Anna Sobieraj-Betlińska, M.Sc. – research and teaching assistant employed at the Department of Environmental Biology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (UKW).
Throughout the bachelor’s and master’s studies (2010-2014) in the field of biology, a scientific and technical worker at the Department of Ecology of the UKW In 2014, she completed a master’s degree in environmental biology – a graduate of the Kazimierz Wielki University. In addition, she completed a qualifying pedagogical training course at the Pedagogical College of the UKW, thanks to which she obtained the teaching qualifications of teaching nature and biology in primary and secondary schools. Her professional experience also includes an internship at the Institute of Plant Breeding and Acclimatization of IHAR – PIB, in the Bydgoszcz branch, in the Laboratory of Resistance Breeding and Root Plant Production Technology. As an assistant at the Department of Environmental Biology, UKW conducts numerous laboratories, exercises and field courses for students of biology and environmental protection, as well as students under the ERASMUS project. In 2018, she opened a doctoral dissertation entitled “The role of refuges for wild bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea, Apiformes) in the agricultural landscape” in the field of exact and natural sciences, a discipline of biological sciences. Author of several scientific publications and chapters of monographs mainly concerning biodiversity and ecology of bees (Apiformes). She is also interested in human influence on the occurrence of these beneficial insects and the possibilities of their protection. In 2018, she took part in the International Summer School on Pollination Ecology, organized by Centrum Badań Środowiskowych im. Helmholtz (Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ). Member of the Polish Entomological Society and COST Association, European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
She popularizes knowledge of nature by conducting numerous lectures and workshops for children, adolescents and adults, for example as part of the following events: “Eco-discoverers”,Bydgoszcz Science Festival, Biologists’ Night, Papermaker’s Day, Close meetings with Biology, Great Bee Day, Fascination Plants of Day….
I have been passionate about insects since childhood, and wild bees during my studies. The fascination with these insects made me study them scientifically.