Institute

Dr Agnieszka Wacnik

Associate Professor

Unit
Palaeobotany and Palaeoenvironment Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑729
Address
Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland
Room
A‑211

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Research interests

  • Quaternary palaeobotany and palaeoecology.
  • Vistulian and Holocene history of vegetation and climate in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • High-resolution palynological studies of annually laminated lake sediments.
  • Palynology of archaeological sites, long term perspective of anthropogenic impact on vegetation, development of the cultural landscape, fire activity and exploitation of wood resources in relation to the settlement history.

Recent publications (selected)

Zander P.D., Żarczyński M., Vogel H., Tylmann W., Wacnik A., Sanchini A., Grosjean M. 2021. A high-resolution record of Holocene primary productivity and water-column mixing from the varved sediments of Lake Żabińskie, Poland. Science of the Total Environment 755: 143713. DOI

Cywa K., Wacnik A. 2020. First representative xylological data on the exploitation of wood by early medieval woodcrafters in the Polesia region, southwestern Belarus. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 30: 102252. DOI

Feurdean A., Vannière B., Finsinger W., Warren D., Connor S.C., Forrest M., Liakka J., Panait A., Werner C., Andrič M., Bobek P., Carter V.A., Davis B., Diaconu A.-C., Dietze E., Feeser I., Florescu G., Gałka M., Giesecke T., Jahns S., Jamrichová E., Kajukało K., Kaplan J., Karpińska-Kołaczek M., Kołaczek P., Kuneš P., Kupriyanov D., Lamentowicz M., Lemmen C., Magyari E.K., Marcisz K., Marinova E., Niamir A., Novenko E., Obremska M., Pędziszewska A., Pfeiffer M., Poska A., Rösch M., Słowiński M., Stančikaitė M., Szal M., Święta-Musznicka J., Tanţău I., Theuerkauf M., Tonkov S., Valkó O., Vassiljev J., Veski S., Vincze I., Wacnik A., Wiethold J., Hickler T. 2020. Fire hazard modulation by long-term dynamics in land cover and dominant forest type in eastern and central Europe. Biogeosciences 17: 1213–1230. DOI

Gębica P., Michno A., Sobucki M., Czopek S., Trybała-Zawiślak K., Wacnik A. 2020. Temporal variation of prehistoric human settlement recorded in the oxbow lake deposits of San river (Sandomierz Basin, SE Poland). Geochronometria 46: 148–160 DOI. DOI

Sanchini A., Szidat S., Tylmann W., Vogel H., Wacnik A., Grosjean M. 2020. A Holocene high-resolution record of aquatic productivity, seasonal anoxia and meromixis from varved sediments of Lake Łazduny, North-Eastern Poland: insight from a novel multi-proxy approach. Journal of Quaternary Science 35: 1070–1080. DOI

Wacnik A. 2020. Aneks 2. Późnoholoceńska historia roślinności rejonu Szurpił zapisana w osadach dennych jeziora Kluczysko na Suwalszczyźnie, północno-wschodnia Polska. In: M. Engel (ed.). Jaćwieskie ośrodki grodowe. Seminarium Bałtyjskie, tom IV. Państwowe Muzeum Archeologiczne, Wydział Archeologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa: 561–576.

Wacnik A., Gumiński W., Cywa K., Bugajska K. 2020. Forests and foragers: exploitation of wood resources by Mesolithic and para-Neolithic societies in north-eastern Poland. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 29: 717–736. DOI

Żarczyński M., Wacnik A., Tylmann W. 2019. Tracing lake mixing and oxygenation regime using the Fe/Mn ratio in varved sediments: 2000 year-long record of human-induced changes from Lake Żabińskie (NE Poland). Science of the Total Environment 657: 585–596. DOI

Czopek S., Trybała-Zawiślak K., Wojceszczuk N., Osaulczuk O., Bobak D., Gębica P., Jacyszyn A., Pasterkiewicz W., Pawliw D., Petehyrycz W., Połtowicz-Bobak M., Wacnik A. 2018. Przemiany kulturowo-osadnicze w dorzeczu rzeki Wiszni w epoce brązu i we wczesnej epoce żelaza w kontekście zmian prahistorycznej i wczesnohistorycznej ekumeny. Uniwersytet Rzeszowski, Rzeszów.

Dietze E., Theuerkauf M., Bloom K., Brauer A., Dörfler W., Feeser I., Feurdean A., Gedminienė L., Giesecke T., Jahns S., Karpińska-Kołaczek M., Kołaczek P., Lamentowicz M., Latałowa, M., Marcisz K., Obremska M., Pędziszewska A., Poska A., Rehfeld K., Stančikaitė M., Stivrins N., Święta-Musznicka J., Szal M., Vassiljev J., Veski S., Wacnik A., Weisbrodt D., Wiethold J., Vannière B., Słowiński M. 2018. Holocene fire activity during low-natural flammability periods reveals scale-dependent cultural human-fire relationships in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 201: 44–56. DOI

Kittel P., Sikora J., Antczak O., Brooks S.J., Elias S., Krąpiec M., Luoto T.P., Borówka R.K., Okupny D., Pawłowski D., Płóciennik M., Rzodkiewicz M., Stachowicz-Rybka R., Wacnik A. 2018. The palaeoecological development of the Late Medieval moat – Multiproxy research at Rozprza, Central Poland. Quaternary International 482: 131–156. DOI

Moskal-del Hoyo M., Wacnik A., Alexandrowicz W.P., Stachowicz-Rybka R., Wilczyński J., Pospuła-Wędzicha S., Szwarczewski P., Korczyńska M., Cappenberg K., Nowak M. 2018. Open country species persisted in loess regions during the Atlantic and early Subboreal phases: New multidisciplinary data from southern Poland. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 253: 49–69. DOI

Hernández-Almeida I., Grosjean M., Gómez-Navarro J.J., Larocque-Tobler I., Bonk A., Enters D., Ustrzycka A., Piotrowska N., Przybylak R., Wacnik A., Witak M., Tylmann W. 2017. Resilience, rapid transitions and regime shifts: Fingerprinting the responses of Lake Żabińskie (NE Poland) to climate variability and human disturbance since AD 1000. The Holocene 27: 258–270. DOI

Wacnik A., Tylmann W., Bonk A., Goslar T., Enters D., Meyer-Jacob C., Grosjean M. 2016. Determining the responses of vegetation to natural processes and human impacts in north-eastern Poland during the last millennium: combined pollen, geochemical and historical data. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 25: 479–498. DOI