January 2, 2019

A special issue of ASBP, entitled “Polar terrestrial ecosystems: ecology, diversity, and biogeography” has just been published.

This themed issue was co-edited by Michał Ronikier from our group, as part of our activities in the polar research. It contains 14 papers, which provide a fair overview of the recent Polish botanical studies in the Arctic and the Antarctic. They present a wide array of subjects including, among others, biodiversity surveys in recently deglaciated areas and on deglaciation chronosequence transects, studying correlations between organismal assemblages and environmental features, testing teledetection techniques for surveys of polar vegetation, using molecular tools to test taxonomic status of enigmatic polar taxa, new reports on occurrence of taxa, and more. You can find three contributions from our group in this special issue, related to our current research project focused on the Antarctic terrestrial phylogeography.

The special issue, available in the Open Access mode, can be found on the ASBP web page.


Ronikier M, Saługa M, Jiménez JA, Ochyra R, Stryjak-Bogacka M, 2018. Multilocus DNA analysis supports Didymodon gelidus (Musci, Pottiaceae) as a distinct endemic of the austral polar region. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 87(4): 3609. DOI

Wierzgoń M, Suchan T, Ronikier M, 2018. Two additions to the moss flora of the South Shetland Islands in the maritime Antarctic. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 87(4): 3598. DOI

Wojtuń B, Ronikier M, 2018. Polar terrestrial ecosystems: ecology, diversity, and biogeography. Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 87(4): 3610. DOI