Environmental sciences

The importance of environmental sciences has increased in recent decades. They are focused not only on the conservation of the biodiversity of the human environment but also on the knowledge of the evolution of biological mechanisms and on prevention of the devastation of the environment. Science attempts to address the issue of suitable ways to ensure sustainable socio-economic development for the present and future generations.

The research conducted by our scientists fits perfectly into this strategy. We put emphasis on investigations of the structure of ecosystems as well as local and global effects of the human impact on their characteristics and on elucidation of the mechanisms of adaptation of microorganisms, plants, and animals inhabiting contaminated areas degraded by human activity. We are working on biostimulating and bioprotective fungal and bacterial formulations that can be applied in various sectors of economy and environmental protection. Our researchers also specialise in research on pollinators, i.e. organisms that are indispensable for maintenance of ecological balance.

A very important part of our research is focused on the use of bacteria and fungi as biotechnological tools in industrial processes or in remediation of damage to the natural environment. The knowledge of the natural biotransformation processes taking place in microorganisms in the natural environment helps to develop a strategy for the application of these bioprocesses in various areas of life.

The research activity is grouped in five main themes:

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