dr hab. Piotr Środa prof. PAN

Associate Professor

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
Department of Lithospheric Research
Ks. Janusza 64, 01-452 Warszawa
tel.: +48 22 6915 783
email: psroda@igf.edu.pl 
www: http://private.igf.edu.pl/~psroda
www: http://okno.xsk.pl


2011 habilitation degree in Earth sciences, Institute of Geophysics PAS
2001 PhD degree in physical sciences, Institute of Geophysics PAS
1991 MSc degree in geophysics, Institute of Geophysics UW


2011 - Associate professor in the Department of Lithospheric Research, IGF PAS
2001 - 2011 Assistant professor in the Department of Lithospheric Research, IGF PAS
1991 - 2001 Research Assistant in the Department of Lithospheric Research, IGF PAS

Scientific interests

  • active and passive seismic experiments
  • seismic investigations of the structure of the earth's crust and upper mantle
  • modeling of seismic anisotropy of the lithosphere
  • seismic tomography

Membership in organizations

Major publications

  1. Alasonati Tašárová, Z., Fullea, J., Bielik, M., Środa, P., 2016.
    Lithospheric structure of Central Europe: Puzzle pieces from Pannonian Basin to Trans-European Suture Zone resolved by geophysical-petrological modeling.
    Tectonics, vol. 35 (3), pp. 722-753, doi: 10.1002/2015TC003935
  2. Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Stephenson, R., Gryn, D., Rusakov, O., Czuba, W., Środa, P., Grad, M., Guterch, A., Flüh, A., Thybo, H., Artemieva, I., Tolkunov, A., Sydorenko, G., Lysynchuk, D., Omelchenko, V., Kolomiyets, K., Legostaeva, O., Dannowski, A., Shulgin, A., 2016.
    DOBRE-2 WARR profile: the Earth’s upper crust across Crimea between the Azov Massif and the northeastern Black Sea.
    Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 428, doi:10.1144/SP428.11
  3. Hrubcová, P., Środa, P., 2015.
    Complex local Moho topography in the Western Carpathians: Indication of the ALCAPA and the European Plate contact.
    Tectonophysics, 638, 63-81, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2014.10.013
  4. Malinowski, M., Guterch, A., Narkiewicz, M., Petecki, Z., Janik, T., Środa, P., Maksym, A., Probulski, J., Grad, M., Czuba, W., Gaczyński, E., Majdański, M., Jankowski, L., 2015.
    Geophysical constraints on the crustal structure of the East European Platform margin and its foreland based on the POLCRUST-01 deep reflection seismic profile.
    Tectonophysics, 653, 109-126, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2015.03.029
  5. Narkiewicz, M., Maksym, A., Malinowski, M., Grad, M., Guterch, A., Petecki, Z., Probulski, J., Janik, T., Majdański, M., Środa, P., Czuba, W., Gaczyński, E., Jankowski, L., 2015.
    Transcurrent nature of the Teisseyre–Tornquist Zone in Central Europe: results of the POLCRUST-01 deep reflection seismic profile.
    International Journal of Earth Sciences, 104, 775-796, doi:10.1007/s00531-014-1116-4
  6. Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Yegorova, T., Farfuliak, L., Czuba, W., Środa, P., Thybo, H., Artiemieva, I., Sosson, M., Volfman Y., Kolomiyets, K., Lysynchuk, D., Omelchenko, V., Gryn, D., Guterch, A., Komminaho, K., Legostaeva, O., Tiira, T., Tolkunov, A., 2015.
    Seismic model of the crust and upper mantle in the Scythian Platform: the DOBRE-5 profile across the Northwestern Black Sea and the Crimean Peninsula.
    Geophysical Journal International, 201 (1): 406-428, doi:10.1093/gji/ggv018 
  7. Janik, T., Grad, M., Guterch, A., Środa, P., 2014.
    The deep seismic structure of the Earth's crust along the Antarctic Peninsula - A summary of the results from Polish geodynamical expeditions.
    Global and Planetary Change, 123, 213-222, DOI:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.08.018 
  8. Hrubcová, P., Środa, P., Vavryčuk, V., Babuška, V., Grad, M., 2013.
    Comment on the seismic method Depth-Recursive Tomography on Grid (DRTG) developed by Miroslav Novotny and recently published in three papers in Surveys in Geophysics.
    Surveys in Geophysics, 34 (4), 521-529, doi:10.111/j.1365-246X.2010.04766.x  
  9. Kuo-Chen, H., Środa, P., Wu, F., Wang, C.-Y., Kuo, W., 2013.
    Seismic anisotropy of the upper crust in the mountain ranges of Taiwan from the TAIGER explosion experiment.
    Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Journal, 24 (6), doi: 10.3319/TAO.2013.07.30.01(T) 
  10. Malinowski, M., Guterch, A., Narkiewicz, M., Probulski, J., Maksym, A., Majdański, M., Środa, P., Czuba, W., Gaczyński, E., Grad, M., Janik, T., Jankowski, L., Adamczyk, A., 2013.
    Deep seismic reflection profile in Central Europe reveals complex pattern of Paleozoic and Alpine accretion at the East European Craton margin.
    Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1–6, doi:10.1002/grl.50746 
  11. Starostenko, V., Janik, T., Lysynchuk, D., Środa, P., Czuba, W., Kolomiyets, K., Aleksandrowski, P., Gintov, O., Omelchenko V., Komminaho K., Guterch A., Tiira T., Gryn D., Legostaeva O., Thybo H., Tolkunov A., 2013.
    Mesozoic(?) lithosphere-scale buckling of the East European Craton in southern Ukraine: DOBRE-4 deep seismic profile.
    Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt292
  12. Starostenko, V., T. Janik, K. Kolomiyets, W. Czuba, Środa, P., M. Grad, I. Kovacs, R. Stephenson, D. Lysynchuk, H. Thybo, I.M. Artemieva, V. Omelchenko, O. Gintov, R. Kutas, D. Gryn, A. Guterch, E. Hegedus, K. Komminaho, O. Legostaeva, T. Tiira, A. Tolkunov, 2013.
    Seismic velocity model of the crust and upper mantle along profile PANCAKE across the Carpathians between the Pannonian Basin and the East European Craton.
    Tectonophysics, doi: 10.1016/j.tecto.2013.07.008
  13. Hrubcová P., Środa, P., Grad, M., Geissler, W. H., Guterch, A., Vozár, J., Hegedűs, E. and SUDETES 2003 Working Group, 2010.
    From the Variscan to the Alpine Orogeny: crustal structure of the Bohemian Massif and the Western Carpathians in the light of the SUDETES 2003 seismic data.
    Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04766.x
  14. Środa, P., 2010.
    The bright spot in the West Carpathian upper mantle: a trace of the Tertiary plate collision - and a caveat for a seismologist.
    Geophysical Journal International, 182, 1-10, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04595.x
  15. Hrubcová P., Środa, P. and CELEBRATION 2000 Working Group, 2008.
    Crustal structure at the easternmost termination of the Variscan belt based on CELEBRATION 2000 and ALP 2002 data.
    Tectonophysics, 460, 55-75.
  16. Środa, P., 2006.
    Seismic anisotropy of the upper crust in southeastern Poland - effect of the compressional deformation at the EEC margin: Results of CELEBRATION 2000 seismic data inversion.
    Geophysical Research Letters, 33 (22), L22302.
  17. Środa, P., Czuba, W., Grad, M., Guterch, A., Tokarski, A.K., Janik, T., Rauch, M., Keller, G. R., Hegedűs, E., Vozár, J. and CELEBRATION 2000 Working Group, 2006.
    Crustal and upper mantle structure of the Western Carpathians from  CELEBRATION 2000 profiles CEL01 and CEL04: seismic models and geological implications.
    Geophysical Journal International, 167(1), 737-760.
  18. Hrubcová, P., Środa, P., Špičák, A., Guterch, A., Grad, M., Keller, G. R., Brueckl, E. and Thybo, H., 2005.
    Crustal and uppermost mantle structure of the Bohemian Massif based on CELEBRATION 2000 data.
    Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, B11305, doi:10.1029/2004JB003080.
  19. Środa, P., Czuba, W., Grad, M., Guterch, A., Gaczyński, E. and POLONAISE  Working Group, 2002.
    Three-dimensional seismic modelling of crustal structure in  the TESZ region based on POLONAISE'97 data.
    Tectonophysics, 360, 169-185.
  20. Środa, P. and POLONAISE Working Group. 1999.
    P and S wave velocity model of the southwestern margin of the Precambrian East European Craton, POLONAISE'97, profile P3.
    Tectonophysics, 314(1-3), 175-192.
  21. Grad, M., Guterch, A., Janik, T. and Środa, P., 2002.
    Seismic characteristic of the crust in the transition zone from the Pacific Ocean to the northern Antarctic Peninsula, West Antarctica.
    In: Gamble, J.A., Skinner, D.N.B.,  Henrys, S., (eds), Antarctica at the close of a millennium. Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin, 35, 93-498.
  22. Środa, P., 2001.
    Three-dimensional modelling of the crustal structure in the contact zone between Antarctic Peninsula and South Pacific from seismic data.
    Polish Polar Research, 22, 129-146.
  23. Środa, P., Grad, M. and Guterch, A.,  1997.
    Seismic models of the Earth's crustal structure between the South Pacific and the Antarctic Peninsula.
    In: The Antarctic Region: Geological Evolution and Processes, Ricci, C.A. (ed), Terra Antarctica Publication,  685-689.
  24. Grad, M., Guterch, A. and Środa, P., 1992.
    Upper crustal structure of Deception Island area, Bransfield Strait, West Antarctica.
    Antarctic Science, 4(4), 469-476.

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