Grzegorz Siebielec

Grzegorz Siebielec
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation · Department of Soil Science Erosion and Land Protection

PhD

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Introduction
Grzegorz Siebielec is a senior research scientist at Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation (IUNG) – State Research Institute in Pulawy (Poland). Ph.D. in agronomy. Current Head of Soil Science Erosion and Land Protection at IUNG. Main research interests are soil contamination and remediation, food contamination, land use change, soil quality, soil sealing and waste management. He has participated in 14 international projects, including FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020 and ERDF Central European programme and coordinated work packages in two projects (CANTOGETHER and URBAN-SMS). He has coordinated national monitoring of soil quality. Currently a national representative for soil issues in EIONET, Common Forum on Contaminated Lands and Global Soil Partnership.
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November 2001 - present
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation
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  • Head of Department

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Publications (112)
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The content of organic matter affects the quality and productivity of agricultural soils. Due to the shortage of manure as the basic source of organic matter for agricultural soils, alternative and commonly available exogenous sources of organic matter, such as sewage sludge and bottom sediments, are taken into account. The aim of the study was to...
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Opracowanie INNOwacyjnej technologii wytwarzania wzbogaconych MIKrobiologicznie bionawozów wspomagających zrównoważoną produkcję roślinną i jej adaptację do zmian klimatu" projekt finansowany z Narodowego Centrum Badań i Rozwoju (NCBR) w ramach konkursu Lider XII (2022-2024).
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Realizacja w ramach tematu statutowego 2.41/1.03 IUNG-PIB. „Ocena skutków środowiskowych wykorzystania egzogennych źródeł materii organicznej w rolnictwie
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Zadanie realizowane w ramach programu „Inkubator Innowacyjności 4.0” ustanowionego przez Ministra Nauki i Szkolnictwa Wyższego projektu pozakonkursowego pn. „Wsparcie zarządzania badaniami naukowymi i komercjalizacją wyników prac B+R w jednostkach naukowych i przedsiębiorstwach”, współfinansowanego ze środków Unii Europejskiej w ramach Programu Ope...
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Zadanie realizowane w ramach projektu Narodowego Centrum Nauki. "Badanie środowiskowych skutków występowania pierwiastków ziem rzadkich oraz antymonu i wanadu w glebach i odpadach"; 2019/35/B/ST10/03244. Okres realizacji: 2020 – 2023. Kierownik projektu dr hab. Grzegorz Siebielec, prof. IUNG.
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The aim of this study was to assess the impact of soil amendments, characterized by different sorption properties, on the effectiveness of trace elements’ (Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Ni, and Cr) stabilization and bioavailability to earthworms. The study was conducted as a microcosm experiment using soil derived from a heavily contaminated post-industrial area...
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The project Nr LIDER/36/0184/L-12/20/NCBR/2021. Development of innovative technology for producing microbially enriched bio-fertilisers supporting sustainable crop production and its adaptation to climate change, financed by the The National Centre for Research and Development.
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Effective interfaces of knowledge and policy are critical for food system transformation. Here, an expert group assembled to explore research needs towards a safe and just food system put forward principles to guide relations between society, science, knowledge, policy and politics.
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Fungi that decompose keratinized animal remains are an important component of the arable soil microbiome. The aim of the study is to characterize the communities of keratinophilic and co-inhabiting (non-keratinophilic) fungi in four cultivated soils that differ in physico-chemical properties, with particular emphasis on granulometric fractions, whi...
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Cytowanie: Gradziuk, P.; Matyka, M.; Poczta, W.; Czerniak, A.; Czubak, W.; Jończyk, K.; Kopiński, J.; Kozyra, J.; Pawlak, K.; Sadowski, A.; Siebielec, G.; Stalenga, J.; Wawer, R.; Zawalińska, K.; Berbeć, A.; Krupin, V.; Madej, A.; Skowron, P.; Jendrzejewski, B.; Komisarek, D.; Łopatka, A.; Wojciechowska, A.; Klepacki, B.; Wrzaszcz, W.; Gradziuk, K....
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Bioenergy crops play an ecologically and economically fundamental role as an alternative to agri-food productions and as renewable energy sources. Thus far, less attention has been given to assessing microbiological indicators of soil quality in bioenergy crops on abandoned land. The current study assessed microbial and biochemical properties of tw...
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Smelter waste deposits pose environmental and health threats and require remediation actions. Phytostabilisation techniques, based on soil amendments, help to establish plant cover and limit the secondary emission of potentially toxic trace elements. However, methods to optimize their effectiveness are needed. The application of bacterial inoculant...
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Three key transitions leading to a “safe and just” operating space, with a focus on food systems, emerged during the development of a Foresight study promoted by SCAR (Standing Committee on Agricultural Research1): (a) sustainable and healthy diets for all; (b) full circularity in the use of resources; (c) diversity as a key component of stable sys...
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The aim was to assess plant driven changes in the activity and diversity of microorganisms in the top layer of the zinc and lead smelter waste piles. The study sites comprised two types (flotation waste—FW and slag waste—SW) of smelter waste deposits in Piekary Slaskie, Poland. Cadmium, zinc, lead, and arsenic contents in these technosols were extr...
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Prolonged drought and extreme precipitation can have a significant impact on the activity and structure of soil microbial communities. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of drought length on the dynamics of mineral nitrogen, enzyme activities and bacterial diversity in two soils of different texture (sand and silt loam, according to USDA...
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Prolonged drought and extreme precipitation can have a significant impact on the activity and structure of soil microbial communities. The aim of the study was to assess the impact of drought length on the dynamics of mineral nitrogen, enzyme activities and bacterial diversity in two soils of different texture (sand and silt loam, according to USDA...
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Application of exogenous organic matter (EOM) to soil enriches it with micro-and macro-elements necessary for the proper growth and yield of crops. One of these elements is nitrogen, which is a major nutrient affecting crop production worldwide. Therefore, the aim of our study was to assess the impact of various EOM treatments (with and without min...
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Air pollution is a major threat to human health. Biological air pollution is predominantly caused by the pollen of plants, fungi, bacteria and viruses. The main sources of microorganisms in the air include soil, water and the decomposition of organic matter, while anthropogenic sources are represented by landfills, wastewater treatment plants, comp...
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Biological crop protection is recommended to be applied alternately or together with chemical one, to protect human health from the excessive use of toxic pesticides. Presence of microorganisms can influence the concentration of chemical pollutants in soil. The aim of this study is to estimate the influence of a commercial biological fungicide cont...
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Soil improvement measures need to be ecologically credible, socially acceptable and economically affordable if they are to enter widespread use. However, in real world decision contexts not all measures can sufficiently meet these criteria. As such, developing, selecting and using appropriate tools to support more systematic appraisal of soil impro...
Technical Report
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This report addresses the following questions: What are the reasons why measures to protect land and especially soils are not fully taken up by land managers? What are the barriers hindering the implementation of sustainable soil management (SSM) measures and the reasons behind them?
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Preserving Europe's environment is a key action area of the European Green Deal envisioned by Ursula von der Leyen's agenda for Europe: Soils and land are a crucial part of our ecosystems! They are fundamental to our existence and prosperity. We benefit from healthy soils with their multitude of soil functions providing a rich set of services. Vari...
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Bottom sediments accumulate rapidly in urban reservoirs and should be periodically removed. Their high organic matter content makes them valuable fertilizers, but they often contain toxic substances. The present study compares the responses of the dicotyledonous Tagetes patula and monocotyledon Festuca arundinacea to the presence of such sediments...
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This report presents evidence of the societal challenges of transboundary impacts, the drivers, and consequences of soil degradation, as well as data and knowledge gaps. The message conveyed by the report is that there is clear evidence of transboundary impacts and drivers of soil degradation and that it has physical, ecological, economic and socia...
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The impact of contaminated bottom sediments on plant growth and soil enzyme activities was evaluated in a greenhouse pot study. The sediments were moderately contaminated with zinc and heavily contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins and furans. The sediments were mixed with soil and planted with eith...
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Urbanisation is an ongoing global trend that is associated with soil sealing and land take at the cost of agricultural land and other open landscape. While soil sealing and land take result in the loss of all soil functions and the loss of high-quality agricultural soils, the awareness of the magnitude and negative implications of these processes r...
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Troska o zasoby naturalne i zrównoważone zarządzanie tymi zasobami zgodnie z zasadami zielonej gospodarki jest warunkiem sprawnego funkcjonowania gospodarki w długofalowym horyzoncie czasowym oraz zapewnienia dobrobytu obecnym i przyszłym pokoleniom. Zazielenienie gospodarki wymaga podjęcia przemyślanych, skoordynowanych działań we wszystkich sekto...
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Only a few studies have quantified and measured ecosystem services (ES) specifically related to soil. To address this gap, we have developed and applied a methodology to assess changes in ecosystem services, based on measured or estimated soil property changes that were stimulated by soil management measures (e.g., mulching, terracing, no-till). We...
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The content of lead and cadmium in selected vegetables in the Lublin region Summary. Background. Vegetables are a necessary component of the human diet. The nutritional value of vegetables depends on the content of micronutrients and the lowest possible content of potentially toxic elements. The aim of the study was to measure the content of lead...
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Purpose The in situ stabilization of multielement-contaminated agricultural soils has limited effectiveness when using common single amendments. This study examined the use of drinking water treatment residues (WTR), based on (hydr)oxides of Fe, Al, or Mn, as a cost-effective solution to optimize the immobilization of metals (Cd, Pb, Zn) and As. M...
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Smelter wastelands containing high amounts of zinc, lead, cadmium, and arsenic constitute a major problem worldwide. Serious hazards for human health and ecosystem functioning are related to a lack of vegetative cover, causing fugitive dust fluxes, runoff and leaching of metals, affecting post-industrial ecosystems, often in heavily populated areas...
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This document presents examples of success stories of remediation of contaminated soils in various contexts and different European countries. It is not meant to provide an exhaustive inventory of remediated sites in all countries. Eight countries present a total of 17 cases which illustrate how soil and brownfields remediation along with sustainabl...
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Gentle remediation options (GRO) are based on the combined use of plants, associated microorganisms and soil amendments, which can potentially restore soil functions and quality. We studied the effects of three GRO (aided-phytostabilisation, in situ stabilisation and phytoexclusion, and aided-phytoextraction) on the soil microbial biomass and respi...
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This paper analyses soils-related policies in Europe and in selected member states and regions. Our approach breaks down policy packages at European, national and regional levels into strategic objectives, operational objectives, policy measures and expected impacts, and assesses the relationships between these elements and soil stakes. Four major...
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AbstractAlthough increasing numbers of research papers regarding biochar are being published worldwide, in some countries growing interest in biochar has only recently been observed; this is true of Poland. We analysed information on biochar research in Poland alongside lessons learned elsewhere in order to identify the significant opportunities an...
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There is an increasing demand for evaluating the impact of specialization in agriculture on soil carbon balance. The main aims of the study were (1) to model the impact of long-term changes in agriculture on soil organic carbon (SOC) stocks at regional level using the Rothamsted C model (RothC), (2) validate these results by conventional SOC analys...
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Although a considerable research effort has gone into studying the dietary pathways of metals to the bodies of laying female birds and their eggs in recent years, no detailed investigations have yet been carried out relating the properties of the biogeochemical environment at large spatial scales to eggshell trace element levels in typical soil-inv...
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Obszary składowisk odpadów pohutniczych o zbyt wysokich zawartościach cynku, ołowiu, kadmu i arsenu stanowią istotny problem na obszarach Górnego Śląska. Celem pracy była ocena wpływu dodatku w postaci osadu ściekowego i wapna odpadowego w wieloletnim doświadczeniu polowym na liczebność bakterii z rodzaju Azotobacter oraz aktywność enzymatyczną w w...
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Coraz częstsze zjawiska intensywnej suszy glebowej powodują straty plonu u wrażliwych roślin uprawnych. Z kolei wpływ warunków suszy oraz następujących po niej intensywnych zmian wilgotności na strukturę i funkcjonalność drobnoustrojów jest mniej rozpoznany. Kluczowe jest również określenie zabiegów wspomagających odporność drobnoustrojów glebowych...
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The positive role of legumes for soil quality is well known. Furthermore, cropping legumes that associate with nitrogen fixing bacteria reduces pressure on groundwater from mineral fertilizers. Agricultural policies are aimed at increasing area of legume cropping. Therefore there is a need to optimize performance of legumes through application of e...
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O wysokiej jakości produktów spożywczych decyduje między innymi zawartość niezbędnych mikroelementów oraz maksymalnie niska zawartość pierwiastków niepożądanych. Jak wynika z danych literaturowych najczęściej zawartość ołowiu w żywności jest znacznie niższa od dopuszczalnych norm. Istnieją jednak miejsca pod aktualną lub historyczną presją przemysł...
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Grzyby mikoryzowe są istotnym elementem środowiska przyrodniczego, a ich obecność w korzeniach roślin jest oznaką prawidłowości ekosystemu. Grzyby mikoryzowe m.in. sprzyjają tworzeniu agregatów glebowych oraz produkują substancje sklejające cząsteczki gleby – glomalin. Jak donoszą dane literaturowe na występowanie grzybów mikoryzowych u roślin ma w...
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Celem niniejszej pracy była ocena zawartości kadmu i ołowiu w pieczywie oraz produktach zbożowych. Żywność pozyskano w sklepach osiedlowych oraz supermarketach znajdujących się na terenie województwa lubelskiego. Próbki żywności rozpuszczono w stężonym kwasie azotowym, a następnie oznaczono zawartość ołowiu i kadmu metodą ICP‐MS. Otrzymane wyniki p...
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A division of Europe into regions with similar climate and soil conditions, assuming similar pesticide effectiveness and environmental effects of their application, was developed by a combination of statistical cluster analysis and expert involvement for identifying clustering variables and weighing their importance. The experts identified 15 varia...
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Natural biological and chemical characteristics of soil are modified by land use (arable, grassland, bare land, urban use, protected areas) and in the case of agricultural use by intensity of production, tillage, and crop rotation. The aims of this study were (1) to compare number and diversity of microorganism and soil enzyme activities in various...
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Guidelines for delineation of aeras with exceeded soil quality standards ISBN 83-7217-228-5
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Since 1995 „Monitoring of chemistry of Polish arable soil” program is carried out under the State Environmental Monitoring. On the area of 140 000 km2 of arable soils, 216 control and measurements points were selected. Soil samples are collected every 5 years and number of physical and chemical analysis are determined. Taking into consideration, co...
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We present the efficiency of phytomanagement solutions implemented at the field plot level in the European network EU FP7 GREENLAND, coupling the management of trace element-contaminated soils by phytoremediation options, the production of plant biomass for non-food use, and ecological restoration of ecosystem services. The trials evaluate the perf...
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Wzrost produkcji osadów ściekowych w Polsce wymaga podjęcia specyficznych sposobów ich wykorzystania i unieszkodliwiania. Powodem jest fakt, iż osady ściekowe oprócz tego że są bogate w materię organiczną oraz związki biogenne takie jak azot i fosfor, które są korzystne z rolniczego punktu widzenia, zawierają także metale ciężkie, toksyczne zaniecz...