Institute

Dr Joanna Lenarczyk

Assistant Professor

Unit
Organismal Evolution and Interactions Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑878
Address
Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland
Room
B‑14

ORCID

Research interests

  • Taxonomy and ecology of microscopic algae, especially Pediastrum sensu lato.
  • Biogeography of green algae (Chlorococcales, Desmidiales) in mountain ecosystems.
  • Pediastrum sensu lato in fossil materials.
  • Genome (nuclear, mitochondrial) studies using new generation sequencing.
  • Geometric morphometrics and statistic analysis in botanical studies.

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree at the Nicolaus Copernicus University (2005).
  • PhD degree at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2011).
  • Intern at the Voivodship Inspectorate for Environmental Protection in Bydgoszcz, Delegacy in Toruń (2005–2006).
  • Assistant professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2011).

International experience

  • Ukraine (2013) – 1-week research trip (collection of phycological materials) to the Chornohora Mountains.
  • Czech Republic (2014) – 2-week research internship on geometric morphometrics; Charles University, Prague.
  • Spain (2015) – 1-week workshop "Geometric morphometrics and phylogeny" (Transmitting Science workshop) in Els Hostalets de Pierola.

Research projects

  • Taxonomic and environmental studies on the genus Pediastrum Meyen (Chlorophyta) in Poland (2008–2010); grant no. N N303 070 534; Ministry of Science and Higher Education – contractor.
  • Taxonomy and distribution of green algae (Chlorophyta) in selected water bodies of the Dolina Gąsienicowa valley in the Tatra Mountains (2011); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • Preliminary studies on molecular variability of the genus Pediastrum Meyen (Chlorophyta) in Poland (2012); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • Coastal waters as the perfect ecological niche for microscopic green algae of the genus Pediastrum Meyen (Chlorophyta) in Poland – preliminary genetic-morphometric studies (2013); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • Pediastrum alternans – morphological variability and phylogenetic position (2014); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • The evolutionary history of shape diversification in Pediastrum Meyen on the example of P. boryanum (Turpin) Meneghini (2015); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • The architecture of the mitochondrial genome and the morphology in microscopic algae of the species Pseudopediastrum boryanum (Chlorophyceae, Sphaeropleales, Hydrodictyaceae) (2017); grant "Young Scientists"; W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS – project leader.
  • Trees as the centers of biological diversity of spore organisms in forests – a comparative study on the example of the Wigry National Park: part II (2018) and part III (2019); grant no. EZ.0290.1.36.2018 and grant no. EZ.0290.1.20.2019; State Forests – National Forest Holding – contractor.
  • Life and death of the extinct rhinoceros (Stephanorhinus sp.) from western Poland in the light of interdisciplinary palaeoenvironmental studies (2018–2021); grant no. 0201/2048/18 [2017/25/B/ST10/00111]; National Science Centre (NCN) – contractor.

Recent publications (selected)

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