Dr Lech Kotwicki
Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology PAS
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
POLAND
tel: (+ 48 58) 73 11 776
fax: (+ 48 58) 551 21 30
e-mail: lechk [at] iopan.gda.pl

 

C.V.:

  • 1995 : M.Sc. at University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biological Oceanography
  • 1994-1996 : research scientist at Institute of Environmental Protection, Gdańsk Department
  • 1997-2002 : research scientist at Institute of Ecology PAS
  • 2004 : Ph.D. at Institute of Oceanology PAS, Sopot
  • 2002 - present : research scientist at Centre for Ecological Research PAS and IOPAS
Main scientific interests:  On-going projects: 

Varia:

Publications:

Grzelak K., Kotwicki L., Meiofaunal distribution in Hornsund fjord, Spitsbergen. Polar Biology, 2011, DOI 10.1007/s00300-011-1071-5 (opublikowane on-line)

Weslawski JM, Wiktor J.jr., Kotwicki L. 2010 Increase in biodiversity in the Arctic rocky littoral, Sorkappland, Svalbard after 20 years of climate warming. Marine Biodiversity 40, 123- 130.

Arvanitidis C, Somerfield PJ, Rumohr H, Faulwetter S, Valavanis V, Vasileiadou A, Chatzigeorgiou G, Vanden Berghe E, Vanaverbeke J, Labrune C, Grémare A, Zettler ML, Kedra M, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Aleffi IF, Amouroux JM, Anisimova N, Bachelet G, Büntzow M, Cochrane S, Costello MJ, Craeymeersch J, Dahle S, Degraer S, Denisenko S, Dounas C, Duineveld G, Emblow C, Escavarage V, Fabri MC, Fleischer D, Gray JS, Heip C, Hermann M, Hummel H, Janas U, Karakassis I, Kendall MK, Kingston P, Kotwicki L, Laudien J, Mackie ASY, Nevrova HL, Occhipinti-Ambrogi A, Oliver PG, Olsgard F, Palerud R, Petrov A, Rachor E, Revkov NK, Rose A, Sardá R, Sistermans WCH, Speybroeck J, Van Hoey G, Vincx M, Whomersley P, Willems W, Zenetos A. 2009. Biological geography of the European Seas: results from the macrofaunal inventory of the soft-substrate communities, Marine Biology Progress Series, 382: 265-278

Grzelak, K., Kotwicki, L., Szczucinski, W. 2009. Monitoring of sandy beach meiofaunal assemblages and sediments after the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. Polish Journal of Environmental Studies 18 (1), 43-51

Somerfield PJ, Arvanitidis C, Faulwetter S, Chatzigeorgiou G, Vasileiadou A, Amouroux J, Anisimova N, Cochrane S, Craeymeersch J, Dahle S, Denisenko S, Dounas K, Duineveld G, Grémare A, Heip C, Herrmann M, Karakassis I, Kedra M, Kendall M, Kingston P, Kotwicki L, Labrune C, Laudien J, Nevrova H, Nicolaidou A, Occhipinti-Ambrogi A, Palerud R, Petrov A, Rachor E, Revkov N, Rumohr H, Sardá R, Janas U, Vanden Berghe E, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, 2009, Assessing evidence for random assembly of marine benthic communities from regional species pools, Marine Biology Progress Series, 382: 279-286

Vanden Berghe, E., Claus, S., Appeltans, W., Faulwetter, S., Arvanitidis, C., Somerfield, P. J., Aleffi, I. F., Amouroux, J. M., Anisimova, N., Bachelet, G., Cochrane, S., Costello, M. J., Craeymeersch, J., Dahle, S., Degraer, S., Denisenko, S., Dounas, C., Duineveld, G., Emblow, C., Escaravage, V., Fabri, M. C., Fleischer, D., Grémare, A., Herrmann, M., Hummel, H., Karakassis, I., Kedra, M., Kendall, M., Kingston, P., Kotwicki, L., Labrune, C., Laudien, J., Nevrova, H., Occhipinti, A., Olsgard, F., Palerud, R., Petrov, A., Rachor, E., Revkov, N., Rumohr, H., Sardá, R., Sistermans, W. C. H., Speybroeck, J., Janas, U., Van Hoey, G., Vincx, M., Whomersley, P., Willems, W., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Zenetos, A., Zettler, M. L., Heip C., 2009, "MacroBen" integrated database on benthic invertebrates of European continental shelves: a tool for large-scale analysis across Europe, Marine Biology Progress Series, 382: 225-238

Webb, T.J., Aleffi, I.F., Amouroux, J.M, Bachelet, G., Degraer, S, Dounas, C., Fleischer, D., Grémare, A., Herrmann, M., Hummel, H., Karakassis, I., Kedra, M., Kendall, M.A., Kotwicki, L., Labrune, C., Nevrova, E.L., Occhipinti-Ambrogi, A., Petrov, A., Revkov, N.K., Sardá, R., Simboura, N., Speybroeck, J., Van Hoey, G., Vincx, M., Whomersley, P., Willems, W., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M. 2009, Macroecology of the European soft sediment benthos: insights from the Macroben database, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 382: 287-296

Weslawski JM, Warzocha J, Wiktor J, Urbanski J, Radtke K, Kryla L, Tatarek A, Kotwicki L, Piwowarczyk J. 2009. Biological valorisation of the southern Baltic Sea (Polish Exclusive Economic Zone) Oceanologia 2009, no. 51(3), pp. 415-435

Kotwicki L, Szczucinski W. 2006 Meiofaunal assemblages and sediment characterization of sandy beaches on the west coast of Thailand after the 2004 Tsunami event. Phuket Mar. Biol. Cent. Res. Bull. 67, 39- 47

Szymelfenig M., Kotwicki L, Graza B. 2006 Benthic recolonisation in post dredging pits In the Puck Bay (Southern Balic Sea). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sci. 68, 489- 498

Kotwicki, Lech; Troch, Marleen De; Urban-Malinga, Barbara; Gheskiere, Tom; Weslawski, Jan Marcin. 2005. Horizontal and vertical distribution of meiofauna on sandy beaches of the North Sea (The Netherlands, Belgium, France). Helgoland Marine Research, Volume: 59, Issue: 4, pp. 255-26

Kotwicki L, Fiers F. 2005. Paracrenhydrosoma oceaniae sp. nov. (Copepoda: Harpacticoida), from Kongsfjorden, nothtwest Svalbard (Arctic). Annales Zoologici, 55(3), pp. 45-56

Kotwicki L, Szymelfenig M, De Troch M, Urban-Malinga B, Weslawski JM. 2005. Latitudinal biodiversity patterns from sandy littoral beaches. Biodiversity and Conservation, 14, pp. 461-474

Kotwicki L, Jan Marcin Weslawski, Anna Szaltynis, Aleksandra Raczynska, Agnieszka Kupiec. 2005. Deposition of large organic particles (macrodetritus) in a sandy beach system (Puck Bay, Baltic Sea). Oceanologia, no 47(2), pp. 181-199 (pdf)

Kotwicki L, Jan Marcin Weslawski, Anna Szaltynis, Anna Stasiak, Agnieszka Kupiec. 2005. Fine organic particles in a sandy beach system (Puck Bay, Baltic Sea). Oceanologia, no 47(2), pp. 165-180 (pdf)

Kotwicki L., Szymelfenig M., De Troch M., Zajaczkowski M., 2004, Meiofaunal distribution in Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen. Polar Biology (in print)

Urban-Malinga B., Kotwicki L., Gheskiere T., Jankowska K., Opaliński K., Malinga M., 2004, Composition and distribution of meiofauna, including nematode genera, in two contrasting Arctic beaches. Polar Biology (in print)

Kotwicki L., Szymelfenig M., De Troch M., Urban-Malinga B., Weslawski J.M., 2004, Latitudinal biodiversity patterns of meiofauna from sandy littoral beaches, Biodiversity and Conservation (in print)

Węsławski JM, M. Włodarska-Kowalczuk, J. Legeżyńska, P. Kukliński, A. Bartczak, L. Kotwicki, M. Szymelfenig, 2002, Bioróżnorodność arktycznego bentosu od szelfu basenu oceanicznego w Arktyce Europejskiej na 79 równoleżniku, Przeglšd Zoologiczny, XLVI, 1-2

Gheskiere T., Hoste E., Kotwicki L., Degraer S., Vanaverbeke J., Vincx M., 2002, The sandy beach meiofauna and free-living nematodes from De Panne (Belgium), Bulletin de L'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, 72 - suppl.: 43-49

Kotwicki L., 2002, Benthic Harpacticoida (Crustacea, Copepoda) from the Svalbard archipelago, Polish Polar Research 23 (2): 185-191

Kotwicki L., Danielewicz J., Turzyński M., Węsławski J. M., 2002, Preliminary studies on the organic matter deposition and particles filtration processes at sandy beach in Sopot - southern Baltic, Oceanological Studies (21) 3-4: 71-84

Kotwicki L., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Wieczorek P., 2000, Macrozoobenthos of the sandy littoral zone in military area between Hel and Jurata, Oceanol. Stud. 28: 97-107

Węsławski J. M., Urban-Malinga B., Kotwicki L., Opaliński K. W., Szymelfenig M., Dutkowski M., 2000, Sandy coastline-are there conflicts between recreation and natural values? Oceanol. Stud. 29 (2): 5-18

Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Szymelfenig M. Kotwicki L., 1999, Macro- and meiobenthic of the Yoldiabukta glacial bay, Pol. Polar Res. 20: 376-386

Urban-Malinga B., Kotwicki L., Opaliński K. W., 1999, Ekologiczna waloryzacja plaży bałtyckiej - studium bioenergetyczne, Działalność Naukowa PAN. Wybrane zagadnienia. 7: 79-81

Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Weslawski J.M., Kotwicki L., 1998, Spitsbergen glacial bays macrofauna - a comparative study, Polar Biol. 20: 66-73

Weslawski J. M., Wiktor J., Koszteyn J., Zajaczkowski M., Wieczorek P., Kotwicki L., 1997, The coastal edge of Northeast Water Polynya in spring 1993, J. Mar. Syst.10: 429-444

Kotwicki L., 1997, Macrozoobenthos of the sandy littoral zone of the Gulf of Gdańsk, Oceanologia 39 (4): 447-460


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