Tomasz Karasek, MSc

Department of Hydrobiology
Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw
at Biological and Chemical Research Centre
Żwirki i Wigury 101
02-089 Warszawa, Poland
Tel.: (+48) 22 55 26520

Research interests:

The main object of my scientific interests is a group of freshwater macroinvertebrates. Currently, my research focus on the use of these organisms in biological monitoring of freshwater environments (watercourses and small water bodies). I am also interested in faunistics and ecology of dragonflies, as well as the predator - prey interaction occurring between aquatic invertebrates.


Grant projects:

“Influence of presence of invertebrate predators on behavioural responses and life history changes of chosen snail species of Physidae family” (2012-2013) – project leader

“Testing and optimization of non-lethal method of macroinvertebrates taxonomic composition analysis of small freshwater bodies for assessment of degradation degree” (2013-2014) – project leader

"Ecological status assessment of flowing waters based on benthos analysis: developing and testing new method", NSC research project, project lider; dr hab. Paweł Koperski (2011-2014) - participant



  • Ecology for bioinformatics
  • General ecology D
  • General ecology M
  • Flora and fauna
  • Hydrobiology
  • Protection and restoration of aquatic environments
  • Zoology



1. Jedlikowski J., Chibowski P., Karasek T., Brambila M. 2016. Multi-scale habitat selection in highly territorial bird species: Exploring the contribution of nest, territory and landscape levels to site choice in breeding rallids (Aves: Rallidae). Acta Oecologica 73: 10-20

2. Rychła A., Śniegula S., Karasek T., Gołąb M.J., Żurek R. 2015. Distribution and habitat characteristics of Sympecma fusca (VANDER LINDEN, 1820) and Sympecma paedisca (BRAUER, 1877) in oxbows of the upper Vistula River. [in Polish] Odonatrix 11(1): 21-30

3. Karasek T., Koperski P. 2015. NoMBSI - a new, Non-lethal Method for Benthos Sampling and Identification for use in biological monitoring of flowing waters - preliminary results. Hydrobiologia (DOI: 10.1007/s10750-015-2188-2) - in press

4. Buczynski P. , Ciechanowski M. , Karasek T. 2013. A peat bog in Martenki (the East-Pomeranian Lake District) – an interestng refugium of aquatc insect fauna. [in Polish] Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą, 69 (4): 315-21

5. Buczyński P., Przewoźny M., Karasek T., Kowalak E. 2010. Rare, endangered and protected aquatic beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae, Hydrochidae, Spercheidae, Hydrophilidae) recorded in the vicinity of Suwałki[in Polish] Wiadomości Entomologiczne, 29 (3): 207-208

6. Buczyński P., Karasek T., Kowalak E., Kowalak J., Oder T. 2009.Contribution to the knowledge of dragonflies (Odonata) of the Roztocze Upland. [in Polish] Odonatrix, Olsztyn, 5 (1):1-6

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