soszynskaAgnieszka Soszyńska-Maj
University of Łódź
Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology
Łódź
Poland
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Agnieszka Soszyńska-Maj, entomologist, palaeoentomologist, since 2005 Adjunct Professor in Department of Invertebrate Zoology and Hydrobiology, Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, University of Łódź. Graduated from the University of Łódź, Poland in 1999 and made her PhD in 2005. The author of 28 publications on insects ecology, fossil taxonomy and phylogeny of Diptera and Mecoptera. Her present scientific activity focuses on the systematics, taxonomy and evolution of recent and extinct Mecoptera as well as winter ecology of insects. The main paleontological research is based on fossil Mecoptera.

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krzeminskiWiesław Krzemiński
Institute of Systematic and Evolution of Animals
Polish Academy of Sciences
Kraków
Poland
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Wiesław Krzemiński, entomologist, palaeontologist working on systematics, evolution and phylogeny of Diptera and Mecoptera, based on extinct and extant species. Since 1990 the Head of the Natural History Museum of the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland. A state professor since 2003. Academic position at the University of Rzeszów (2005 to 2009) and at the Pedagogical University in Kraków since 2010. Author of more than 130 publications; a keen participant of scientific expeditions to Antarctica, Venezuela, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador, Korea, Vietnam, China, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil. Organizer of over seventy exhibitions in several museums, mainly on fossil and living fauna and on nature protection. The founding member of the International Palaeoentomological Society (2001, Kraków); took part in all its following conferences in Pretoria, South Africa (2005), Alava, Spain (2007), Beijing, China (2010), Byblos, Lebanon (2013).