dr hab. Karol Giejdasz

Assistant professor
kagiede@up.poznan.pl, 618487636,
room 325

Scientific interests

reproduction of wild bee under controlled conditions,
life cycle and development of red mason bee Osmia rufa,
benefits and managing of bees for pollination crops,
biology and ecology of wild bee species managed as pollinators

Research Gate

ORCID iD 0000-0001-8964-0466

Teaching

Rearing of beneficial insects
Plant animal interactions
Entomology
Bioindication (Insects as bioindicators)
Apidology
Insect conservation
Apitourism
Bee diseases

CV

2002 – PhD

2017 – habilitation

Experience and employment

1996 – Poznań University of Live Sciences

Awards

2016 – Rector’s Award of the second degree for scientific achievements in the field of zoology and animal physiology

2012 – Rector’s Award of the second degree for publications in the field of biology and animal husbandry

Projects

01.09.2013 -28.02.2016 ,,Modification of life cycle of red mason bee Osmia rufa L. to provide of bee pollinators for covered crops during wintering period”, nr 209456, ID 209456 nr PBS2/A8/17/2013 PBS NCBiR

11.09.2008 – 10.09. 2010. – „Hormonal control of diapause of red mason bee Osmia rufa L. (Apoidea: Megachilidae)” N N311 298935 (nr 989/B/P01/2008/35), MNiSW

2009-2010 Evaluation of natural resources of bee fauna in Cytadela Park”, ZZM.ZP/3420-78/09, Management of Urban Greenery of Poznaniu,

2002-2003, „Improving of pollination efficiency of red mason bee (Osmia rufa L., Megachilidae) as a result of change characteristics in population especially female mass”, nr 279/z/56/w AR Poznań.

1999-2001 “Biology and reproduction of red mason bee (Osmia rufa L., Megachilidae)” nr 0569/PO6/99/17, KBN

Publications

Banaszak-Cibicka W., Twerd L., Fliszkiewicz M., Giejdasz K., Langowska A. 2018. City parks vs natural areas – is it possible to preserve a natural level of bee richness and abundance in a city park? Urban Ecosystems 21,4: 599–613. DOI: 10.1007/s11252-018-0756-8

Giejdasz, K., Fliszkiewicz, M., Bednárová, A., & Krishnan, N. (2016). Reproductive potential and nesting effects of Osmia rufa (syn. bicornis) female (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Journal of Apicultural Science, 60(1), 75-86.

Giejdasz, K., Fliszkiewicz, M. (2016) Effect of temperature treatment during development of Osmia rufa L. on mortality, emergence and longevity of adults. Journal of Apicultural Science 60(2), 221–232.

Wasielewski O., Wojciechowicz T., Giejdasz K., Krishnan N. (2015) Enhanced UV-B radiation during pupal stage reduce body mass and fat content, while increasing deformities, mortality and cell death in female adults of solitary bee Osmia bicornis. Insect Science 22(4), 512-520. DOI 10.1111/1744-7917.12124

Dmochowska K. , Giejdasz K., Fliszkiewicz M., Żółtowska K. (2015) Variations in antioxidant defense during the development of the solitary bee Osmia bicornis. Apidologie, 46(4), 432-444. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-014-0333-y

Dmochowska-Ślęzak K. , Fliszkiewicz M., Giejdasz K., Żółtowska K. (2015) The antioxidant system in diapausing and active red mason bee Osmia bicornis. Physiological Entomology, 40(1), 82-89. DOI: 10.1111/phen.12090

Wasielewski O., Szczepankiewicz D., Giejdasz K., Wojciechowicz T., Bednarova A., Krishnan N (2014) The potential role of adiponectin- and resistin-like peptides in the regulation of lipid levels in the hemolymph of over-wintering adult females of Osmia bicornis. Apidologie 45:491–503, DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0264-z

Dmochowska K. , Giejdasz K., Fliszkiewicz M., Żółtowska K. (2013) Prolonged postdiapause: Influence on some indicators of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism of red mason bee, Osmia rufa. J. of Insect Science 13(77)

Wasielewski O., Wojciechowicz T., Giejdasz K., Krishnan N. (2013) Overwintering strategies in the red mason solitary bee—physiological correlates of midgut metabolic activity and turnover of nutrient reserves in females of Osmia bicornis. Apidologie 44(6): 642-656. DOI:10.1007/s13592-013-0213-x

Dmochowska K. , Giejdasz K., Fliszkiewicz M., Żółtowska K. (2012) Changes in antioxidative system of red mason bee (Osmia rufa) (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) induced by artificially elongated postdiapause. J. Apicultural Science 56(1): 99-106.

Fliszkiewicz M., Giejdasz K., Wasielewski O., Krishnan N. (2012) Influence of winter temperature and simulated climate change on body mass and fat body depletion during diapause in adults of the solitary bee, Osmia rufa L (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae). Environmental Entomology. 41(6): 1621-1630.

Wasielewski O., Giejdasz K., Wojciechowicz T., Skrzypski M. (2011) Ovary growth and protein levels in ovary and fat body during adult-wintering period in the red mason bee, Osmia rufa. Apidologie. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-011-0084-y.

Fliszkiewicz M., Giejdasz K., Wilkaniec Z. (2011) The importance of male red mason bee (Osmia rufa L.) and male bufftailed bumblebee (Bombus terrestris L.) pollination in blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum L. Osmia rufa). J. Horticultural Science and Biotechnology 86 (5): 457-460.

Wasielewski O., Giejdasz K., Wojciechowicz T. Krishnan N. (2011) The influence of methoprene, temperature on diapause termination in adult female of the over-wintering solitary bee Osmia rufa L. J. of Insect Physiology . 57 (12), 1682-1688.

Fliszkiewicz M., Giejdasz K., Wilkaniec Z. (2011) The effect of diapause termination