The Gugny Field Station, a research and teaching facility of the Institute of Biology at the University of Bialystok is located in the small village of Gugny, at the edge of the southern basin of Biebrza river. It lies within the borders of the Biebrza National Park that protects marshes and peatlands of Biebrza river valley, which are unique on a European scale. The Station facilitates wide-scale studies of the precious fauna and flora of Biebrza marshes, creating the scientific basis for their protection, as well as popularizing the nature of the Podlasie area in the country and abroad.
The construction of the Station was financed by the European Regional Development Fund, Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, private donation from Gil Dryden (USA) [photo] and funds from the University of Bialystok. The opening ceremony took place on 25th April 2008. Since then many scientific projects and numerous students' courses have been conducted here [photo]. A favorable atmosphere for research and teaching is supported by cooperative agreements signed between the University of Bialystok and the Polish Academy of Sciences [photo], and Biebrza National Park, as well as by friendly attitudes of the authorities of Trzcianne commune.
Location of the Station
N53° 20’ 54.05” E22° 35’ 33.85”
Gugny village and the Field Station (pointed out with an arrow); the view towards SE (photo by Sławomir Młynarski).
The view from Biebrza marshes towards NE. The Station is indicated with an arrow. (photo by Sławomir Młynarski).