NIKEL Agnieszka, Eliza

PhD, botanist – floristics, phytogeography of vascular plants
born: 1975, Nowy Sącz
graduated: Jagiellonian University, Kraków; specialization: biology
MSc – 1999, PhD – 2005


(last updated: 02.2018)

Career:

W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków:

  • 1999-2005 – PhD
  • 2005-2009 – assistant researcher, researcher
  • since 2010 – senior specialist of biology

Research interest:

  • biodiversity of flora and plant communities of the Polish Carpathians
  • problems of synanthropization of urban and mountain floras
Scientific expeditions and collections:
  • scientific expeditions (Spisz region, Orawa region, Pieniny Mts., Beskidy Mts., Tatra Mts, and others – flora and distribution of vascular plants, plant communities, Carpathian endemics, vicariance, mylonite flora, etc.): herbarium specimens (above 25,000 sheets in KRAM), phytosociological relevés (above 200), laboratory sample collecions
Membership and functions:
  • running the secretariate of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2007-2015)
  • editorial assistant of the "Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences" (2007-2015)
Main research projects:
  • Flora i zagadnienia fitogeograficzne polskiej części Magury Spiskiej” ["Flora and phytogeographical problems of the Polish part of Magura Spiska region"] (PhD grant of Comittee for Scientific Research (KBN): 6 P04G 067 20; years 2001–2004; grant leader: Z. Mirek (IB PAS)) – main contractor
  • LACOPE – Landscape Development, Biodiversity and co-operative Livestock Systems in Europe” (grant UE (5PR): -EVK2-CT-2002-00150; years 2005–2007; grant coordinator: G. Kaule, (TU Stuttgart, Germany), national coordinator for Poland: Z. Mirek (IB PAS)) – work participant in 2005-2006
  • IPA  – Important Plant Areas in Central and Eastern Europe” („Plantlife International” project; years 2002–2005; grant coordinator: dr Seona Anderson (PlantLife, London, UK), national coordinator for Poland: Z. Mirek (IB PAS)) – work participant in 2005
  • „Ekogeograficzna i filogeograficzna analiza zjawiska mylonitowego we florze roślin naczyniowych Tatr” [„Ecogeographical and phylogeographical analysis of mylonite phenomenon in the vascular plant flora of the Tatra Mts.”] (grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW): N N304 276440; years 2011–2017; grant leader: Z. Mirek (IB PAS))work participant in 2012-2017
  • „Wikaryzm i pseudowikaryzm wysokościowy we florze Polski – wzorce przestrzenne i uwarunkowania środowiskowe” ["Altitudinal vicariance and pseudovicariance in the Polish flora – spatial patterns and environmental conditions"] (grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW): N N303 801440; years 2011–2016; grant leader: Z. Mirek (IB PAS)) – work participant in 2012-2016
  • „Atlas rozmieszczenia, wzorce przestrzenne i analiza filogeograficzna flory roślin naczyniowych Tatr” ["Distribution atlas, spatial patterns and phylogeographical analysis of the vascular plant flora of the Tatra Mts."] (grant of Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW): N N304 276640; years 2011–2015; grant leader: H. Piękoś-Mirkowa (INC PAS), subsequently Z. Mirek (IB PAS)) – work participant in 2012-2015
 Address:
         Department of Vascular Plants
         W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences
         Lubicz 46, PL-31-512 Kraków
         phone
: (+48) 12-424-17-69
         e-mail: a.nikel(at)botany.pl
Most important publications:


  • Nikel A. 2002. Gatunki rzadkie, zagrożone i chronione w Nowym Sączu (Polskie Karpaty Zachodnie) [Rare, threatened and legally protected plants in Nowy Sącz (Polish Western Carpathians)]. Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Polon. 9(9): 135-140 (http://bomax.botany.pl/pubs/#article-630) [in Polish with English abstract and summary].
  • Nikel A. 2004. Gatunki ginące i zagrożone na terenie części projektowanego Spiskiego Parku Krajobrazowego (Pogórze Spiskie, Polskie Karpaty Zachodnie) [Endangered and threatened plants in the part of the territory of the projected Spiski Landscape Park (Pogórze Spiskie foothills, Polish Western Carpathians)]. Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Polon. 11(2): 135-140 (http://bomax.botany.pl/cgi-bin/pubs/data/article_pdf?id=681) [in Polish with English abstract and summary].
  • Baryła J., Bróż E., Czylok M., Michalewska A., Polaczek A., Nikel A., Nobis M. & Piwowarczyk R. 2005. Typha laxmannii Lepech. – a new expansive kenophyte in Poland – distribution and taxonomy. Acta Soc. Bot. Poloniae 74(1): 25-28 (https://pbsociety.org.pl/journals/index.php/asbp/article/view/asbp.2005.005/373)
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Paul W. (eds) 2005. Biologiczne i kulturowe aspekty gospodarki owczarskiej. Monografia [Biological and culture aspects of sheep farming. A monograph]. Agriculture Academy in Cracow, Institute of Botany PAS in Cracow, Cracow [in Polish with English summary].
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A., Paul W. & Wilk Ł. (eds), Mirek Z., Paul W., Wilk Ł., Nikel A., Bielczyk U., Cierlik G., Król W., Makomaska-Juchiewicz M., Mróz W., Perzanowska-Sucharska J., Piękoś-Mirkowa H., Romeyko-Hurko K., Ronikier M., Tworek S. (authors) 2005. Ostoje Roślinne w Polsce [Important Plant Areas in Poland]. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish].
  • Nikel A. 2006. Flora i zagadnienia geobotaniczne Pogórza Spiskiego [Flora and geobotanical problems of the Pogórze Spiskie foothills]. Fragm. Florist. Geobot., Ser. Polon., Suppl. 8: 3–319. [in Polish with English abstract and summary].
  • Wierzchoś E. (ed.), Molik E., Musiał W., Tyran E. & Nikel A. (editorial cooperation) 2006. Wypas wspólnotowy a zdrowie zwierząt. Monografia [Community grazing and animal health. A monograph]. Agriculture Academy in Cracow, Institute of Botany PAS in Cracow, Cracow [in Polish with English summary].
  • Nikel A., Paul W. & Wilk Ł. 2007a. The Niecka Nidziańska Basin – outline of geography and vegetation. In: A. Nikel, W. Paul & Ł. Wilk (eds), 14th Symposium of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, Kraków, Poland, 17-23.06.2007. Excursion guidebook, s. 3–12. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. 
  • Nikel A., Paul W. & Wilk Ł. (eds) 2007b. 14th Symposium of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, Kraków, Poland, 17–23.06.2007. Excursion guidebook. W. Szafer Instittute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences – Kraków, Poland, Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University – Kraków, Poland, the Committee on Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • Koczur A., Kozak M. & Nikel A. 2008. Turzyca dwupienna Carex dioica L. In: Z. Mirek & H. Piękoś-Mirkowa (eds), Czerwona Księga Karpat Polskich – Rośliny Naczyniowe [Red Data Book of the Polish Carpathians. Vascular Plants], s. 510–511. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Mirek Z. & Nikel A. (eds) 2009. Rare, relict and endangered plant and fungi species in Poland. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. 
  • Mirek Z. & Nikel A. (eds) 2010. Aktualne zagrożenia parków narodowych Polski. Konferencja naukowa, Kraków, 16-17 listopada 2010. Materiały konferencyjne [Current threats to Polish national parks. Scientific conference, Kraków, 16-17 November 2010. Book of abstracts]. Committee on Nature Protection PAS, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2010. Kalendarium prac Komitetu [Calendar of Committee activity]. In: Z. Mirek (ed.), Natura 2000. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [Nature 2000. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 1/2010: 58–59. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, W. Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A., Paul W. & Ronikier M. (eds) 2011. 6th Planta Europa Conference “Actions for Wild Plants”, Kraków, W. Szafer Institute of Botany of PAS, 23–27 May 2011. Book of Abstracts. Committee on Nature Protection PAS, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. 
  • Mirek Z., Paul W. & Ronikier M. (authors), Musiał L., Nikel A. & Romeyko-Hurko K. (eds) 2011. 6th Planta Europa Conference “Actions for Wild Plants”, Kraków, W. Szafer Institute of Botany of PAS, 23–27 May 2011. Field Guide. Committee on Nature Protection PAS, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków. 
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2011. Kalendarium prac Komitetu [Calendar of Committee activity]. In: Z. Mirek (ed.), GMO. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [GMO. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 2/2011: 130–133. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, W. Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish].
  • Mirek Z., Bregin M., Nikel A., Piękoś-Mirkowa H. & Wilk Ł. 2012. Uzupełnienia do flory Tatrzańskiego Parku Narodowego i jego otuliny  [Contribution to the flora of the Tatra National Park and adjacent areas]. Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Polon. 19(2): 570–573 (http://bomax.botany.pl/pubs/#article-3697) [in Polish with English summary].
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2012-2103a. Kalendarium prac Komitetu [Calendar of Committee activity]. In: Z. Mirek (ed.), Parki narodowe. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [National parks. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 3-4/2012-2013: 131–133. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2012-2103b. Informacja o zmarłym Członku KOP PAN, Profesorze Krzysztofie Jakubowskim [The information about the late Member of the Committee, Professor Krzysztof Jakubowski]. In: Z. Mirek (ed.), Parki narodowe. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [National parks. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 3-4/2012-2013: 123–124. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2012-2103c. 23. sesja Światowego Kongresu Ochrony Przyrody – krótka informacja [23rd session of the IUCN World Conservation Congress – a brief information]. In: Z. Mirek (ed.), Parki narodowe. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [National parks. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 3-4/2012-2013: 125–126. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2012-2103d. „Ochrona przyrody w Polsce wobec współczesnych wyzwań cywilizacyjnych” – konferencja naukowa, Kraków, Instytut Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 24-25 października 2013 r. [„Nature conservation in Poland facing present civilizational challenges” – scientific conference, Kraków, the Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, 24-25 October 2013]. In: Z. Mirek (red.), Parki narodowe. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [National parks. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 3-4/2012-2013: 127–130. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A., Walusiak E. & Wilk Ł. (eds) 2013. Ochrona przyrody w Polsce wobec współczesnych wyzwań cywilizacyjnych. Kraków, 24–25 października 2013 r. Materiały konferencyjne [Nature Conservation in Poland and Current Civilizational Challenges. Kraków, 24-25 October 2013. Book of abstracts]. Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, State Council for Nature Conservation, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Mirek Z. & Nikel A. (eds) 2014. Ochrona przyrody w Polsce wobec współczesnych wyzwań cywilizacyjnych [Nature Conservation in Poland and Current Civilizational Challenges]. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish with English summary]. 
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A., Paul W. (eds) 2014. Actions for wild plants. Papers of the 6th Planta Europa Conference on the Conservation of Plants, Kraków, Poland, 23–27 May 2011. Committee on Nature Conservation Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków.  
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. 2014a. Warunki występowania Coronilla vaginalis (Fabaceae) w Tatrzańskim Parku Narodowym [Habitats of Coronilla vaginalis (Fabaceae) on territory of the Tatra National Park]. Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Polon. 21(2): 389–403 (http://bomax.botany.pl/pubs/#article-3890) [in Polish with English summary].
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. 2014b. Najbogatsze w Tatrzańskim Parku Narodowym stanowisko Gladiolus imbricatus (Iridaceae) [The most abundant population of Gladiolus imbricatus (Iridaceae) in the Tatra National Park]. Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Polon. 21(2): 392–395 (http://bomax.botany.pl/pubs/#article-3891) [in Polish with English summary].
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. 2014c. Coronilla vaginalis Lam. – a new species in the flora of Poland. Acta Soc. Bot. Poloniae 84(1): 133-138 (https://pbsociety.org.pl/journals/index.php/asbp/article/view/asbp.2015.009/4042).
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. 2014d. Coronilla vaginalis Lam. Cieciorka pochewkowata. In: R. Kaźmierczakowa, Z. Mirek & K. Zarzycki (eds), Polska Czerwona Księga Roślin [Polish Red Data Book of Plants. Pteridophytes and flowering plants], s. 302–303. Institute of Nature Conservation, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow [in Polish with English summary].
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. 2014e. Nieoczekiwane odkrycie [Unexpected discovery]. Tatry 50(4/2014): 46. 
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. 2014f. Okratek australijski na Brzanówce [Octopus stinkhorn, Clathrus archeri, at the Brzanówka glade]. Tatry 50(4/2014): 47.
  • Mirek Z., Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. 2014g. Ozdoba łąk reglowych [Pride of forest zone meadows]. Tatry 50(4/2014): 48–49.
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2014a. „Ochrona przyrody w Polsce wobec współczesnych wyzwań cywilizacyjnych”. Konferencja naukowa. Kraków, Instytut Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 24–25 października 2013 r. Sprawozdanie. [„Nature Conservation in Poland and Current Civilizational Challenges” – Scientific Conference. Kraków, Institute of Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 24-25 October 2013. Report]. In: Z. Mirek & A. Nikel (eds), Ochrona przyrody w Polsce wobec współczesnych wyzwań cywilizacyjnych [Nature Conservation in Poland and Current Civilizational Challenges], s. 19-22. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish].
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2014b. Dokumentacja fotograficzna [Photographic documentation]. In: Z. Mirek & A. Nikel (eds), Ochrona przyrody w Polsce wobec współczesnych wyzwań cywilizacyjnych [Nature Conservation in Poland and Current Civilizational Challenges], s. 32-34. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish].
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2014-2015a. Informacja o zmarłym Członku Komitetu, profesorze Januszu Hereźniaku [The information about the late Member of the Committee, Professor Janusz Hereźniak]. In: Z. Mirek (ed.), Problemy ochrony przyrody w Polsce. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [Problems of nature conservation in Poland. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 5-6/2014-2015: 247–248. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish].
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2014-2015b. Informacja o zmarłym Członku Komitetu, profesorze Krzysztofie E. Skórze [The information about the late Member of the Committee, Professor Krzysztof E. Skóra]. In: Z. Mirek (ed.), Problemy ochrony przyrody w Polsce. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [Problems of nature conservation in Poland. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 5-6/2014-2015: 249–250. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish].
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2014-2015c. Kalendarium prac Komitetu [Calendar of Committee activity]. W: Z. Mirek (ed.), Problemy ochrony przyrody w Polsce. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [Problems of nature conservation in Poland. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 5-6/2014-2015: 270–272. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish].
  • Nikel A. (elaboration) 2014-2015d. Działalność Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk w ciągu dwóch ostatnich kadencji (lata 2007-2010 i 2011-2014) [Activity of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences during the last two terms (in the years 2007-2010 and 2011-2014)]. W: Z. Mirek (ed.), Problemy ochrony przyrody w Polsce. Biuletyn Komitetu Ochrony Przyrody Polskiej Akademii Nauk [Problems of nature conservation in Poland. Bulletin of the Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences] 5-6/2014-2015: 273–285. Committee on Nature Conservation of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish]. 
  • Mirek Z. (author & editor), Nikel A. & Wilk Ł. (eds) 2016. Rośliny naczyniowe Rowu Podtatrzańskiego. Flora i atlas rozmieszczenia [Vascular plants of the Sub-Tatra furrow. Flora and distribution atlas.] W. Szafer Institute of Botany of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków [in Polish with English summary].
    Other interests:
    • photography, nature, wooden sacral architecture, culture and religion of Ruthenian and Vlach ethnical groups, icon art, angelology, poetry
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