dr Mikołaj Kokociński

dr Mikołaj Kokociński

Position: associate professor
Email: kok@amu.edu.pl
Room: 2.92
Phone: +48 61 8 29 57 65
Office hours: Tuesday 9.00 -11.00
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Research Interests

    Since the end of the 5 year Master at the Faculty of Biology UAM in 1997 I try to extend the knowledge and contribute to better understanding of aquatic ecosystem functioning. Recently I have been focused on ecology and toxicity of native and alien cyanobacteria, biogeography of invasive cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and use of diatoms as indicators of ecological status of the surface waters and natural threats including tsunami events, floods etc. Moreover, I am involved in isolating of cyanobacteria strains and maintaining its in culture collection.

Current study topics

  • Environmental factors driving Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii distribution in East-Central Europe
  • Toxicity of regional cyanobacteria strains
  • Biodegradation of cyanotoxins
  • Use of biosensors for monitoring of cyanobacteria blooms
  • Diatoms as indicators of flood events in Gulf of Gdańsk

Research projects

  • 2015 - 2018

    Executor of the grant NCN OPUS No. UMO-2014/15/B/NZ9/04727 Alternative mechanism of cyanotoxins bioedegradation

  • 2014 - 2016

    CYANOCOST – Cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in water resources: Occurrence, impacts and management” COST Action ES1105 – participation in writing three chapters in book: Cyanobacterial Monitoring and Cyanotoxins Analysis (Editors: Jussi Meriluoto, Geoffrey Codd, Lisa Spoof).

  • 2014 - 2016

    Scientific supervisor of the grant NCN Preludium No. 2013/11/N/ST10/00491 Can we use diatoms to determine floods deposits in Gulf of Gdańsk?

  • 2013 - 2016

    Major executor of the grant NCN No. UMO-2012/07/B/NZ8/03991 Application of reporter cel biosensors in ecotoxicology of cyanobacteria: new targets for bioactivity

  • 2012 - 2015

    Executor of the grant NCN OPUS No. 2012/05/B/ST10/00295 Production of greenhouse gases (CH4 i N2O) in the near shore lakes of the South Baltic Sea: conditions, concentrations and time

  • 2010 - 2012

    Executor of the grant MNiSW No. N N 304 014 539 Does invasive cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii has negative impact on zooplankton assembages?

  • 2009 - 2011

    Leader of the grant MNiSW No. N N304 020437 Ecology and toxicity of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii i Aphanizomenon gracile a cyanobacteria potentially capable to produce cylindrospermopsin in selected lakes of Western Poland

  • 2007 - 2010

    Executor of the grant MNiSW No. N N523 3768 33 Impact of 2004 tsunami deposits left in coastal zone of Thailand on geochemical cycle and environmental availability of toxic elements

  • 2007 - 2009

    Executor of the grant MNiSW No. NN 306354333. Hydrochemical and hydrodynamic conditions of the spatial variability of the lake Sarbsko sediments chemical composition

  • 2008 - 2009

    Leader of the grant MNiSW No. N304 051 31/1855 Phenotypic diversity and toxicity of invasive cyanobacteria associated with Planktpthrix agardhii (Gom.) Anagn. et Komarek blooms in selected lakes of Wielkopolska region

Chosen publications

    2019

  • Dziga D., Tokodi N., Drobac D., Kokociński M., Antosiak A., Puchalski J., Strzałka W., Madej M., Svircev Z., Meriluoto J. The Effect of a Combined Hydrogen Peroxide-MlrA Treatment on the Phytoplankton Community and Microcystin Concentrations in a Mesocosm Experiment in Lake Ludo. Toxins 11: 725

    https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiz162.

  • Dziga D., Kokociński M., Barylski J., Nowicki G., Maksylewicz A., Antosiak A., Banas A.K., Strzałka W. Correlation between specific groups of heterotrophic bacteria and microcystin biodegradation in freshwater bodies of central Europe. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95: fiz162

    https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins11120725.

  • Kokociński M., Soininen J. New insights into the distribution of alien cyanobacterium Chrysosporum bergii (Nostocales, Cyanobacteria). Phycological Research 67: 208-214

    https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12373.

  • Wilk-Woźniak E., Walusiak E., Burchardt L., Cerbin S., Kokociński M. et al. Effects of the environs of waterbodies on aquatic plants in oxbow lakes (habitat 3150). Ecological Indicators 98: 736-742

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.11.025.

  • Budzyńska A., Rosińska J., Pełechata A., Toporowska M., Napiórkowska-Krzebietke A., Kozak A., Messyasz B., Pęczuła W., Kokociński M., Szeląg-Wasielewska E., Grabowska M., Mądrecka B., Niedźwiecki M., Alcaraz Parraga P., Pełechaty M., Karpowicz M., Pawlik-Skowrońska B. 2019. Environmental factors driving the occurence of the invasive cyanobacterium Sphaerospermopsis aphanizomenoides (Nostocales) in temperate lakes Science of the Total Environment 650(1): 1338-1347

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.144.

  • Soininen J., Jamoneau A., Rosebery J., Leboucher T., Wang J.J., Kokociński M., Passy S.I. Stream diatoms exhibit weak niche conservation along global environmental and climatic gradients. Ecography 42: 346-353

    https://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.03828.

  • Falfushynska H., Horyn O., Brzozowska A., Fedoruk O., Buyak B., Poznansky D., Poniedziałek B., Kokociński M., Rzymski P. (2019) Is the presence of Central European strains of Raphidiopsis (Cylindrospermopsis) raciborskii a threat to a freshwater fish? An in vitro toxicological study in common carp cells. Aquatic Toxicology 206, 105-113 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aquatox.2018.11.012.
  • 2018

  • Rzymski P., Horyn O., Budzyńska A., Jurczak T., Kokociński M., Niedzielski P., Klimaszyk P., Falfushynska H. A report of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and other cyanobacteria in the water reservoirs of power plants in Ukraine. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 25: 15245-15252

    https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2010-6.

  • Wejnerowski Ł., Rzymski P., Kokociński M., Meriluoto J. The structure and toxicity of winter cyanobacterial bloom in a eutrophic lake of the temperate zone. Ecotoxicology 27(6):752-760

    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10646-018-1957-x.

  • Mantzouki E., Campbell J., van Loon E., […], Kokociński M. et al. A European Multi Lake Survey dataset of environmental variables, phytoplankton pigments and cyanotoxins. Scientific Data 5: 180226

    https://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2018.226.

  • Mantzouki E., M., Lürling M., Fastner J., […], Kokociński M. et al. Temperature Effects Explain Continental Scale Distribution of Cyanobacterial Toxins. Toxins 10(4): 156

    https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10040156.

  • 2017

  • Rzymski P., Poniedziałek B., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., FaassenE.J., Jurczak T., Gągała-Borowska I., Ballot A., Lurling M., Kokociński M. Polyphasic toxicological screening of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii and Aphanizomenon gracile isolated in Poland. Algal Research - Biomass Biofuels and Bioproducts 24: 72-80

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2017.02.011.

  • Kokociński M., Gągała I., Jasser I., Karosiene J., Kasperoviciene J., Kobos J., Koreiviene J., Soininen J., Szczurowska A., Woszczyk M., Mankiewicz-Boczek J. Distribution of invasive Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in the East-Central Europe is driven by climatic and local environmental variables. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 93: 4

    https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fix035.

  • 2016

  • Bonilla S., Gonzáles-Piana M., Soares M. C. S., Huszar V. L. M., Becker V., Somma A., Marinho M. M., Kokociński M., Dokulil M., Antoniades D., Abriot L. The Success of the Cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii in Freshwaters is Enhanced by the Combined Effects of Light Intensity and Temperature. Journal of Limnology 75(3): 606-617

    https://doi.org/10.4081/jlimnol.2016.1479.

  • Szczuciński W., Pawłowska J., Lejzerowicz F., Nishimura Y., Kokociński M., Majewski W., Nakamura Y., Pawłowski J. Ancient sedimentary DNA reveals past tsunami deposits. Marine Geology 381: 29-33

    https://10.1016/j.margeo.2016.08.006.

  • Dziga D., Kokociński M., Maksylewicz A., Czaja-Prokop U., Barylski J. Cylindrospermopsin Biodegradation Abilities of Aeromonas sp. Isolated from Rusałka Lake. Toxins 8(3)

    https://https://dx.doi.org/10.3390%2Ftoxins8030055.

  • 2015

  • Poniedziałek B., Rzymski P., Kokociński M., Karczewski J. Toxic potencies of metabolite (s) of non-cylindrospermopsin producing Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii isolated from temperate zone in human white cells. Chemosphere 120: 608-614

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.09.067.

  • Kozak L., Kokociński M., Niedzielski P., Lorenc S. Bioaccumulation of metals and metalloids in medicinal plant Ipomoea pes-caprae from areas impacted by tsunami. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34(2): 252-257

    https://doi.org/10.1002/etc.2794.

  • 2014

  • Rzymski P., Poniedziałek B., Kokociński M., Jurczak T., Lipski D., Wiktorowicz K. Interspecific allelopathy in cyanobacteria: Cylindrospermopsin and Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii effect on the growth and metabolism of Microcystis aeruginosa. Harmful algae 35: 1-8

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2014.03.002.

  • 2013

  • Kokociński M., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Jurczak T., Spoof L., Meriluoto J., Rejmonczyk E., Hautala H., Vehniäinen M., Pawełczyk J., Soininen J. Aphanizomenon gracile (Nostocales), a cylindrospermopsin-producing cyanobacterium in Polish lakes. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20(8): 5243–5264

    https://dx.doi.org/10.1007%2Fs11356-012-1426-7.

  • 2012

  • Kokociński M., Soininen J. Environmental factors related to the occurrence of Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Nostocales, Cyanophyta) at the north-eastern limit of its geographical range. European Journal of Phycology 47: 12-21

    https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2011.645216.

  • Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Kokocinski M., Gagała I., Pawełczyk J., Jurczak T., Dziadek J. Preliminary molecular identification of cylindrospermopsin producing Cyanobacteria in two Polish lakes (Central Europe). FEMS Microbiology Letters 326: 173-179

    https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1574-6968.2011.02451.x.

  • Szczuciński W., Kokociński M., Rzeszewski M., Chagué-Goff C., Cachão M., Goto K., Sugawara D. Sediment sources and sedimentation processes of 2011 Tohoku-oki tsunami deposits on the Sendai Plain, Japan — Insights from diatoms, nannoliths and grain size distribution. Sedimentary Geology 282: 40-56

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sedgeo.2012.07.019.

  • 2011

  • Kokociński M., Stefaniak K., Izydorczyk K., Jurczak T., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Soininen J. Temporal variation in microcystin production by Planktothrix agardhii (Gomont) Anagnostidis and Komárek (Cyanobacteria, Oscillatoriales) in a temperate lake. Annales de Limnologie – International Journal of Limnology 47: 363-371

    https://doi.org/10.1051/limn/2011046.

  • Woszczyk M., Bechtel A., Gratzer R., Kotarba M.J., Kokociński M., Fiebig J., Cieśliński R. Composition and origin of organic matter in surface sediments of Lake Sarbsko: A highly eutrophic and shallow coastal lake (northern Poland). Organic Geochemistry 42: 1025-1038

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.07.002.

  • 2010

  • Kokociński M., Stefaniak K., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Izydorczyk K., Soininen J. The ecology of the invasive cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Nostocales, Cyanophyta) in two hypertrophic lakes dominated by Planktothrix agardhii (Oscillatoriales, Cyanophyta). European Journal of Phycology 45: 365-374

    https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2010.492916.

  • 2009

  • Kokociński M., Dziga D., Spoof L., Stefaniak K., Jurczak T., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Meriluoto J. First report of the cyanobacterial toxin cylindrospermopsin in the shallow, eutrophic lakes of Western Poland. Chemosphere 74: 669-675

    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2008.10.027.


Career History

  • 2016: Associate Professor in Department of Hydrobiology. Faculty of Biology UAM in Poznań
  • 01.11.2009 – 30.05.2016 adjunct in Department of Hydrobiology. Faculty of Biology UAM in Poznań
  • 15.10.2003 – 30.09.2009: adjunct in Collegium Polonicum, Faculty of Biology UAM in Słubice.
  • 01.02.2003 – 30.09.2003: adjunct in Department of Hydrobiology. Faculty of Biology UAM in Poznań
  • 01.10.2002-31.01.2003: lecturer in Department of Hydrobiology. Faculty of Biology UAM in Poznań

Education

  • 2013 habilitation in biological sciences
  • 1997-2002: PhD study in Department of Hydrobiology UAM
  • 1992-1997: Master study, Faculty of Biology UAM

Fellowships

  • 01.05.2001 – 15.05.2002: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA. „The study of harmful and toxic dinoflagellates in Chesapeake Bay and its estuaries".
  • 01.06.1999 – 15.07.1999: Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA. „The study of phytoplankton populations, their seasonal abundance, distribution, and productivity in Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries".

Lectures and classes/seminars

  • Toxic threats of aquatic ecosystems (lectures and laboratory classes)
  • Hydrobotany (laboratory classes)
  • Ekology and biology of indicator organisms (laboratory classes)
  • Biohazards (lectures and laboratory classes)
  • Forensic botany (lectures, laboratory classes, seminars)
  • Impact of environmental stress on functioning of aquatic ecosystems (laboratory classes and seminars)

Teaching – Bachelor and Master theses

  • Ecology and toxicity of cyanobacteria
  • Distribution and environmental requirements of invasive cyanobacteria
  • Dynamics of the phytoplankton abundance in lakes differing in their trophy and mixing regime
  • The use of the indicator role of diatoms to assess the ecological status of surface waters

Administrative Posts and External Activities

Treasurer of Polish Phycological Society