Igor Niezgodzki, PhD

Research interest
Palaeoclimate modelling

Position:  Assistant Professor
BioGeosystem Modelling Laboratory

Institute of Geological Sciences
Polish Academy of Sciences
Research Centre in Cracow
Senacka 1, 31-002 Kraków, Poland

E-mail:  i.niezgodzki@ingpan.krakow.pl

Phone:  +48 12 3705 255 (Office)
+48 12 422 19 10 (Switchboard)



Academic Positions

Institute of Geological Sciences Polish Academy of Sciences, Research Centre in Cracow, Biogeosystem Modelling Laboratory

      • 12.2019-present - assistant professor;
          • 02.2018-12.2019 - assistant;
              • 11.2012-01.2018 - technician.



              Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
              B. Sc. in Computer Science, specialization: Algorithmics and software engineering

              Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden
              Exchange student at the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics

              Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science 
              M. Sc. in Mathematics, specialization: Applied mathematics
              Master thesis: Applications of ordinary differential equations in biology and medical science

              Work Experience

              Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven. Research visit in the Paloeclimate Dynamics Group within the DAAD scholarship.

              Alfred Wegener Institute in Bremerhaven. Research visit in the Paloeclimate Dynamics Group within the Atlab Project.

              2012 - Internship at Supercomputing and Networking Center in Poznan, Poland.
              Task: Simulation of the fluid flow in petroleum reservoir. A model was described by partial differential equation which had to be numerically solved. The model was implemented in Mathematica

              2011 - Internship at Federal University of Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, Brazil, Department of Computer Science (DECOM), Institute of Biological and Exact Sciences (ICEB).
              Task: Research and development of the mosquito population model. Research concerned the effect of weather conditions on the development of mosquito populations and research of weather patterns. Analysis was carried out in MATLAB



              Research grants

              • ING PAN internal grant for young scientists (2017-2018);
              • DAAD scholarship for PhD students and young scientists (2015-2016);
              • National Science Center in Poland pre-doctoral grant PRELUDIUM (2013-2017).



              • 02-06.09.2019 - 13th International Conference on Paleoceanography, Sydney, Australia (poster);
              • 07-12.04.2019 -  EGU General Assemly 2019, Vienna, Austria (2 posters);
              • 08-13.04.2018 -  EGU General Assemly 2018, Vienna, Austria (poster);
              • 20-24.08.2017 -  10th International Symposium on the Cretaceous, Vienna, Austria (presentation);
              • 29.08-02.09.2016 - 12th International Conference on Paleoceanography, Utrecht, the Netherlands (poster);
              • 13-17.04.2015 -  EGU General Assemly 2015, Vienna, Austria (poster);
              • 09-25.07.2014 -  Urbino Summer School on Paleoclimatology 2014, Urbino, Italy (poster).



              Klages, J. P., Salzmann, U., Bickert, T., Hillenbrand, C. D., Gohl, K., Kuhn, G., ... & Bauersachs, T. (2020). Temperate rainforests near the South Pole during peak Cretaceous warmth. Nature, 580(7801), 81-86, doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2148-5

              Radmacher, W., Niezgodzki, I., Tyszka, J., Mangerud, G., & Pearce, M. A. (2020). Palynology vs. model simulation: oceanographic reconstruction of incomplete data from the Cretaceous Greenland–Norwegian Seaway. Newsletters on Stratigraphy 53, 93-120, doi:10.1127/nos/2019/0527

              Niezgodzki, I., Tyszka, J., Knorr, G., & Lohmann, G. (2019). Was the Arctic Ocean ice free during the latest Cretaceous? The role of CO2 and gateway configurations. Global and planetary change, 177, 201-212, doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2019.03.011

              Vahlenkamp, M., Niezgodzki, I., De Vleeschouwer, D., Lohmann, G., Bickert, T., & Pälike, H. (2018). Ocean and climate response to North Atlantic seaway changes at the onset of long-term Eocene cooling. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 498, 185-195, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2018.06.031

              Vahlenkamp, M., Niezgodzki, I., De Vleeschouwer, D., Bickert, T., Harper, D., Turner, S. K., ... & Pälike, H. (2018). Astronomically paced changes in deep-water circulation in the western North Atlantic during the middle Eocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 484, 329-340, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2017.12.016

              Niezgodzki, I., Knorr, G., Lohmann, G., Tyszka, J., & Markwick, P. J. (2017). Late Cretaceous climate simulations with different CO2 levels and subarctic gateway configurations: A model‐data comparison. Paleoceanography, 32(9), 980-998, doi:10.1002/2016PA003055

              Walliser, E. O., Lohmann, G., Niezgodzki, I., & Schöne, B. R. (2017). Inter-annual climate variability in Europe during the Oligocene icehouse. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 475, 140-153, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.03.020

              Walliser, E. O., Lohmann, G., Niezgodzki, I., Tütken, T., & Schöne, B. R. (2016). Response of Central European SST to atmospheric pCO2 forcing during the Oligocene–A combined proxy data and numerical climate model approach. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 459, 552-569, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.07.033