Department of Zoology

Staff:

  • Head of the Department:
    • Professor Aleksander Herczek
  • Academic Teachers:
    • Professor Wacław Wojciechowski (Emeritus Professor);
    • Professor Piotr Węgierek
    • Professor Jacek Gorczyca
    • Karina Wieczorek, PhD, DSc
    • Jolanta Brożek, PhD, DSc
    • Jowita Drohojowska, PhD, DSc
    • Dominik Chłond, PhD
    • Ewa Simon, PhD
    • Łukasz Depa, PhD
    • Małgorzata Kalandyk-Kołodziejczyk, PhD
    • Marcin Walczak, PhD
    • Mariusz Kanturski, PhD
    • Barbara Franielczyk-Pietyra, MSc
    • Agnieszka Nowińska, MSc
    • Artur Taszakowski, MSc
  • Technical Staff:
    • Marta Walska, MSc
    • Olga Karp, MSc
    • Marzena Zmarzły, MSc
    • Anna Matuszczak
    • Krzysztof Kudła

Main field of research:

  • Phylogenetic studies concerning the following systematic groups: Aphidinea, Coccinea, Alyrodinea, Psyllinea, Cicadomorpha, Fulgoromorpha, Heteroptera: Miridae, Siphonaptera and Thysanoptera;
  • Taxonomic studies concerning above mentioned groups, with special attention on Hemiptera;
  • Application of molecular biology and scanning electron microscopy techniques in solving taxonomic and phylogenetic issues;
  • Phylogeography and zoocoenology of Hemiptera, with application of the results in monitoring of habitat conditions.

Unique resources of the Department:

  • large entomological collection of world representatives of Hemiptera;
  • Stereoscopic microscope Nikon SMZ1500 with digital camera Nikon DN 100;
  • Microscope Nikon Elipse E600 with NIS-Elements program and DS-F12 camera;
  • Stereoscopic microscope Leica M205 C with digital camera Leica DFC495 and Leica Application Suite program.

For students:

  • Erasmus +:
    • Zoology;
    • Anatomy and morphology of insects.
  • PhD studies on Advanced methods in biotechnology and biodiversity:
    • Advanced methods in animal diversity
    • Arthropods diversity and conservation