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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

AuthorsNadine J. Kanik, Artur Kuligiewicz, Jeffrey T. Cullen
TitleImpacts of chemical pre-treatments on the hydrogen isotope composition of clay minerals: Determining potential effects in the absence of impurities
MagazineApplied Clay Science, Volume 247, 2024
AuthorsSzczepański J, Kaszuba G, Anczkiewicz R, Ilnicki S.
TitleProvenance of the early Palaeozoic volcano-sedimentary successions from eastern part of the Central Sudetes: implications for the tectonic evolution of the NE Bohemian Massif.
MagazineGeological Magazine. 2023;160(8):1498-1534.
Authors Jan Środoń, Daniel J. Condon, Elena Golubkova, Ian L. Millar, Oksana Kuzmenkova, Mariusz Paszkowski, Stanisław Mazur, Artur Kędzior, Daniel Drygant, Valerian Ciobotaru, Sirle Liivamägi
TitleAges of the Ediacaran Volyn-Brest trap volcanism, glaciations, paleosols, Podillya Ediacaran soft-bodied organisms, and the Redkino-Kotlin boundary (East European Craton) constrained by zircon single grain U-Pb dating
MagazinePrecambrian Research, Volume 386, March 2023, 106962
Authors Helena Hercman, Michał Gąsiorowski, Jacek Szczygieł, Pavel Bella, Michał Gradziński, Marcin Błaszczyk, Šárka Matoušková, Petr Pruner, Pavel Bosák
TitleDelayed valley incision due to karst capture (Demänová Cave System, Western Carpathians, Slovakia) Trough in Central Poland
MagazineGeomorphology, Volume 437, 15 September 2023, 108809
Authors Gąsiorowski, M., Sienkiewicz, E., Kowalewska, U.
TitlePaleohydrological changes during the Late Holocene recorded in the sediments of two mountain lakes in the Tatra Mountains (Central Europe)
MagazineJournal of Paleolimnology 70, 293–310 (2023)
AuthorsGoleń J., Tyszka J., Godos K., Janse M.
TitleA model of F-actin organization in granuloreticulopodia in Foraminifera: Morphogenetic and evolutionary implications from novel fluorescent and polarised light observations
MagazineProtist, Volume 173, Issue 4, August 2022, 125886
AuthorsSkov L., Peyrégne S., Popli D., Iasi L.N.M., Devièse T., Slon V., Zavala E.I., Hajdinjak M., Sümer A.P. , Grote S., Mesa A.B., Herráez D.L., Nickel B., Nagel S., Richter J., Essel E., Gansauge M., Schmidt A., Korlević P., Comeskey D., Derevianko A.P., Kharevich A., Markin S.V., Talamo S., Douka K., Krajcarz M.T., Roberts R.G., Higham T., Viola B., Krivoshapkin A.I., Kolobova K.A., Kelso J., Meyer M., Pääbo S., Peter B.M.
TitleGenetic insights into the social organization of Neanderthals
MagazineNature 610: 519-525
AuthorsZhu RZ., Słaby E., Lai SC., Chen LH, Qin J., Zhang C., Zhao S., Zhang F., Liu WH, Fowler M.,
TitleHigh-K calc-alkaline to shoshonitic intrusions in SE Tibet: implications for metasomatized lithospheric mantle beneath an active continental margin
MagazineContributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, Volume 176, article 85, 7 Oct 2021