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Professor Wiesław Szulc


Position: Professor SGGW

Contact: 
Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
Faculty of Agriculture and Biology
Department of Soil Environment Sciences
159 Nowoursynowska Street
02-776 Warsaw, Poland
Phone: (+ 48 22) 59 326 28
e-mail: wieslaw_szulc@sggw.pl

 

Education:

  • 2008 – Habilitation – Warsaw University of Life Sciences  (SGGW), Agricultural Chemistry
  • 1995 - Ph.D. – Warsaw Agricultural University, Agricultural Chemistry
  • 1989 - M.Sc. – Warsaw Agricultural University, Agriculture

 

Employment:

  • 2011 - Associate Professor, Department of Soil Environment Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
  • 1995-2011 - Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Environment Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
  • 1989-1995 – doctoral studies at the Faculty of Agriculture, Warsaw Agricultural University

 

Research interests:

  • influence of mineral and organic fertilization on physico-chemical properties of soil, yield and chemical composition of plant
  • Determination of the quantities and the various forms of sulfur in the soil and plants
  • chemical composition of soil solution under different soil and fertilizer conditions
  • utilization of municipal and industrial waste in environment

 

Participation and management of research projects:

  • 2011-2015 – contractor in the project No pbs1/b8/4/2012 „A low cost and environmentally safe system of fertilizing and sowing of the maize”, sponsored by The National Centre for Research and Development (NCRD)
  • 2011-2013 – head of the project No N N310 726440 „Development of new method for determining the needs of crop fertilization with microelements”, sponsored by The National Science Centre (NCN)
  • 2008-2011 - contractor in the project no 14-0012-04/2008 „Development of technology for transformation of spent mushroom substrate for organic fertilizer and organic-mineral fertilizers”, sponsored by NCRD
  • PROJEKT BADAWCZY nr 3P06R06625 – kierownik Tytuł projektu "Opracowanie metodyki potrzeb nawożenia siarką" (termin realizacji: 2003-2006) finansowane przez Komitet Badań Naukowych
  • 2006-2008 – head in the project No 504 0126 0016 „Usefulness of different extraction solutions for the determination of soil contamination with heavy metals on the basis of indicators plant”, sponsored by Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)
  • 2005-2008 – contractor in the project No 2 P06R 026 29 „Speciation of ions in the soil solution as a method of assessing the degree of soils and plants contamination with heavy metals”, sponsored by Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MSHE)
  • 2003-2006 - contractor in the project No3P06R 049 21 „Development of the methodology for determination of sulfur fertilization needs”, sponsored by MSHE
  • 1997-1998 – contractor in the project No 5 P06H 013 012 „The concentration of micronutrients in the soil solution under different soil and fertilizer conditions”, sponsored by MSHE

 

Implementation and patents:

  • Patent application „Fertilizer from spent mushroom substrate and its production process” No P.400123 WIPO ST 10/C PL 400123

 

List of selected publications:

  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Bomze K., Gozdowski D., Spychaj-Fabisiak E. 2015. Soil factors affecting solubility and mobility of zinc in contaminated soils. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 12, nr 5: 1687-1694.
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Hoch M., Spychaj-Fabisiak E. 2015. Forms of Al in soil and soil solution in a long-term fertilizer application experiment. Soil Use and Management, Volume 31, Issue 1, pages 114–120.
  • Szulc W., Rutkowska B., Hoch M., Spychaj-Fabisiak E., Murawska B. 2015. Exchangeable silicon content of soil in a long-term fertilization experiment. Plant, Soil and Environment, Vol. 61, No. 10: 458–461.
  • Dmuchowski W., Baczewska A.H., Gozdowski D., Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Suwara I., Brągoszewska P. 2014. Effect of salt stress caused by deicing on the content of microelements in leaves of linden. Journal of Elementology, Vol. 19, nr 1: 65-79.
  • Hazem M. Kalaji, Gert Schansker, Richard J. Ladle, Vasilij Goltsev, Karolina Bosa, Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev, Marian Brestic, Filippo Bussotti, Angeles Calatayud, Piotr Dąbrowski, Nabil I. Elsheery, Lorenzo Ferroni, Lucia Guidi, Sander W. Hogewoning, Anjana Jajoo, Amarendra N. Misra, Sergio G. Nebauer, Simonetta Pancaldi, Consuelo Penella, DorothyBelle Poli, Martina Pollastrini, Zdzislawa B. Romanowska-Duda, Beata Rutkowska, João Serôdio, Kancherla Suresh, Wiesław Szulc, Eduardo Tambussi, Marcos Yanniccari, Marek Zivcak. 2014. Frequently asked questions about in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence: practical issues. Photosynthesis Research, Vol. 122, nr 2: 121-158.
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2014. Speciation of Cu and Zn in soil solution in a long-term fertilization experiment. Soil Science Annual, Vol. 65, nr 1: 25-28.
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J. 2014. Zinc speciation in soil solution of selected Poland’s agricultural soils. Zemdirbyste-Agriculture, Vol. 101, nr 2: 147-152.
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Sosulski T., Stępień W. 2014. Soil micronutrient availability to crops affected by long-term inorganic and organic fertilizer applications. Plant, Soil and Environment, Vol. 60, nr 5: 198-203.
  • Szulc W., Rutkowska B., Sosulski T., Szara E., Stępień W. 2014. Assessment of sulphur demand of crops under permanent fertilization experiment. Plant, Soil and Environment, Vol. 60, nr 3: 135-140.
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Bomze K. 2013. Effects of soil properties on copper speciation in soil solution. Journal of Elementology, Vol. 18, nr 4:  695-703.
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Bomze K. 2013. Plant availability of zinc in differentiated soil conditions. Fres. Environ. Bull. 9: 2542-2546.
  • Szulc W., Rutkowska B. 2013. Diagnostics of boron deficiency for plants in referenceto boron concentration in the soil solution. Soil Plant Environ. Vol 59, No 8: 372-377.
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2011. Usefulness of compost from mushrooms substrate for fertilization of Miscantus plantation. Nawozy i Nawożenie 42: 91-96
  • Szulc W., Rutkowska B., Łabętowicz J., Stępień W. 2011. Effect of compost from the spent mushroom substrate on maize yield and soil fertility. Nawozy i Nawożenie 43: 39-45
  • Sosnowski J., Jankowski K., Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2011. Effect of microbial preparation used in perennial crops on the soil CO2 respiration. Zesz. Probl. Post. Nauk Roln. 565: 253-259
  • Jankowski K., Jankowska J., Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Kolczarek R. 2011. Effect of iron chelate dose and perennial ryegrass variety on the lawn quality. Zesz. Probl. Post. Nauk Roln. 565: 83-89
  • Jankowski K., Sosnowski J., Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Jankowska J. 2011. Changes of soil chemical properties as a result of the cultivation of grass-legume mixtures and the application of various nitrogen doses. Zesz. Probl. Post. Nauk Roln. 565: 91-98
  • Jodełka J., Jankowski K., Kolczarek R., Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2011. Cocksfoot (Dactylis glomerata L.) yield under limited phosphorus or potassium fertilization and the method of nitrogen supply. Zesz. Probl. Post. Nauk Roln. 565: 109-117
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Bomze K., Felczyński K. 2010. Usefulness of different extraction solutions for determination of plant availability of heavy metals. Ecological Chemistry and Engineering (seria A) 17, No 4-5: 483-489
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J., Pikuła D. 2010. Bioaccumulation index and contamination index as criteria for assessment of accumulation of copper and zinc in biomass of pasture plants. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin 19, No 4: 620-623
  • Szulc W., Rutkowska B., Łabętowicz J., Pikuła D. 2010. Tolerance index as indicator of plant sensitivity to soil pollution with heavy metals in agricultural ecosystems. Fresenius Environmental Bulletin. Vol. 19, No 2a: 397-400
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J. 2009. Influence of soil fertilization on concentration of microelements in soil solution of sandy soil. Journal of Elementology 14(2): 349-355
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J., Gutowska A. 2008. Possibilities of the agricultural use of decoction from the alcohol-distilling industry. Archives of Environmental Protection 34: 163-168
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J., Ożarowski G. 2008. Environmental results of application of city refuse compost “DANO”. Management of Pollutant Emission from Landfills and Sludge – Pawłowska&Pawłowski (eds). Taylor&Francis Group, London. (Selected papers from the International Workshop on Management of Pollutant Emission from Landfills and Sludge, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 16-19 September, 2006): 239-243
  • Stępień W., Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2008. The possibilities of natural management of the ashes from the Bełchatów power plant. Management of Pollutant Emission from Landfills and Sludge – Pawłowska&Pawłowski (eds). Taylor&Francis Group, London. (Selected papers from the International Workshop on Management of Pollutant Emission from Landfills and Sludge, Kazimierz Dolny, Poland, 16-19 September, 2006): 245-248
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J. 2006. The relationship between ions concentration in soil solution and degree of plants supply with micronutrients. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies Vol.15, no. 2A, part II: 468-473
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Cupryś K. 2006. Possibility of utilization of sewage sludge from municipal sewage-treatment plant in agriculture. Humic Substances in Ecosystems 6: 141-145
  • Szulc W., Rutkowska B., Stępień W., Kocik J. 2006. The influence of storage on sewage sludge composition and possibility of the sewage utilization. Humic Substances in Ecosystems 6: 186-189
  • Lipiński W., Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2005. Content of nitrogen mineral forms in soil as a criterion of estimation of soil environment condition. Ecological Chemistry and Engineering (seria A) T. 12 (1-2): 85-92
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J. 2004. The effect of the content of organic carbon in the soil on the chemical composition of the soil solution. Polish Journal of Soil Science t. 37, z.2: 105–112
  • Stępień W., Szulc W., Rutkowska B. 2004. The content of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in sewage sludge amended soil. Ecological Chemistry and Engineering (seria A) t. 11 (8): 795-802
  • Rutkowska B., Szulc W., Łabętowicz J. 2004. Effect of differentiated fertilization on the content of soil organic carbon in the condition of long-term fertilization experiment. Annales UMCS Sec E, 59, 1: 47-53
  • Łabętowicz J., Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2002. Ions equilibrium in soil solution under long-term field experiment on sandy soil. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science (Arch. Acker-Pfl. Boden.) Vol. 48, number 5: 445-450
  • Łabętowicz J., Rutkowska B., Szulc W. 2000. Quantitative relations between forms of microelements in arable layer of lessive-type soil under the conditions of many year differentiated fertilization. Roczniki Gleboznawcze. t. LI, nr. 3/4, 47-55
  • Łabętowicz J., Szulc W., Rutkowska B. 2000. Effect of phosphorus fertilization on the level of heavy metals in the soil in the conditions of long-term fertilizing experiment. Ann. Warsaw Agricult. Univ - SGGW, Land Reclamation No. 30: 53–58

 

Awards:

  • 2001 – Medal of the National Edication Commission
  • 2005 - Bronze Cross of Merit
  • 2007 – honored the Golden Avard of the Polish Society of Soil Science
  • 2008 - Merit for Agriculture
  • 2009 - Individual Awards (II degree) the Rector of Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) for scientific activities
  • 2011 - Honoured the Silver Medal for Long-term Service

 

Activities:

  • Member of Polish Society of Soil Science
  • Member of Polish Society of Ecological Engineering

 

Fulfilled functions:

  • Council Member of Faculty Agriculture and Biology
  • a board member of the Polish Society of Ecological Engineering

 

Superviser of the doctoral thesis:

  • 2013 – Forms of silicon in soils in different fertilizer conditions, Michał Hoch
  • 2013 - Fires as a factor influences on physical and chemical properties of a soil environment in forest ecosystems, Małgorzata Majder-Łopatka

  

Reviews of the Habilitation and doctoral thesis:

  • PhD students (5 thesis): Karolina Bomze2010, Łukasz Pacholczyk 2011, Zygmunt Adrianek 2011, Grzegorz Paul 2012, Małgorzata Koncewicz.- Baran 2013

 

Participation in organization of scientific conferences:

  • Co-organizer of the Scientific Conference “Long-term Fertilization Experiments”, Warsaw 1999
  • Co-organizer of the Scientific-Technical Conference “Integration of Agrochemicals Services in Central Europe”, Warsaw 2000
  • Co-organizer of the Scientific Conference “Potassium and Magnesium in Agriculture”, Rogów 2001
  • Co-organizer of the Scientific Conference “Biogeochemistry of Potassium in Agricultural Systems”, Warsaw 2005
  • Co-organizer of the Scientific Conference “Long-term and Short Field Fertilization Trials”, Warsaw-Skierniewice 2005
  • Co-organizer of the Scientific Conference “Biogeochemistry of Potassium”, Skierniewice 2008
  • Co-organizer of the Scientific Conference “Agricultural Chemistry in Agriculture and Environmental Protection”, Warsaw-Skierniewice 2011

 

Teaching of students:

  • Natural utilisation of waste - the first level undergraduate studies (course agriculture), Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, exercises
  • Agricultural chemistry - the first level undergraduate studies (course agriculture), Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, lectures and exercises
  • Environmental Chemistry - the first level undergraduate studies (course ecological engineering), Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, exercises
  • Protection and Environmental Monitoring - the first level undergraduate studies (course ecological engineering), Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, exercises

 



 
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