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Lukasz Binkowski

  • PhD.
  • Adjunct
  • Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow
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Research interests

zoologyecologybiomonitoringecotoxicology

About

Ecotoxicology and biomonitoring are my spheres of scientific interest. I am interested in full influence of environmental pollution on birds and mammals, and efficient monitoring of the level of this pollution. One of my most important scientific projects is the study of lead poisoning among waterfowl. I confirmed cases of the lead poisoning among ducks, coots and swans in Poland and studied its implications as in vivo biomarkers, lead transfer to the environment and the tracing of the lead source via isotopic ratios. As an extension to the project I studied lead concentrations in wetland animals connected with waterfowl by the trophic net, such as muskrat and fox. I have also taken part in several projects on human tissue, mainly focused on mercury concentrations and the monitoring of mercury levels using samples of placenta, amniotic fluid, amniotic membrane and blood. I have also participated in studies on lung cancer in humans and its relation to metal concentrations and exposure in the environment. As well as studying metals I have conducted research on organic pollutants. I joined a Swiss scientific team to study neonicotinoids in house sparrows on farmlands where the levels of intensity of farming differed. As well as neonics and metals the study also concerned oxidative and physiological stress markers and levels of given compounds in environmental samples. My interests also include other branches of biology, especially zoology, evolution and ecological game management. I try to combine all these issues in my scientific work and in the popularization of science through popular articles, talks, workshops and nature trials. Apart from pure scientific issues, I am totally absorbed by academic work. For many years I have been developing as an academic, a scientist and a teacher. I stress computer use and appropriate software to build comprehensive and efficient paperless systems for researchers and educators.

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Co-authors (77)

Publications (5)

  • Co-exposure effects of mercury chloride (HgCl2) and silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) on goldfish (Carassius auratus): Histopathological changes, oxidative stress response, and bioaccumulation

    • Fathi M
    • Binkowski L
    • Ali N
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  • Levels of Essential and Xenobiotic Elements and Their Relationships in Milk Available on the Slovak Market with the Estimation of Consumer Exposure

    • Capcarova M
    • Binkowski L
    • Stawarz R
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  • Metal concentrations in tissues of Gadwall and Common Teal from Miankaleh and Gomishan International Wetlands, Iran

    • Sinkakarimi M
    • Binkowski L
    • Hassanpour M
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  • Introduction to tissue preparation and the detection of metal concentrations in biological, medical and environmental samples.

    • Binkowski Ł
    • Lukac N
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  • Monitoring nie tylko w agencji ochrony.

    • Binkowski Ł
    • Dudzik P
    • Huget A
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Professional experience

Adjunct

Institute of Biology, Pedagogical University of Cracow

December 2011 - Present

Post-doc

Universite de Neuchatel

May 2015 - November 2015(6 months)

Education

PhD

Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University

October 2005 - June 2011(6 years)

Bsc.

Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University

October 2004 - January 2007(2 years)

Msc.

Pedagogical Academy

October 2000 - June 2005(5 years)