E-mail: madura-at-amu.edu.pl
Phone: +48 61 829 5877 Room no: 0.81

Research interest

Water quality changes of lakes and rivers, the physicochemical parameters of bottom sediments, the possibility of phosphorus release from bottom sediments, lake restoration

Short CV

  • 1995-1998: Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences, Adam Mickiewicz University: undergraduate course – Environment Protection
  • 1998-2000: Faculty of Biology Adam Mickiewicz University: graduate studies – Environment Protection; MSc thesis „Water quality of Malta Reservoir in vegetation season of 1999”
  • 2000-2005: Doctoral studies in Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.
  • 2005: PhD thesis in hydrobiology: „Influence of changes of nutrient loading on structure and functioning of the Swarzędzkie Lake ecosystem” Poznań 2005.
  • since 2005: Assistant Professor at the Department of Water Protection, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań


• Environmental catastrophes – Environmental Protection, Biology
• The Baltic Sea – Environmental Protection
• Water Management – Environmental Protection

Laboratory exercises and conversations
• River flow transformations and their ecological implications – Environmental Protection
• Risks and technologies of water purification – Environmental Protection
• Environmental catastrophes – Environmental Protection, Biology,

  • The Baltic Sea – Environmental Protection
    • Water Management – Environmental Protection


  • Polish Hydrobiological Society – secretary of the Poznań branch of PTH – since January 2009
  • Polish Limnological Society – Member since September 2009


  • Honorable mention for PhD thesis. “The influence of changes in biogenic compounds on the structure and functioning of the Swarzędz Lake ecosystem” by a resolution of the Faculty of Biology Board of 17- June 2005.
    • Scholarship of the City of Poznan 2006 for young researchers from Poznań environment.
  • Award of the 3rd Rector’s Degree for the publication: Gołdyn R., Kowalczewska-Madura K., 2008. Interactions between phytoplankton and zooplankton in the hypertrophic Swarzędz Lake in western Poland. Journal of Plankton Research 30: 33-42. (09.08.2009)
    Team Award of the 3rd Rector’s Degree – September 2016 (1.10.2016)

  Latest publications

  1. Kowalczewska-Madura K., Gołdyn R., 2012. Spatial and seasonal variability of pore water phosphorus concentration in shallow Lake Swarzędzkie, Poland. Environ Monit Assess 184: 1509-1516.
  2. Kowalczewska-Madura K., Gołdyn R., Dera M.,2015. Spatial and seasonal changes of phosphorus internal loading in two lakes with different trophy. Ecological Engineering 74:187-195.
  3. Gołdyn B., Kowalczewska-Madura K., Celewicz-Gołdyn S. 2015. Drought and deluge: Influence of environmental factors on water quality of kettle holes in two subsequent years with different precipitation. Limnologica 54: 14-22
  4. Kowalczewska-Madura K., Dondajewska R., Gołdyn R., Podsiadłowski S. 2017. The influence of restoration measures on phosphorus internal loading from the sediments of a hypereutrophic lake. Sci. Pollut. Res. 24:14417-14429 DOI: 10.1007/s11356-017-8997-2
  5. Dondajewska R., Kozak A., Kowalczewska-Madura K., Budzyńska A., Gołdyn R., Podsiadłowski S., Tomkowiak A., 2017. The response of a shallow hypertrophic lake to innovative restoration measures – Uzarzewskie Lake case study. Ecological Engineering http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.07.010