Alexander M.R., Rollinson C.R., Babst F., Trouet V., Moore D.J.P. 2017. Relative influences of multiple sources of uncertainty on cumulative and incremental tree-ring-derived aboveground biomass estimates. Trees. DOI: 10.1007/s00468-017-1629-0

Babst F., Poulter B., Bodesheim P., Mahecha M.D., Frank D.C. 2017. Improved tree-ring archives will support earth-system science. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:0008. DOI:10.1038/s41559-016-0008

Belmecheri S., Babst F., Hudson A.R., Betancourt J., Trouet V. 2017. Northern Hemisphere Jet Stream Position Indices as Diagnostic Tools for Climate and Ecosystem Dynamics. Earth Interactions. DOI: 10.1175/EI-D-16-0023.1

Evans M.E.K., Falk D.A., Arizpe A., Swetnam T.L., Babst F., Holsinger K.E.. 2017. Fusing tree‐ring and forest inventory data to infer influences on tree growth. Ecosphere, 8: 1–20.

Montané F., Fox A.M., Arellano A.F., MacBean N., Alexander M.R., Dye A., Bishop D.A., Trouet V., Babst F., Hessl A.E., Pederson N., Blanken P.D., Bohrer G., Gough C.M., Litvak M.E., Novick K.A., Phillips R.P., Wood J.D., Moore1 D.J.P. 2017. Evaluating the effect of alternative carbon allocation schemes in a land surface model (CLM4.5) on carbon fluxes, pools, and turnover in temperate forests. Geoscientific Model Development, 10: 3499–3517.

Nikel S., Schröder W., Wosniok W., Harmens H., Frontasyeva M.V., Alber R., Aleksiayenak J., Barandovski L., Blum O., Danielsson H., de Temmermann L., Dunaev A.M., Fagerli H., Schönrock S., Godzik B., Ilyin I., Jonkers S., Jeran Z., Pihl Karlsson G., Lazo P., Leblond S., Liiv S., Magnússon S.H., Mankovska B., Martinem-Abaigar J., Piispanen J., Poikolainen J., Popescu J.V., Qarri F., Radnovic D., Santamaria J.M., Schaap M., Skutnik M., Špirić Z., Stafilov T., Steinnes E., Stihi C., Suchara I., Thöni L., Uggerud H.T., Zechmeister H.G. 2017. Modelling and mapping heavy metal and nitrogen concentrations in moss in 2010 throughtout Europe by applying Random Forest models. Atmospheric Environment, 156: 146-159.

Pappas C., Mahecha M.D., Frank D.C., Babst F., Koutsoyiannis D. 2017. Ecosystem functioning is enveloped by hydrometeorological variability. Nature Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0277-5

Piechnik Ł., Kurek P., Mierzwa-Szymkowiak D. 2017. Rediscovery of the holotypes of Mustela africana stolzmanni Taczanowski, 1881 (Carnivora: Mustelidae) and Cuniculus taczanowskii Stolzmann, 1885 (Rodentia: Cuniculidae) at the Museum and Institute of Zoology Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. Zootaxa, 4311(3): 447–450.

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. DOI: 10.1007/s13595-017-0621-6

Stefanowicz A.M., Stanek M., Nobis M., Zubek S. 2017. Few effects of invasive plants Reynoutria japonica, Rudbeckia laciniata and Solidago gigantea on soil physical and chemical properties. Science of the Total Environment, 574: 938–946.

Stefanowicz A.M., Majewska M.L., Stanek M., Nobis M., Zubek S. 2017. Differential influence of four invasive plant species on soil physicochemical properties in a pot experiment. Journal of Soils and Sediments. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-017-1873-3

Uddin SJ., Muhammad T., Shafiullah M., Slazak B., Rouf R., Göransson U. Single-Step Purification of Cyclotides Using Affinity Chromatography. BIOPOLYMERS 108(3).

Zhang Z., Babst F., Bellassen V., Frank D., Launois T., Tan K., Ciais P., Poulter B. 2017. Converging climate sensitivities of European forests between observed radial tree growth and vegetation models. Ecosystems. DOI.org/10.1007/s10021-017-0157-5

Żywiec M., Ledwoń M., Holeksa J., Seget P., Łopata B., Fedriani J.M. 2017. Rare events of massive plant reproductive investment lead to long-term density-dependent reproductive success. Journal of Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12896

Woch M.W., Stefanowicz A.M., Stanek M. 2017. Waste heaps left by historical Zn-Pb ore mining are hotspots of species diversity of beech forest understory vegetation. Science of the Total Environment, 599–600: 32–41.


Babst-Kostecka A.A., Waldmann P., Frérot H., Vollenweider P. 2016. Plant adaptation to metal polluted environments – physiological, morphological, and evolutionary insights from Biscutella laevigata. Environmental and Experimental Botany 27: 1–13.ISSN 0098-8472

Holeksa J., Jaloviar P., Kucbel S., Saniga M., Svoboda M., Szewczyk J., Szwagrzyk J., Zielonka T., Żywiec M. 2016. Models of disturbance driven dynamics in the West Carpathian spruce forests. Forest Ecology and Management.DOI.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.08.026 ISSN 0378-1127

Kurek P., Cykowska-Marzencka B. 2016. Badgers Meles meles setts and bryophytes diversity: A newly found role of game animal in a European temperate forests. Forest Ecology and Management 372: 199–205.ISSN 0378-1127

Kurek P., Dobrowolska D. 2016. Synzoochoryczne rozsiewanie żołędzi przez sójki Garrulus glandarius na powierzchniach zrębowych oraz pod drzewostanem. Sylwan 160: 512–518. ISSN 0039-7660

Kurek P., Sparks T.H., Wiatrowska B., Rola K., Tryjanowski P. 2016. Effect of electricity pylons on plant diversity in intensive farmland (W Poland). Annales Botanici Fennici 53: 415–425.ISSN 0003-3847, e-ISSN 1797-2442

Kurek P., Steppa R., Grzywaczewski G., Tryjanowski P. 2016. The silence of the lambs? Plant diversity in abandoned sheep pens. Plant, Soil and Environment 62: 1–8. ISSN 1214-1178, e-ISSN 1805-9368 ISSN 1179-3155, e-ISSN 1179-3163

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.ISSN: 0944-1344, e-ISSN 1614-7499

Slazak B, Kapusta M., Malik S., Bohdanowicz J., Kuta E., Malec P., Göransson U. 2016 Immunolocalization of cyclotides in plant cells, tissues and organ supports their role in host defense. Planta 244:1029–1040. ISSN 0032-0935 e-ISSN 1432-2048

Stefanowicz A.M., Stanek M., Woch M.W., Kapusta P. 2016. The accumulation of elements in plants growing spontaneously on small heaps left by the historical Zn-Pb ore mining. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 23: 6524–6534.ISSN 0944-1344, e-ISSN 1614-7499

Stefanowicz A.M., Stanek M., Nobis M., Zubek S. 2016. Species-specific effects of plant invasions on activity, biomass, and composition of soil microbial communities. Biology and Fertility of Soils 52: 841–852.ISSN 0178-2762, e-ISSN 1432-0789

Stefanowicz A.M., Stanek M., Woch M.W. 2016. High concentrations of heavy metals in beech forest understory plants growing on waste heaps left by Zn-Pb ore mining. Journal of Geochemical Exploration 169: 157–162. ISSN 0375-6742

Walczyńska A., Kapusta P. 2016. Microclimate buffering of winter temperatures by pine stumps in a temperate forest. Climate Dynamics. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3184-6 ISSN 0930-7575, e-ISSN 1432-0894

Wasowicz P., Pauwels M., Pasierbinski A., Przedpelska-Wasowicz E.M., Babst-Kostecka AA, Saumitou-Laprade P., Rostanski A. 2016. Phylogeography of Arabidopsis halleri (Brassicaceae) in mountain regions of Central Europe inferred from cpDNA variation and ecological niche modelling. PeerJ 4: e1645 ISSN 2167-8359

Zubek S., Majewska M.L., Błaszkowski J., Stefanowicz A.M., Nobis M., Kapusta P. 2016. Invasive plants affect arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi abundance and species richness as well as the performance of native plants grown in invaded soils. Biology and Fertility of Soils 52: 879–893. ISSN 0178-2762, e-ISSN 1432-0789

Żywiec M., Muter E., Zielonka T. Delibes M., Calvo G., Fedriani J.M. 2016. Long-term effect of temperature and precipitation on radial growth in a threatened thermo-Mediterranean tree population. Trees – Structure and Function.DOI 10.1007/s00468-016-1472-8 ISSN 0931-1890, e-ISSN 1432-2285


Durak T., Żywiec M., Kapusta P., Holeksa J. 2015. Impact of land use and climate changes on expansion of woody species on subalpine meadows in the Eastern Carpathians. Forest Ecology and Management 339: 127-135.ISSN: 0378-1127

Durak T., Żywiec M., Kapusta P., Holeksa J. 2015. Rapid spread of a fleshy-fruited species in abandoned subalpine meadows – formation of an unusual forest belt in the Eastern Carpathians. iForest: DOI: 10.3832/ifor1470-008  ISSN: 1971-7458

Göransson U., Malik S., Slazak B. 2015 Cyclotides in the Violaceae. Advances in Botanical Research 76: 15–49.DOI:10.1016/bs.abr.2015.09.001ISBN: 978-0-12-800030-4

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. ISSN: 0269-7491

Holeksa J. Zielonka T., Żywiec M., Fleischer P. 2015. Identyfying the disturbance history over a large area of larch-spruce mountain forest in Central Europe. Forest Ecology and Management.  DOI:dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.031 ISSN: 0378-1127

Kapusta P., Sobczyk Ł. 2015. Effects of heavy metal pollution from mining and smelting on enchytraeid communities under different land management and soil conditions. Science of The Total Environment 536: 517–526. ISSN: 0048-9697

Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Jędrzejczyk-Korycińska M., Zagórna M. 2015. Do heavy-metal grassland species survive under a Scots pine canopy during early stages of secondary succession? Folia Geobotanica. DOI: 10.1007/s12224-015-9232-x.ISSN: 1211-9520, e-ISSN: 874-9348

Kurek P. 2015. Consumption of fleshy fruit: are central European carnivores really less frugivorous than southern European carnivores? Mammalian Biology 80: 527–534. ISSN: 1616-5047

Kurek P., Holeksa J. 2015. Toxic fruits in carnivores’ diets in Poland. Annales Zoologici Fennici 52: 186–192. ISSN: 0003-455X, e-ISSN: 1797-2450

Kurek P., Holeksa J. 2015. Grains in the diets of medium-sized carnivores – a case of diplochory? Polish Journal of Ecology 63: 286–290. ISSN: 1505-2249, e-ISSN: 2450-1395

Slazak B., Jacobsson E., Kuta E., Göransson U. 2015. Exogenous plant hormones and cyclotide expression in Viola uliginosa (Violaceae). Phytochemistry 117:527-536. ISSN: 0031-9422

Slazak B., Sliwinska E., Saługa M., Ronikier M., Bujak J., Słomka A., Göransson U., Kuta E. 2015. Micropropagation of Viola uliginosa (Violaceae) for endangered species conservation and for somaclonal variation-enhanced cyclotide biosynthesis. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 120: 179–190. ISSN: 0167-6857 , e-ISSN: 1573-5044 

Stefanowicz A.M., Kapusta P., Błońska A., Kompała-Bąba A., Woźniak G. 2015. Effects of Calamagrostis epigejos, Chamaenerion palustre and Tussilago farfara on nutrient availability and microbial activity in the surface layer of spoil heaps after hard coal mining. Ecological Engineering 83: 328–337. ISSN: 0925-8574

Stefanowicz A.M., Stanek M., Woch M.W., Kapusta P. 2015. The accumulation of elements in plants growing spontaneously on small heaps left by the historical Zn-Pb ore mining. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. DOI 10.1007/s11356-015-5859-7 ISSN: 0944-1344 , e-ISSN: 1614-7499

Woch M.W., Kapusta P., Stefanowicz A.M. 2015. Variation in dry grassland communities along a heavy metals gradient. Ecotoxicology. DOI: 10.1007/s10646-015-1569-7. ISSN: 0963-9292 , e-ISSN: 1573-3017


Kurek, P., Kapusta, P., Holeksa, J., 2014. Burrowing by badgers (Meles meles) and foxes (Vulpes vulpes) changes soil conditions and vegetation in a European temperate forest. Ecological Research 29: 1–11.

Kurek P., Sparks T.H., Tryjanowski P. 2015. Electricity pylons may be potential foci for the invasion of black cherry Prunus serotina in intensive farmland. Acta Oecologica 62: 40-44.

Kurek P., Holeksa J. 2015. Toxic fruits in the diet of carnivores in Poland. Annales Zoologici Fennici 52: xx-xx.

Kurek P., Steppa R., Tryjanowski P. Are always marginal habitats a biodiversity hotspots? Abandoned sheepfolds as a case study.


Żywiec M. 2013. Seedling survival under conspecific and heterospecific trees: the initial stages of regeneration of Sorbus aucuparia, a temperate fleshy-fruited pioneer tree. Annales Botanici Fennici 50: 361-371.

Żywiec M., Zielonka T. Does a heavy fruit crop reduce the tree ring increment? Results from a 12-year study in a subalpine zone. Trees - Structure and Function 27:1365–1373.

Popielarska-Konieczna, M., Kozieradzka-Kiszkurno, M., Tuleja, M., Ślesak, H., Kapusta, P., Marcińska, I., Bohdanowicz, J., 2013. Genotype-dependent efficiency of endosperm development in culture of selected cereals: histological and ultrastructural studies. Protoplasma 250, 361-369

Żywiec M., Holeksa J., Ledwoń M., Seget P. 2013. Reproductive success of individuals with different fruit production patterns. What does it mean for the predator satiation hypothesis? Oecologia 172: 461-467.

Żywiec M., Holeksa J., Wesołowska M., Szewczyk J., Zwijacz-Kozica T., Kapusta P. 2013. Sorbus aucuparia regeneration in a coarse-grained spruce forest – a landscape perspective. Journal of Vegetation Science24: 735–743.


Fedriani J.M., Żywiec M., Delibes M. 2012. Thieves or mutualists? Pulp feeders enhance endozoochore local recruitment. Ecology 93(3): 575–587.

Żywiec M., Delibes M., Fedriani J.M. 2012. Microgeographical, inter-individual, and intra-individual variation in the flower characters of Iberian pear Pyrus bourgaeana (Rosaceae). Oecologia 169:713–722.

Żywiec M., Holeksa J., Ledwoń M. 2012. Population and individual level of masting in a fleshy-fruited tree. Plant Ecology 213: 993–1002.

Żywiec M., Holeksa J. 2012. Sprouting extends the lifespan of tree species in a seedling bank: 12-year study. Forest Ecology and Management 284: 205–212.

Stefanowicz A.M., Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Grodzińska K., Niklińska M., Vogt R.D. 2012. Soil fertility and plant diversity enhance microbial performance in metal-polluted soils. Science of the Total Environment 439: 211-219.

Zubek S., Stefanowicz A.M., Błaszkowski J., Niklińska M., Seidler-Łożykowska K. 2012. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and soil microbial communities under contrasting fertilization of three medicinal plants. Applied Soil Ecology 59: 106-115.

Godé C., Decombeix I., Kostecka A., Wąsowicz P., Pauwels M., Courseaux A, Saumitou-Laprade P.2012. Nuclear microsatellite loci for Arabidopsis halleri (Brassicaceae), a model species to study plant adaptation to heavy metals. American Journal of Botany 99: e49–e52.


Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Stefanowicz A.M. 2011. Direct and indirect effects of metal contamination on soil biota in a Zn-Pb post-mining and smelting area (S Poland). Environmental Pollution 159: 1516-1522.

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 (monography).

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.


Zielonka T., Holeksa J., Fleischer P., Kapusta P. 2010. A tree-ring re construction of wind disturbances In a forest of the Slovakian Tatra Mountains, Western Carpathians. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 31-42.

Niklasson M., Drobyshev I., Zielonka T. 2010. A 400-year history of fires on lake Island in south-east Sweden. International Journal of Wildland Fire 19: 1050-1058.

Stefanowicz A.M., Niklińska M., Kapusta P., Szarek-Łukaszewska G. 2010. Pine forest and grassland differently influence the response of soil microbial communities to metal contamination. Science of the Total Environment 408: 6134-6141.

Baas J., Stefanowicz A.M., Klimek B., Laskowski R., Kooijman SALM. 2010. Model-based experimental design for assessing effects of mixtures of chemicals. Environmental Pollution 158: 115-120.

Meyer C-L, Kostecka A.A., Saumitou-Laprade P., Créach A., Castric V., Pauwels M., Frérot H. 2010. Variability of zinc tolerance among and within populations of the pseudometallophyte species Arabidopsis halleri and possible role of directional selection. New Phytologist 185: 130-142


Meyer C-L., Kostecka A.A., Saumitou-Laprade P., Creach A., Castric V., Pauwels M., Frerot H. 2009. Variability of zinc tolerance among and within populations of pseudometallophyte apecies Arabidopsis halleri and possible role of directional selection. New Phytologist 185: 130-142.

Holeksa J., Saniga M., Szwagrzyk J., Czerniak M., Staszyńska K., Kapusta P. 2009. A giant tree stand in the West Carpathians—An exception or a relic of formerly widespread mountain European forests? Forest Ecology and Management 257: 1577–1585.

Stefanowicz A.M., Niklińska M., Laskowski R. 2009. Pollution-induced tolerance of soil bacterial communities in meadow and forest ecosystems polluted with heavy metals. European Journal of Soil Biology 45: 363-369.