Department of  Environmental Paleobiology

Ewa RONIEWICZ, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor


Personal data

Ewa Roniewicz

Awards and scholarships
  • 1964/1965 scholarship in Museum National d’Historire Naturelle, Paris
  • 1978, 1984, 1989 Awards of the Divison of Biological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences

Participation in international meetings

  • 1971  I. International Symposium on Fossil Corals and Sponges, Novosybirsk, Russia, organizer Prof. B.S. Sokolov
  • 1975 II. International Symposium on Fossil Corals and Sponges, Paris, France, organizer Dr. J.P. Chevalier
  • 1979 III. International Symposium on Fossil Corals and Sponges, Warsaw, Poland, as organizer
  • 1991 VI. International Symposium on Fossil Corals and Sponges, Munster, Germany, organizer Prof. Oekentorp
  • 2003 IX. International Symposium on Fossil Corals and Sponges, Graz, Austria, organizer Prof. B. Hubmann
  • 2007 X. International Symposium on Fossil Corals and Sponges, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2011 XI. International Symposium on Fossil Corals and Sponges, Liege, Belgium

Field work/expeditions

  • From the 50'ties till 70'ties I was a leader of research expeditions in different areas of Poland concentrated on Jurassic and Triassic corals.

International projects

  • current research: work on Monographic series: Carnian Corals from Dolomites (in cooperation with prof. Jarosłw Stolarski and Antonio Russo), Triassic corals of Nevada (in cooperation with prof. G.D. Stanley, Jr.), Liasic corals of Pamir (in cooperation with Dr G.K. Melnikov)
  • 1998-2001. Co-author of the grant of the Committee for Scientific Research (KBN): "Origin and the Triassic diversification of Scleractinia." 
  • 1993-1996. Co-author of the grant of the Committee for Scientific Research (KBN): "Morphogenesis and evolutionary mechnisms in the minitrabecular corals of the suborder Caryophylliina (Scleractinia)"

Editorial work

  • 1972 – 1991 Assistant Editor of Acta Palaeontologica Polonica

Research interests
  • Mesozoic scleractinian corals: skeletal microstructures


Roniewicz, E. 1966. Les Madréporaires du Jurassique supérieur de la bordure des Monts de Sainte Croix, Pologne. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 11, 2: 157 264.

Osmólska, H. & Roniewicz, E. 1970. Deinocheiridae, a new family of theropod dinosaurs. Palaeontologia Polonica 21: 5-19.

Roniewicz, E. & Roniewicz, P. 1971. Upper Jurassic coral assemblages of the Central Polish Uplands. Acta Geologica Polonica 21: 399-422.

Osmólska, H., Roniewicz, E. and Barsbold,R. 1972. A new dinosaur, Gallimimus bullatus n.gen, n.sp, ( Ornithomimidae) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. Palaeontologia Polonica 27:103-143.

Roniewicz, E. 1974. Rhaetian corals of the Tatra Mountains. Acta Geologica Polonica 24: 97-116.

Roniewicz, E. 1976. Les Scléractiniaires du Jurassique supérieur de la Dobrogea Centrale, Roumanie. Palaeontologia Polonica 34: 17-121.

Melnikova, G.K. & Roniewicz, E. 1976. Contribution to the systematics and phylogeny of Amphiastraeina (Scleractinia). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 21: 97-114.

Roniewicz, E. 1982. Pennular and non pennular Juraassic scleractinians some examples. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 27 (1-4): 157 193.

Roniewicz, E. 1984. Microstructural evidence of the distichophylliid affinity of the Caryophylliina (Scleractinia). Palaeontographica Americana 54: 515-518. Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca.

Roniewicz, E. 1984. Aragonitic Jurassic corals from erratic boulders of the S Baltic coast. Rocznik Polskiego Towarzystwa Geologiczngo 54 (1-2): 65 77.

Roniewicz, E. &  Morycowa, E. 1987.  Develppment and variablility of Tertiary Flabellum rariseptatum (Scleractinia), King George Island, West Antarctica. Palaeontologia Polonica 49: 83-103.

Roniewicz, E. 1989. Phaceloid corals as a peculiarity of Mesozoic shallow-water seas. 5th International Conference on Coral Biology, University of Southampton 10-14 July 1989. Programme and Abstract: 80.

Roniewicz, E. 1989. Triassic Scleractinian corals of the Zlambach Beds, Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria. Denkschriften der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse 126: 152 p.

Roniewicz, E. & Morycowa, E. 1989.  Triassic Scleractinia and the Triassic/Liassic boundary. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Paleontologists 8: 347-354.

Morycowa, E. and Roniewcz, E. 1990. Revision of the genus Cladophyllia and description of Apocladophyllia gen. n. (Cladophylliidae fam.n., Scleractinia). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 35: 165-190.

Roniewicz, E. & Morycowa, E. 1993. Evolution of the Scleractinia in the light of microstructural data. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 164: 233-240.

Melnikova, G.K., Roniewicz, E. and Loeser, H. 1993. New microsolenid genus Eocomoseris (Scleractinia, Early Lias – Cenomanian). Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 63: 3-12.

Morycowa, E. and Roniewicz, E. 1995. Microstructural disparity between Recent fungiine and Mesozoic microsolenine scleractinians. Acta Palaeontologica  Polonica 40: 361-385.

Roniewicz, E. 1996. Upper Triassic solitary corals from the Gosaukamm and other North Alpine Ranges. - Sitzungsberichte, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse, Abteilung I, Biologische Wissenschaften und Erdwissenchaften (1995) 202: 3-41.

Roniewicz, E. 1996. The key role of skeletal microstructure in recognizing high-rank scleractinian taxa in the stratigraphical record.  In: G.D. Stanley, ed., Paleobiology and Biology of Corals. The Paleontological Society Papers 1: 187-206. The Paleontological Society. Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburg, U.S.A.

Roniewicz, E. & Michalik, J. 1998. Rhaetian scleractinian corals in the Western Carpathians. Geologica Carpathica 49: 391-399.

Roniewicz, E. & Stanley, G.D., Jr. 1998. Middle Triassic cnidarians from the New Pass Range, Central Nevada. Journal of Paleontology 72: 246-256.

Roniewicz, E. & Stolarski, J. 1999. Evolutionary trends in the epithecate scleractinian corals. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 44: 131-166.

Roniewicz, E. & Stolarski, J. 2001. Triassic roots of the amphiastraeid scleractinian corals. Journal of Palaeontology 75: 34-45. [text-journal site]

Stolarski, J. & Roniewicz, E.  2001.  Towards a new synthesis of  evolutionary  relationships and classification of Scleractinia. Journal of Paleontology 75: 1090-1108. [text-journal site]

Roniewicz, E. & Michalik, J. 2002. Carnian corals from the Male Karpaty Mountains,Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Geologica Carpathica 53: 149-157.

Stolarski, J., Roniewicz, E. and Grycuk, T. 2004. A model for furcate septal increase in a Triassic scleractiniamorph. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 49: 529-542.

Roniewicz, E., Stanley, G.D. Jr., Da Costa Monteiro, F., & Grant-Mackie, J.A. 2005. Late Triassic (Carnian) corals from Timor-Leste (East Timor): their identity, setting and biogeography. - Alcheringa 29: 287-303. [text-journal site]

Melnikova, G.K. & Roniewicz, E. 2007. The Middle Triassic scleractinia-like coral Furcophyllia from the Pamir Mountains. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 52: 401-406.

Roniewicz, E. 2008. Kimmeridgian-Valanginian reef corals from the Moesian Platform from Bulgaria.  Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 78: 91-134.

Roniewicz, E. & Stanley, G. D., Jr. 2009. Noriphyllia, a new Tethyan Late Triassic coral genus. Paläontologische Zeitschrift 83: 467-478. [text-journal site]

Roniewicz, E. 2010. Uniform habit spectrum vs. taxonomic discrepancy between two succeeding Triassic coral faunas: a proof of the intra-Norian faunal turnover. Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on Fossil Cnidaria and Porifera, St Petersburg, 2007. Palaeoworld  19: 410-413. [text-journal site]

Roniewicz, E. 2011. Early Norian corals from the Northern Calcareous Alps, Austria, and the intra-Norian  fauna turnover.  Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56: 389-416. [text-journal site]

Melnikova, G.K. & Roniewicz, E. 2012. Early Jurassic corals of the Pamir Mountains – a new Triassic-Jurassic transitional fauna. Geologica Belgica 15: 376-381.

Sorauf, E.J., Ezaki, Y., Fedorowski, J., Jell, J.S., Kato M., Morycowa, E. and Roniewicz, E. 2012. Mentors: the generation 1935-1985. Geologica Belgica 15: 204-208.

Roniewicz E. & Stanley G.D.Jr. 2013. Upper Triassic Corals from Nevada, Western North America, and the Implications for Paleoecology and Paleogeography. Journal of Paleontology 87(5): 934-964. [text-journal site]

Morycowa, E. and Roniewicz, E. 2016. Microstructural evidence of the stylophyllid affinity of the genus Cyathophora (Scleractinia, Mesozoic). Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 86:1-16.

Melnikova, G.K. and Roniewicz, E. 2017. Early Jurassic corals with dominating solitary growth forms from the Kasamurg Mountains, Central Asia. Palaeoworld 25: 124-148. [text-journal site]


Ewa Roniewicz
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
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