Dr Tomasz Oszako
Senior researcher in Department of Forest Phytopathology, Forest Research Institute in Sękocin, 05-090 Raszyn, Poland

Research interests:
Determination and amelioration of the natural resistance of trees, especially such species as poplar, larch and pine.
Studies on diseases of broad-leaved tree species ( mainly oak, beech, birch and ash) and modelling of the relationships between state of the environment, host-plants and pathogenic organisms.
Forest protection as a part of the natural environment: forest management methods to increase forest sustainability and biodiversity.
Interdisciplinary assessments of environmental impact.
Biomonitoring of the environment.
The forest decline phenomenon.

International experience and memberships:
  • 1997-1998 Fellowship at European Forest Institute, Joensuu, Finland
  • 1996 – Fellowship at BBA in Braunschweig, Germany, (2 months)
  • 1994 - Teaching Assistant at Central European University, Department of Environmental
    Science and Policy Budapest, Hungary (2 months)
  • 1992-1993 Free University in Amsterdam/City Hall of St. Petersburg, The
    Netherlands/Russia (member of the international and interdisciplinary research team - project on acidification abatement in St. Petersburg area and policy plan)
  • 1989 – Scholarship at INRA Nancy, France, Phytopathology Laboratory (6 months)
  • language skills (3 foreign)

Publications ( 5 recent ):
  1. Oszako T., Olejarski I., 2003. Initiating processes of transformation of former agricultural soils into forest ones, using past-cut slash, compost and sawdust, Prace IBL, Seria A, 2003/1.
  2. Orlikowski L., Oszako T., Szkuta G., 2003. First Record of alder Phytophthora in Poland”, Journal of Plant Protection Research Vol. 43, No 1.
  3. Orlikowski L.B., Oszako T., Szkuta G.,2003. Alder Phytophthora in Poland: Occurrence and plants colonization, Comm. Appl. Biol. Sci. Ghent University, 68(4b), 2003 705
  4. Oszako T., 2003. Phenomenon of oak decline in Europe and the USA, Prace IBL, Ser. A. 2003/4
  5. Duda B., Oszako T., Piwnicki J., 2003. Possibilities of Chitozan Use in Forestry, Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Biological Sciences Vol. 51No. 3, 2003