Faculty of Biology, A. Mickiewicz University (Biology).

2000 - PhD thesis in hydrobiology


Main research themes:

aquatic ecosystems esp.

phytoplankton of eutrophic and hypertrophic lakes

The response of phytoplankton to changes in the water quality of lakes under restoration procedure

changes in phytoplankton community in freshwater ecosystems

invasive phytoplankton species


Research projects

Principal investigator in research project No. 305 372 838, financed by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research (in 2010-2013 as “The response of plankton to changes in the water quality of selected lakes under restoration procedure” („Reakcja planktonu na zmianę jakości wody wybranych jezior poddanych zabiegom rekultywacyjnym”).

Principal investigator in two interdisciplinary grants between the Adam Mickiewicz University and University of Economy in Poznan

researcher in grant No. 305 108 31/3632 financed by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research (research project „ Rola osadów dennych jako źródła zasilania wewnętrznego w fosfor w wybranych jeziorach Wielkopolski”).



Lectures in Methods Biological and physicochemical elements of assessment the ecological status of water bodies, laboratories and field ,

BSc and MSc laboratory Pracownia licencjacka i magisterska

Environmental restoration and waste management

Assessment of Water quality

Protection and restoration of inland water,

Waste management technologies - some aspects

Protection, and Restoration of Water Bodies.


Organization process activity

Membership of scientific societies: the Polish Phycological Society, the Polish Hydrobiological Society,

The author of numerous scientific articles, including monographs and manuscripts submitted to e.g. PLoS ONE, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies, Archives of Polish Fisheries, Polish Journal of Natural Sciences, Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, Botanika – Steciana, Teka Kom. Ochr. Kszt. Środ. Przyr. – OL PAN,

Assistant Professor

Anna Kozak, PhD

Telefon: + 48-61-829-5878 

Department of Water Protection

Faculty of Biology AMU