Anna Łoboda, PhD

Assistant Professor, Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department

Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences
addres: Księcia Janusza 64, 01-452 Warsaw
phone: +48 22 6915-672, e-mail:

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  • 2015 - 2018 Institute of Geophysics of Polish Academy of Science, Department of Hydrology and Hydrodynamics, PhD Studies (PhD in Earth Sciences) 
    Title of the Doctoral Dissertation: "The influence of the seasonal variability of biomechanical properties of selected plant species rooted in flowing waters on flow resistance."
  • 2017 - 2018 Military University of Technology, Postgraduate Studies: GIS, Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 
    Title of the Final Thesis: "Analysis of the possibility of using non-metric terrestrial cameras to study the changes in the glacier foreland in different seasons."
  • 2013 - 2014 Wrocław Uniwersity of Environmental and Life Sciences, The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, field of study: Environmental Engineering, Water Engineering (MSc Eng) 
    Title of the Master's Thesis: "Transformation model of rainfall runoff in a small basin urbanized."
  • 2009 - 2013 Wrocław Uniwersity of Environmental and Life Sciences, The Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Geodesy, field of study: Environmental Engineering (Eng)
    Title of the Engineer's Thesis: "Technical project of the drainage of agricultural land, Old Bogaczowice."


  • 2018 - now - Assistant Professor in Department of Hydrology and Hydrodynamics, Institute of Geophysics PAS

Research grants

  • Co-investigator in Young Researchers Grant of IG PAS, entitled "Comprehensive hydrological research of the Świder basin using modern measurement techniques." (2018-2020)
  • Head of the Project in Young Researchers Grant of IG PAS, entitled "Seaweed reaction to mechanical stresses - a lesson of biomechanics of marine plants." (2018-2019)
  • Co-investigator in NCN SONATA 7 grant project, entitled "Field expermiental investigation of hydrodynamics of water flow-vegetation-sediment interactions at the scale of individual aquatic plant." (2015-2019)

Internships and scientific visits

  • 10.2019 - Scientific visit in Nepf Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston (USA)
  • 05.2019 - 10.2019 - Scientific internship in Martone Lab at University of British Columbia, Vancouver (Canada)


  • Award of the Director of Institute of Geophysics PAS for the best presentation of scientific achievements in 2018 (2019)
  • Award of the Scientific Board of Institute of Geophysics PAS for outstanding PhD thesis (2018)
  • The second place in a competition organized by The Association of Polish Hydrologists for the best thesis in the field of hydrology (2015)
  • Award of the Lower Silesia Regional Chamber of Civil Engineers for outstanding Master's thesis (2014)
  • Receiving honors for excellent academic results (2014)


  • Przyborowski, Ł., Łoboda, A.M., Bialik, R.J. 2019. Effect of two distinct patches of Myriophyllum species on downstream turbulence in a natural river. Acta Geophysica, 67, 987-997, DOI: 10.1007/s11600-019-00292-4
  • Przyborowski, Ł., Łoboda, A.M., Bialik, R.J., Västilä, K. 2019. Flow field downstream of individual aquatic plants–experiments in a natural river with Potamogeton crispus L. and Myriophyllum spicatum L. Hydrological Processes, DOI: 10.1002/hyp.13403
  • Łoboda, A.M., Bialik, R.J., Karpiński, M., Przyborowski, Ł. 2019. Two simultaneously occurring Potamogeton species: similarities and differences in seasonal changes of biomechanical properties. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 27, DOI: 10.15244/pjoes/85202
  • Przyborowski, Ł., Łoboda, A.M., Bialik, R.J. 2018. Experimental Investigations of Interactions between Sand Wave Movements, Flow Structure, and Individual Aquatic Plants in Natural Rivers: A Case Study of Potamogeton Pectinatus L. Water, 10, 1166, DOI: 10.3390/w10091166
  • Łoboda, A.M., Karpiński, M., Bialik, R.J. 2018. On the relationship between aquatic plant characteristics and drag force: is a modeling application possible? Water, 10, 540, DOI: 10.3390/w10050540
  • Łoboda, A.M., Bialik, R.J., Karpiński, M., Przyborowski, Ł. 2018. Seasonal changes in the biomechanical properties of Elodea canadensis Michx. Aquatic Botany, 147, 43-51, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2018.03.006
  • Łoboda, A.M., Przyborowski, Ł., Karpiński, M., Bialik, R.J., Nikora, V.I. 2018. Biomechanical properties of aquatic plants: The effect of test conditions. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 16, 222-236, DOI: 10.1002/lom3.10239
  • Przyborowski, Ł., Łoboda, A.M., Karpiński, M., Bialik, R.J. 2018. Characteristics of flow around aquatic plants in natural conditions: experimental setup, challenges and difficulties. IN: M. B. Kalinowska et al. (eds.), Free Surface Flows and Transport Processes, GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70914-7_23
  • Łoboda, A.M., Przyborowski, Ł., Karpiński, M., Bialik, R.J. (2016). Biomechanical tests of aquatic plant stems: techniques and methodology. In Sustainable Hydraulics in the Era of Global Change: Proceedings of the 4th IAHR Europe Congress (Liege, Belgium, 27-29 July 2016), 158-165. CRC Press


Update: 30.10.2019