+48 618296212 mariuszl@amu.edu.pl

Monika Karpińska-Kołaczek


Research interests


My research interests are focused on use of non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) in palaeoecological studies conducted on peat and lacustrine sediments. My current project aims at finding new relationships between NPP taxa and environmental conditions during their depostion and is based on investigation of modern surface samples from different microhabitats in peatlands. Recently, I have started learning testate amoebae analysis within the frame of the interdisciplinary project regarding the history of Poland.



Reprint request to: monika_kk@interia.eu

Published & in press

Kołaczek, P., Gałka, M., Lamentowicz, M., Marcisz, K., Kajukało-Drygalska, K., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., 2019. Increased radiocarbon dating resolution of ombrotrophic peat profiles reveals periods of disturbance which were previously undetected. Quaternary Geochronology, 52, 21-28.

Niebieszczański, J., Hildebrandt-Radke, I., Vouvalidis, K., Syrides, G., Andreou, S., Czebreszuk, J., Pappa, M., Tsourlos, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Rzodkiewicz, M., Kołaczek, P., 2019.  Geoarchaeological evidence of landscape transformations at the Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement of Nea Raedestos in the Anthemous River valley, central Macedonia, Greece. Quaternary Research (United States), 91(2), 584-599.

Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Woszczyk, M., Stachowicz-Rybka, R., Obidowicz, A., Kołaczek, P., 2018. The impact of climate changes during the last 6000 years on a small peatland in North-Eastern Poland: A multi-proxy study. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 259, 81-92.

Dietze, E., Theuerkauf, M., Bloom, K., Brauer, A., Dorfler, W., Feeser, I., Feurdean, A., Gedminiene, L., Giesecke, T., Jahns, S., Karpinska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Lamentowicz, M., Latałowa, M., Marcisz, K., Obremska, M., Pędziszewska, A., Poska, A., Rehfeld, K., Stancikaite, M., Stivrins, N., Swięta-Musznicka, J., Szal, M., Vassiljev, J., Veski, S., Wacnik, A., Weisbrodt, D., Wiethold, J., Boris, V., Słowiński, M., 2018, Holocene fire activity during low-natural flammability periods reveals scale-dependent cultural human-fire relationships in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 201, 44-56.

Kołaczek, P., Płóciennik, M., Gałka, M., Apolinarska, K., Tosik, K., Gąsiorowski, M., Brooks, S.J., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., 2018. Persist or take advantage of global warming: A development of Early Holocene riparian forest and oxbow lake ecosystems in Central Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews, 200, 191-211.

Coffinet, S., Huguet, A., Bergonzini, L., Pedentchouk, N., Williamson, D., Anquetil, C., Gałka, M., Kołaczek, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Majule, A., Laggoun-Défarge, F., Wagner, T., Derenne, S., 2018. Impact of climate change on the ecology of the Kyambangunguru crater marsh in southwestern Tanzania during the Late Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 196, 100-117.

Goulson, D., Frey, H., Tzinieris, S., Colin, M.-E., Marchand, P.A., Bastian, S., Richard, F.-J., Early, R., Herrick, S., Arlettaz, R., Wubs, E.R.J., Sitters, J., Seidl, I., Potthast, T., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Bücking, E., Vittoz, P., Lundgren, J.G., Stöcklin, J., Guisan, A., Hufty, M., Moretti, M., Aragno, M., Forney, J., Todorov, M.T., Gilbert, D., Geisen, S., Lara, E., Seppey, C.V.W., Kudryavtsev, A., Theurillat, J.-P., Wilkinson, D.M., Leadbeater, E. and others, 2018. Call to restrict neonicotinoids. Science, 360(6392), 973.

Kołaczek, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Marcisz, K., Gałka, M., Lamentowicz, M., 2018. Palaeohydrology and the human impact on one of the largest raised bogs complex in the Western Carpathians (Central Europe) during the last two millennia. The Holocene 28, 595-608.

Kołaczek, P., Gałka, M., Apolinarska, K., Płóciennik, M., Gąsiorowski, M., Brooks, S.J., Hutchinson, S.M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., 2018. A multi-proxy view of exceptionally early postglacial development of riparian woodlands with Ulmus in the Dniester River valley, western Ukraine. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 250, 27-43.

Kołaczek, P., Margielewski, W., Gałka, M., Apolinarska, K., Płóciennik, M., Gąsiorowski, M., Buczek, K., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., 2017. Five centuries of the Early Holocene forest development and its interactions with palaeoecosystem of small landslide lake in the Beskid Makowski Mountains (Western Carpathians, Poland) — High resolution multi-proxy study. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 244: 113-127.

Kołaczek, P., Gałka, M., Apolinarska, K., Gębica, P., Superson, S., Michno, A., Harmata, K., Szczepanek, K., Płóciennik, M., Gąsiorowski, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., 2017. Lost in dating – Problems with the absolute chronologies and sedimentation rates of Late Glacial and Early Holocene oxbow lake deposits in Central Europe. Quaternary Geochronology 41: 187-201.

Kołaczek, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Madeja, J., Kalinovych, N., Szczepanek, K., Gębica, P., Harmata, K., 2016. Interplay of climate–human–vegetation on the north-eastern edge of the Carpathians (Western Ukraine) between 7500 and 3500 calibrated years BP. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119(3): 609-629.

Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Stachowicz-Rybka, R., Obidowicz, A., Woszczyk, M., Kołaczek, P., 2016. A lake-bog succession vs. climate changes from 13,300 to 5900 cal. BP in NE Poland in the light of palaeobotanical and geochemical proxies. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 233: 199-215.

Marcisz, K., Colombaroli, D., Jassey, V.E.J., Tinner, W., Kołaczek, P., Gałka, M., Karpinska-Kołaczek, M., Słowiski, M., Lamentowicz, M., 2016. A novel testate amoebae trait-based approach to infer environmental disturbance in Sphagnum peatlands. Scientific Reports 6, 33907.

Kołaczek, P., Gałka, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Lutyńska, M., 2015. Late Pleniglacial and Late Glacial lake-mire transformations in south-eastern Poland reflected in aquatic and wetland vegetation changes. Quaternary International 388: 39-50.

Kołaczek, P., Mirosław-Grabowska, J., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Stachowicz-Rybka, R., 2015. Regional and local changes inferred from lacustrine organic matter deposited between the Late Glacial and mid-Holocene in the Skaliska Basin (north-eastern Poland). Quaternary International 388: 51-63.

Kołaczek, P., Gałka, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., 2015. Succession of arboreal taxa during the Late Glacial in south-eastern Poland: Climatic implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 421: 1-14.

Davis, B.A.S., Zanon, M., Collins, P., Mauri, A., Bakker, J., Barboni, D., Barthelmes, A., Beaudouin, C., Bjune, A.E., Bozilova,?E., Bradshaw, R.H.W., Brayshay, B.A., Brewer, S., Brugiapaglia, E., Bunting, J., Connor, S.E., de Beaulieu, J.-L., Edwards , K., Ejarque, A., Fall, P., Florenzano, A., Fyfe, R., Galop, D., Giardini, M., Giesecke, T., Grant, M.J., Guiot, J., Jahns, S., Jankovska, V., Juggins, S., Kahrmann M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Kühl, N., Kuneš, P., Lapteva, E.G., Leroy, S.A.G., Leydet, M., Lopez Saez, J.A., Masi, A., Matthias, I., Mazier, F., Meltsov, V., Mercuri, A.M., Miras, Y., Mitchell, F.J.G., Morris, J.L., Naughton, F., Nielsen, A.B., Novenko, E., Odgaard, B., Ortu, E., Overballe-Petersen, M.V., Pardoe, H.S., Peglar, S.M., Pidek, I.A., Sadori, L., Seppä, H., Severova, E., Shaw, H., Święta-Musznicka, J., Theuerkauf, M., Tonkov, S., Veski, S., van der Knaap, W.O., van Leeuwen, J.F.N., Woodbridge, J., Zimny, M., Kaplan, J.O., 2013. The European Modern Pollen Database (EMPD) project. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 22, 521-530.

Kołaczek, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Petera-Zganiacz, J., 2012. Vegetation patterns under climate changes in the Eemian and Early Weichselian in Central Europe inferred from a palynological sequence from Ustków (central Poland). Quaternary International 268: 9-20.

Ejsmond, M.J., Wrońska-Pilarek, D., Ejsmond, A., Dragosz-Kluska, D., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Kozłowski, J., 2011. Does climate affect pollen morphology? Optimal size and shape of pollen grains under various desiccation intensity. Ecosphere 2(10), 1-15.

Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Heise, W., Worobiec, G., 2010. Tetraploa aristata Berkeley & Broome (Fungi, Pleosporales), a new taxon to Poland. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 79(3), 239-244.

Articles in other peer-reviewed journals without impact factor:

Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Kołaczek, P., Stachowicz-Rybka, R., Obidowicz, A., 2013. Palaeobotanical studies on Late Glacial and Holocene vegetation development and transformations of the 'Wielkie Błoto' mire near Gołdap (north-eastern Poland). Acta Palaeobotanica 53 (1), 53-67.

Kołaczek, P., Kupryjanowicz, M., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Szal, M., Winter, H., Danel, W., Pochocka-Szwarc, K., Stachowicz-Rybka, R., 2013. The Late Glacial and Holocene development of vegetation in the area of a fossil lake in the Skaliska Basin (north-eastern Poland) inferred from pollen analysis and radiocarbon dating. Acta Palaeobotanica 53(1), 23-52.

Kołaczek, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Worobiec, E., Heise, W., 2012. Debarya glyptosperma (De Bary) Wittrock 1872 (Zygnemataceae, Chlorophyta) as a possible airborne alga – A contribution to its palaeoeocological interpretation. Acta Palaeobotanica 52(1), 139-146.

Kołaczek, P., Fiałkiewicz-Kozieł, B., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Gałka, M., 2010. The last two millennia of vegetation development and human activity in the Orawa-Nowy Targ Basin (southern Poland). Acta Paleaeobotanica 50(2), 133-148.

Chapters in English language monographs:

Madeja, J., Harmata, K., Kołaczek, P., Karpińska-Kołaczek, M., Piątek, K., Naks, P., 2009. Bracken (Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn), mistletoe (Viscum album (L.)) and bladder-nut (Staphyllea pinnata (L.)) – mysterious plants with unusual applications. Cultural and ethnobotanical studies. [In:] Morel J-P., Mercuri A. M (Eds). Plants and Culture: seeds of the Cultural Heritage of Europe. Centro Europeo per i Beni Culturali Ravello, Edipuglia Bari: 207-215. ISBN 978-88-7228-574-9.

Research projects – Current projects


(2015-2018) Grant of the National Science Centre 2014/13/B/ST10/02091 “Non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) as valuable indicators of changes in palaeoecosystems of ombrotrophic peat bogs in northern Poland”. Principal investigator: Dr. Monika Karpińska-Kołaczek (Department of Biogeography and Palaeoecology, AMU, Poznań). Scope of work: pollen analysis (NPPs).

(2013-2016) Grant of the National Science Centre 2012/07/B/ST10/04345 „Multi-proxy palaeoecological analysis as a tool to find a solution of the Early Holocene expansion of elm (Ulmus) in southern Poland and western Ukraine”. Principal investigator: Dr. Piotr Kołaczek (Department of Biogeography and Palaeoecology, AMU, Poznań). Scope of work: pollen analysis (NPPs).

Grant of the National Science Centre 2011/01/D/ST10/02579 „Multi-proxy study of atmospheric pollution and paleoenvironmental change in two mountainous peatlands in the south-western Poland”. Principal investigator: Dr. Barbara Fiałkiewicz-Kozieł (Institute of Geoecology and Geoinformation, AMU, Poznań). Scope of work: pollen analysis (NPPs).


Research projects – Past projects


(2010-2013) Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education N N305 063739 „Późnoglacjalny i holoceński zapis przemian środowiska przyrodniczego zarejestrowany w osadach Jeziora Czarnego (Polska NE) w świetle interdyscyplinarnych badań paleoekologicznych” (in English „Late Glacial and Holocene record of environmental changes in the sediments of the Lake Czarne (NE Poland) in the light of multi-proxy palaeoecological studies”). Principal investigator: Dr. Monika Karpińska-Kołaczek (Department of Palaeobotany and Palaeoherbarium, Jagiellonian University, Cracow). Scope of work: pollen analysis including NPPs.

(2009-2013) Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education N N 304 2114 37 „Środowisko przyrodnicze i człowiek na pograniczu stref geograficznych i rubieży kultur środkowo i południowo – wschodnio europejskich w widłach Dniestru i Łomnicy w okresie neolitu i epok późniejszych (Zachodnia Ukraina)” (in English „Environment and human at the boundary of geographical zones and archaeological cultures of Central and South-Eastern Europe in the confluence of the Łomnica and Dniestr rivers during the Neolithic epoch and subsequent periods (Western Ukraine)”). Principal investigator:  Prof. Dr. hab. Krystyna Harmata (Department of Palaeobotany and Palaeoherbarium, Jagiellonian University, Cracow). Scope of work: pollen analysis (NPPs).

(2007-2010) Grant of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education N 307 062 32/ 3359 „Późnoglacjalne i holoceńskie zmiany środowiska przyrodniczego w rejonie kopalnego jeziora skaliskiego (Kraina Wielkich Jezior Mazurskich)” (in English „Late Glacial and Holocene environmental changes in the vicinity of the Skaliskie palaeolake (Masurian Lake District)”). Principal investigator: Dr. Renata Stachowicz-Rybka (Institute of Botany PAS, Cracow, Poland).  Scope of work: pollen analysis.