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kowalskaInstitute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals
Polish Academy of Sciences
Sławkowska 17
31-016 Kraków

Barbara Rzebik-Kowalska is a professor in the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kraków (Poland). She graduated from the Jagiellonian University (Kraków) and received her PhD on the ground of the thesis "Studies on the diet of the carnivores in Poland" in 1973. She has published numerous papers and books concerning recent and fossil (Miocene – Quaternary) mammals (especially insectivore mammals) of Europe, as well as of the Middle and Far East, the Greater Antilles, and of North Africa. For five years (1979-1983) she worked with her husband, Kazimierz Kowalski, in Algeria where they lectured and collected extensive materials of mammals publishing the book Mammals of Algeria in 1991.