dr hab. Sławomir Cerbin

dr hab. Sławomir Cerbin – Zooplankton Ecology Group Leader

Position: professor
E-mail: cerbins@amu.edu.pl
Room: 1.28
Phone: +48 61 829 57 48
Office hours: Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00

Research Gate
ResearcherID: P-4735-2015

Research Interests

    Ecology, aquatic ecology, zooplankton, interactions between zooplankton and phytoplankton, influence of methane on the lake food web structure, environment protection

Current study topics

  • Effects of climate warming and eutrophication on the cycling of carbon and methane in the pelagial of temperate lakes

  • Influence of allelopathy on the interactions between zooplankton and phytoplankton

  • Changes of Daphnia spp. body size in response to rising temperature and trophy of temperate lakes

Research projects

  • 2016 - 2020

    Principal investigator of the grant NCN HARMONIA no. 2015/18/M/NZ8/00119 The effects of warming and eutrophication on emissions of methane and its importance in lake food webs

  • 2016 - 2019

    Supervisor of the grant NCN PRELUDIUM no. 2015/17/N/NZ8/01570 Global warming effects: Adaptive capability of Daphnia longispina complex to elevated temperature

  • 2013 - 2017

    Supervisor of the grant MNiSW DIAMOND GRANT no. DI2012 014242 The importance of body size in competition for resources during climatic changes

  • 2013-2016

    Supervisor of the grant NCN PRELUDIUM no. 2012/07/N/NZ8/00166 Morphological changes in filamentous cyanobacteria induced by Daphnia - their role in defence against grazing and competition for food resources.

Chosen publications


  • Samad M.S., Lee H.J., Cerbin S., Meima-Franke M., Bodelier P. Niche Differentiation of Host-associated Pelagic Microbes and Their Potential Contribution to Biogeochemical Cycling in Artificially Warmed Lakes. Frontiers in Microbiology


  • 2019

  • Dondajewska R., Gołdyn R., Messyasz B., Kowalczewska-Madura K., Cerbin S. A shallow lake in an agricultural landscape – water quality, nutrient loads, future management. Limnological Review 19(1): 25-35 https://doi.org/10.2478/limre-2019-0003.

  • Dondajewska R., Kowalczewska-Madura K., Gołdyn R., Kozak A., Messyasz B., Cerbin S. Long-Term Water Quality Changes as a Result of a Sustainable Restoration—A Case Study of Dimictic Lake Durowskie. Water 11(3), 616 https://doi.org/10.3390/w11030616.

  • Wilk-Woźniak E., Walusiak E., Burchardt L., Cerbin S., Chmura D. et al. Effects of the environs of waterbodies on aquatic plants in oxbow lakes (habitat 3150). Ecological Indicators 98: 736-742 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.11.025.

  • 2018

  • Wejnerowski Ł., Cerbin S., Wojciechowicz M., Jurczak T., Glama M., Meriluoto J., Dziuba M. Effects of Daphnia exudates and sodium octyl sulphates on filament morphology and cell wall thickness of Aphanizomenon gracile (Nostocales), Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii (Nostocales) and Planktothrix agardhii (Oscillatoriales). European Journal of Phycology 53(3):280-289 https://doi.org/10.1080/09670262.2018.1442585.
  • 2017

  • Wejnerowski Ł., Cerbin S., Dziuba M. Setae thickening in Daphnia magna alleviates the food stress caused by the filamentous cyanobacteria. Aquatic Ecology 51(3):485-498 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10452-017-9631-6.

  • Wejnerowski Ł., Wojciechowicz M.K., Glama M., Olechnowicz J., Dziuba M., Cerbin S. Solitary terminal cells of Aphanizomenon gracile (Cyanobacteria, Nostocales) can divide and renew trichomes. Phycological Research 65(3):248-255 https://doi.org/10.1111/pre.12182.

  • Ntalli N., Michaelakis A., Eloh K., Papachristos D.P., Wejnerowski Ł., Caboni P., Cerbin S. Biocidal effect of (E)-anethole on the cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon gracile Lemmermann. Journal of Applied Phycology 29(3):1297-1305 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10811-016-0993-2.

  • Dziuba M.K., Cerbin S., Wejnerowski Ł. Is bigger better? A possibility for adaptation of Daphnia to filamentous cyanobacteria in the face of global warming. Hydrobiologia 798(1):105-118 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-015-2438-3.
  • 2016

  • Wejnerowski Ł., Cerbin S., Wojciechowicz M.K., Dziuba M.K. Differences in cell wall of thin and thick filaments of cyanobacterium Aphanizomenon gracile SAG 31.79 and their implications for different resistance to Daphnia grazing. Journal of Limnology 75(3):634-643 https://doi.org/10.4081/jlimnol.2016.1383.
  • 2015

  • Wejnerowski Ł., Cerbin S., Dziuba M.K. Thicker filaments of Aphanizomenon gracile are more harmful to Daphnia than thinner Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii. Zoological Studies 54:2 https://doi.org/10.1186/s40555-014-0084-5.
  • 2013

  • Cerbin S., Wejnerowski Ł., Dziuba M.K. Aphanizomenon gracile increases in width in the presence of Daphnia. A defence mechanism against grazing? Journal of Limnology 72(3):505-511 https://doi.org/10.4081/jlimnol.2013.e41.

  • Dziuba M.K., Cerbin S., Wejnerowski Ł. Cladocera and Copepoda of the Shallow Eutrophic Lake in Natura 2000 Area in Western Poland. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 45(3):653-659 Link to publication.

  • De Senerpont Domis L.N., Bartosiewicz M., Davis C., Cerbin S. The effect of small doses of toxic cyanobacterial food on the temperature response of Daphnia galeata: is bigger better? Freshwater Biology 58(3): 560-572 https://doi.org/10.1111/fwb.12076.
  • 2012 - 2006

  • Cerbin S., Kraak M.H.S., de Voogt P., Visser P.M., Van Donk E. 2010. Combined and single effects of pesticide Carbaryl and toxic Microcystis aeruginosa on the life history of Daphnia pulicaria. Hydrobiologia 643(1): 129–138 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-010-0130-1.

  • Van Donk E., Cerbin S., Wilken S., Helmsing R.N., Ptacnik R., Verschoor A.M. 2009. The effect of a mixotrophic chrysophyte on toxic and colony-forming cyanobacteria Freshwater Biology 54: 1843-1855 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2427.2009.02227.x.

  • Cerbin S., Van Donk E., Gulati R.D. 2007. The influence of Myriophyllum verticillatum and artificial plants on some life history parameters of Daphnia magna. Aquatic Ecology 41: 263-271 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10452-007-9091-5.

  • Seaborn D.W., Tengs T., Cerbin S,. Kokocinski M., Marshall H.G. 2006. A group of dinoflagellates similar to Pfiesteria as defined by morphology and genetic analysis. Harmful Aglae 5: 1-8 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hal.2005.01.002.

  • Wilk-Wozniak E., Cerbin S., Marshal H.G., Burchardt L. 2006. Ultra - structure of two common cyanobacteria: Microcystis aeruginosa Kütz. Elenkin using scanning electron microscopy. Algological Studies 121: 85-89 10.1127/1864-1318/2006/0121-0085.

Career History

  • 2017

    Habilitation in biological sciences

  • 2009 – to date

    Assistant Professor at the Department of Hydrobiology, Faculty of Biology at AMU

  • 2007 – 2008

    Marie-Curie fellow at NIOO-KNAW, Centre for Limnology, Department of Aquatic Food Web Studies, The Netherlands

  • 2004 – 2006

    Adiunct at the Department of Hydrobiology, AMU, Poznań

  • 2000 – 2004

    Post-doc at the Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, USA

  • 1997 – 2002

    Ph.D. study at Faculty of Biology, AMU (ecology, hydrobiology)

  • 1995 – 2004

    Technical assistant at the Department of Hydrobiology, AMU, Poznań

  • 1992 – 1997

    Master degree studies at Faculty of Biology, AMU (environmental biology)

Lectures, Classes & Seminars

  • Ecosystems under Environmental Stress
  • Aquatic Community Ecology
  • Experimental Aquatic Ecology (AMU-PIE offer for the academic year 2019/2020