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Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor Tomasz Jurczak


Date of Birth: 17th May 1976, Lodz, Poland

Country of Residence: Poland


Institution / Instytucja

UNESCO Chair on Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Lodz

Phone: (+48) 42 635 44 38
Fax: (+48) 42 665 58 19

Current positions / Stanowisko

- Head of the UNESCO Chair on Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology

- Rector's plenipotentiary for climate and environmental policy UL



- Member of the Polish Committee of the UNESCO Hydrological Program in 2019-2022

- Member of the Polish Hydrological Society

Main area of expertise / Tematyka badań

- Ecohydrology, urban ecohydrology including stormwater management;

- Implementation of innovative blue-green infrastructure (BGI);

- Application of nature based solution (NBS) in cities adaptation to climate change;

- Use of ecosystem processes in river and lake basins for reduction of various forms of human impact and enhancement of water quality,  biodiversity, resilience, ecosystems services and culture (health and quality of life);

- Restoration of aquatic ecosystems;

- Analytical chemistry and monitoring systems.

Coordination and participation in key projects / Projekty:


Project LIFE14 CCA/PL/000101, LIFERADOMKLIMA-PL – „Adaptation to climate change through sustainable management of water of the urban area in Radom City”


Project LIFE08 ENV/PL/000517, EHREK – „Ecohydrologic rehabilitation of recreational reservoirs „Arturówek” (Łódź) as a model approach to rehabilitation of urban reservoirs”


SWITCH: Sustainable Water Management Improves Tomorrow’s Cities’ Heath, Project EC 2006-018530


Executive program with China for 2008-2009 - "Early warning system for cyanobacterial blooms in water reservoirs"


Program UNESCO-IHP Cyanonet “A global network for the hazard management of cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in water resources”


Most important prizes and awards / Nagrody:


Projekt EC-EVK1-2002-00107, TOXIC - “Barriers against cyanotoxins in drinking water”


Program UNESCO-IHP Cyanonet “A global network for the hazard management of cyanobacterial blooms and toxins in water resources”


Award of Major of the City of Lodz for co-authorship of the publications cycle concern formulate and application of the Ecohydrology Concept for inland water quality improvement


Selected publications / Publikacje:

1/Jurczak T., Jodlowski A., Sorlini S., Biasibetti M., Gialdini F. 2020. Integrated Drinking Water Processes. Case Studies. in: Editor(s): Anastasia E. Hiskia Theodoros M. Triantis Maria G. Antoniou Triantafyllos Kaloudis Dionysios D. Dionysiou. Water Treatment for Purification from Cyanobacteria and Cyanotoxins. Print ISBN:9781118928615 |Online ISBN:9781118928677 |DOI:10.1002/9781118928677. © 2020 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

2/ Jurczak T., Wagner I., Wojtal-Frankiewicz A., Frankiewicz P., Bednarek A., Łapińska M., Kaczkowski Z., Zalewski M. 2019. Comprehensive approach to restoring urban recreational reservoirs. Part 1 – reduction of nutrient loading through low-cost and highly effective ecohydrological measures. Ecological Engineering 131, 81-98.

3/ Jurczak T., Wojtal-Frankiewicz A., Frankiewicz P., Bednarek A., Oleksińska Z., Kaczkowski Z., Zalewski M. 2019. Comprehensive approach to restoring urban recreational reservoirs. Part 2 – use of zooplankton as indicators for the ecological quality assessment. Science of the Total Environment 653, 1623-1640.

4/ Jurczak T., Wojtal-Frankiewicz A., Kaczkowski Z., Oleksińska Z., Bednarek A., Zalewski M. 2018. Restoration of a shady urban pond – the pros and cons. Journal of Environmental Management 217, 919-928.

5/ Jurczak T., Wagner I., Kaczkowski Z., Szklarek S., Zalewski M. 2018. Hybrid system for the purification of street stormwater runoff supplying urban recreation reservoirs. Ecological Engineering 110, 67-77.

6/ Szklarek S., Wagner I., Jurczak T., Zalewski M. 2018. Sequential Sedimentation-Biofiltration System for the purification of a small urban river (the Sokolowka, Lodz) supplied by stormwater. Journal of Environmental Management 205, 201-208.

7/ Godlewska M., Balk H., Kaczkowski Z., Jurczak T., Izydorczyk K., Długoszewski B., Jaskulska A., Gągała-Borowska I., Mankiewicz-Boczek J. 2018. Night fish avoidance of Microcystis bloom revealed by simultaneous hydroacoustic measurements of both organisms. Fisheries Research, 207, 74-84

8/ Wejnerowski L., Cerbin S., Wojciechowicz M., Jurczak T., Glama M., Meriluoto J., Dziuba M. 2018. Effects of Daphnia exudates and sodium octyl sulphates on filament morphology and cell wall thickness of Aphanizomenon gracile (Nostocales), Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Nostocales) and Planktothrix agardhii (Oscillatoriales). European Journal of Phycology, 53: 280-289

9/ Kerstin Häggqvist, Reyhan Akçaalan, Isidora Echenique-Subiabre, Jutta Fastner , Mária Horecká, Jean-François Humbert, Katarzyna Izydorczyk, Tomasz Jurczak, Mikołaj Kokociński, Tore Lindholm, Joanna Mankiewicz-Boczek, Antonio Quesada, Catherine Quiblier, and Nico Salmaso. 2017. Case Studies of Environmental Sampling, Detection, and Monitoring of Potentially Toxic Cyanobacteria. [w]: Jussi Meriluoto, Lisa Spoof, Geoffrey A. Codd [Eds]. Handbook of Cyanobacterial Monitoring and Cyanotoxin Analysis. John Willey & Sons, Ltd, United Kingdom, p. 576.

10/ Savela, H., Spoof, L., Höysniemi, N., Vehniäinen, M., Mankiewicz-Boczek, J., Jurczak, T., Kokociński, M., Meriluoto, J. 2017. First report of cyanobacterial paralytic shellfish toxin biosynthesis genes and paralytic shellfish toxin production in polish freshwater lakes. Advances in Oceanography and Limnology 8(1), 61-70.

11/ Wojtal-Frankiewicz A., Bernasińska J., Frankiewicz P., Gwoździński K., Jurczak T. 2017. The role of environmental factors in the induction of oxidative stress in zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Aquat Ecol. 51, 289-306.

12/ Kaczkowski Z., Wojtal-Frankiewicz A., Gągała I., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Jaskuslka A., Frankiewicz P., Izydorczyk K., Jurczak T., Godlewska M. 2017. Relationships among cyanobacteria, zooplankton and fish in sub-bloom conditions in the Sulejow Reservoir. J. Limnol. 76(2), 380-396

13/ Rzymski, P., Niedzielski, P., Kaczmarek, N., Jurczak, T., Klimaszyk, P. 2015.  The multidisciplinary approach to safety and toxicity assessment of microalgae-based food supplements following clinical cases of poisoning. Harmful Algae 46:34-42

14/ Szulc, B., Jurczak, T., Szulc, K., Kaczkowski, Z. 2015. The influence of the ecohydrological rehabilitation in the cascade of Arturówek reservoirs in Łódź (Central Poland) on the cyanobacterial and algae blooming. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 44 (2):236-244.

15/ Wojtal-Frankiewicz A, Bernasinska J, Frankiewicz P , Gwoździński K, Jurczak T. 2014. Response of Daphnia’s Antioxidant System to Spatial Heterogeneity in Cyanobacteria Concentrations in a Lowland Reservoir. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112597. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112597.

16/ Kokociński M., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Jurczak T., Spoof L., Meriluoto J., Rejmonczyk E., Hautala H., Vehniäinen M., Pawełczyk J., Soininen J. 2013. Aphanizomenon gracile (Nostocales), a cylindrospermopsinproducing cyanobacterium in Polish lakes. Environ Sci Pollut Res 20:5243–5264.

17/ Gągala I., Izydorczyk K., Jurczak T., Mankiewicz-Boczek J. 2012. The key parameters and early warning methods to identify presence of toxigenic blooms dominated by microcystis aeruginosa in the Jeziorsko reservoir (Central Poland). Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 21(2):295-303.

18/ Kokociński M., Stefaniak K., Izydorczyk K., Jurczak T., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Soininen J. 2011. Temporal variation in microcystin production by Planktothrix agardhii (Gomont) Anagnostidis and Komárek (Cyanobacteria, Oscillatoriales) in a temperate lake. Annales de Limnologie 47(4):363-371.

19/ Izydorczyk K., Carpentier C., Mrówczyński J., Wagenvoort A., Jurczak T., Tarczyńska M. 2009. Establishment of an Alert Level Framework for cyanobacteria in drinking water resources by using the Algae Online Analyser for monitoring cyanobacterial chlorophyll a. Water Research 43: 989-996.

20/ Izydorczyk K., Jurczak T., Wojtal-Frankiewicz A., Skowron A., Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Tarczynska M. 2008. Influence of abiotic and biotic factors on microcystin content in Microcystis aeruginosa cells in a eutrophic temperate reservoir. Journal of plankton research 30(4):393-400.

21/ Izydorczyk K., Skowron A., Wojtal A., Jurczak T. 2007. The stream inlet to a shallow bay of a drinking water reservoir, a ‘hot-spot’ for Microcystis blooms initiation. International Review of Hydrobiology 93(3): 257-268.

22/ Mankiewicz-Boczek J., Izydorczyk K., Romanowska-Duda Z., Jurczak T., Stefaniak K., Kokocinski M. 2006. Detection and Monitoring Toxigenicity of Cyanobacteria by Application of Molecular Methods. Environ Toxicol 21:380-387.

23/ Izydorczyk K., Tarczynska M., Jurczak T., Mrowczynski J., Zalewski M., 2005. Measurement of phycocyanin fluorescence as an online early warning system for cyanobacteria in reservoir intake water. Environmental Toxicology 20: 425-430.

24/ Jurczak T., Tarczynska M., Izydorczyk K., Mankiewicz J., Zalewski M. Meriluoto J. 2005. Elimination of microcystins by water treatment process – examples from Sulejow Reservoir, Poland. Water Research 39: 2394-2406.

25/ Wagner-Łotkowska I., Izydorczyk K., Jurczak T., Tarczynska M. 2004. Ecohydrological methods of algal bloom control. [W:]: Zalewski M., Wagner-Lotkowska I. [Red.] Integrated Watershed Management - Ecohydrology & Phytotechnology - Manual. UNESCO IHP, UNEP-IETC, str. 188-193.

26/ Mankiewicz J., Jurczak T., Romanowska-Duda Z., Tarczyńska M. 2004. Why are cyanobacterial blooms harmful. [W:]: Zalewski M., Wagner-Lotkowska I. [Red.] Integrated Watershed Management - Ecohydrology & Phytotechnology - Manual. UNESCO IHP, UNEP-IETC, str. 110-115.

27/ Jurczak T., Tarczyńska M. Karlsson K., Meriluoto J. 2004. Characterization and diversity of cyanobacterial hepatotoxins (microcystins) in blooms from Polish freshwaters identified by liquid chromatography - electrospray ionisation mass spectrometry. Chromatographia 59:571-578.

28/ Tarczyńska M., Romanowska-Duda Z., Jurczak T., Zalewski M. 2001. Toxic cyanobacterial blooms in drinking water reservoir - causes, consequences and management strategy. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 1:237-246

Anna Szelest
Chair Secretary / Sekretariat

UNESCO Chair on Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology

University of Lodz, Poland (UNESCO Chair on EHAE)

Katedra UNESCO Ekohydrologii i Ekologii Stosowanej

Uniwersytet Łódzki

Wydział Biologii i Ochrony Środowiska


Chair Address

University of Lodz
Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection
UNESCO Chair on Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology
12/16 Banacha street,
90-237 Łódź, Poland
Phone: +48 42 635 44 38
Fax: +48 42 665 58 19
Email Chair:

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