Dr Marta Ronowicz

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology PAS
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
POLAND
tel: (+ 48 58) 73 11 780
fax: (+ 48 58) 551 21 30
e-mail: martar [at] iopan.gda.pl


Education
2004: M.Sc. at University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biological Oceanography
2004-2010: PhD in Earth Sciences; Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences. PhD thesis: Biodiversity and ecology of Arctic hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)

 

Professional interests
Ecology of Arctic benthic Hydrozoa
Taxonomy of hydroids
Ecology of marine organisms

 

Publications
Ronowicz, M. 2005. Species diversity of Arctic gravel beach: case study for species poor habitats. Polish Polar Research 26 (4): 287-297
Ronowicz, M. 2007. Benthic hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from Svalbard waters – biodiversity and distribution. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 87: 1089-1094
Ronowicz, M. & Schuchert P. 2007. Halecium arcticum, (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa), a new hydroid from Spitsbergen. Zootaxa 1549: 55-62
Ronowicz, M., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M. & Kuklinski, P. 2008. Factors influencing hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) biodiversity and distribution in Arctic kelp forests. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88:1567-1575
• Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Kukliński, P., Ronowicz, M., Legeżyńska, J., Gromisz, S. 2009. Assessing species richness of macrofauna associated with macroalgae in Arctic kelp forests (Hornsund, Svalbard). Polar Biology, 32(6), 897-905
Ronowicz, M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M. & Kukliński, P. 2011. Patterns of hydroid (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) species richness and distribution in an Arctic glaciated fjord. Polar Biology, 34, 1437-1445
Ronowicz, M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M. & Kukliński, P. 2013. Depth and substrate- related patterns of species richness and distribution of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) in Arctic coastal waters (Svalbard). Marine Ecology (Suppl. 1), 165-176
Ronowicz, M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M. & Kukliński, P. 2013. Hydroid epifaunal communities in Arctic coastal waters: effects of substrate characteristics. Polar Biology, 36, 705-718

•Ronowicz, M., Legeżyńska, J., Kukliński, P., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M. 2013. Kelp forest as a habitat for mobile epifauna, case study of Caprella septentrionalis Kröyer, 1838 in an Arctic glacial fjord. Polar Research, 32, 21037.
Ronowicz, M., Kukliński, P., Lock, K., Newman, P.B., Burton, M., Jones, J. 2014. Temporal and spatial variability of zoobenthos recruitment in a north-east Atlantic marine reserve. Journal of the Marine Biological Associations of the United Kingdom 94(7): 1367-1376.

Ronowicz, M., Kukliński, P., Mapstone, G.M. 2015. Trends in the diversity, distribution and life history strategy of Arctic Hydrozoa (Cnidaria). PLoS ONE 10(3): e 0120204.

 

Grants and research expeditions

2003 – Research expedition to Spitsbergen – Biodiversity of Arctic gravel beaches
2005 – State Committee for Scientific Research Grants – 2 PO4 F06529 – Biodiversity and ecology of hydroids from Hornsund Fjord
2006 – European-funded Integrated Infrastructure Initiative - SYNTHESYS – grant NL-TAF- 2789 - Taxonomical studies of hydroids from Arctic regions – scientific visit to Zoological Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
2006 - Scientific, diving expedition to Hornsund Fjord, Spitsbergen - Biodiversity and ecology of hydroids from Hornsund Fjord
2007 - Research cruise with RV Lance to Rijpfjorden, Svalbard
2008-2010 - State Committee for Scientific Research Grants – N N304 071934 – Factors influencing distribution and biodiversity of Svalbard hydroids
2010 - State Committee for Scientific Research Grants – 593/N-AODP/2009/0 – Taxonomy and biodiversity of Svalbard hydroids
2012-2015 - National Science Centre, Poland – 2012/04/M/NZ8/00670 –Comparative studies of marine Hydrozoa (Cnidaria) in areas vulnarable to climate change (Comoros and Svalbard) - biodiversity, ecology and morphological adaptations (SVALBARD HYDROIDS)

 

Courses
  • 2002 - Biology of Marine Mammals - University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  • 2005, 2006, 2008 - Taxonomy of Arctic hydroids under supervision of Dr. Peter Schuchert. Natural History Museum in Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2005 - Taxonomy of hydroids under supervision of Prof. Sophia Stepanjants. Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg
  • 2009 - Numerical methods in ecology - Nicolas Copernicus University, Toruń - 2009

 

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