Prof. Jan Marcin Węsławski

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology PAN
Powstańców Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
POLAND
tel: (+ 48 58) 731 17 84
fax: (+ 48 58) 551 21 30
e-mail: weslaw [at] iopan.gda.pl


Education & degrees:

-1979:   M.Sc.at University of Gdańsk,Institute of Oceanography
-1984: Ph.D. at University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biology, Geography and Oceanography
-1993: habilitation at University of Gdańsk,Faculty of Biology, Geography and Oceanography
-2000: professorship appointed by the President of the State

Employment & positions:


-1978-1984   - technical assistant, Hel Marine Station of the Gdańsk University
-1984-1985   - leader of Polish Polar Station in Hornsund, Institute of Geophysica PAN
-1985-present   - research assistant, associate professor and professor at Institute of Oceanology PAN in Sopot

Main scientific interests:

-   Arcticcoastal waters ecology, food web, climate change/biodiversity interactions
-   Malacostraca -benthic and pelagic as a group of my specialization and identification knowledge
-   Sandy shores ecology, integrated coastal zone management

On-going projects:

- DWARF - a basic understanding of the effects of the global warming on the size of the Arctic organisms
- Face to Face - two faces of the Arctic fjords in the changing world
- GAME - reaction of physically controlled Arctic marine ecosystem to temperature rise
- GLAERE - the importance of glacial bays as foraging areas for selected top predators and as habitats for cold water fauna in a quantitative manner

Peer-reviewed publications:

Józef Wiktor, Agnieszka Tatarek, Jan Marcin Wesławski, Lech Kotwicki, Michel Poulin (2016) Colonies of Gyrosigma eximium: a new phenomenon in Arctic tidal flats, Oceanologia 58 (3) 2016 (in press)   (pdf)

Katarzyna Grzelak, Marta Głuchowska, Klaudia Gregorczyk, Aleksandra Winogradow, Jan Marcin Wesławski (2016) Nematode biomass and morphometric attributes as biologicalindicators of local environmental conditions in Arctic fjords. Ecological Indicators, 69 2016, pages 368-380   (pdf)

Anna Drewnik, Jan Marcin Węsławski, Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk, Magdalena Łącka, Agnieszka Promińska, Agata Zaborska, Marta Głuchowska.(2016) From the worm’s point of view. I: Environmental settings of benthic ecosystems in Arctic fjord (Hornsund, Spitsbergen). Polar Biology, January 2016, pages 1-14   (pdf)

Bałazy P, Kukliński P, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Barnes DKA, Kędra M, Legeżyńska J,Węsławski J.M.(2015) Hermit crabs (Pagurus spp.) at their northernmost range: distribution, abundance and shell use in the European Arctic. Polar Research, 34,21412   (pdf)

Berge J., Daase M., Renaud P.E., Ambrose W.A., Jr., Darnis G., Last K.S., Leu E., Cohen J.H., Johnsen G., Moline M.A., Cottier F., Varpe Ø.,Shunatova N., Bałazy P., Morata N., Massabuau J-Ch., Falk-Petersen S., Kosobokova K.,Hoppe C.J.M., Węsławski J.M., Kukliński P., Legeżyńska J., Nikishina D., Cusa M., KędraM., Włodarska_Kowalczuk M., Vogedes D., Camus L., Tran D., Michaud E., GabrielsenT.M., Granovitch A., Gonchar A., Krapp R. and Callesen T.A. (2015) Unexpected Levels of Biological Activity during the Polar Night Offer New Perspectives on a Warming Arctic, Current Biology, 2015, 25, 1–7   (pdf)

Jørgen Berge, Paul E. Renaud, Gerald Darnis, Finlo Cottier, Kim Last, Tove M. Gabrielsen, Geir Johnsen, Lena Seuthe,Jan Marcin Węsławski, Eva Leu,Mark Moline, Jasmine Nahrgang, Janne E. Søreide, Øystein Varpe, Ole Jørgen Lønne,Malin Daase, Stig Falk-Petersen. In the dark: 2015, A review of ecosystem processes during the Arctic polar Night. Progress in Oceanography,Volume 139, Pages258–271   (pdf)

de Jong Y, Kouwenberg J, Boumans L, Hussey C, Hyam R, Nicolson N, Kirk P, Paton A, Michel E, Guiry M, Boegh P, Pedersen H, Enghoff H, von Raab-Straube E, Güntsch A, Geoffroy M, Müller A, Kohlbecker A, Berendsohn W, Appeltans W, Arvanitidis C, Vanhoorne B, Declerck J, Vandepitte L, Hernandez F, Nash R, Costello M, Ouvrard D, Bezard-Falgas P, Bourgoin T, Wetzel F, Glöckler F, Korb G, Ring C, Hagedorn G, Häuser C, Aktaç N, Asan A, Ardelean A, Borges P, Dhora D, Khachatryan H, Malicky M, Ibrahimov S, Tuzikov A, De Wever A, Moncheva S, Spassov N, Chobot K, Popov A, Boršic I, Sfenthourakis S, Kõljalg U, Uotila P, Olivier G, Dauvin J, Tarkhnishvili D, Chaladze G, Tuerkay M, Legakis A, Peregovits L, Gudmundsson G, Ólafsson E, Lysaght L, Galil B, Raimondo F, Domina G, Stoch F, Minelli A, Spungis V, Budrys E, Olenin S, Turpel A, Walisch T, Krpach V, Gambin M, Ungureanu L, Karaman G, Kleukers R, Stur E, Aagaard K, Valland N, Moen T, Bogdanowicz W, Tykarski P,Węsławski J, Kędra M, M de Frias Martins A, Abreu A, Silva R, Medvedev S, Ryss A, Šimic S, Marhold K, Stloukal E, Tome D, Ramos M, Valdés B, Pina F, Kullander S, Telenius A, Gonseth Y, Tschudin P, Sergeyeva O, Vladymyrov V, Rizun V, Raper C, Lear D, Stoev P, Penev L, Rubio A, Backeljau T, Saarenmaa H, Ulenberg S (2015) PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe. Biodiversity Data Journal 3:e5848   (pdf)

Kędra M, Moritz C, Choy ES, David C, Degen R, Duerksen S, Ellingsen I, Górska B, Grebmeier J.M., Kirievskaya D, van Oevelen D, Piwosz K, Samuelsen A,Węsławski J.M.(2015) Status and trends in the structure of Arctic benthic food webs. Polar Research 34,23775   (pdf)

Sokołowski A, Szczepańska A, Richard P, Kędra M, Wołowicz M,Węsławski J.M.. (2014) Trophic structure of the macrobenthic community of Hornsund, Spitsbergen, based on the determination of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures, Polar Biology 37,1247-1260   (pdf)

Meier H. E. Markus, Hele´n C. Andersson, Berit Arheimer, Chantal Donnelly, Kari Eilola,Bo G. Gustafsson, Kotwicki L, Tina-Simone Neset, Susa Niiranen, Piwowarczyk J, Oleg P. Savchuk, Frederik Schenk,Węsławski J.M., Eduardo Zorita. (2014) Ensemble Modeling of the Baltic Sea Ecosystem to Provide Scenarios for Management AMBIO 2014,43:37–48   (pdf)

Lydersen Chr., Assmy P., Falk-Petersen, S., Kohler, J., Kovacs, K.M., Reigstad, M., Steen, H., Strøm, H., Sundfjord, A., Varpe, Ø., Waldek Walczowski, W., Węsławski, J.M., Zajaczkowski, M., 2014, The importance of tidewater glaciers for marine mammals and seabirds in Svalbard, Norway. Journal of Marine Systems, Volume 129, January 2014, Pages 452-471,   (pdf)

Kedra M, Pabis K, Gromisz S, Węsławski J.M., 2013, Distribution patterns of polychaete fauna in an Arctic fjord (Hornsund, Spitsbergen), Polar Biology, 36 (10):1463-1472   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kryla-Straszewska L., Piwowarczyk J., Urbanski J. Warzocha J., Kotwicki L., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Wiktor J., 2013, Habitat modelling limitations - Puck Bay, Baltic Sea - a case study. Oceanologia 55,167-183,   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kryla-Straszewska L, Warzocha J, Urbanski J, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Kotwicki L, 2013 How lonely they are? A degree of isolation among macrozoobenthos species in the Marine Protected Area, the Bay of Puck, the Southern Baltic. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 42,289-295   (pdf)

KwasniewskiS. Gluchowska M., Walkusz W., Karnovsky NJ, Jakubas D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Harding AMA., Goszczko I., Cisek M., Beszczynska-Moller A., Walczowski W., Węsławski J.M.., Stempniewicz L. 2012 Interannual changes in zooplankton on the West SpitsbergenShelf in relation to hydrographyand their consequences forthediet of planktivorous seabirds ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69: 890–901,   (pdf)

Meier,M. H. E., H.C. Andersson, B. Arheimer, T. Blenckner,B. Chubarenko, C. Donnelly, K. Eilola, B.G. Gustafsson,A. Hansson, J. Havenhand, A. Höglund, I. Kuznetsov, B.R. MacKenzie, B. Müller-Karulis, T. Neumann, S. Niiranen, J. Piwowarczyk, U. Raudsepp, M. Reckermann,T. Ruoho-Airola, O.P. Savchuk, F. Schenk, S. Schimanke,G. Väli, J.M. Węsławski, E. Zorita. 2012. Comparing reconstructedPANt variations and future projectionsof the Baltic Sea ecosystem -first results frommulti-model ensemble simulations. Environ. Res.Lett. vol. 7, no. 3   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kędra M., Przytarska J., Kotwicki L., Ellingsen I., Skardhamar J., Renaud P.,Goszczko I., 2012. A huge biocatalytic filter in thecentre of Barents Sea shelf? Oceanologia 54 (2):325-335   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Kędra M, Legeżyńska J, Kotwicki L, 2012, Eight speciesthat rule today’s European Arctic fjord benthos Polish Polar Research; vol. 33, no. 3: 225–238   (pdf)

Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Renaud P.E., Węsławski J.M., Cochrane S.K.J., Denisenko S.G., 2012, Species diversity, functional complexity and rarity in arctic fjordic versus open shelf benthic system. Marine Ecology Progress Series 463:73-87   (pdf)

Bluhm, B.A., Gebruk, A.V., Gradinger, R., Hopcroft, R.R., Huettmann, F., Kosobokova, K.N., Sirenko, B.I., Węsławski, J.M., 2011, Arctic marine biodiversity: an update of species richness and examples of biodiversity change. Oceanography 24: 232-248.   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kendall MA, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Iken K, Legeżyńska J., Kędra M, Sejr M. 2011 Climate change effects on Arctic fjord and coastal macrobenthic diversity -observations and predictions. Marine Biodiversity, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 71-85   (pdf)

Buchholz F, Buchholz C, Węsławski J.M., 2010, Ten years after: krill as indicator of changes in the macro-zooplankton communities of two Arctic fjords. Polar Biology 33, 101-114   (pdf)

Gradinger R, Bluhm BA, Hopcroft RR, Gebruk A, Kosobokova , Sirenko B, Węsławski J.M., 2010, Marine life in the Arctic.In: MacIntyre A (ed) The census of marine life 2010. Life in theWorld'sOceans: Diversity,Distribution, and Abundance, edited by Alasdair D. McIntyre, BlackwellPublishing Ltd. (Oxford), 384 pages.

Kędra M., Gromisz S., Jaskula R., Legeżyńska J., Maciejewska B., Malec E., Opanowski A., Ostrowska K., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Węsławski J.M.., 2010, Soft bottom fauna of an All Taxa Biodiversity Site -Hornsund (77oN, Svalbard). Polish Polar Research, 31, 309-326   (pdf)

Kędra M, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M and Węsławski J.M., . 2010. Decadal change in macrobenthic soft-bottom community structure in a high Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard) Polar Biology Volume 33, Issue 1, pp 1-11   (pdf)

Opaliński, KW; Maciejewska, K; Urban-Malinga, B; Węsławski, J.M.,2010, The oxygen fluxes of sandy littoral areas: Quantifying primary and secondary producers in the Baltic Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 61: 211-214   (pdf)

Vandepitte L, Vanhoorne B, Kraberg A, Anisimova N, Antoniadou C, Araújo R, Bartsch I, Beker B, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Bertocci I, Cochrane S, Cooper K, Craeymeersch J, Christou E, Crisp DJ, Dahle S, de Boissier M, de Kluijver M, Denisenko S, De Vito D, Duineveld G, Escaravage V, Fleischer D, Fraschetti S, Giangrande A, Heip C, Hummel H, Janas U, Karez R, Kędra M, Kingston P, Kuhlenkamp R, Libes M, Martens P, Mees J, Mieszkowska N, Mudrak S, Munda I, Orfanidis S, Orlando-Bonaca M, Palerud R, Rachor E, Reichert K, Rumohr H, Schiedek D, Schubert P, Sistermans WCH, Sousa Pinto I, Southward AJ, Terlizzi A, Tsiaga E, van Beusekom JEE, Vanden Berghe E, Warzocha J, Wasmund N, Węsławski J.M., Widdicombe C, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Zettler ML2010 Data integration for European marine biodiversity research: creating a database on benthos and plankton to study large-scale patterns and long-term changes. Hydrobiologia 644, 1-13   (pdf)

Wei, C-L, Rowe GT, Escobar-Briones E, Boetius A, Soltwedel T, Caley MJ, Soliman Y, Huettmann F, Qu FY, Yu ZS, Pitcher CR, Haedrich RL, Wicksten MK Rex MA, Baguley JG, Sharma J, Danovaro R, MacDonald IR, Nunnally CC, Deming JW, Montagna P, Levesque M, Węsławski J.M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Ingole BS, Bett BJ, Billett DSM, Yool A, Bluhm BA, Iken K, Narayanaswamy BE, 2010, Global Patterns and Predictions of Seafloor Biomass Using Random Forests, PLoS ONE 5(12): e15323. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015323   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Opanowski A., Legeżyńska J., Maciejewska B., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Kędra M. 2010 How many roles can a species play? Hidden diversity in Arctic crustaceans. Pol. Polar Research31; 205-216   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Urbanski J, Kryla-Straszewska L, AndrulewiczE., Linkowski T., Kuzebski E., Meissner W, Otremba Z, PiwowarczykJ. 2010 The different uses of sea space in Polish Marine Areas:is conflict inevitable? OCEANOLOGIA, 52 (3), 2010. 513-530   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Wiktor J.jr., Kotwicki L. 2010 Increase in biodiversityin the Arctic rocky littoral, Sorkappland, Svalbard after 20years of climate warming. Marine Biodiversity 40, 123-130   (pdf)

Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Węsławski J.M., Warzocha J., Janas U. 2010 Habitat loss and possible effects on local species richness in a species-poor system - a case study of southern Baltic Sea macrofauna. Biodiversity & Conservation 19, 3991-4002   (pdf)

Gic-Grusza G, Kryla-Staszewska, L., Urbanski, J., Warzocha, J., Węsławski J.M., (redakcja). 2009. Atlas siedlisk dna polskich obszarow morskich. Waloryzacja przyrodnicza siedlisk morskich, Broker-Innowacji, Gdynia (pdf available on http://www.iopan.gda.pl/research-pl.html)

Heip C, Hummel, H, van Avesaath, P., Appeltans,W, Arvanitidis, C., Aspden, R., Austen, M., Boero, F., Bouma, TJ,Boxshall G, Bucholz F, Crowe T, Delaney A, Deprez T, Emblow C,Feral JP, Gasol J.M., Gooday A, Harder J, Ianora A, Kraberg A, MackensieB, Ojaveer H, Paterson D, Ruhmor H, Schiedek D, Sokołowski A, SomerfieldP, Souse Pinto I, Vincx M, Węsławski J.M., Nash R, 2009, Marine biodiversityand Ecosystem Functioning, ISSN 2009-2539

Renaud PE, Webb TJ, Bjoergesaeter A, KarakassisI, Kędra M, Kendall MA, Labrune C, Lampadariou N, Somerfield PJ,Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Vanden Berghe E, Claus S, Aleffi IF, AmourouxJ.M., Bryne KH, Cochrane SJ, Dahle S, Degraer S, Denisenko SG, DeprezT, Dounas C, Fleischer D, Gil J, Gremare A, Janas U, Mackie ASY,Palerud R, Rumohr H, Sarda R, Speybroeck J, Taboada S, van HoeyG, Węsławski J.M., Whomersley P, Zettler ML. 2009. Contribution tothe Theme Section 'Large-scale studies of the European benthos'Continental-scale patterns in benthic invertebrate diversity: insightsfrom the MacroBen database. Marine Ecology Progress Series [Mar.Ecol. Prog. Ser.]. Vol. 382, pp. 239-252   (pdf)

Walkusz W, Kwasniewski S, Falk-Petersen S, Hop H, Tverberg V, Wieczorek P & Węsławski J.M., . 2009. Seasonal andspatial changes in the zooplankton community of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard.Polar Research, 28, 254–281   (pdf)

Węsławski, J. M.; Kwasniewski, S.; Stempniewicz,L. 2009. Warming in the Arctic May Result in the Negative Effectsof Increased Biodiversity. Polarforschung, 78, 3, 105-108   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., 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 ExclusiveEconomic Zone) Oceanologia 2009, no. 51(3), pp. 415-435   (pdf)

Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Węsławski, J.M. 2008. Mesoscale spatial structures in soft-bottommacrozoobenthic communities: effects of physical control andimpoverishment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 356, 215-224   (pdf)

Derous S, Agardy T, Hillewaert H, Hostens K, Jamieson G, Lieberknecht L, Mees J, Moulaert I, Olenin S, Paelinckx D, Rabaut M, Rachor E, Roff J, Stienen EWM, van der Wal JT, van Lancker V, Verfaillie E, Vincx M, Węsławski J.M., Degraer S, 2007 A concept for biological valuation in the marine environment, Oceanologia 49 (1): 99-128   (pdf)

Kotwicki L, Węsławski J.M., Grzelak K, Wiktor J & Zajaczkowski M, (2007) Island Biogeography Theory in Coastal Ecosystem Protection: The Baltic Sandy Shores, Coastline Reports 8, Schernewski, Glaeser, Scheibe, Sekscinska & Thamm (eds.): Coastal development: The Oder estuary and beyond, 257 –263, ISSN 0928-2734, ISBN 978-3-9811839-0-0

Renaud, P.E., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Trannum H., Holte B., Węsławski J.M., Cochrane S., Dahle S., Gulliksen B., 2007, Multidecadal stability of benthic community structure in a high-Arctic glacial fjord (van Mijenfjord, Spitsbergen), Polar Biology, 30, 295-305   (pdf)

Stempniewicz L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Węsławski J.M. (2007) Impact of climate change on zooplankton communities, seabird populations and Arctic terrestrial ecosystem –a scenario. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 54, 2934-2433.   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M.; Kotwicki, L.; Wiktor, J.; Tatarek, A.; Grzelak, K. (2007). Shallow sandy sublittoral: the ecological treasure of the southern Baltic Sea. MarBEF Newsletter 6: 19   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Stempniewicz L, Kwaśniewski S. 2007 Konsekwencje zmiany klimatu dla morskiego ekosystemu Arktyki Europejskiej, 311-314, w "Zmiany klimatyczne w Arktyce i Antarktyce" Gdynia AM 2007, pod red. A. Styszyńskiej i A. Marsza ISBN978-83-7421-024-9

Kukliński P, Gulliksen B, Lonne OJ, Węsławski J.M., . 2006. Substratum as a structuring influence on assemblages of arctic bryozoans. Polar Biology 29, 652-661   (pdf)

Urban-Malinga B, Hedtkamp SIC, Beusekom JEE, Wiktor J, Węsławski J.M., . 2006 Comparison of nematode communities in Baltic and North Sea sublittoral, permeable sands -diversity and environmental control. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Sci. 70, 224-238   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kwaśniewski S, Stempniewicz L, Błachowiak-Samołyk K. 2006 Biodiversity and energy transfer to top trophic levels In two contrasting Arctic fjords. Polish Polar Res. 27, 259-278   (pdf) Węsławski J.M., and 20 others authors,2006, Basis for valuation of the Polish Exclusive Economic Zoneof theBalticSea: Rationale and quest for tools. Oceanologia 48, 145-167   (pdf)

Gheskiere, Tom; Vincx, Magda; Węsławski, Jan Marcin; Scapini, Felicita; Degraer, Steven. 2005. Meiofauna as descriptor of tourism-induced changes at sandy beaches. Marine Environmental Research, Vol: 60, Issue: 2, pp. 245-265   (pdf)

Kotwicki L, Szymelfenig M, De Troch M, Urban-Malinga B, Węsławski J.M.. 2005. Latitudinal biodiversity patterns from sandy littoral beaches. Biodiversity and Conservation, 14, pp. 461-474   (pdf)

Kotwicki, Lech; Troch, Marleen De; Urban-Malinga, Barbara; Gheskiere, Tom; Węsławski, 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. 255-264   (pdf)

Kotwicki L, Jan Marcin Węsławski, 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 Węsławski, 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)

Kukliński P, Gulliksen B, Lonne OJ, Węsławski J.M., . 2005. Composition of bryozoan assemblages related to depth in Svalbard fjords and sounds. Polar Biology 28: 619 -630   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Snelgrove, P.V.R., Levin, L.A., Austen, M.C., Kneib, R.T., Iliffe, T.M., Garey, J.R., Hawkins S.J., Whitlatch, R.B., 2004. Marine Sedimentary Biota as Providers of Ecosystem Goods and Services. Chapter 4 in: Integrating concepts of biodiversity in soils and sediments: a transdisciplinary assessment of the most critical taxa, functions and habitats for sustainability, their vulnerability and management options eds D.H. Wall, Island Press   (pdf)

Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Kendall MA, Węsławski J.M., Klages M, Soltwedel T. 2004, Depth gradients of benthic standing stock and diversity on the continental margin at a high latitude ice-free site (off Spitsbergen, 79 °N). Deep-Sea Research, I, 51, 1903-1914   (pdf)

Karnovsky N, Kwasniewski S, Węsławski J.M., Walkusz W, Beszczyńska-Moller A. 2003 The foraging behaviour of little auksin a heterogenous environment. Marine Ecology Progress Ser.253: 289-303   (pdf)

Kendall MA, Widdicombe S., Węsławski J.M., 2003 A multiscale study of the biodiversity of the benthic infauna of the high latitude Kongsfjord, Svalbard. Polar Biology, 26, 6, 383-388   (pdf)

Hop H, Pearson T, Hegseth EN, Kovacs K, Wiencke C, Kwaśniewski S, Eiane K, Mehlum F, Gulliksen, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Lydersen C, Węsławsk J.M., Cochrane S, Gabrielsen GW, Leakey R, Lonne OJ, Zajączkowski M, Falk-Petersen S, Kendall M, Wangberg S.A., Bischof K, Voronkov AY, Kovaltchuk , Wiktor J, Plterman M, Di Prisco G, Estoppey A, Papucci C, Gerland S, Lippert H. 2002 The ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Polar Research, 21, 167-208   (pdf)

Karnovsky N, Kwasniewski S, Węsławsk J.M., Walkusz W, Beszczyńska-Moller A. 2003 The foraging behaviour of little auks in a heterogenous environment. Marine Ecology Progress Ser. 253: 289-303   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Legeżyńska J 2003 Occurrence of soft bottom macrofaunaalong the depth gradient in High Arctic, 79oN. Polish PolarResearch 24 (1),73-88   (pdf)

Kotwicki L, Danielewicz J, Turzyński M, Węsławski J.M., 2002 Preliminary studies on the organic matter deposition and particle filtration processes in sandy beach in Sopot. Oceanological Studies, 31(3-4), 71-84   (pdf)

Ringuette M, Fortier L, Fortier M, Runge JA, Belanger S, Larouche P, Węsławski J.M., Kwasniewski S 2002 Advanced recruitment and accelerated population development in Arctic calanoid copepods of the North Water. Deep Sea Research Part II; 49, 5081-5099   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Legeżyńska J 2002 Chances for Arctic survival; Greely's Expedition revisited. Arctic 55,4;380-386   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Legeżyńska J 2002 Life cycles of some arctic amphipods. Polish Polar Research 23 (3-4) 253 -264   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Legeżyńska, Kotwicki L J 2002 Bioróżnorodność arktycznego bentosu od szelfu do basenu oceanicznego w Arktyce Europejskiej na 79 równoleżniku. Przegląd Zoologiczny, XLVI, 3, 113-126

Levin LA, Boesch DF, Covich A, Dahm C, Erseus C, Ewel C, Kneib RT, Moldenke A, Palmer MA, Snelgrove P, Strayer D, Węsławski J.M., 2001 The function of marine critical transition zones and the importance of sediment biodiversity. Ecosystems; 4, 430-451   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Stanek A, Siewert A, Beer N. 2001 The sandhopper (Talitrus saltator, Montagu 1808) on the Polish Baltic coast. Is it a victim of increased tourism? Oceanological Studies 29, 1-11   (pdf)

Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Węsławski J.M., 2001 Impact of climate warming on Arctic benthic biodiversity: a case study of two Arctic glacial bays. Climate Research 18, 127-132   (pdf)

Legeżyńska J, Węsławski J.M., Presler P 2000 Benthic scavengers collected by baited traps in the high Arctic. Polar Biology 23, 539-544   (pdf)

Moe KA, Skeie GM, Brude OW, Lovas CM, Nedrebo, Węsławski J.M., 2000 The Svalbard intertidal zone: A concept for the use of GIS in applied oil sensivity, vulnerability and impact analyses. Spill Science and Technology Bulletin 6, 187-206   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Hacquebord L, Stempniewicz L, Malinga M. 2000 Greenland whales and walruses in the Svalbard food web before and after exploitation. Oceanologia 42, 37-56   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kupidura T., Żabicki M 2000 Sandhoppers (Talitrus saltator, Montagu 1808, Amphipoda, Gammaridea) at the Polish Baltic coast. Seasonal and spatial distribution patterns. Crustaceana, 73, 961-969

Węsławski J.M., Legeżyńska J, Opalinski. 2000. Onisimus littoralis –key species in Arctic soft sediment littoral. Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 47, 585-596   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Malinga B, Kotwicki L, Opaliński K, Szymelfenig M, Dutkowski M 2000 Sandy coastlines - are there conflicts between recreation and natural values? Oceanological studies, 29, 5-18   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Pedersen G, Petersen SF, Porazinski K 2000 Entrapment of macroplankton in an Arctic fjord basin, Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Oceanologia 42, 57-69   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Koszteyn J, Kwaśniewski S, Stempniewicz L, Malinga M. 1999 Summerfood resources of the little auk (Alle alle) in the European Arctic seas.Polish Polar Research 20, 387-403   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Stempniewicz L., Mehlum F., Kwaśniewski S. 1999 -Summer feeding strategy of the little auk (Alle alle) from Bjornoya, Barents Sea, Polar Biology 21, 129-134   (pdf)

Węsławskii J.M., Szymelfenig M. 1999. Community composition of tidal flats on Spitsbergen: consequence of disturbance? NATO ASI Series, Serie E, Vol.59, J.S.Gray et al. (eds) Biogeochemical Cycling and Sediment Ecology, 185-193.   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Szymelfenig M, Zajączkowski M, Keck A. 1999 Influence of salinity and suspended matter on benthos of an Arctic tidal flat. ICES Journal of Marine Science 56, 194-202.   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Legeżyńska J. 1998 Glacier induced zooplankton mortality? Journal of Plankton Research 20, 1233-1240   (pdf)

Wiktor J., Węsławski J.M., Wieczorek P., Zajączkowski M., Okolodkov J. -1998 Phytoplankton and suspensions in relation to the freshwater in Arctic coastal marine ecosystems, Polish Polar Research 19(3-4), 1998, 215-230   (pdf)

Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Węsławski J.M., Kotwicki L. 1998 Spitsbergen glacial bays macrobenthos - a preliminary comparative study. Polar Biology 20, 66-73   (pdf)

Beszczyńska-Möller A., Węsławski J.M., Walczowski W., Zajączkowski M. 1997 Estimationn of glacial meltwater discharge into Svalbard coastal water. Oceanologia 39(3), 1997, 289-297   (pdf)

Falk K, Hjort C, Andreasen C, Christensen KD, Elander M, Ericson M, Kampp K, Kristensen RM, Mobjerg N, Moller S, Węsławski J.M., 1997 Seabirds utilizing the Northeast Water polynya. Journal Mar. Systems 10, 47-65   (pdf)

Haque A.M., Szymelfenig M., Węsławski J.M. 1997-Small-scale vertical distribution of zoobenthos in the sandy littoral of the Gulf of Gdańsk Oceanologia 39(4), 433-446   (pdf)

Haque A.M., Szymelfenig M., Węsławski J.M. 1997. Spatial and seasonal changes in the sandy littoral zoobentos of the Gulf of Gdańsk Oceanologia 39(3), 299-323   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., J Wiktor, J Koszteyn, M Zajączkowski, P Wieczorek, L Kotwicki 1997 The coastal edge of the Northeast Water polynya in spring 1993. Journal of Marine Systems 10, 429-444   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Wiktor J., Zajączkowski M., Futsaeter G., Moe K.A. 1997 VulnerabilityAssessment of Svalbard Intertidal Zone for Oil Spills,Estuarine,Coastal and Shelf Science 44(Supplement A), 1997, 33-41   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Zajączkowski M., Wiktor J., Szymelfenig M. 1997. Intertidal zone of Svalbard. 3 Littoral of a subarctic, oceanic island: Bjornoya, Polar Biology, 18, 45-52   (pdf)

Haque AM, Szymelfenig M, Węsławski J.M., 1996 The sandy littoral zoobenthos of Polish Baltic coast. Oceanologia 38: 361-378   (pdf)

Włodarska M, Węsławski J.M., Gromisz S 1996 A comparison of the macrofaunal community structure and diversity in two arctic glacial bays - a "cold" one off Franz Josef Land and a "warm" one off Spitsbergen. Oceanologia 38, 251-283   (pdf)

Jażdżewski, K Węsławski J.M., C de Broyer 1995 A comparison of the Amphipod faunal diversity in two polar fjords, Admiralty Bay, King George Island (Antarctic) and Hornsund (Spitsbergen, Arctic). Pol. Archiv. Hydrobiol. 42, 367-384   (pdf)

Koszteyn J, TimofeevS, Węsławski J.M., B Malinga 1995 Size structure of Themisto abyssorum Boeck and Themisto libellula (Mandt) populations in European Arctic seas. Polar Biology 15, 85-92   (pdf)

Szymelfenig M, Kwaśniewski S, Węsławski J.M., 1995 Intertidal zone of Svalbard 2. Meiobenthos density and occurrence. Polar Biology 15, 137-141   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Koszteyn J, Zajączkowski M, Wiktor J, Kwaśniewski 1995 Freshwater in Svalbard fjord ecosystems. W "Ecology of gfjords and coastal waters" eds HR Skjoldal, Hopkins CC, Erikstad KE, Leinaas HP. Elsevier Sci BV 229-241

Węsławski J.M., 1994 Genus Gammarus (Crustacea, Amphipoda) from Svalbard and Franz Josef Land. Distribution and density. Sarsia 79, 145-150   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., M. Ryg, T.G Smith, N.A Oritsland 1994 Food and feeding of the Ringed seal in Spitsbergen. Arctic 47, 109-114   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Stempniewicz L. 1994. Seabirds feeding in Franz Josef Land . Polar Research, 13, 173-182   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., 1993. The comparison of West Spitsbergen and FranzJosef Land coastal marine ecosystems. SIMO 64, 331-341

Węsławski J.M., Kwaśniewski S, Wiktor J, Zajączkowski M. 1993. Observations on the fast ice biota in the fjords of Spitsbergen. Polish Polar Research 14, 331- 343   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Wiktor J, Zajączkowski M, Swerpel S. 1993. Intertidal zone of Svalbard 1 Macroorganisms distribution and biomass. Polar Biology 13, 73-108   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Skakuj M. 1992. Food and feeding of seabirds in Tichaia Bay, Franz Josef Land. Meddelelser om Polarinstitutt, nr 120

Węsławski J.M., Zajączkowski M. 1992. Benthic fauna and its environment in Tichaia Bay, Franz Josef Land. Meddelelser om Polarinstitutt, nr 120

Lydersen Ch., Węsławski J.M., Oritsland N.A. 1991. Stomach content analysis of minky whales Balaenoptera acutorostrata from the Lofoten and Vestrealen area, Norway. Holarctic Ecology 14, 219-222

Węsławski J.M., Jankowski A., Kwaśniewski S., Swerpel S., Ryg M. 1991. Summer hydrology and zooplankton in two Spitsbergen fjords. Polish Polar Research 12, 445-460

Węsławski J.M., Wiktor J., Kwaśniewski S. 1991. r/v "Oceania" cruises to Norwegian and Greenland Seas in 1987 -1989. Plankton species composition. SIMO, 58, 187-202

Węsławski J.M., 1990 Distribution and ecology of coastal waters Amphipoda from south Spitsbergen. Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 37, 503-519   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kwaśniewski S. 1990 The consequences of climatic fluctuation for the food web in Svalbard coastal waters. Proc. 24 -EMBS Symposium, Aberdeen University press, 281-295

Węsławski J.M., Kwaśniewski S., Wiktor J. 1990 Winter in a Svalbard fjord ecosystem. Arctic, 44, 115-123   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kwaśniewski S., Wiktor J., Zajączkowski M., Ostrowski M., Siwecki S., Swerpel S. 1990 Summer environmental survey of Gipsvika, Svalbard. in: Brekkke B., Hansson R. (eds) Environmental Atlas of Gipsdalen, vol.2, Oslo, NPI, 112-131

Eilertsen H.Ch., Taasen J.P., Węsławski J.M., 1989 Phytoplankton studies in the fjords of West Spitsbergen. Physical Environment, production in spring and summer. Journ. Plankt. Res. 11, 1245-1260   (pdf)

Lydersen Ch., Gjertz I., Węsławski J.M., 1989 Stomach contents of autumn feeding marine invertebrates from Hornsund, Svalbard. Polar Records 25, 107-114   (pdf)

Opaliński K.W., Węsławski J.M., 1989 Ecology, metabolic rate and metabolic adaptations in Spitsbergen amphipods. adaptation. Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 36, 333-350

Opaliński K. W., Węsławski J.M., 1989 Oxygen consumption in Arctic Amphipods: metabolic cold compensation. Proc. 21 th EMBS Symposium 1986, Gdańsk, ed. Klekowski R.Z., Styczyńska-Jurewicz E., 137-142

Swerpel S, Węsławski J.M., 1989 Polish marine ecological work on Spitsbergen. Rapp.et Proc. Verb. Int. C. Explor. Mer 188, 177-179

Węsławski J.M., 1989 Occurrence and life cycle of Mysis oculata (Crustacea) from Spitsbergen. Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 36, 207-215   (pdf)

Węsławski J.M., Kuliński W. 1989 Notes on fishes in Hornsund fjord area (Spitsbergen). Polish Polar Research 10, 241-250   (pdf)

WęsławskiJ.M. Zajączkowski M., Kwaśniewski S., JezierskiJ.,Moskal W. 1988 Seasonality in an Arcticfjord ecosystem. Polar Research 6, 185-189   (pdf)

Gorlich K.A., Węsławski J.M., Zajączkowski M. 1987 Suspensionssettling effect on benthic fauna biomass in Hornsund fjord,Spitsbergen. Polar Research 5, 175 -192   (pdf)

Krawczyk A., WęsławskiJ.M. 1987 Remarks on thePANt and recent records of Atlantic walrus Odobaenus rosmarus rosmarus Linneaus 1758 from South Spitsbergen coasts. Polish Polar Research 8, 135-143

Węsławski J.M., 1987 Occurrence and ecology of Decapoda, Crustacea fromSouth Spitsbergen. Polish Polar Research 8, 121-134

Węsławski J.M., Adamski P. 1987 Cold and warm years in South Spitsbergen coastal marine ecosystem. Polish Polar Research 8, 95-106

Kwaśniewski S., Węsławski J.M., 1986 Amphipoda, Crustacea w planktonie przybrzeżnych i powierzchniowych wód Spitsbergenu. Oceanografia 11, 24-34

Lydersen, Ch., Gjertz I., Węsławski J.M., 1985 Aspects of vertebrates feeding in Hornsund, Spitsbergen. Norsk Polarinstitutt -Rapportserie 21, 41pp

Legeżyńska E., Moskal W. Węsławski J.M., Legeżyński P. 1984 Wpływ warunków środowiskowych na rozmieszczenie fauny dennej w Zatoce -Nottingham (SW Spitsbergen).Oceanografia 10, 157 -172

Kwaśniewski S, WęsławskiJ.M. 1984 Note on the Malacostraca, Crustacea in the hyponeuston of Spitsbergen waters. Oceanografia 10, 126-128

Węsławski J.M., Kwaśniewski S 1983 An attempt to use the biological indicators to determine the reach and origin of South Spitsbergen Sea Currents.Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 30, 189-197

Węsławski J.M. 1983 Obserwacje nad tworzeniem się skupisk Neomysis vulgaris (Thompson) 1928 w warunkach naturalnych. Oceanografia 8, 109-126

Węsławski J.M. 1983 Observations on the coastal water Amphipoda from Hornsund, SW Spitsbergen. Pol. Arch. Hydrobiol. 30, 199-207

K. Skóra, WęsławskiJ.M. 1977 Próba zastosowania pułapek świetlnych do połowu skorupiaków w Zatoce Puckiej. Oceanografia 5, 70-77


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