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The Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

The Institute of Geological Sciences is a part of the Division III of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


History of our institute reaches 1956. We conduct basic geological investigations concerning the origin and formation of rocks and minerals, evolution of selected orogens and reconstruction of ancient environments. Disciplinary areas of research interests include sedimentology, Quaternary geology, isotope geochemistry (especially geochronology), mineralogy, petrology, tectonics, stratigraphy and hydrogeology, also paleontology .

The Headquarters of the Institute is in Warszawa.  
Scientific units of the Institute are research groups residing at Research Centres - in Kraków, Warszawa and Wrocław - along with Doctoral Studies section, laboratories, libraries and the Geological Museum. 

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Latest publications

AuthorsArkadiusz Derkowski, Jan Środoń, Magdalena Goryl, Leszek Marynowski, Marek Szczerba, Stanisław Mazur
TitleLong‐distance fluid migration defines the diagenetic history of unique Ediacaran sediments in the East European Craton
MagazineBasin Research, 2020; 00: 1– 24.
AuthorsPaweł P. Ziemiański, Arkadiusz Derkowski, Jakub Szczurowski, Marcin Koziełc
TitleThe structural versus textural control on the methane sorption capacity of clay minerals
MagazineInternational Journal of Coal Geology, Volume 224
AuthorsStanisław Mazur, Paweł Aleksandrowski, Łukasz Gągała, Piotr Krzywiec, Jerzy Żaba, Krzysztof Gaidzik, Rafał Sikora
TitleLate Palaeozoic strike‑slip tectonics versus oroclinal bending at the SW outskirts of Baltica: case of the Variscan belt’s eastern end in Poland
MagazineInternational Journal of Earth Sciences (2020) 109:1133–1160
AuthorsWiesława Radmacher, Karolina Kobos, Jarosław Tyszka, Agata Jarzynka, José Antonio Arz
TitlePalynological indicators of palaeoenvironmental perturbations in the Basque-Cantabrian Basin during the latest Cretaceous (Zumaia, northern Spain)
MagazineMarine and Petroleum Geology, Volume 112, February 2020, 104107
AuthorsJoanna Mirosław-Grabowska, Milena Obremska, Edyta Zawisza, Magdalena Radzikowska, Joanna Stańczak
TitleTowards a dystrophic lake: The history of Smolak Lake (northern Poland) on the basis of geochemical and biological data
MagazineCATENA, Volume 187, April 2020
AuthorsAlicja Wudarska, Ewa Słaby, Michael Wiedenbeck, Łukasz Birski, Richard Wirth, Jens Götze, Aivo Lepland, Christof Kusebauch and Izabela Kocjan
TitleChlorine Isotope Composition of Apatite from the >3.7 Ga Isua Supracrustal Belt, SW Greenland
MagazineMinerals 2020; 10(1):27.
AuthorsDanuta Peryt, Przemysław Gedl & Tadeusz Marek Peryt
TitleMarine transgression(s) to evaporite basin: The case of middle Miocene (Badenian) gypsum in the Central Paratethys, SE Poland
MagazineJournal of Palaeogeography 9, 16 (2020)
Authors Maciej J. Bojanowski; Magdalena Goryl; Barbara Kremer; Beata Marciniak-Maliszewska; Leszek Marynowski; Jan Środoń
TitlePedogenic siderites fossilizing Ediacaran soil microorganisms on the Baltica paleocontinent
MagazineGeology (2020) 48 (1): 62–66.
AuthorsŁukasz Birski, Ewa Słaby, R. Wirth, M. Koch-Müller, K. Simon, Alicja Wudarska, J. Götze, A. Lepland, A. Hofmann & A. Kuras
TitleArchaean phosphates: a case study of transformation processes in apatite from the Barberton greenstone belt
MagazineContributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 174, 25 (2019)
AuthorsHelena Hercman, Michał Gąsiorowski, Jacek Pawlak, Marcin Błaszczyk, Michał Gradziński, Šárka Matoušková, Paweł Zawidzki, Pavel Bella
TitleAtmospheric circulation and the differentiation of precipitation sources during the Holocene inferred from five stalagmite records from Demänová Cave System (Central Europe)
MagazineThe Holocene, Volume: 30 issue: 6, page(s): 834-846
AuthorsDariusz Botor, Aneta A. Anczkiewicz, Stanisław Mazur & Tomasz Siwecki
TitlePost-Variscan thermal history of the Intra-Sudetic Basin (Sudetes, Bohemian Massif) based on apatite fission track analysis
MagazineInternational Journal of Earth Sciences, 2019, Volume 108, Number 8, Page 2561
AuthorsBartosz Budzyń, Jiří Sláma
TitlePartial resetting of U–Pb ages during experimental fluid-induced re-equilibration of xenotime
MagazineLithos, vol. 346-347,
AuthorsPaszkowski M., Budzyń B., Mazur S., Sláma J., Shumlyanskyy L., Środoń J., Dhuime B., Kędzior A., Liivamägi S., Pisarzowska A.
TitleDetrital zircon U-Pb and Hf constraints on provenance and timing of deposition of the Mesoproterozoic to Cambrian sedimentary cover of the East European Craton, Belarus
MagazinePrecambrian Research Volume 331
AuthorsKołtonik K., Isaacson P., Pisarzowska A., Paszkowski M., Augustsson C., Szczerba M., Slama J., Budzyń B., Stachacz M.,
TitleProvenance of upper Paleozoic siliciclastics rocks from two high-latitude glacially influenced intervals in Bolivia
MagazineJournal of South American Earth Sciences, Volume 92, June 2019, Pages 12-31
AuthorsAlberti M., Arabas A., Fürsich F. T., Andersen N., Ziółkowski P.
TitleThe Middle to Upper Jurassic stable isotope record of Madagascar: linking temperature changes with plate tectonics during the break-up of Gondwana
MagazineGondwana Research, 73,1-15.