The influence of abiotic stress on the morphology and chemical composition of plants

Research in the indicated topics concerns the impact of abiotic stress factors (e.g. temperature, light, excess or deficit of water, wind, environmental chemical pollution) on the functioning of plant organisms.

Our research, mainly on the model plant Platycerium bifurcatum, concerns the influence of selected abiotic stress factors on the morphology and physiology of tropical epiphytic ferns.

Publications on the topic:

  1. A. Skoczowski, M. Odrzywolska-Hasiec, J. Oliwa, I. Ciereszko, A. Kornaś, “Ecophysiological Variability of (Chaix) DC. Green Alder Leaves in the Bieszczady Mountains (Poland)” , 10 (2021) 96 DOI: 10.3390/plants10010096

  2. V.K. Macioszek, M. Sobczak, A. Skoczowski, J. Oliwa, S. Michlewska, M. Gapińska, I. Ciereszko, A.K. Kononowicz, ”The Effect of Photoperiod on Necrosis Development, Photosynthetic Efficiency and ‘Green Islands’ Formation in Infected with ”, Int. J. Mol. Sci., 22(16) (2021) 8435; DOI: 10.3390/ijms22168435

  3. A. Skoczowski, G. Rut, J. Oliwa, A. Kornas, ”Sporulation modifies the photosynthetic activity of sporotrophophyll leaves of ”, Photosynthetica, 58 (SI) (2020) 303-311. DOI:

  4. V.K. Macioszek, M. Gapińska, A. Zmienko, M. Sobczak, A. , J. Oliwa, A.K. Kononowicz, ”Complexity of Susceptible Interaction Reveals Downregulation of Photosynthesis at Ultrastructural, Transcriptional, and Physiological Levels”, , 9 (2020) 2329; DOI:

  5. J. Oliwa, I. , A. Janeczko, J. Oklešťková, A. Skoczowski, “Response of the photosynthetic apparatus in the tropical fern  to increased ozone concentration”,  57 (2019) 1119-1129 DOI: 10.32615/ps.2019.117

  6. J. Oliwa, A. Skoczowski, “The high red/far-red ratio supports the acclimation of fern to high-light”, Acta Biologica Hungarica (Biologia Futura), 70(3) (2019) 185–197 DOI:

  7. J. Oliwa, A. Skoczowski, “Different response of photosynthetic apparatus to high–light stress in sporotrophophyll and nest leaves of ”, Photosynthetica, 57(1) (2019) 147-159, DOI: