Head: Prof. Marek Zajączkowski
- Late Quaternary reconstruction of oceanographic conditions in the Nordic and Baltic Seas.
- Foraminifera as indicators of environmental changes and their contribution to the carbon pool.
- Reconstruction of Late Quaternary surface and deepwater circulation in the Nordic Seas.
- Sedimentation processes in the Arctic fjords and shelves, and in the Baltic Sea.
- Organic compounds as markers of different processes in the marine environments.
- Biomarkers as qualitative proxies of sea surface temperatures, paleoproductivity, and sea ice.
- Climate change impact on sea productivity, organic matter sources, phytoplankton composition, carbon burial, and oxygen conditions.
- Development of novel approaches in environmental studies based on chemical proxies.
- Application of environmental (eDNA) analysis for reconstructing past climate and environmental changes.
- Development of eDNA tests for the biomonitoring of aquatic ecosystems.
- Assessment of benthic and planktonic marine biodiversity based on DNA barcoding and metabarcoding.
- Molecular systematics, biogeography and genetic diversity of foraminifera and other protists.
The department consists of:
- Laboratory of Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Micropalaeontology
- Laboratory Of Environmental DNA
- Laboratory of Chemical Markers of the Marine Environment