Institute

Dr Beata Cykowska-Marzencka

Assistant Professor

Unit
Organismal Evolution and Interactions Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑776
Address
Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland
Room
B‑218

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Research interests

  • Diversity, ecology and host specificity bryophyte endophytic fungi.
  • Ecology and chorology of high mountains bryophytes.
  • Diversity and ecology of epixylic bryophytes.
  • Taxonomy and phytogeography of subantarctic liverworts and hornworts.
  • Bryophyte diversity of underworked areas in Latin America (Bolivia, Mexico, Peru).

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree at the University of Opole (2003).
  • PhD degree at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2009).
  • Assistant professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2009–2019).
  • Habilitation at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS.
  • Head of the Laboratory of Bryology, W. Szafer Institute of Botany PAS (2013-2019).
  • Associate professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2020).

Membership and awards

  • Outstanding Master's Thesis Award from the Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Technology, University of Opole (2003).
  • Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award from the Scientific Council of the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2009).
  • Member of the International Association of Bryologists (since 2008).
  • Member of the Polish Botanical Society (since 2006; secretary of the Krakow Branch PBS in 2006–2007).
  • Member of the Committe for the Reorganization W. Szafer Institute of Botany PAS (2017-2019) and Committe for the Development of Scientific Staff W. Szafer Institute of Botany PAS (2016-2019).

International experience

  • Czech Republic (2004) - 1-week; 11th Spring Meeting of the Bryological and Lichenological section of the Czech Botanical Society in the Rychlebské hory Mts.
  • Peru (2006) - Bryological field research in projected National Park Canion Colca and the Volcanoes Valley, dept. Arequipa, within the project “Bryophytes and lichens flora of the south part of Colca Canyon (Peru) - reconnaissance research” (research project realized in cooperation with AGH University of Sciences and Technology in Krakow) (2 weeks) and Chanchamayo region, dept. Junin, Peru (1 week).
  • Bolivia (2006) - 7-week; Bryological field research in Bolivian Amazonia, dept. Pando within the project “Diversidad y taxonomía de líquenes y briofitos de Bolivia, especialmente las especies foliícolas” realized with Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, La Paz.
  • Belgium (2006) - 9-week; A research scholarship in Centre Marie-Victorin, Vierves-sur-Viroin, Belgium - Wallonia.
  • Czech Republik (2009) - 1-week; 16th Spring Meeting of the Bryological and Lichenological Section of the Czech Botanical Society in Svatošské skály near Karlovy Vary (W Bohemia).
  • Czech Republic (2009) - 1-week; Scientific cooperation with prof. J. Váňa, Department of Botany, Charles University, Faculty of Science, Prague.
  • Mexico (2010) - 3-week; field research and scientific cooperation, Departamento de Botánica, Instituto de Biología, U.N.A.M, México D.F.
  • Hungary (2010) - 2-week; research stay, SYNTHESYS; Botanical Department, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.
  • Bolivia (2010) - 6-week; field research and scientific cooperation, Herbario Nacional de Bolivia, La Paz.
  • Czech Republic (2013) - 1-week; Scientific cooperation with prof. J. Váňa, Department of Botany, Charles University, Faculty of Science, Prague.
  • Switzerland (2019) - 1-week; field research and scientific cooperation within the project „Inneralpine dry valleys of Switzerland (On the trails of Josias Braun-Blanquet II)”, Eurasian Dry Grassland Group and Vegetation Ecology, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
  • Switzerland (2020) - 1-week; field research and scientific cooperation within the project „Sampling multi-scale and multi-taxon plant diversity data in the subalpine and alpine habitats of Switzerland”, Eurasian Dry Grassland Group and Vegetation Ecology, Institute of Natural Resource Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

Research projects

  • Liverworts of the Sphagnum-Polytrichum hummocks in the Tatra Mountains - diversity, distribution and ecology (2005-2008); grant no. 2P04G 090 29, State Committe for Scientific Research in Poland - co-investigator.
  • Comparative studies on Belgian and Polish populations of selected species of the genus Barbilophozia (Marchantiophyta, Lophoziaceae) (2006); A research scholarship for graduate students awarded by the French Community in Belgium - Wallonia – project leader.
  • Liverwort flora of the Prince Edward Islands in Subantarctica: taxonomy and phytogeography (2007-2010); grant no. N303 063 32/2264, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – co-investigator.
  • Biodiversity of Bolivian Amazon on the basis of foliicolous lichens (2008–2011); grant no. N N303 345335; National Science Centre (NCN) – co-investigator.
  • Taxonomy, diversity and distribution of liverworts in Polish Carpathians. I. Genera Barbilophozia, Cephaloziella, Frullania, Nardia and Gymnomitrion (2010); grant no. Synthesys 2 nr HU-TAF-727 – project leader.
  • Biological diversity of tropical South America: Bolivian lichens – a case study (2010–2013); grant no. 92/L–1/09; National Centre for Research and Development (NCBiR); LIDER Programme – co-investigator.
  • Geographical and taxonomic revision of mosses in the Polish Carpathians (2010-2014); grant no. N N303 572038, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – project leader.
  • Liverworts of the South Ocean islands: diversity, taxonomy and geographical distribution (2010-2014); grant no. N N303 469 338, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education – co-investigator.
  • Mosses and liverworts of the Otryt Mts, Sanocko-Turczańskie Mts and Słonne Mts in Southeastern Poland (2013); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • The burrows of the badgers as the focus of species diversity. How the plant species richness changes in the gradient of the use of borrow by the hosts - the state after 4 seasons of research (2013); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – co-investigator.
  • New and rare hornwort species found during expeditions to Bolivia in 2006 i 2010 (2013); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • Coarse woody debris resources in sustainable forest management (2015–2020); grant no. OR.271.3.9.2015; National Forest Holding of Poland, The State Forests – co-investigator.
  • Genetic variation, interspecies connections, and taxonomic position of tree liverwort species: Barbilophozia atlantica, B. attenuata oraz B. binsteadii (2016); Program for Young Scientists, grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – co-investigator.
  • Endophytic fungi of Polytrichum commune Hedw. (Bryophyta, Polytrichaceae) (2018); Program for Young Scientists, grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – co-investigator.
  • Diversity, communities and host-specificity of endophytic fungi colonizing selected species of ground liverworts (Marchantiophyta)(2018-2019); grant no. 2018/02/X/NZ8/01233; National Science Centre (NCN) - project leader.

Recent publications (selected)

Ellis L.T., Ah-Peng C., Aslan G., Bakalin V.A., Bergamini A., Callaghan D.A., Campisi P., Raimondo F.M., Choi S.S., Csiky J., Csikyné Radnai É., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Czernyadjeva I.V., Kalinina Yu M., Afonina O.M., Domina G., Drapela P., Fedosov V.E., Fuertes E., Gabriel R., Kubová M., Soares Albergaria I., Gospodinov G., Natcheva R., Graulich A., Hedderson T., Hernández-Rodríguez E., Hugonnot V., Hyun C.W., Kırmacı M., Çatak U., Kubešová S., Kučera J., La Farge C., Larraín J., Martin P., Mufeed B., Manju C.N., Rajesh K.P., Németh Cs., Nagy J., Norhazrina N., Syazwana N., O'Leary S.V., Park S.J., Peña-Retes A.P., Rimac A., Alegro A., Šegota V., Koletić N., Vuković N., Rosadziński S., Rosselló J.A., Sabovljević M.S., Sabovljević A.D., Schäfer-Verwimp A., Sérgio C., Shkurko A.V., Shyriaieva D., Virchenko V.M., Smoczyk M., Spitale D., Srivastava P., Omar I., Asthana A.K., Staniaszek-Kik M., Cienkowska A., Ștefănuţ M.-M., Ștefănuţ S., Tamas G., Bîrsan C.-C., Nicoară G.-R., Ion M.C., Pócs T., Kunev G., Troeva E.I., van Rooy J., Wietrzyk-Pełka P., Węgrzyn M.H., Wolski G.J., Bożyk D., Cienkowska A. 2021. New national and regional bryophyte records, 65. Journal of Bryology 43: 67–91. DOI

Wietrzyk-Pełka P., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Maruo F., Szymański W., Węgrzyn M.H. 2020. Mosses and liverworts in the glacier forelands and mature tundra of Svalbard (High Arctic): diversity, ecology, and community composition. Polish Polar Research 41: 151–186. DOI

Węgrzyn M.H., Wietrzyk-Pełka P., Galanty A., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Alterskjær Sundset M. 2019. Incomplete degradation of lichen usnic acid and atranorin in Svalbard reindeer (Rangifer tarandus platyrhynchus). Polar Research 38: 3375. DOI

Węgrzyn M.H., Wietrzyk P., Lehmann-Konera S., Chmiel S., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Polkowska Ż. 2018. Annual variability of heavy metal content in Svalbard reindeer faeces as a result of dietary preferences. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25: 36693–36701. DOI

Ellis L.T., Afonina O.M., Andriamiarisoa R.L., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Stryjak-Bogacka M., Bell N.E., Boiko M., Callaghan D.A., Campisi P., Dia M.G., Marino M.L., Provenzano F., Eckstein J., Enroth J., Erzberger P., Ezer T., Gargano M.L., Ginzburg E., Górski P., Gradstein S.R., Reeb C., Hannoire C., Infante M., Jukonienė I., Kushnevskaya E.V., Lebouvier M., Nagy J., Opmanis A., Plášek V., Skoupá Z., Sabovljević M.S., Sabovljević A.D., Shevock J.R., Singh D.K., Majumdar S., Skudnik M., Uselienė A., Venturella G., Węgrzyn M., Wietrzyk P., Yoon Y.-J., Kim J.H., Yücel E. 2017. New national and regional bryophyte records, 53. Journal of Bryology 39: 368–387. DOI

Ellis L.T., Agcagil E., Kırmacı M., Aleffi M., Bakalin V.A., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Stryjak-Bogacka M., Bojaca G.F.P., Fantacelle L.B., Araújo C.A.T., Maciel-Silva A.S., Bruno Silva J., Calleja J.A., Cano M.J., Castillo Diaz J., Gabriel R., Dias dos Santos N., Enroth J., Erzberger P., Garilleti R., Hájek M., Hedenäs L., Heras P., Infante M., Kiebacher T., Koczur A., Krawczyk R., Kučera J., Lebouvier M., Lüth M., Mazimpaka V., Vigalondo B., Lara F., Nagy J., Németh Cs., Kovács A., Nobis M., Węgrzyn M., Wietrzyk P., Norhazrina N., Vanderpoorten A., Nowak A., Poponessi S., Gigante D., Venanzoni R., Plášek V., Rangel Germano S., Schäfer-Verwimp A., Sérgio C., Claro D., Garcia C.A., Shirzadian S., Akhoondi Darzikolaei S., Stebel A., Suleiman M., Yong K.-T., Virchenko V.M., Vončina G., Yoon Y.-J., Choi H.-G., Kim J.H. 2016. New national and regional bryophyte records, 49. Journal of Bryology 38: 327–347. DOI

Ellis L.T., Aleffi M., Alegro A., Segota V., Asthana A.K., Gupta R., Singh V.J., Bakalin V.A., Bednarek-Ochyra H., Cykowska-Marzencka B., Benitez A., Borovichev E.A., Vilnet A.A., Konstantinova N.A., Buck W.R., Cacciatoro C., Sérgio C., Csiky J., Deme J., Kovács D., Damsholt K., Enroth J., Erzberger P., Fedosov V.E., Fuertes E., Gradstein S.R., Gremmen N.J.M., Hallingbäck T., Jukonienė I., Kiebacher T., Larraín J., Lebouvier M., Lüth M., Mamontov Yu.S., Potemkin A.D., Nemeth Cs., Nieuwkoop J.A.W., Nobis M., Węgrzyn M., Wietrzyk P., Osorio F., Parnikoza I., Virchenko V.M., Peralta D.F., Carmo D.M., Plášek V., Skoupá Z., Poponessi S., Venanzoni R., Puche F., Purger D., Reeb C., Rios R., Rodriguez-Quiel E., Arrocha C., Sabovljević M.S., Nikolić N., Sabovljević A.D., dos Santos E.L., Segarra-Moragues J.G., Ştefănuţ S., Stončius D. 2016. New national and regional bryophyte records, 48. Journal of Bryology 38: 235–259. DOI

Kurek P., Cykowska-Marzencka B. 2016. Badger Meles meles setts and bryophyte diversity: A newly found role for the game animal in European temperate forests. Forest Ecology and Management 372: 199–205. DOI