Mateusz Grygoruk

Mateusz Grygoruk
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW | SGGW · Department of Hydrology Meteorology and Water Management

Associate Professor

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October 2013 - present
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Position
  • Course supervisor and tutor
Description
  • Environmental Policy - M.Sc. level; Course
October 2012 - present
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Position
  • Course supervisor and tutor
Description
  • Groundwater Flow Modelling - M.Sc. and B.Sc. level for ERASMUS students
October 2007 - present
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Position
  • Tutor
Description
  • Hydrology - B.Sc. level; Course
Education
September 2010 - April 2013
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Field of study
  • Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering
October 2007 - April 2013
Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
Field of study
  • Environmental Protection and Engineering
October 2002 - July 2007
University of Warsaw
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (58)
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The purpose of the present research was to analyze the available data on river restoration projects in Europe. As the framework of our study, we conducted a structured international survey. We asked selected entities and experts from among those responsible for river restoration in European countries about the details and costs of European Union ri...
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Siberian mires, especially the world’s largest coherent bogs of the Great Vasyugan Mire (Tomsk Region, West Siberian Plain, Russia), play an important role in the regional hydrological cycle, global carbon balance and influence flow formation of the region’s rivers. We revealed the role of natural mires in supplying water to a mire-dominated (80% o...
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Study region Northeast Poland, Biebrza Basin. Study focus Studying reference ecosystems and their specific features provides information to be used as background principles for ecosystem management. In the case of riparian wetlands, these are hydrological indicators (such as average water levels, flooding extents and flood duration) that are eithe...
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We studied distributions and abundances of macroinvertebrates in relation to hyporheic water exchange (HWE) patterns of the upper Biebrza − a small, lowland, low dynamic European river located in Northeast Poland. On a 6-km stretch of the river; we determined the variability of water exchange in the hyporheic zone by using direct field measurements...
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Agriculture continues to place unwanted pressure on peatland functionality, despite international recognition calling for their conservation and restoration. Rewetting of peatlands is often the first step of restoration that aims towards improving the delivery of ecosystem services and their benefits for human well-being. Ongoing debates on peatlan...
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A massive shift in agricultural practices over the past decades, to support exceptionally high yields and productivities involving intensive agriculture, have led to unsustainable agriculture practices across the globe. Sustenance of such high yields and productivities demand high use of organic and industrial fertilizers. This acts as a negative p...
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Study region. The area of interest is the Upper Biebrza Valley, located in NE Poland. Study focus. We examined water exchange at the river-fen interface in a near-natural wetland system using the combined field research-modeling approach. The authors chose the Biebrza River as the research object: it is a specific case of fen marginal valley rivers...
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Environmental flows have primarily a practical purpose, being an important part of water management. Despite the widespread use of environmental flows, current studies rarely describe practical insights of the methods or consider environmental flows based on ecological traits, especially regarding macroinvertebrates. In addition to hydraulic parame...
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One of the most commonly used methods of environmental flows assessment is the approach based on Habitat Suitability Modeling (HSM) and habitat preferences curves (HPCs). Relationships between organisms and physical parameters describing the habitat remain strongly nonlinear and vary depending on several factors. The most common comparisons concern...
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Peatlands are the "kidneys" of river basins. However, intensification of agriculture and forestry in Europe has resulted in the degradation of peatlands and their biodiversity (i.e., species, habitats and processes in ecosystems), thus impairing water retention, nutrient filtration, and carbon capture. Restoration of peatlands requires assessment o...
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The advances and retreats of ice sheets during Pleistocene significantly changed high- and mid-latitude landscapes and hydrological systems, albeit differently, in North America and Europe. On the southern margin of the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) in the Baltic Sea basin, a specific type of valley has developed between glacial margins and upland or...
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Mesotrophic rich fens, that is, groundwater-fed mires, may be long-lasting, as well as transient ecosystems, displaced in time by poor fens, bogs, forests or eutrophic reeds. We hypothesized that fen stability is controlled by plant stress caused by waterlogging with calcium-rich and nutrient-poor groundwater, which limits expansion of hummock moss...
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Despite many years of experience in the river restoration field, which has become one of the most promising areas of water resources management, significant challenges and problems remain. These include the scope and scale of restoration measures, developing the reference model, assessment of restoration success, and the engagement of local stakeho...
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Wetland buffer zones (WBZs) are riparian areas that form a transition between terrestrial and aquatic environments and are well-known to remove agricultural water pollutants such as nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P). This review attempts to merge and compare data on the nutrient load, nutrient loss and nutrient removal and/or retention from multiple...
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Large-scale re-establishment of wetland buffer zones (WBZ) along rivers is regarded as an effective measure in order to reduce non-point source nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) pollution in agricultural catchments. We estimated efficiency and costs of a hypothetical establishment of WBZs along all watercourses in an agricultural landscape of the low...
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Abstract Peatlands are poorly represented in global Earth system modeling frameworks. Here we add a peatland‐specific land surface hydrology module (PEAT‐CLSM) to the Catchment Land Surface Model (CLSM) of the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS) framework. The amended TOPMODEL approach of the original CLSM that uses topography characteristic...
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Low-frequency mowing has been proposed to be an effective strategy for the restoration and management of boreal fens after abandonment of traditional haymaking. This study investigates how mowing affects long-term vegetation change in both oceanic and continental boreal rich-fen vegetation. This will allow evaluation of the effectiveness of mowing...
Data
Environmental variables at the continental and oceanic sites. The “Difference” column shows difference in mean value between the continental and oceanic sites for that variable. P values that show significant differences between sites (P<0.05) are shown in bold. (PDF)
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Characteristics of the study sites [20, 25]. Tågdalen climate data 1973–2008, Sølendet climate data 1974–2008. (PDF)
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Percentage cover of fen specialist species and succession indicating species at both sites from both surveys. Initial survey (1960s-1980s; ci = continental initial, oi = oceanic initial); unmown plots (2012–2015; cu = continental unmown, om = oceanic unmown); mown plots (2012–2015; cm = continental mown, om = oceanic mown). Br = bryophyte, Fo = for...
Technical Report
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Expertise on good practices of river maintenance works and hydrotechnic projects. Environmental impact was presented. Mitigation measures in a planning and implementation phase were proposed. Ekspertyza w zakresie minimalizacji oddziaływania na środowisko typowych prac utrzymaniowych oraz inwestycji hydrotechnicznych na rzekach. Zawiera m. in. omó...
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Peatlands store substantial amounts of carbon and are vulnerable to climate change. We present a modified version of the Organising Carbon and Hydrology In Dynamic Ecosystems (ORCHIDEE) land surface model for simulating the hydrology, surface energy, and CO2 fluxes of peatlands on daily to annual timescales. The model includes a separate soil tile...
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Intensification of agriculture and ongoing urban sprawl exacerbate pressures on rivers. Small rivers in agricultural landscapes are especially exposed to excessive technical actions implemented in order to allow for harvesting river water for irrigation, draining agricultural water and receiving sewage. Regular dredging and macrophyte removal stron...
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The purpose of the present research was to analyze the available data on river restoration projects. As the framework of our study, we conducted a structured international survey. We asked selected entities and experts from among those responsible for river restoration in European countries about the details and costs of European Union river restor...
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Most European riverine ecosystems suffer from the negative influence of impoundments on flow regime. Downstream effects of dams lead to a number of environmental and socioeconomic risks and, therefore, should be thoroughly examined in specific contexts. Our study aims to quantify the downstream effects of the Siemianówka Reservoir (Upper Narew, Pol...
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Modelling groundwater depths in floodplains and peatlands remains a basic approach to assessing hydrological conditions of habitats. Groundwater flow models used to compute groundwater heads are known for their uncertainties, and the calibration of these models and the uncertainty assessments of parameters remain fundamental steps in providing reli...
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Peatlands store substantial amount of carbon, are vulnerable to climate change. To predict the fate of carbon stored in peatlands, the complex interactions between water, peat and vegetations need more attention. This study describes a modified version of the ORCHIDEE land surface model for simulating the hydrology, surface energy and CO2 fluxes of...
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Observational data on greenhouse gases exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere are crucial in understanding the global climate mechanisms. Among different methods of estimation of this exchange, the eddy-covariance (EC) technique provides a direct measure of the net flux density across the atmosphere-ecosystem interface. Still, such data are...
Conference Paper
In our survey we point out the most relevant features of water level monitoring methods applicable in Flood Warning Systems with respect to the framework of C2-SENSE project. We discuss the most common approaches to water level measurements regarding their spatial and temporal distribution and continuity of data recording and transfer. In detail we...
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Effective stakeholder involvement is crucial for the management of protected areas, especially when new challenges like adaptation to climate change need to be addressed. Under these circumstances, science-based stakeholder involvement is required. However, there is often a gap between the information produced by science and the need for informatio...
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In our study, we analyzed the combined standard uncertainty of water table slope assessment done using differential global positioning system (DGPS)-based measurements of water table elevation and distances between measurement locations. We compared and discussed uncertainties in water table slope assessments done in various hypothetical environmen...
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Airborne laser scanning survey data were conducted with a scanning density of 4 points∕m2 to accurately map the surface of a unique central European complex of wetlands: the lower Biebrza River valley (Poland). A method to correct a degrading effect of vegetation (so-called “vegetation effect”) on digital terrain models (DTMs) was applied utilizing...
Conference Paper
Structure of the floodplain, especially its topography and vegetation, influences the overland flow and dynamics of floods which are key factors shaping ecosystems in surface water-fed wetlands. Therefore elaboration of the digital terrain model (DTM) of a high spatial accuracy is crucial in hydrodynamic flow modelling in river valleys. In this stu...
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Ecosystem deterioration in small lowland agricultural rivers that results from river dredging entails a significant threat to the appropriate ecohydrological conditions of these water bodies, expressed as homogenization of habitats and loss of biodiversity. Our study was aimed at a comparison of abundance and taxonomic structure of bottom-dwelling...
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In this chapter the general context of protection and management of wetlands in legal frameworks of water management is discussed. We present the background of the book, referring to its main conclusions and achievements. The main finding is that the existing regulations of the European environmental policy are sufficiently accurate and provide ade...
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In this chapter the authors deal with the implementation of Water Framework Directive in the catchment of the Biebrza River (north-east Poland) that covers 7,120 km2. Special attention was paid to the context of conservation of riverine and wetland ecosystems facing pressures driven by the climatic change. Measures foreseen by the National Water-En...
Book
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This book compares the lessons learned from a wetland-perspective approach to the changing climate and the requirements of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) with regard to environmental conservation. Examples from Germany and Poland are discussed due to the efficiency of their respective implementations of water conservation policies. Although th...
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Beaver ponds remain a challenge for forest management in those countries where expansion of beaver (Castor fiber) is observed. Despite undoubted economic losses generated in forests by beaver, their influence on hydrology of forest streams especially in terms of increasing channel retention (amount of water stored in the river channel), is consider...
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In this chapter we analyse observed and prospective climate changes in the Biebrza Valley (NE Poland), in order to describe potential challenges for the adaptive management of valuable ecosystems and habitats, with consideration of stakeholder pressures. Historical, temporal changes in precipitation and dynamics of flooding within the riparian wetl...
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The integration of water management goals in protected wetland areas agriculturally managed in an intensive manner recalls the comparison of apples (ecological values) and oranges (economic dimension of agriculture). Sustainable wetland management frequently fails if environmental features are not referred to as ecosystem services and quantified in...
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W pracy oszacowano ewapotranspirację rzeczywistą zakrzaczeń brzozowych na torfowisku ni-skim, na podstawie dobowej dynamiki stanów wód podziemnych mierzonych co godzinę, w trzech wybranych okresach bezopadowych (17-21.08.2008, 1-7.09.2008, 5-9.08.2009). Wyniki obliczeń zweryfikowano na podstawie ewapotranspiracji rzeczywistej, obliczonej metodą ewa...
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An appropriate hydrological regime within a wetland is essential to maintain its goods and services. This regime is related to the source of the water, which differs for particular kinds of wetlands. This paper presents an overview of the ecosystem services of European wetlands, based on a representative sample of 102 protected wetlands larger than...
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In this paper the actual evapotranspiration of birch thicket on a fen meadow was calculated from the analysis of diurnal groundwater level fluctuations measured in shallow piezometer with a 1-h temporal resolution. Calculations were done for three selected rain-free periods (17–21.08.2008, 1–7.09.2008, 5–9.08.2009). Results of calculations were com...
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In the presented approach, a three dimensional finite-difference steady-state groundwater model was applied to analyze the groundwater flow system of the Middle Biebrza Basin. Study contains analysis of hydrogeological and morphological outline of the area, as well as the description of developed groundwater model including conceptual model descrip...
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In the future, climate change may severely alter flood patterns over large regional scales. Consequently, besides other anthropogenic factors, climate change represents a potential threat to river ecosystems. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of climate change on floodplain inundation for important floodplain wetlands in Europe and to...
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Natural evolution of wetlands is strongly dependent on groundwater dynamics, soil aeration and climate. These environmental factors determine the constant development of wetland plant communities and peat forming processes. Depending on spatial distribution of groundwater flow systems and recharge and discharge conditions, shallow groundwater can a...
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The Biebrza Wetlands (northeast Poland) belongs to the biggest protected areas in Europe aiming at conservation of wetland ecosystems. In order to optimize the expensive and time-consuming protection and restoration measures a Management Support System (MSS) was developed. The MSS consists of following three elements: a data catalogue combined with...

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