Adam Flakus

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Lichenology, W. Szafer Institute of Botany, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland
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My main research interests lie in the areas of systematics and molecular evolution of tropical and high-mountain lichen-forming fungi and their fungal parasites. In my current studies I focus on evolution processes, molecular phylogeny and taxonomy of largely unexplored obligately lichenicolous fungi (lichen parasites) in the tropical Andes, one of the global centers of biodiversity and endemism. I obtained my MSc at the Opole University (2003) and Ph.D. at the W. Szafer Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences (2008) in Poland. Currently, I am a research scientist at the W. Szafer Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow. For more information see: