DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED ECOLOGY

Chair of Department: Prof. dr hab.  Maciej Zalewski

Address: 90-237 Lodz, Banacha 12/16, Bd. A

 

Phone: +48 42 635 44 38

Fax: +48 42 665 58 19

e-mail:

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Website:  www.kes.uni.lodz.pl

Staff:

NAME

Phone no.

e-mail

Building/room

Consultation and assistance hours

Prof.dr hab. Maciej Zalewski (Chair of Department)

+48 42 635 44 38

+48 42 635 43 68

A/402

Monday

9.30 - 11.30

Prof. dr hab. Piotr Frankiewicz

+48 42 635 43 69

A/404

Tuesday

13.00-15.00

Dr. hab. Joanna Mankiewicz-Boczek, Associate professor

+48 42 635 44 38

A/434

Tuesday

 8.15-10.15

Dr hab. Adrianna Wojtal-Frankiewicz, Associate professor

+48 42 635 43 30

B/111

Thursday

10.30-12.30

Dr Agnieszka Bednarek

+48 42 635 44 39

A/405

Monday

10.00-12.00

Dr Małgorzata Łapińska

+48 42 635 44 38

 

A/405

Friday

14.00-16.00

Dr Tomasz Jurczak

+48 42 635 45 30

B/113

Monady

 9.00-11.00

Dr Zbigniew Kaczkowski

+48 42 635 45 30

B/113

Monday

10.00-12.00

Dr Edyta Kiedrzyńska

+48 42 635 44 38

A/434

Friday 

13.00 – 15.00

Dr Magdalena Urbaniak

+48 42 635 44 38

A/434

Friday

9.00-11.00

Dr Iwona Wagner

+48 42 635 44 39

A/405

Monday

10.00 – 12.00

 

PhD students:

Name

Phone no.

e-mail

Aleksandra Jaskulska, MSc.

+48 42 635 44 38

 

Zuzanna Olesińska, MSc.

+48 42 635 45 30

Maciej Skłodowski, MSc.

+48 42 635 44 38

Sebastian Szklarek, MSc.

+48 42 635 44 39

Radosław Widłak, MSc.

+48 42 635 44 38

 

Renata Włodarczyk, MSc.

+48 42 635 44 38

 

The Department of Applied Ecology of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Protection, at the University of Lodz started its activity from 1990. Research problems are focused on integrated strategy for sustainable river basin management with special emphasis on implementation of Water Framework Directive of EU.

Research priorities:

  • Ecohydrology – is a sub-discipline of hydrology that seeks to understand the ecological processes controlled by the hydrological cycle. It strives to utilize this understanding in management of both to enhance sustainability in river basins.
  •  Ecological biotechnologies - application of hydrological, biological and biogeochemical processes for regulation of water dynamics in the landscape and biogeochemical cycles e.g reduction of non-point source pollution, enhancement  of self-purification processes in rivers and streams, change of nutrients and pollutants allocation in impacted ecosystems, construction of sequentional biofiltering systems.
  • Monitoring and control of ecosystem succession processes in subsequent stages of eutrophication, reduction of eutrophication symptoms (such as toxic algal blooms) in reservoirs and lakes by regulation of feedbacks in hydrological and biological systems.
  • Application of bioremediation toward restoration of freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems.
  • Aquaculture – methods of fish reproduction for restitution and enhancement of natural fish stocks.
  •  Role of fish as regulator of biological processes and indicator of environment status.

 

Projects

  • 2010 – 2014, EU LIFE+ project ‘Ecohydrologic rehabilitation of recreational reservoirs Arturówek (Łódź) as a model approach to rehabilitation of urban reservoirs (LIFE08 ENV/PL/000517). Coordinator of the project: professor Maciej Zalewski
  • 2010-2013, „Innovative recourses and effective methods of safety improvement and durability of buildings and transport infrastructure in the sustainable development” financed by the European Union from the European Fund of Regional Development based on the Operational Program of the Innovative Economy.co-odinated by Lodz University of Technology, Coordinator of the project at UL: professor Maciej Zalewski
  • 2010-2013, The comparison of antioxidant enzymes activity in pelagic and benthic filter-feeders in relation to the concentration of cyanobacteria toxins in natural conditions. Grant no N304 398 839, Leader of the Project: dr. A. Wojtal-Frankiewicz
  • 2010-2015, ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Science in Ecohydrology (ECOHYD, 159659-1-2009-1-PT-ERA MUNDUS-EMMC, www.ecohyd.org), Coordinator of the project at UL: professor Maciej Zalewski
  • 2009-2012, Development of model geofibrous, biodegradable, biological deposits for recultivation nitrogen and phosphorus in threatened areas of agricultural landscape. No. Nr N R14 0061 06/ 2009 GEOWŁÓKNA, Leader of the project: professor Maciej Zalewski
  • 2008-2011, AQUA-TNET, Participation as advisory partner representing University of Lodz in the framework of the programme Sokrates Erasmus -AQUA-TNET: Socrates Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management. Network for Education and Training in the Aquaculture Industry. Co-ordinator of the project: dr. David Murphy, AquaTT Manager Dublin 2, Ireland. http://www.aquatnet.com/.
  • 2006-2011, 6PR EU: SWITCH - Sustainable Water management Improves Tomorrow’s Cities’ Health.  - University of Lodz, Proposal/Contract no.: 018530-2), coordynator at UŁ: professor Maciej Zalewski
  • 2002-2005, Barriers against cyanotoxins in drinking water (acronym: TOXIC), http://www.cyanotoxic.com, European Commission Project EC-EVK1-2001-00182, coordinator at UL: dr Małgorzata Tarczyńska
  • 2002-2004, Controling of algal blooms by micro- and ultrafiltration. DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser Karlsruhe, coordinator at UL: dr Małgorzata Tarczyńska
  • 2002-2004, Elimination of microcystins during conventional treatment process. DVGW-Technologiezentrum Wasser Karlsruhe, coordinator at UL: dr Małgorzata Tarczyńska
  • 2002-2003, Linking cyanobacterial diversity and cyanotoxins (acronym: MIDI-CHIP-TOX) http://www.itba.mi.cnr.it/midi-chip/index, European Commission Project EC-EVK2-2002-00546, coordinator at UL: dr Małgorzata Tarczyńska 
  •  2001-2003, Development, Evaluation and Implementation of standardized Fish-based Assessment Method for the Ecological Status of European Rivers. A Contribution to the Water Framework Directive. (acronym: FAME), http://fame.boku.ac.at/, European Commission Project EVK1-CT-2001-00094, Coordinator at UL: professor Maciej Zalewski

Cooperation

  • Professor Luis Chicharo - Ph.D. (University of Algarve, Faculty Marine and Environmental Sciences, Campus Gambelas-Faro, Portugal, email:

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  • Professor Kieran McCarthy, National University of Ireland, Galway
  • Professor Paul J. DuBowy, Environmental Program Manager Patamology and Ecohydrology, US Army Cors of Engineers, Mississippi Valley Division, Mississippi River & Tributaries Regional Technical Center, CEMVD-PD-KM, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 38181-0080USA
  • Dr. Anastasia Imsiridou, Alexander Technological Education Institute of Thessaloniki, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology, Nea Moudania, Chalkidiki, Greece
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute of Water Education, Delft, The Netherlands
  • 2009-2010 Scientific cooperation with China  „Early warning system of Cyanobacteria bloom in freshwater reservoirs and lakes”.
  • 2008-2011 Scientific cooperation with professor Zhou Yiyong, Dr. Cao Xiuyun and Dr. Song Chunlei, Institute of Hydrobiology Chinese Academy of Science, in a framework of the project “Early warning system of cyanobacteria bloom in freshwater reservoirs and lakes”.
  • 2008-2011: AQUA-TNET, Socrates Thematic Network for Aquaculture, Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Management. Network for Education and Training in the Aquaculture Industry. Continuation of the programme  2005-2008. Dr. David Murphy, AquaTT Manager Dublin 2, Ireland.
  • Teaching courses in the framework of UNESCO programme in cooperation with European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology, Lodz
  • Training of students in the framework of IAESTE programme.

Services /Expertise

  • Development and implementation of ecohydrological methodology for reclamation and restoration of rivers and reservoirs;
  • Analysis of ecohydrological processes in a river basin scale for application of environmental biotechnology;
    Monitoring of eutrophication processes in reservoirs and lakes with special emphasis on research on the toxicity of cyanobacterial blooms and the possibilities of their elimination;
  • Determination of influence of  cytotoxicity of cyanobacterial blooms on tissue culture of plants and animals.

Possible forms of cooperation with enterprises in services:

  • construction of sequentional systems of high efficiency for stormwater purification in cities;
  • Construction of high-efficiency sequential systems for purification of water from aquaculture;
  • Construction of denitrifying barriers for reduction of nitrogen outflow from rural areas (fertilizers, intensive pasture);
  • Construction of biogeochemical barriers for reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus outflow from areas of intensive farming, rural and recreation areas;
  • Elaboration of system solutions for achieving the requirements of environmental directives of European Commission in a basin scale.