Anna Augustyniuk-Kram, Ph.D.


Assistant professor of soil microbiology and ecology. The focus of her research is the ecology of fungal entomopathogens. She gained experience through a lot of foreign and domestic courses and scholarships. She is the author of many original papers on ecology and the use of entomopathogenic fungi in biological control of insect pests. She also conducts research on changes in soil microbial activity influenced by agricultural management practices. She teaches courses on environmental microbiology and physicochemical and biochemical methods of assessment of soil quality. Member of the Polish Mycological Society.

Soil Biology and Ecology, Environmental Microbiology, Entomopathogenic Fungi, Biological Control of Insect Pests

Positions of responsibility:

Director’s Deputy for Promotion and Contacts with Schools

Master’s Thesis:
“Reproduction of Viviparus Viviparus L. in The Mid And Lower Section of The Narew River” (1997)


Doctoral dissertation:
„Genetic Diversity and Biological Activity of Entomogenous Fungi Beauveria Bassiana and Metarhizium Anisopliae in Different Habitats” (2005)


Membership in Scientific Organizations and Associations:
Polish Mycological Society

Grants, projects, expert’s statement, scientific research:

  • „Monitoring of Surroundings Pollution of the Warsaw Inhabitants Based on Biological and Chemical Analysis of House Dust”) – Project Supported by Department of Environment Protection of the Warsaw City Hall) (MONIT), 2003–2005, nr 248/05/2003/G.
  • „Biodiversity of Ecosystems: Origin and Functions” (Task: The Diversity of Model Communities of Soil Organisms), 2003–2006, nr PBZ-KBN-087/P04/2003.
  • „Aliens in Antarctica” (Task: Analysis of Fungal Spores) – Project in the Frame of IV International Polar Year. EBA-SCAR (Evolution and Biodiversity in Antarctica), nr IPY/27/2007.
  • „Forest Ecosystem on Former Farmland – Assessment of the Effectiveness of Selected Reclamation Treatments After 30 Years of Their Use in the Pine Forests in North-West Poland” (Task: Enzymatic Activityof Soils and Soil Respiration ex situ), 2011–2014, Grant of National State Forests.


Selected publication:

  • Augustyniuk-Kram A., Kram K.J., Ilieva-Makulec K. 2019. Ocena aktywności biologicznej i parametrów fizyko-chemicznych gleby w pierwszym etapie renaturyzacji siedlisk murawowych na wydmie Łużowa Góra w Kampinoskim Parku Narodowym – badania wstępne. [The assessment of soil biological activity and physico-chemical parameters in the first stage of restoration of xerothermic grassland habitats on the dune of Łużowa Góra in the Kampinos National Park: Preliminary studies]. „Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae” (in press).
  • Augustyniuk-Kram A., Kram K.J. 2018. Wpływ zabiegów zoo- i fitomelioracyjnych na aktywność biologiczną gleby pod zalesieniami na gruntach porolnych. [The impact of revitalisation treatments on biological activity of soil under afforestation on post-agricultural land]. „Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae” 16(4):25-34.
  • Augustyniak-Kram A. 2018. Relationships between Host Insect, Enzymatic Activity and Virulence of Isolates of the Entomopathogenic Fungus Beauveria bassiana (Bals.-Criv.) Vuill. (Hypocreales), „Acta Zoologica Bulgarica” Suppl. 12: 3-10.
  • Augustyniuk-Kram A. Niezamierzony transport propaguli grzybów pleśniowych do biomu Antarktyki a zdolność rozwoju w niskich temperaturach. [Unintentional transport of fungal propagules to the Antarctic biome – growth opportunities at low temperatures]. „Studia Ecologiae et Bioethicae” 14(4):149-166.
  • Chwedorzewska K.J., Korczak-Abshire M., Olech M., Lityńska-Zając M., Augustyniuk-Kram A., (2013), Alien invertebrates transported accidentally to the Polish Antarctic Station on cargo and fresh foods, „Polish Polar Research” 34 (1): 55-66.
  • Augustyniuk-Kram A., Chwedorzewska K.J., Korczak-Abshire M., Olech M., Lityńska-Zając M., (2013), An analysis of fungal propagules transported to the Henryk Arctowski Station, „Polish Polar Research” 34 (3):269-278.
  • Augustyniuk-Kram A., Dmowska E., (2013), Spectrum and Concentration of Culturable Fungi in House Dust from Flats in Warsaw, Poland, „Aerosol and Air Quality Research” 13 (5): 1438-1447.
  • Lityńska-Zając M., Chwedorzewska K., Olech M., Korczak-Abshire M., Augustyniuk-Kram A., (2012), Diaspores and phyto-remains accidentally transported to the Antarctic Station during three expeditions, „Biodiversity and Conservation” 21: 3411-3421.
  • Augustyniuk-Kram A., Kram K. J., (2012), Entomopathogenic Fungi as an Important Natural Regulator of Insect Outbreaks in Forests (Review), in: Forest Ecosystems – More than Just Trees, (eds.) J.A. Blanco, Y.-H. Lo, INTECH, Rijeka, pp. 265-294.