NameDepartment of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology
Postal addressBanacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź
Contact nameTomasz Rewicz
Phone number+48 42 6354446
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Main activitiesDNA barcoding, phylogeography, phylogeny of Palearctic Amphipoda DNA barcoding, phylogeography, phylogeny of marcoinvertebrates from ancient Balkan lakes (Skadar and Ohrid) taxonomy and ecology of Palearctic Amphipoda taxonomy and ecology of Palearctic Chironomidae preparing the DNA reference library of Polish macroinvertebrates within the PolBOL (Polish Barcode of Life) initiative aquatic invasive species – ecology, interactions, risk assessment (Ponto-Caspian Crustacea, fishes) zoogeography, biology and ecology of terrestrial beetles (Cicindelidae, Carabidae) biology and ecology of terrestrial snails, with emphasis to Clausiliidae
zoogeography, species diversity, DNA barcoding of selected macroinvertebrates groups (Cicindelidae, Salticidae, Clausiliidae) from the Oriental region (Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines) spatial distribution, abundance and diversity of Antarctic zoobenthos
taxonomy, phylogeny and spatial distribution of bathyal Amphipoda and Tanaidacea taxonomy, abundance and spatial distribution of zoobenthos of Gulf of Guinea
paleolimnology and paleoclimatology based of chironomids microfossils systematic and phylogeny of fossil and present Mecoptera
Field of applicationBarcoding, Metabarcoding, Bioindication, Ecological status, Biodiversity evaluation, Alien species, Conservation Biology, Genetic markers, Habitat Directive, Invasive species, European Water Framework Directive, Protected species, qPCR, ddPCR, Risk assessment, Species inventories
ExpertiseDNA barcoding; molecular phylogeny, phylogeography, ecology; population genetic; eDNA; metabarcoding
taxonomy, phylogeny of Amphipoda, Tanaidacea, Polychaeta, Chironomidae, Salticidae, Cicindelidae freshwater general macroinvertebrates (with emphasis to EPT) ecology, risk assessment, distribution, of Ponto-Caspian invasive species checklists of Palearctic invertebrates Scanning Electron Microscope
micro and macrofossils: Chironomidae, Mecoptera
microsporidian parasites and its interactions
Target ecosystemsAll surface freshwater, Marine water, Brackish water, Terrestrial ecosystems
Target species or taxonomic groupsBacteria/Archaea, Protists, Arthropods Insects, Arthropods Arachnids, Arthropods Crustaceans/Myriapods, Nematods/Oligochaetes, Porifera (sponges), Mollusca (bivalves/gastropods/cephalopods), Macrozoobenthos/Meiobenthos, Fishes, Amphibians, Macrofossils (Vertebrates/invertebrates), Microfossils (microorganisms/micro-remains_of_fauna/flora)
Sample typesBulk, Water, Biofilm, Sediments, Honey/beehive products, Biological tissues, Feather
Professional organisation membershipIBOL – International Barcode of Life
Bioscan Europe
DNAqua-NET – EU COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action CA15219 on “Developing new genetic tools for bioassessment of aquatic ecosystems in Europe”
INVASIVESNET – The Global NETWORK on invasive alien species
World Register of Marine Species: WoRMS


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