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Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS
Wilcza 64
00-679 Warsaw




zoological collections, arachnology, digitization of biodiversity collections, invasive species, climate change, species range

Current research

  • Update of the Spiders of Poland (BioMap diveristy);
  • Biological and environmental determinants of the invertebrates’ expansion (spiders, insects);
  • Population density, interspecific competition, population genetics. 



Arachnida, Myriapoda, Crustacea


Fragmenta Faunistica (since 2012)


Oral presentations

Digitization of the largest arachnid collections in Poland as part of the IMBIO project. 7th Polish Congress of Arachnology, Słupsk, Poland, 2021. [in Polish]

Spiders of Poland in BioMap base – the new possibilities of collecting, synthesys and prezenation of data. 5th Polish Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland, 2018. [in Polish]

Genetic consequences of rapid range expansion in Argiope bruennichi populations. 20th International Congress of Arachnology, Golden, Colorado, USA, 2016.

The environmental changes and expansion of thermophilous species. Climate change and biodiversity on agricultural lands, Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation, Puławy, Poland, 2012.

The phenomenon of the expansion of the spider Argiope bruennichi. Siedlce University of Natural Sciences and Humanities, Siedlce, Poland, 2012. [in Polish]

A comparison of Argiope bruennichi and Araneus quadratus population density in different habitats and regions of Poland. 18th International Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland, 2010.

Posters [in English]

Tetrix tuerki (Krauss, 1876) in Poland – an endangered species in the Carpathian river valleys. International Workshop “Orthopteroid insects: Biodiversity and ecology evolution in a changing environment”, Rovereto, Italy, 2018.

Genetic consequences of a rapid range expansion in wasp spider Argiope bruennichi. 5th Genetic Congress, Łódź, Poland, 2016.

Effect of low temperature on Argiope bruennichi (Scopoli, 1772) density. 27th European Congress of Arachnology, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012.




Recommended links

Memorabilia Zoologica: http://ncdp.ksib.pl/memzool/

200 years of the Zoological Cabinet's history: http://wystawy.uw.edu.pl/

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections: http://www.spnhc.org/

Facts about Arachnids: https://arachnology.org

Spider of the Year: http://www.european-arachnology.org

The World Spider Catalog: https://wsc.nmbe.ch/