Dr Sylwia Skoczylas-Śniaz

Research Assistant

Palaeobotany and Palaeoenvironment Group
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Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland


Research interests

  • Quaternary palaeobotany, analysis of plant macrofossils – fossil seeds, fruits and others.
  • Quaternary malacology, analysis of snail shells (terrestrial and aquatic) and bivalves.
  • Reconstructions of climate and environmental change during the Pleistocene and Holocene.
  • Flora of plant macroremains and malacocenoses from lake and lake-river sediments.
  • Characteristics of Quaternary sediments and their sedimentary environment.
  • Human impact on the environment (anthropopressure).

Recent publications (selected)

Alexandrowicz W.P., Skoczylas-Śniaz S., Laskowska P. 2023. Malacological indicators of anthropogenic and natural environmental changes of the Podhale Basin during the last 2000 years. Studies in the Rogoźnik Stream valley (the Carpathian Mountains, Southern Poland). Geology Geophysics and Environment 49: 261–280. DOI

Stefaniak K., Kotowski A., Badura J., Sobczyk A., Borówka R.K., Stachowicz-Rybka R., Moskal-del Hoyo M., Hrynowiecka A., Tomkowiak J., Sławinska J., Przybylski B., Ciszek D., Alexandrowicz W.P., Skoczylas-Śniaz S., Ratajczak-Skrzatek U., Shpansky A.V., Ilyina S.A., Moska P., Urbański K., Mirosław-Grabowska J., Niska M., Capalbo Ch., Nowakowski D., van der Made J., Popovic D., Baca M., Billia E.M.E. 2023. A skeleton of peat-trapped forest rhinoceros Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jäger, 1839) from Gorzów Wielkopolski, Northwestern Poland: a record of life and death of the Eemian large mammals. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen 308: 45–77. DOI

Szreter A., Skoczylas-Śniaz S., Wierzba K., Czoch P., Bolek S., Kowal-Kasprzyk J. 2023. Educational trails of the Racławka Valley Nature Reserve and their potential for geoeducation. Geotourism/Geoturystyka 18: 35–56. DOI