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Person Details: Alicja A. Babst-Kostecka

Superfund Research Program

Alicja A. Babst-Kostecka

W. Szafer Institute of Botany
Department of Ecology
Lubicz 46
Krakow, 31-512




  • Kushwaha P, Tran A, Quintero D, Song M, Yu Q, Yu RT, Downes M, Evans RM, Babst-Kostecka AA, Schroeder JI, Maier RM. 2023. Zinc accumulation in Atriplex lentiformis is driven by plant genes and the soil microbiome. Sci Total Environ 899:165667. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.165667 PMID:37478925
  • Mattiello A, Novello N, Cornu J, Babst-Kostecka AA, Poscic F. 2023. Copper accumulation in five weed species commonly found in the understory vegetation of Mediterranean vineyards. Environ Pollut (Tor) 329:121675. doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2023.121675 PMID:37085100 PMCID:PMC10204647
  • Stanek M, Kushwaha P, Murawska-Wlodarczyk K, Stefanowicz AM, Babst-Kostecka AA. 2023. Quercus rubra invasion of temperate deciduous forest stands alters the structure and functions of the soil microbiome. Geoderma 430:116328. doi:10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116328


  • Klimek B, Stepniewska K, Seget B, Pandey VC, Babst-Kostecka AA. 2022. Diversity and activity of soil biota at a post-mining site highly contaminated with Zn and Cd are enhanced by metallicolous compared to non-metallicolous Arabidopsis halleri ecotypes. Land Degrad Dev doi:10.1002/ldr.4551
  • Murawska-Wlodarczyk K, Korzeniak U, Chlebicki A, Mazur E, Dietrich CC, Babst-Kostecka AA. 2022. Metalliferous habitats and seed microbes affect the seed morphology and reproductive strategy of Arabidopsis halleri. Plant Soil 18:doi:10.1007/s11104-021-05203-5


  • Dietrich CC, Tandy S, Murawska-Wlodarczyk K, Banas A, Korzeniak U, Seget B, Babst-Kostecka AA. 2021. Phytoextraction efficiency of Arabidopsis halleri is driven by the plant and not by soil metal concentration. Chemosphere 285(10):131437. doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.131437 PMID:34265706 PMCID:PMC8551008
  • Kushwaha P, Neilson JW, Maier RM, Babst-Kostecka AA. 2021. Soil microbial community and abiotic soil properties influence Zn and Cd hyperaccumulation differently in Arabidopsis halleri. Sci Total Environ 803(12):150006. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.150006 PMID:34487902
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