Leszek Bledzki, Ph.D.

Leszek Bledzki, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate


Forest Engineer (Forest Management), Forest Technical High School 1972
M.S. (Environmental Biology), Nicholas Copernicus University 1978
Ph.D. (Natural Sciences, Biology), Nicholas Copernicus University 1989

Postdoctoral Training

Biometry-321, Mount Holyoke College, 1997
Postgraduate Educational Course for University Teachers, Division of Education, Nicholas Copernicus University, 1986

Research Interests

Functioning and restoration of freshwater ecosystems (wetlands, bogs, lakes, rivers reservoirs)

  1. Experimental and field community ecology
  2. Ecology, taxonomy and biogeography of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda

Selected Publications

Bledzki, L.A., Bubier, J., Moulton L.A, Kyker-Snowman,T,. 2011. Downstream effects of beaver ponds on the water quality of New England first- and second-order streams. Ecohydrology, 4, 698–707 (DOI: 10.1002/eco.163) (Published online 27 August 2010 in Wiley Online Library).

Bubier, J., T. Moore, and L. Bledzki. 2007. Effects of nutrient addition on vegetation and carbon cycling in an ombrotrophic bog. Global Change Biology 13: 1168-1186, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01346.x.

Moore, T, J. Bubier and L. Bledzki. 2007. Litter decomposition in temperate peatlands: the effect of substrate and site. Ecosystems 10: 949-963, doi: 10.1007/s10021-007-9064-5.

Lotocka, M., Styczynska-Jurewicz, E., Bledzki L. A., 2004. Changes in carotenoid composition in different developmental stages of copepods:Pseudocalanus acuspes Giesbrecht and Acartia spp. Journal of Plankton Research, 26 (2): 159-166.

Bledzki, LA and Ellison A. M. 2003. Diversity of rotifers from northeastern USA bogs with new species records for North America and New England. Hydrobiologia 497:53-62.

Bledzki, LA and A.M. Ellison 2002. Nutrients regeneration by rotifers in New England (USA) bogs. Verh.Int.Ver.Limnol., 28 :1328-1331.

Bledzki L. A. and Ellison A. M. 2000. Effects of water retention time on zooplankton of shallow rheolimnic reservoirs. Verh.Internat.Verein.Limnol. 27: 2865-2869.

Kornijow, R. and Bledzki, L. A. 1999. Experimental studies in the ecology of freshwater with consideration of the Polish contribution. Gorniak, A. (ed.) Modern trends in hydrobiological research. Acta Hydrobiol. Suppl. 41: 61-71.

Bledzki, LA and A.M. Ellison 1998. Population growth and production of Habrotrocha rosa Donner (Rotifera : Bdelloidea) and its contribution to the nutrient supply of its host, the northern pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea L. (Sarraceniaceae). Hydrobiologia, 385:193-200.

Gizinski, A., L.A. Bledzki, A. Kentzer, R. Wisniewski, W. Zawislak, J. Zbikowski, R. Zytkowicz. 1992. Abiotic and zoocenotic conditions for the functioning of selected lake ecosystems with various trophic levels. (In:) R. Bohr, A. Nienartowicz, J. Wilkon-Michalska. (eds.) Some ecological processes of the biological systems in North Poland. Nicholas Copernicus University Press, Torun, p.: 437-479.

Bledzki, L. A. 1991. Zooplankton under stress caused by sediment resuspension. Verh.Internat.Verein.Limnol. 24: 1349-1350.

Wiíniewski, R., Bledzki, L. A. 1989. Factor influencing the microspatial zooplankton and oxygen heterogeneity in Wloclawek dam reservoir. Arch.Hydrobiol.Beih.,Ergebnisse der Limnologie 33: 3-8.

Gizinski, A., Bledzki, L. A., Kentzer, A., Wisniewski, R., Zytkowicz, R. 1989. Hydrobiological characteristic of the lowland, rheolimnic Wloclawek Reservoir on the Vistula River. Ekol.Pol. 37(3/4): 359-403.

Bledzki, L. A., Szarowski, L. 1988. The nutrition of 2-year-old bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis (Rich.)) in ponds. Acta Hydrobiol. 30(3/4): 411-419.

Bledzki, L. A. 1988. Cladoceran remains analysis in sediments of Lake Strazym (Brodnica Lake District). Acta Palaeobotanica 27(1): 311-317.