Neolithic.

The aim of the project is the reconstruction of palaeodiet and tracing of its changes in time and space on the background of cultural and palaeogeographical changes. The studies of human husbandry in the beginning of agriculture are usually burdened with error as the remains preserved in archaeological sites are always fragmentary. Use of stable nitrogen isotope values as an independent source of information respecting the rule that the δ15N ratio grows in the trophic chain appeared methodologically uncertain.

PROJECT’S title: Taxonomic and evolutionary diversity and distinctiveness of the Andes’ snow myxomycetes in the context of global biogeography of the group. 

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  • Period of project realisation:13/05/2011 – 12/05/2014
  • Status:in progress
  • Project’s Leader:dr A. Ronikier

 

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Theory of mass extinction during the of Triassic/Jurassic periods transition is an interesting but still vague subject of palaeontological studies. In recent decades many papers contributed to our knowledge on the extinction of taxa or groups of organisms due to significant changes in environment. The objective of the project is to determine whether and of what extent was the extinction of terrestrial plants in Poland and comparison of those with similar processes in different points of Europe and outside Europe.