Institute

Dr Grzegorz Worobiec

Assistant Professor

Unit
Palaeobotany and Palaeoenvironment Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑753
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)

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