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PhD position in glacial biogeochemistry (pozycja dla doktoranta w projekcie o bioegochemii glacjalnej)
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PhD position in glacial biogeochemistry (pozycja dla doktoranta w projekcie o bioegochemii glacjalnej)

Group of Marek Stibal (Charles University in Prague) seeking a highly motivated student to investigate the origin, age, and fate of methane (CH4) released from the Greenland Ice Sheet, as part of the new 5-year project “Microbial Production and Release of Methane from the Greenland Ice Sheet” (MARCH4G). Project is realised withing a framework of … Continue reading

Antibiotic resistance genes stored on glaciers (Geny oporności na antybiotyki przechowywane na lodowcach)
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Antibiotic resistance genes stored on glaciers (Geny oporności na antybiotyki przechowywane na lodowcach)

The rapid growth and permanent spreading of resistance to antibiotics among bacteria is an unquestioned global problem and according to the World Health Organization, one of the most serious threats of the 21st century. Currently, drug-resistant diseases cause at least 700,000 deaths globally per year and it is estimated that this number will increase to … Continue reading

OPUS grant “role of animals in shaping cryoconite hole ecosystems” (Grant OPUS “rola zwierząt w kształtowaniu ekosystemów kriokonitowych”)
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OPUS grant “role of animals in shaping cryoconite hole ecosystems” (Grant OPUS “rola zwierząt w kształtowaniu ekosystemów kriokonitowych”)

Cryoconite holes –  ecosystems studied within the project. A – cryoconite holes on Longyearbreen (Svalbard), B – cylindrical cryoconite hole on Longyearbreen (Svalbard), C – cryoconite hole on Forni Glacier (the Alps). Dark matter on the bottom of holes are cryoconite granules. Otwory kriokonitowe –  ekosystemy badane w ramach projektu. A – otwory kriokonitowe na … Continue reading

An alpine glacier: black tardigrades, microplastic and other interesting facts (Czarne niesporczaki, mikroplastik i inne ciekawostki na alpejskim lodowcu)
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An alpine glacier: black tardigrades, microplastic and other interesting facts (Czarne niesporczaki, mikroplastik i inne ciekawostki na alpejskim lodowcu)

Forni Glacier. Lodowiec Forni. For a biologist who works on organisms and biological processes on the surface of glaciers the season is definitely over. This means it is time to write about the last expedition to Forni. The Forni Glacier is one of the largest glacier located in the Italian part of the Alps. When … Continue reading

“The processions of icy monks” – a new type of habitat for psychrophiles in high mountains (”Procesje lodowych mnichów” jako nowy wysokogórski habitat dla psychrofili)
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“The processions of icy monks” – a new type of habitat for psychrophiles in high mountains (”Procesje lodowych mnichów” jako nowy wysokogórski habitat dla psychrofili)

As it turns out, the more we learn about glacial ecosystems, the less we know about them. Glaciers and ice caps constitute 10% of lands, which is why the eyes of the world are anxiously looking at new reports of polar ice recession and its possible consequences for a civilisation such as flooding coastal cities. … Continue reading

Disappearing equatorial glaciers = disappearing cold-loving equatorial biodiversity (Znikające lodowce równikowe = znikająca zimnolubna bioróżnorodność równikowa
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Disappearing equatorial glaciers = disappearing cold-loving equatorial biodiversity (Znikające lodowce równikowe = znikająca zimnolubna bioróżnorodność równikowa

  Glaciation accompanied our ancestors in Africa 3 million years ago. The growth of ice caps in the northern hemisphere and global cooling led to the transformation of forests in Africa into savannas, and hominids (our ancestors) who had “left the trees” had to learn to live in the open area. The first people in … Continue reading