Diagnosing the condition and forecasting quality changes of the environment

Diagnosing the condition and forecasting quality changes of the environment is an important issue in the context of climate, social and economic changes, as well as the changes in national and European legislation.

The scope of our research includes:

  • assessment and forecasting the level of air, land surface (soil and ground) and water pollution, including priority substances,
  • diagnosing the condition and assessment of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems in the context of climate change and anthropopression,
  • relations between the condition of the environment and human health, including:
    • health risk assessment for proper management of a chemically degraded environment,
    • genotoxicity
  • methods and tools for identification, characterisation and forecasting pollutant changes in the environment based on monitoring, modelling and dedicated IT applications, in that:
    • forecasting precipitation at a local level and for the needs of water management in the catchment,
    • systems of air quality management at a local level.


Dr. Joanna Piasecka
Acting Leading Expert - Diagnosing the condition of the environment and adaptation to climate change
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  • CRIS – Sustainable Water Strategy by Means of Tight-Knit Approach to Water Cycle in River Catchment (Norway Grants)
  • ZiZOZap – Integrated Support System for Management and Protection of Water Dam Reservoir (Operational Programme Innovative Economy 2007-2013)
  • ENVEROPE – Environmental Quality and Pressures Assessment across Europe: The LTER Network as an Integrated and Shared System for Ecosystem Monitoring (LIFE+)
  • I+DARTS – Innovative and Demonstrative Arsenic Remediation Technologies for Soils (LIFE+), subcontractor
  • Implementation of the Allium test as a method of assessing the cytogenetic damage caused by environmental pollutants (Statutory research, Ministry of Science and Higher Education)
  • FOKS – Focus on Key Sources of Environmental Risks (INTERREG Central Europe)
  • COHIBA – Control of Hazardous Substances in the Baltic Sea Region (INTERREG Baltic Sea Region)
  • Cleanborder – Improvement of Air Quality at the Czech-Polish Border (Poland-Czech Republic Cross-border Cooperation Programme)
  • BEN – Biomass Energy Register for Sustainable Site Development for European Regions (CIP EEA)
  • ESPREME – Estimation of Willingness-To-Pay to Reduce Risks of Exposure to Heavy Metals and Cost-Benefit Analysis for Reducing Heavy Metals Occurrence in Europe (FP6)
  • DROPS – Development of Macro and Sectoral Economic Models Aiming to Evaluate the Role of Public Health Externalities on Society (FP6)
  • NatAir – Improving and Applying Methods for the Calculation of Natural and Biogenic Emissions and Assessment of Impacts on Air Quality (FP6)
  • 2 FUN – Full-chain and Uncertainty Approaches for Assessing Health Risks in Future Environmental Scenarios (FP6)
  • PHIME – Public Health Impact of Long-Term, Low Level Mixed Element Exposure in Susceptible Population Strata (FP6)
  • Estimation of measurement uncertainty and the study of matrix effects for determination of mercury vapour in the air (Statutory research, Ministry of Science and Higher Education)

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