Institute

Dr Elżbieta Worobiec

Assistant Professor

Unit
Palaeobotany and Palaeoenvironment Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑772
Address
Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland
Room
A‑205A

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Research interests

  • Palynological analysis of the Upper Cretaceous, Palaeogene and Neogene ("Tertiary") deposits, mainly from Poland, as well as reconstruction of the Palaeogene and Neogene vegetation and climate based on fossil spore-pollen assemblages.
  • Taxonomy of pollen grains from the Polish Neogene.
  • Investigations on organic-walled algal microfossils (mainly Zygnemataceae and desmids) from the Neogene deposits and reconstruction of the palaeoenvironment.

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree (biology) at the Jagiellonian University (1996).
  • MSc degree (geology) at the Jagiellonian University (1998).
  • Research assistant intern (2000).
  • Research assistant (2001).
  • PhD degree at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2001).
  • Assistant professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2001–2002).
  • Technical assisstant (senior palaeobotanist) at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2002–2007).
  • Assistant professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2007).

Membership and awards

  • Member of the NECLIME (Neogene Climate Evolution in Eurasia) project (since 2003).
  • Member of the International Federation of Palynological Societes (2010).

International experience

  • Hungary (2010) – several-day workshop of the NECLIME working group on the "Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs".
  • Bulgaria (2012) – several-day workshop within the Joint workshop of the working groups on the "Taxonomy of the Cenozoic macrobotanical record of Eurasia" and on the "Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs", Sofia; member of the organizing committee.
  • Slovakia (2013) – several-day workshop of the NECLIME working group on the "Taxonomy of Neogene palynomorphs".

Research projects

  • Biodiversity of the Neogene flora and vegetation of the Legnica area based on investigations of macroremains of fossil leaves and palynological analyses of the sediments from "Ruja" lignite deposit (2004–2006); grant no. 2 P04D 027 26; State Committee for Scientific Research in Poland (KBN) – contractor.
  • Atlas of pollen and spores of the Polish Neogene, volume 4 – Angiosperms 2 (2008–2011); grant no. N N303 090934; Ministry of Science and Higher Education – contractor.
  • CAREER: Exploring the Neogene Plant Record of Global Vegetational and Climatic Changes in eastern North America – Research and Education Program (2008–2014); grant no. 0746105; National Science Foundation CAREER Program, USA – contractor.
  • Tertiary karst sinkholes and their deposits in Upper Silesia as archive for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions (2011–2014); grant no. 2011/01/B/ST10/04052; National Science Centre (NCN) – contractor.
  • The changing role of bats in seed dispersal and insect consumption on the Island of Jamaica in present and historical times (2011–2014); grant no. 2011/01/B/NZ8/02988; National Science Centre (NCN) – contractor.
  • Neogene palynomorphs from Bulgaria and Poland as palaeoenvironmental proxy (2012–2014); Polish-Bulgarian joint research project under the agreement on scientific cooperation between the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia) – coordinator (Polish leader).
  • The genesis of the Campanian-Maastrichtian carbonate deposits in a light of a new petrographic studies (since 2017); grant no. 2016/23/D/ST10/01526; National Science Centre (NCN) – contractor.
  • Changes of depositional environments in central Poland and Mid-Miocene climatic fluctuations (since 2018); grant no: 2017/27/B/ST10/00001; National Science Centre (NCN) – contractor.

Recent publications (selected)

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