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Office: 0.70 G (ground floor)

 Research interest

Biology and ecology of zooplankton: rotifers and crustaceans (cladocerans and copepods). Functioning of small water bodies. Biotic relationships as a factor shaping zooplankton communities in ponds. Habitat requirements of aquatic organisms. Microhabitat diversity of zooplankton in various types of shallow and macrophyte-dominated water bodies. The role of the transformation of the catchment conditions of small water bodies as an element determining the zooplankton structure. Methods for assessing environmental conditions of ponds using zooplankton.

Short CV


1989: Master’s degree – Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

(Occurrence of yellowhammer (Emberiza citrinella L.), ortolan bunting (E. hortulana L.) and corn bunting (E. calandra L.) in the buffer strips in the vicinity of Swarzędz)

2001: A doctoral degree in biology (Spatial structure of Rotifer communities in selected phytocoenoses of submerged and rush vegetation of Budzyński Lake)

2010: Habilitation in biological sciences, in biology – hydrobiology (Functioning of rotifer and crustacean communities (Cladocera and Copepoda) in the littoral zone of macrophyte-dominated lakes)

2011: associate professor

2018: full professor

Career at the Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań:

1.10.1989 – 31.01.2004, Department of Hydrobiology

since 1.02.2004 – Department of Water Protection


Ecology (lectures, seminars)

Environmental research methods (seminar)

Hydrozoology (lectures, laboratories)

Journal Club (seminar)

Small water bodies – biodiversity and environmental conditions (lectures, laboratories, field practice)

Hydrobiological research methods (lectures, laboratories)

Study of inland waters – from theory to practice: tools of assessment, protection and management  (lectures, laboratories)

  Membership and awards

Member of the board of the organization and the executive committee of EPCN – European Pond Conservation Network – from 2009 to the present

Editor in the field of hydrobiology, Biological letters, De Gruyter, since 2008

Member of SIL: Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology) – since 1998

Member of the European Pond Conservation Network – since 2009

Member of the Croatian Freshwater Association – since 2017

Team Award of the Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań for achievements in scientific work (2008)

Team Award of the Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań for achievements in scientific work (2010)

The Scientific Commission’s distinction in the competition for the best poster: Zooplankton distribution (with special attention to Chydorus sphaericus) among different habitats in small water bodies at II Conference on Science and Teaching of the Faculty of Biology: Challenges of Contemporary Biology, Biotechnology and Environmental Protection (2011)

Most important publications:

Kuczyńska-Kippen N., Nagengast B., 2006, The influence of the spatial structure of hydromacrophytes and differentiating habitat on the structure of rotifer and cladoceran communities, Hydrobiologia 559: 203-212.

Kuczyńska-Kippen N., 2007, Habitat choice in Rotifera communities of three shallow lakes: impact of macrophyte substratum and season, Hydrobiologia 593: 27-37.

Kuczyńska‐Kippen N., Joniak T., 2016, Zooplankton diversity and macrophyte biometry in shallow water bodies of various trophic state, Hydrobiologia 774: 39-51.

Basińska A., Kuczyńska-Kippen N., Świdnicki K., 2010, The body size distribution of Filinia longiseta (Ehrenberg) in different types of small water bodies in the Wielkopolska region, Limnetica 29/1: 171-182.

Celewicz-Gołdyn S., Kuczyńska-Kippen N., 2017, Ecological value of macrophyte cover in creating habitat for microalgae (diatoms) and zooplankton (rotifers and crustaceans) in small field and forest water bodies, PLoS ONE 12/5: e0177317.