Investigation of biology and ecology of protozoa, cyanobacteria and filamentous bacteria, especially: biodiversity, predator-inducible defense mechanisms, trophic interaction.
Among interests of research group there are important practical aspects of environmental protection. In cooperation with wastewater treatment plant operators (Czechowice, Pszczyna, Kraków-Płaszów) the following researches are conducted:
- effect of certain group of microorganisms on structure and function of activated sludge biocenosis
- biological control of activated sludge bulking by grazers of filamentous bacteria