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How to track an invisible system – particulate organic carbon may reveal the evolution of subglacial drainage (Jak badać niewidzialny system – cząsteczkowy węgiel organiczny może pokazać jak ewoluuje system rzek pod lodowcami)
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How to track an invisible system – particulate organic carbon may reveal the evolution of subglacial drainage (Jak badać niewidzialny system – cząsteczkowy węgiel organiczny może pokazać jak ewoluuje system rzek pod lodowcami)

Carbon is a basic element of life on our planet and all the molecules which build us contain it. One of the kinds of carbon often tracked in ecosystems by scientists is POC – particulate organic carbon, whose size does not allow it to pass through a filter measuring e.g. the physicochemical properties of water. … Continue reading

June in Pyrenees  – landscapes, marmots and red snow (Czerwiec w Pirenejach – krajobrazy, świstaki i czerwony śnieg)
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June in Pyrenees – landscapes, marmots and red snow (Czerwiec w Pirenejach – krajobrazy, świstaki i czerwony śnieg)

In the middle of June I visited a friend of mine in Barcelona. He is doing an internship and working on the mast years of oaks. Along with a group of three we left and went for a six-day hiking-trip in the Pyrenees. We started our expedition from the Maladeta Massif where the highest pick … Continue reading

Why snow melts in Antarctica? (Dlaczego śnieg topnieje w Antarktyce?)
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Why snow melts in Antarctica? (Dlaczego śnieg topnieje w Antarktyce?)

  A team led by professor Andrew Hodson from the University of Sheffield sought to find an answer to the following question: why does snow melt so fast in the Antarctic? The team has conducted research on Livingston Island, investigating the maritime Antarctic and examining the relationship between microbial communities and snow habitats. The nutrients … Continue reading

Old morphology in the new light – redescription of common Arctic tardigrade (Dawna morfologia w nowym świetle  – ponowny opis arktycznego niesporczaka)
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Old morphology in the new light – redescription of common Arctic tardigrade (Dawna morfologia w nowym świetle – ponowny opis arktycznego niesporczaka)

Knowledge about diversity of tardigrades suffer due to old species descriptions. Many species were described in the past without detailed figures and morphometric data, thus in the light of the modern taxonomy methods (DNA barcodes, modern microscopy) old descriptions are outdated.  Often it is impossible to compare new species with old descriptions. Team of polish … Continue reading