Associate Professor at University of Warsaw
Living in Warsaw, Poland
Marta is an urban evolutionary biologist and associate professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland. She holds a PhD in Zoology from the University of Oxford, and worked as post-doctoral fellow in Oxford and Montpellier (France). Marta moved back to her home country, Poland, to start the Wild Urban Evolution & Ecology Lab at the University of Warsaw in 2015. She was the lead editor of the first academic book on Urban Evolutionary Biology (Oxford University Press, 2020), and is a great fan of books in general – from magical realism to hope-instilling dystopian novels.
Marta is fascinated by biological processes in the urban environment, particularly in an Eastern European setting. She is very keen on promoting diversity in STEMM decision making, and strongly believes in the importance of converting good research into policy and practice, particularly in the context of the emergent and potent role of cities in maintaining diversity and wildlife worldwide.