Education and Qualifications:    

¨ 1979–1984 – Study at A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Faculty of Biology

¨ 1984 – M.Sc.

¨ 1993 – Ph. D.

¨ 1983–1990 – Scientific worker in Institute of Environmental Management

¨ 1990–1994 – Assistant in Department of Water Protection at University of Poznan

¨ Since 1994  - Assistant Professor and Senior Lecturer


Scientific interests:

¨ Problems of functioning the water ecosystems and the boggy areas

¨ Current state and the temporary changes in functioning of the unique oligotrophic/mesotrophic lobelian and characeans lakes

¨ Biodiversity in aquatic ecosystems including vegetation structure 

¨ Mechanisms of functioning river - lake  systems in landscape

¨ Modelling of interactions between biotic and abiotic elements in aquatic ecosystems

¨ Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Water Quality

¨ Biological Indicators of Lake Trophic State 


Selected  publications :




¨ Course lectures:

¨  General Ecology - for students of Faculty of Biology and Faculty of Chemistry,

¨  Ecological Modelling in Hydrobiology - for students of Envitonmetal Protection

¨  Methods of Hydrobiological Studies  -for students of Faculty of Biology

¨  Laboratory, field, and classes activities: with wide range of Aquatic Ecology and Limnology, General Ecology, Protection of Nature, Hydrobiology and Ecological Modelling. 


Topics of some example works: 

¨ Influence of catchment area on trophic state of selected lakes

¨ The influence of selected ecological factors on occurrence of the hydromacrophytes in rivers

¨ The assessment of ecological state of river on basis of investigations of vegetation

¨ Conditioning of vegetation structure of chosen peatbog in protected area (National Parks)

¨ Use of the new method of macrophytoindication ( MFI) to assessment of ecological state of selected lakes

¨ The assessment of quality of surface waters on basis secelected environmental factors  


Department of Water Protection

Ryszard Piotrowicz, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer


Phone: +0 48 61 829 58 79

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Faculty of Biology AMU