Dr Agata Weydmann

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology PAS
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
tel: (+ 48 58) 731 17 80
fax: (+ 48 58) 551 21 30
e-mail: agataw[at]iopan.gda.pl


2010: PhD in EARTH SCIENCES; Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences and University Centre in Svalbard (Norway). PhD thesis: Diversity of the copepods of Svalbard fjords as a response to environmental factors
2005: M.Sc. in BIOTECHNOLOGY, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdańsk and the Medical University of Gdańsk
2004: M.Sc. in MARINE BIOLOGY, University of Gdańsk; Faculty of Biology, Geography and Oceanology

Scholarships and awards:
2011: Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories (ASSEMBLE) on-site access to Marine Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in Faro (Portugal)
2005: European Marine Stations Network (MARS) Travel Award for Young Scientists
2003/2004: Socrates Erasmus scholarship at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Main scientific interests:
• Diversity and genetics of Arctic zooplankton
• Statistical methods in marine ecology

• Spatio-temporal structure of the key Arctic copepods populations during the period of extreme environmental changes; National Science Center grant no. 2011/03/B/NZ8/02876; 2012-present.
• Podnoszenie kompetencji uczniowskich w dziedzinie nauk matematyczno-przyrodniczych i technicznych z wykorzystaniem innowacyjnych metod i technologii - EDUSCIENCE" (http://www.eduscience.pl), UDA-POKL.03.03.04-00-118/10-00; Institute of Geophysics PAS; 2011-present.
• Arctic Tipping Points (ATP, http://www.eu-atp.org), FP7- 226248, Institute of Oceanology PAS; 2009-2012.
• Climate effects on planktonic food quality and trophic transfer in Arctic Marginal Ice Zones (CLEOPATRA, http://www.iceedge.no/cleopatra), project no. 178766/S30, Norwegian Research Council; 2008- 2009.
• Genetic diversity of zooplankton in the fjords of Svalbard; Polish State Committee for Scientific Research grant no: N N304 119834; 2008-2010.

2012: Multivariate Analysis of Ecological Data. České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2011: PRIMER workshop and data analysis. Odense, Denmark
2009: PhD students workshop at the ARCTIC FRONTIERS Conference. Tromso, Norway.
2008: Workshop: Systematics, Morphology, and Techniques for Identification of Copepods and their Larval Stages ; World Association of Copepodologists, Thailand.
2007: PhD students workshop at the ARCTIC FRONTIERS Conference. Tromso, Norway.
2006: “Marine zooplankton and sympagic fauna (=ice fauna) of Svalbard waters” (course AB-320). The University Centre In Svalbard (UNIS).
2006: “Marine Evolutionary & Ecological Genomics”; Marine Genomics Europe. Naples, Italy.
2006: Bioinformatics II training of the NoE Marine Genomics Europe on “Sequence Analysis with GenDB and SAMS”; Centre for Biotechnology (CeBiTec). Bielefeld University, Germany.
2003: „Application of Molecular Genetics in Phylogenetic and Ecological Research”; Museum and Institute of Zoology PAS.

Research experience:
2003-2012: 9 expeditions to the Arctic
2011: Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories (ASSEMBLE) on-site access to Marine Ecology and Evolution Laboratory, Centre of Marine Sciences (CCMAR) in Faro (Portugal)
2007: Research cruise on board m/s Polar Pioneer: collecting zooplankton and benthos; Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarctica
2005: Centre d'Océanologie de Marseille : studying the use of molecular markers in biodiversity research ; MARS Travel Award for Young Scientists
2004: Trinidad Expedition; Glasgow University Exploration Society
2003/2004: University of Glasgow, Division of Molecular Genetics, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences: phylogeny of the marine invertebrates; Socrates Erasmus scholarship
2002: Volunteer on board s/y Song of the Whale: searching for the porpoises (Phoceana phoceana) in the southern Baltic Sea; International Fund for Animal Welfare

A. Weydmann, J.E. Søreide, S. Kwasniewski, S. Widdicombe (2012) Influence of CO2-induced acidification on the reproduction of a key Arctic copepod Calanus glacialis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 428: 39–42.
• J. Carstensen, A. Weydmann (2012) Tipping points in the Arctic: Eyeballing or statistical significance? AMBIO 41: 34–43.
• J.-B. Ledoux, K. Tarnowska, K. Gerard, E. Lhuillier, B. Jacquemin, A. Weydmann, J.-P. Feral, A. Chenuil (2012) Fine-scale spatial genetic structure in the brooding sea urchin Abatus cordatus suggests vulnerability of the Southern Ocean marine invertebrates facing global change. Polar Biology 35: 611–623.
• J. Carstensen, A. Weydmann, A. Olszewska, S. Kwasniewski. Effects of environmental conditions on the biomass of Calanus spp. in the Nordic Seas (2012) Journal of Plankton Research 34: 951-966.
A. Weydmann, S. Kwaśniewski (2008) Distribution of Calanus populations in a glaciated fjord in the Arctic (Hornsund, Spitsbergen) – the interplay between biological and physical factors. Polar Biology 31: 1023-1035.
• B.L. Cohen,. A. Weydmann (2005) Molecular evidence that phoronids are a subtaxon of brachiopods (Brachiopoda: Phoronata) and that genetic divergence of metazoan phyla began long before the Early Cambrian. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 5: 253-273.

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