MSc Barbara Oleszczuk

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology PAS
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
tel: (+ 48 58) 7311696
fax: (+ 48 58) 551 21 30
e-mail: oleszczuk [at]


• 2015 – present: PhD student at the Institute of Oceanology PAS, Sopot, Poland
• 2011 – 2013 MSc in the field of oceanography (Thesis title: “Taxonomic composition of macrobenthic Crustacea in southern Baltic Sea in 2009 and 2010 year, at the environmental factors background”), Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, Oceanography, Protection and management of marine resources, University of Gdansk, Poland
• 2008 – 2011 BSc in the field of oceanography (Thesis title: “Sea mammals adaptation to life in marine environment for example Carnivora”), Faculty of Oceanography and Geography, Biological Oceanography, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Main scientific interests

- Arctic ecology, food web and biodiversity interactions
- ecology of benthic macrofauna
- ecology of sea mammals
- climate change


• 2015 – Certificate of Basic Safety Training in Personal Survival Techniques

Professional experience

• 2015 – AREX 2015 scientific cruise (Hornsund part of the expedition) on board of r/v Oceania. Collecting samples: macrozoobenthos, meiofauna and plankton.
• 2015 – AREX 2015 scientific cruise (Gdańsk – Tromsø part of the expedition). Collecting samples: macrozoobenthos of soft and hard bottom, meiofauna and sediment cores.
• 2015 – Gulf of Gdańsk, technical cruise R/V Oceania.
• 2012 – Volunteer work in Hel Marine Station, Institute of Oceanography in the Faculty of Oceanography and Geography at the University of Gdańsk, Hel, Poland.
• 2012 – Volunteer work in Gynia Aquarium, National Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Gynia, Poland.
• 2010 – Gulf of Gdańsk, Hel, technical cruise with conservation and installing C-POD (hydroacoustic detector of Phocoena phocoena) as a apprentice in Hel Marine Station.


Oleszczuk B., 2015, Benthos fauna in northern Bering and Chukchi Sea – temporal changes, VII Symposium - Sopot Young Forum ,Sopot, Poland.


• 2015 – APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists)

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