Institute

Dr Grzegorz Worobiec

Assistant Professor

Unit
Palaeobotany and Palaeoenvironment Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑771
Address
Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland
Room
A‑201

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Research interests

  • Taxonomy and palaeoecology of fossil fungi.
  • Biodiversity and palaeoecology of Neogene of Poland and Europe based on leaf assemblages of wetland vegetation.
  • Fundamentals of plant taphonomy.

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree at the Jagiellonian University (1992).
  • Research assistant at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (1992–2001).
  • PhD degree at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2001).
  • Assistant professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2001–2010).
  • Habilitation at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2009).
  • Associate professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2010–2019).
  • Assistant professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2019).

Membership and awards

  • Member of the NECLIME (Neogene Climate Evolution in Eurasia) project (since 2003).
  • Member of the Council of Polish Botany Foundation (since 2010).
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (since 2011).
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Museum of the Earth, PAS (since 2011).
  • Member of the Committee of Organismal Biology (since 2016).
  • Silver Cross of Merit (2019).
  • Member of the Scientific Council of Museum of the Institute of Dendrology, PAS (since 2019).

International experience

  • Czech Republic (1995) – 2-week training in cuticular analysis; Charles University, Prague.
  • India (1995) – 4-week expedition to the forests of northern India; collection of comparative material of leaves of modern trees and shrubs.
  • 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.

Research projects

  • Miocene leaf flora from clay deposits between tonstein TS-2 and main coal seam of the Bełchatów Lignite (1994–1996); grant no. 6 P201 023 07; State Committee for Scientific Research in Poland (KBN) – project leader.
  • Natural environment of the Neogene of the Central Poland based on leaf flora form the Bełchatów Lignite Mine (2000–2001); grant no. 6 P04D 055 18; State Committee for Scientific Research in Poland (KBN) – contractor.
  • 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) – project leader.
  • Palaeofloristics and palaeoecology of cuticulae dispersae (dispersed leaf cuticles) from the Neogene deposits of the "Ruja" lignite deposit (2007–2009); grant no. N303 076 32/2574; Ministry of Science and Higher Education – project leader.
  • 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.
  • 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)

Widera M., Bechtel A., Chomiak L., Maciaszek P., Słodkowska B., Wachocki R., Worobiec E., Worobiec G., Zieliński T. 2021. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Konin Basin (central Poland) during lignite accumulation linked to the mid-Miocene climate optimum. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 568: 110307. DOI

Worobiec E., Widera M., Worobiec G., Kurdziel B. 2021. Middle Miocene palynoflora from the Adamów lignite deposit, central Poland. Palynology 45: 59–71. DOI

Dumont H.J., Pociecha A., Zawisza E., Szeroczyńska K., Worobiec E., Worobiec G. 2020. Miocene cladocera from Poland. Scientific Reports 10: 12107. DOI

Kowalski R., Worobiec G., Worobiec E., Krajewska K. 2020. Oligocene plant assemblage from Rębiszów, Lower Silesia: First "volcanic flora" from Poland. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 65: 273–290. DOI

Worobiec G., Worobiec E. 2020. Lichenopeltella mizerniana sp. nov. from the upper Pliocene of Mizerna (southern Poland). Mycological Progress 19: 799–804. DOI

Worobiec G., Worobiec E. 2020. The whole plant concept of Reevesia from the Neogene of the Bełchatów Lignite Mine (central Poland). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 273: 104145. DOI

Worobiec G., Worobiec E., Erdei B. 2020. Fossil callimothalloid fungi: Revised taxonomy, modern equivalents and palaeoecology. Fungal Biology 124: 835–844. DOI

Worobiec G., Worobiec E. 2019. Wetland vegetation from the Miocene deposits of the Bełchatów Lignite Mine (central Poland). Palaeontologia Electronica 22.3.63. DOI

Worobiec G., Worobiec E., Liu Y.C. 2018. Fungal remains from late Neogene deposits at the Gray Fossil Site, Tennessee, USA. Mycosphere 9: 1014–1024. DOI

Worobiec G., Neumann F.H., Worobiec E., Nitz V., Hartkopf-Fröder C. 2017. New fungal cephalothecoid-like fructifications from central European Neogene deposits. Fungal Biology 121: 285–292. DOI

Worobiec G., Worobiec E. 2017. Epiphyllous fungi from Miocene deposits of the Bełchatów Lignite Mine (Central Poland). Mycosphere 8: 1003–1013. DOI