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Krzysztof Rostanski

biology educator

Krzysztof Rostanski, Polish biology educator. Recipient 3rd prize Ministry of Study, Warsaw, 1980, medal Committee National Education, 1992, prize Committee of Biological Studies, Warsaw, 1984, first prize Rector of University, Katowice, 1989, 99, chevalier crose of Merit Polonia Restituta, State Council, Warsaw, 1985, officer crose President of Republic of Poland, 1995, medal named in honor of B. Hryniewiecki for popularization of botany, 1998.


Rostanski, Krzysztof was born on October 16, 1930 in Suchedniow, Kielce, Poland. Son of Tadeusz Rostanski and Krystyna Pinscher.


Diploma I, University Copernici, Torun, Poland, 1952. Master of Arts, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1964.

University Docent, University Wroclaw, Poland, 1972.


Assistant University Wroclaw, 1954-1964. Various to professor University Silesia, Katowice, Poland, since 1971, vice dean of faculty Poland, 1984-1988. Adjunct faculty University Wroclaw, 1964-1971.

Head department botany Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection, Katowice, since 1977.


  • Editorial board: Monographiae Botanicae, since 1976, Wiadomosci Botaniczne, since 1992, Archiwum Ochrony Srodowiska, 1992-1996. Science editor: Acta Biologica Silesiana, 1986, 89, 91, 94, 98.


Member committee of botany Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, since 1984. Chairman committee of biological olympic games, Katowice, since 1984. Member scientific council of botanic garden, Warsaw, since 1989.

Member International Association Plant Taxonomy, Polish Botan. Society (chairman Katowice branch 1985-1995), New York Academy of Sciences, National Geography Society.


  • Other Interests

    Stamp collecting/philately, travel, memoirs, photography.


Married Wanda Lipinska, April 4, 1954. Children: Tadeusz, Adam, Krzysztof.

Tadeusz Rostanski

Krystyna Pinscher

Wanda Lipinska

Tadeusz Rostanski

Adam Rostanski

Krzysztof Rostanski