Laboratory of Wetland Ecology and Monitoring (LWEM) is focused on an interdisciplinary approach to study the impact of climate change and human activities on wetlands. Furthermore, we apply experimental methods in combination with high-resolution palaeoecological research to assess how climate, pollution, and land-use affect wetland ecosystems. Our current projects experimentally test the response of peatlands to drought and climate warming. Simultaneously, we are working on multi-proxy peat profiles aiming to reconstruct past climate and fire regimes. A strong focus of our research include biodiversity and ecology of microbes including testate amoebae, used also as a proxy in palaeoecological reconstructions. Our studies are conducted within several international scientific networks.
The picture above presents our Sphagnum peatland experimental site - CLIMPEAT project (www.climpeat.pl) (Phot. Jan Barabach)