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Grodzińska-Jurczak, Prof.

I am a biologist by education (master’s degree in environmental biology, 1990). My academic achievements feature three thematic trends. I started my career in classic ecology, investigating the influence of acidic? precipitation on the natural environment during a four-year PhD course (PhD thesis, 1995). I continued research concerning the effects of toxic substances on the environment, focusing throughout the next decade on the topic of limiting the negative impact of municipal waste on the environment (including human health) via educational activities. Achievements from that period formed the basis for my obtaining in 2005 a post-doctoral degree in Natural Sciences and biology, with a specialisation in ecological education. From that moment onwards, my activity in interdisciplinary research began. Since 2006, I have specialised in the social aspects of nature conservation. Since 1994, I have been employed, without interruption, at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University (first as Assistant Professor and later as Adjunct Professor).  In 2014 I was nominated for the professor. Since 1994, I have been employed, without interruption, at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University (first as Assistant Professor, as Adjunct Professor and eventually as Full-Professor). The Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences is where I graduated from, gained my PhD degree and post-doctoral title. I am currently the Head of Nature Protection, Wildlife Management and Environmental Education Research Team at the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University.