Professor Lucyna Śliwa

Full Professor

Organismal Evolution and Interactions Group
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Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland


Research interests

  • Systematics of lichen-forming fungi (lichens) with particular emphasis on the Lecanoraceae family.
  • Phylogenesis, genetic variation and microevolution of representatives of the genus Lecanora s.l. on a world scale.
  • Biodiversity and lichen chorology in the mountainous regions of Europe and South America, and in North America.
  • Anthropogenic changes of lichen biota.

Recent publications (selected)

Szczepańska K., Urbaniak J., Śliwa L. 2020. Taxonomic recognition of some species-level lineages circumscribed in nominal Rhizoplaca subdiscrepans s. lat. (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota). PeerJ 8: e9555. DOI

Szczepańska K., Rodriguez-Flakus P., Urbaniak J., Śliwa L. 2019. Neotypification of Protoparmeliopsis garovaglii and molecular evidence of its occurrence in Poland and South America. MycoKeys 57: 31–46. DOI

Fałtynowicz W., Śliwa L. 2017. The Polish lichenological bibliography for 1982–2016. W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków.

Krzewicka B., Smykla J., Galas J., Śliwa L. 2017. Freshwater lichens and habitat zonation of mountain streams. Limnologica 63: 1–10. DOI

Wieczorek A., Łysko A., Popiela A., Śliwa L. 2017. Additions to the flora of lichenized and lichenicolous fungi of Bornholm (Denmark). Herzogia 30: 304–308. DOI

Zhao X., Leavitt S.D., Zhao Z.T., Zhang L.L., Arup U., Grube M., Pérez-Ortega S., Printzen C., Śliwa L., Kraichak E., Divakar P.K., Crespo A., Lumbsch H.T. 2016. Towards a revised generic classification of lecanoroid lichens (Lecanoraceae, Ascomycota) based on molecular, morphological and chemical evidence. Fungal Diversity 78: 293–304. DOI