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Monday: closed
Tuesday - Friday: 9.00-15.00
Saturday - Sunday: 10.00-16.00

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Research carried out by staff

dr Jan Kotusz

  1. The role of hybridization and polyploidization in the evolution of the genus Cobitis.
  2. Taxonomy of some species of freshwater fish fauna.
  3. Ecology of some freshwater fish species.
  4. Threats and protection of freshwater ichthyofauna in Poland.
  5. Monitoring of ichthyofauna in Polish rivers.

Current projects:

  1. Morphological variability of the genus Cobitis (Teleostei, Cobitidae) in hybrid zone.
  2. Parasite load in sexual-asexual populations of the genus Cobitis fishes in the context of the evolution of sex.
  3. Structure, population dynamics and microhabitat preferences in Cobitis elongatoides Bačescu et Meier, 1969 populations with mixed sexual-asexual type of reproduction.
  4. The red list of fish and lampreys of Poland.
  5. Taxonomic status of Barbus cyclolepis waleckii Rolik, 1975.
  6. Methodology for monitoring of the bullhead Cottus gobio within the Natura 2000 network in Poland.