Ph.D. Joanna Pawłowska

Laboratory of Paleoceanography
Marine Ecology Department
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences

Powstańców Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot, Poland
pawlowska [at] IO PAN.gda.pl
Phone: (+48 58) 7311661

Education:
  • 2009 – 2015:
    PhD at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Marine Ecology. Thesis title: "Paleoenvironmental changes in Hornsund Fjord (Spitsbergen) over the last millennium. New insight from ancient DNA."
  • 2004 – 2009:
    MSc at the University of Gdańsk, faculty of Geography and Oceanography. Thesis title: "Seasonal variability of benthic fauna in an Arctic fjord (Adventfjorden, Spitsbergen)".
Professional experience:
  • 2015 – present:
    Research scientist at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 2012 – 2015:
    PhD student at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences.
  • 2011 – 2012:
    Research scientist at the University of Geneva, Department of Genetics and Evolution.
Publications:
  • Pawłowska J., Zajączkowski M., Szczuciński W., Zaborska A., Kucharska M., Jernas P., Forwick M. 2017. The influence of Coriolis force driven water circulation on the palaeoenvironment of Hornsund (S Spitsbergen) over the last century. Boreas 46:737-749.
  • Pawłowska J., Łącka M., Kucharska M., Szymańska N., Koziorowska K., Kuliński K., Zajączkowski M. 2017. Benthic foraminifera contribution to fjord modern carbon pools: A seasonal study in Adventfjorden, Spitsbergen. Geobiology 15:704-714.
  • Szymańska N., Pawłowska J., Kucharska M., Kujawa A., Łącka M., Zajączkowski M. 2017. Impact of Shelf Transformed Water (STW) on foraminiferal assemblages in the glacial and outwash fjords of Adventfjorden and Hornsund, Svalbard. OCEANOLOGIA 59:525-540.
  • Pawłowska J., Zajączkowski M., Łącka M., Lejzerowicz F., Esling P., Pawlowski J., 2016. Palaeoceanographic changes in Hornsund Fjord (Spitsbergen, Svalbard) over the last millennium: new insight from ancient DNA. Climate of the Past 12:1459-1472.
  • Szczuciński W., Pawłowska J., Lejzerowicz F., Nishimura Y., Kokociński M., Majewski W., Nakamura Y., Pawlowski J. 2016. Ancient DNA reveals past tsunami deposits. Marine Geology 381:29-33.
  • Ojala A.E.K., Arppe L., Luoto T., Wacker L., Kurki E., Zajączkowski M., Pawłowska J., Damrat M., Oksman M. 2016. Sedimentary environment, litostratigraphy and dating of sediment sequences from Arctic lakes Revvatnet and Svartvatnet in Hornsund, Svalbard. Polish Polar Research 37(1):23-48.
  • Wegner C., Bennett K.E., de Vernal A., Forwick M., Fritz M., Heikkilä M., Łącka M., Lantuit H., Laska M., Moskalik M., O’Regan M., Pawłowska J., Promińska A., Rachold V., Vonk J.E., Werner., 2015. Variability in transport of terrigenous material on the shelves and the deep Arctic Ocean during the Holocene. Polar Research, 34:24964
  • Łącka M, Pawłowska J., Zajączowski M., 2015. New methods in reconstruction of the Arctic marine paleoenvironments. In: Zieliński T., Węsławski J., Kuliński K. (eds.) Impact of climate changes on marine environments, Springer Series: GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, p. 127-148.
  • Iglikowska A., Pawłowska J., 2015. The adaptations of the Foraminifera and Ostracoda to fresh water colonization. In: Zieliński T., Węsławski J., Kuliński K. (eds.) Impact of climate changes on marine environments, Springer Series: GeoPlanet: Earth and Planetary Sciences, p. 91-113.
  • Pawłowska J., Lejzerowicz F., Esling P., Szczuciński W., Zajączkowski M., Pawłowski J., 2014. Ancient DNA sheds new light on the Svalbard fossil foraminiferal record from the last millenium. Geobiology, 12: 277-288.
  • Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Pawłowska J., Zajączkowski M., 2013. Do Foraminifera mirror patterns of diversity and distribution of macrobenthic fauna in an Arctic glacial fjord? Marine Micropaleontology, 103:30-39.
  • Pawłowska J., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Zajączkowski M, Nygård H, Berge J. (2011) Seasonal variability of meio- and macrobenthic standing stocks and diversity in an Arctic fjord (Adventfjorden, Spitsbergen). Polar Biology 34: 833-845
Selected posters and oral presentations:
2017:
  • Pawłowska J., Łącka M., Szymańska N., Kucharska M., Kujawa A., Zajączkowski M. Does the size really matters? The effects of climate variability on the size of benthic foraminifera. Oral presentation, Arctic Science Summit Week, Praga, 2017.
  • Pawłowska J., Lejzerowicz F., Łącka-Wojciechowska M., Zajączkowski M., Pawlowski J. Ancient DNA: Exploring the past climate and environmental variability. Oral presentation, 2nd International Meeting of Early-Stage Researchers in Palaeontology, 19-22 maja 2017, Sigri, Grecja.
2016:
  • Pawłowska J., Lejzerowicz F., Łącka M., Zajączkowski M., Pawlowski J. Ancient environmental DNA: a paleoceanographer’s perspective. Oral presentation, PAST Gateways, Trondheim, 2016.
  • Pawłowska J., Łącka M., Szymańska N., Kucharska M., Kujawa A., Zajączkowski M. Size matters: the response of foraminifera test size to changing climate. Poster, PAST Gateways, Trondheim, 2016.
2015:
  • Pawłowska J., Zajączkowski M., Szczuciński W., Zaborska A. How Coriolis force impacts paleoenvironmental record? A case study of Hornsund fjord (Spitsbergen, Svalbard). Poster, IAS 31st Meeting of Sedimentology, Kraków, 2015.
2014:
  • Pawłowska J., Lejzerowicz F., Esling P., Szczuciński W., Zajączkowski M., Pawłowski J., Ancient DNA provides new insight into the Svalbard fossil foraminiferal record. Oral presentation, 35th Polar Symposium, Diversity and state of polar ecosystems. Wrocław, 2014.
  • Pawłowska J., Zajączkowski M., In a changing climate: paleoceanographic record of environmental changes after the Little Ice Age in the Hornsund fjord. Book of abstracts, 35th Polar Symposium, Diversity and state of polar ecosystems. Wrocław, 2014.
2013:
  • Pawłowska J., Lejzerowicz F., Esling P., Szczuciński W., Pawłowski J., Zajączkowski M., Kopalne DNA: nowe spojrzenie na zbiorowiska otwornic Svalbardu z ostatniego millenium. Poster, Konferencja Geologia Morza: Teraźniejszość kluczem do przeszłości. Przeszłość kluczem do przyszłości. Poznań, 2013.
  • Pawłowska J., Pawłowski J., Zajączkowski M., Paleometagentics of Arctic Foraminifera. Poster, Holocene Climate Change, London, 2013.
  • Pawłowska J., Pawlowski J., Lejzerowicz F., Zajaczkowski M., Ancient DNA: a new perspective for using foraminifera as paleoenvironmental proxy? Poster, 11th International Conference of Paleoceanography, Sitges, Barcelona, 2013.
2012:
  • Pawłowska J., Pawłowski J., Zajączkowski M., Paleometagentics of Arctic Foraminifera. Poster, ART-APECS Science Workshop, Sopot, 2012.
2010:
  • Pawłowska J., Zajączkowski M., Seasonal changes of the benthic fauna in an Arctic fjord. Poster, Arctic Frontiers conference, Tromsø, 2010.
Research grants:
  • 2016 – 2019: "Paleogenetic reconstruction of Atlantic Water advection to the Arctic Ocean during the Holocene" Project funded by the National Science Centre, position: principal investigator
  • 2013 – 2017: "Ciepłe i zimne okresy późnego holocenu w Arktyce europejskiej. Paleogentyczny zapis zmian środowiska morskiego w osadach fiordu Hornsund" (Spitsbergen, Svalbard). Project funded by the National Science Centre, position: main contractor.
  • 2013 – 2017: "Declining size - a general response to climate warming in Arctic fauna?" (DWARF). Project funded by EEA/Norway Financial Mechanism Project, position: work package leader.
  • 2011 – 2012: "Paleometagenetics of Arctic Foraminifera (PALMEGAFOR)", SCIEX (Swiss Research Fellowships), position: fellow.
  • 2011 – 2014 :"Biodiversity of Foraminifera in a warming climate. Paleoceanographic record of climate changes after the Little Ice Age". Project funded by the National Science Centre, position: principal investigator.
Project participation:
  • 2017 – 2020: Holocene history of the Greenland Sea Gyre. Project funded by the National Science Centre in Poland.
  • 2017: Extreme events Archived in the Geological Record of Japan’s Subduction margins (EAGER-Japan). Project funded by the BMBF (Bundesministerium fur Bildung und Forschung).
  • 2013: Quantifying climate variability since Late – glacial in Southern Svalbard (QUAL). Project funded by the Academy of Finland.
  • 2010-2012: PALECURR: Advection of Atlantic Waters to the European part of the Arctic in Holocene: Paleoceanographic record of fluctuations in West Spitsbergen Current. Project funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
  • 2008-2011: Biodiversity of the arctic marine ecosystems in a changing climate of the last 4 thousand years. New application of the paleoceanographic record. Project under the umbrella of IPY No 786 project Arctic warming in the Past; WARMPAST.
Awards:
  • 2017: award for outstanding young researchers funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education
  • 2016: the award of the Director of IO PAN for publishing activity
  • 2016: START award for outstanding young researchers funded by Foundation for Polish Science
  • 2016: "The Brian J. O’Neill Memorial Grant-in-Aid" awarded by the Grzybowski Foundation.
  • 2014: National Science Center Scholarship ETIUDA, project code: 2014/12/T/ST10/00675.
  • 2012: IO PAN Scholarship for Outstanding Students
Training/courses:
2017:
  • Course “Python programming for biologists”, Poznań, Poland.
  • Course “NGS data processing and analysis”, Poznań, Poland.
  • Research visit at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
2016:
  • Research visit in the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany.
  • Research visit at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
2015:
  • Research fellowship at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
2014:
  • Course “Statistics for biologists”, Sopot, Poland.
  • Course of dinoflagellate cysts taxonomy conducted by dr Maija Heikkila, Helsinki, Finland.
  • From elements to macroevolution: modelling tools and applications in biogeosystem. Workshop, Kraków, Poland.
2012:
  • ART-APECS Science Workshop, Sopot, Poland.
2011:
  • Course of planctic foraminifera taxonomy conducted by dr Katarzyna Zamelczyk; Tromsø, Norway.
  • The FOBIMO (FOraminiferal BIo-Monitoring) expert workshop, Fribourg, Switzerland.
2010:
  • Course on the management of the scientific projects, Innopomerania Science Panel, Gdańsk, Poland.
  • PhD Young Scientist Forum Workshop ‘Marine Biodiversity Under Change’ Tromsø, 2010.
  • Member of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) since 2010
Fieldwork experience:
2008 – 2017:
  • participant in 10 research expeditions of R/V "Oceania" in the Barents and Greenland Seas.
2015:
  • participant in polar night sampling campaigns in Adventfjorden (Spitsbergen)
2008, 2013:
  • participant in summer sampling campaigns in the Hornsund fjord and Sørkappland (south Spitsbergen).

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