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Monika Patrzyk

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Phone: +48(22) 629 32 21, wew. 156

Research interests:

population genetics


Research projects:

  • 2016 – prezent

Conducting genetic research within the framework of  “Stabilization of the deer population in Bory Stobrawskie based on transplantation from the Kluczbork forest district `s  breeding “

  • 2013-2015

Study of morphological and metabolic changes accompanying the cell death induced by kinetin within the framework of “Characterisation of some metabolism components accompanying cell death induced by kinetin in 2-cm root apical fragments of Vicia faba ssp. minor seedlings



research interests:

Taxonomy, zoogeography, faunology, ecology;

bats, bat flies, butterflies, birds;

Poland, western Palearctic


actual projects:

Bats of Albania

Spatio-temporal dynamics of Pipistrellus kuhlii sensu lato expansion in central Europe


recent papers and books:

Sachanowicz K., Stępień A., Ciechanowski M. 2014. Prevalence and phenology of white-nose syndrome fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans in bats from Poland. Central European Journal of Biology 9: 437–443.

Sachanowicz K. 2013. Separation possibilities and genital measurement variations in two cryptic species of European pierid butterflies, Leptidea juvernica Williams, 1946 and L. sinapis (Linnaeus, 1758). Zoology 116: 215–223.

Sachanowicz K., Wower A. 2013. Assemblage structure and use of anthropogenic roosts by bats in the Eastern Carpathians: Case study in the Bieszczady National Park (SE Poland). Italian Journal of Zoology 80: 139–148.

Sachanowicz K., Mleczek T., Gottfried T., Ignaczak M., Piksa K., Piskorski M. 2012. Winter records of Myotis alcathoe in southern Poland and comments on identification of the species during hibernation. Acta zoologica cracoviensia 55: 97–101.   

Krištofík J., Piksa K., Sachanowicz K. 2012. Two spinturnicid mites new to the fauna of Poland (Acari: Spinturnicidae). Polish Journal of Entomology 81: 101–106.

Sachanowicz K., Wower A. 2011. Poznajemy i chronimy nietoperze w miastach konurbacji śląsko-dąbrowskiej. Centrum Dziedzictwa Przyrody Górnego Śląska, Katowice, 32 s.

Sachanowicz K., Wower A., Buszko J. 2011. Past and present distribution of the cryptic species Leptidea sinapis and L. reali (Lepidoptera: Pieridae) in Poland and its implications for the conservation of these butterflies. European Journal of Entomology 108: 235–242. 

Bashta A.-T., Piskorski M., Mysłajek R. W., Tereba A., Kurek K., Sachanowicz K. 2011. Myotis alcathoe in Poland and Ukraine: New data on its status and habitat in Central Europe. Folia Zoologica 60: 1–4.

Sachanowicz K. 2010. Nietoperze Europy Centralnej i Bałkanów. Przewodnik fotograficzny [Bats of central Europe and the Balkans. A photographic guide]. Nyctalus, Wrocław, 128 pp.

Sanderson F. J., Kloch A., Sachanowicz K., Donald P. F. 2009. Predicting the effects of agricultural change on farmland bird populations in Poland. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 129: 37–42.




Assistant Professor

Ph.D. 2014, Systematic Entomology

Museum and Institute of Zoology 

Polish Academy of Sciences 

Wilcza 64, 00-679, Warsaw, Poland

Member of the Board 

Natura optima duxFoundation 

Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warsaw, Poland


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Since Vol. 61 No. 1 (2011) 

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My research interests include the systematics and biogeography of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) – a diverse insect family, estimated to include over 20 000 species worldwide. My previous studies has focused on phylogenetics of Afrotropical Platynotina, especially the Ectateus generic group. Presently I have started a project entitled: “The origin of the amphitropic African disjunction: a case study based on wingless darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Melambiina)”. The main aim of this study is to use the information concerning the evolutionary history of the beetles representing subtribe Melambiina to investigate the factors responsible for creating the remarkable amphitropic African disjunctions in ranges of many groups of plants and animals. On the more methodological side, I am interested in incorporating the microCT methods to phylogenetic studies.

Current research projects:

  • The origin of the amphitropic African disjunction: a case study based on wingless darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Melambiina)
  • Phylogeny and biogeography of the trans-Pacific darkling beetle genus Archaeoglenes Broun, 1893 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)
  • Evolution and zoogeography of Ectateus generic group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina).
  • Elytral cavities of tenebrionid beetles - convergence or divergence? MicroCT analysis of the elytral structure (circulatory and tracheal systems).


5. MiIZ research grant for PhD students (2014): The usefulness of female terminalia morphology in reconstructing the phylogeny of Opatrini (Spain).

4. Synthesys project (2014): Project: “Phylogeny, biogeography and classification of the Mediterranean genus Litoborus Mulsant et Rey, 1854 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Melambiina)”. ES-TAF-3891 (Spain).

3. MiIZ traveling grant for PhD students (2013): Third Tenebrionoidea Symposium held at Arizona State University during August 2013 (USA).

2. Synthesys project (2013): Phylogeny and historical biogeography of the subtribe Melambiina Mulsant et Rey, 1854 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). BE-TAF-3122 (Belgium).

1. MiIZ research grant for PhD students (2011): E-catalogue of the subtribe Melambiina. (http://muzeum.miiz.waw.pl/melambiina/).

Summer schools and other courses:

  • Museum Management (2014). Warsaw, Poland.
  • Open access - chance or necessity? Course for scientific journals editors (2013). Warsaw, Poland.
  • Science Journal Editing Guidelines (2013). Warsaw, Poland.
  • EDIT Summer School (2010): Modern Taxonomy and Fieldwork. Madeira, Portugal.
  • Course of writing scientific papers (2010). Białowieża, Poland.
  • EDIT Biological Nomenclature (2010). Paris, France.

Professional Affiliations:

  • The Coleopterists Society (since 2013).

Academic Service:

  • Manuscript Reviewer (2013 - present) – Zookeys, Zootaxa, Journal of the Entomological Research Society, Biodiversity Data Journal
  • Editor for “Coleoptera Poloniae: Tenebrionoidea (Tetratomidae, Melandryidae, Ripiphoridae, Prostomidae, Oedemeridae, Mycteridae, Pythidae, Aderidae, Scraptiidae). Critical checklist, distribution in Poland and meta-analysis” monograph by D. Kubisz, D. Iwan i P. Tykarski.


3. Kamiński, MJ. 2014. Synthesys seminar: Phylogenetic reassessment of the Ectateus generic group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Madrid, Spain.

2. Kamiński, MJ. 2013. Phylogeny, biogeography and generic classification of the Ectateus generic group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Third Tenebrionoidea Symposium held at Arizona State University.

1. Kamiński, MJ. 2013. Synthesys seminar: Aedeagal Tegmen - A key to the Melambiina phylogeny? Bruxelles, Belgium.



16. Kamiński, MJ. A cladistically based reinterpretation of the taxonomy of two Afrotropical tenebrionid genera Ectateus Koch, 1956 and Selinus Mulsant et Rey, 1853 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Zookeys, 415: 81–132.

15. Iwan, D et Kamiński, MJ. 2013. Taxonomy of the genus Schelodontes Koch, 1956 with a key to species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Insect Systematics & Evolution, 45: 159–179.

14. Kamiński, MJ. & Iwan, D. 2013. Catalogue, geographic distribution and ecological niche models of the Afrotropical platynotoid Platynotina (Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Annales Zoologici 63(4): 653–733.

13. Kamiński, MJ. 2013. A new genus and species of the Afrotropical Platynotina from Tanzania (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae: 53(2): 703714.

12. Kamiński, MJ. 2013. Taxonomy and distribution of the Afrotropical genus Anchophthalmops Koch, 1956 with a key to species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Zootaxa: 3709: 501523.

11. Raś, M. & Kamiński, MJ. 2013. X-ray microtomography as a tool for taxonomic investigations: prothoracic skeletal structure in some Tenebrionidae (Coleoptera). Annales Zoologici 63(2): 381391.

10. Kamiński, MJ. & Iwan, D. 2013. Taxonomy of the genus Kochogaster Kamiński et Raś, 2011 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), with description of a second known species. Zootaxa: 3669: 2736.

9. Kamiński, MJ. 2013. Two new species of the Afrotropical genus Quadrideres Koch, 1956 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini), with notes on the interioris species-group. Annales Zoologici 63(1): 8594.

8. Kamiński, MJ. 2012. Taxonomy of the Afrotropical genera Angolositus Koch, 1955 and Pseudoselinus Iwan, 2002 with a key to species (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Zootaxa 3500: 4960.

7. Iwan, D., Kamiński, MJ. 2012. Revision of the Malagasy genus Lechius Iwan, 1995 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Zootaxa 3399: 2334.

6. Kamiński, MJ. & Ras, M. 2012. Catalogue, geographic distribution and ecological niche modelsof the melanocratoid Platynotina (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini). Annales Zoologici 62(2): 227243.

5. Iwan, D., Kamiński, MJ. & Aalbu R. 2012. A new species of the genus Clastopus Fairmaire, 1898 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) from Madagascar. Zootaxa 3351: 6068.

4. Kamiński, MJ. & Ras, M. 2011. New status of the genus Ectateus Koch, 1956 with taxonomic notes on the Ectateus generic group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Annales Zoologici 61(4):647655.

3. Kamiński, MJ. 2011. A new species of Atrocrates Koch, 1956 from South Africa (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Annales Zoologici 61(4):641645.

2. Kamiński, M. 2011. Catalogue of the World Melambiina Mulsant et Rey, 1854 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae, Pedinini). Annales Zoologici 61(2): 281333.

1. Iwan, D., Kamiński, MJ. & Aalbu, R. 2011. A new genus Microphylacinus and revision of the closely related Phylacinus Fairmaire, 1896 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Pedinini) from Madagascar. Zootaxa: 2913: 115.



1. Kamiński, MJ. Phylogenetic reassessment and biogeography of the Ectateus generic group (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae: Platynotina). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Submitted manuscripts:

1. Raś, M., Iwan D., & Kamiński, MJ. The Last Breath: A µCT-based method for investigating the tracheal system in Hexapoda. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry.

2. Kamiński, MJ., Byk, A. & Tykarski, P. Seasonal and diel activity of dung beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) attracted to European bison dung in Białowieża Primeval Forest. The Coleopterists Bulletin.