Dr Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
POLAND


tel: (+ 48 58) 731 17 78
fax: (+ 48 58) 551 21 30
e-mail:
maria [at] iopan.gda.pl


C.V.

• 2006 - present: Head of the Benthic Ecology Laboratory at IO PAN
• 2009 - present: assistant professor at the IO PAN, Department of Marine Ecology
• 2009: habilitation at IO PAN
• 2001: PhD at University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biological Oceanography
• 1999 - 2009: research scientist at IO PAN, Department of Marine Ecology
• 1995: MSc at University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biological Oceanography

 
MAIN SCIENTIFIC INTERESTS

• Role of ecosystem engineers (kelp beds, macrophytes in seagrass meadows, bioturbators) in functioning of the benthic systems. (link to Hornsund 2003 fieldwork report)
• Environmental drivers of patterns of benthic diversity, including both taxonomic and functional diversity, food web complexity and size structure of benthic communities.
• Benthic Biomass Size Spectra (BBSS) as descriptors of community diversity and function.
• Arctic Molluscs (link to Kongsfjorden Mollusca species picture gallery)

ON-GOING PROJECTS

• BIOSIZE - Biomass Size Spectra and secondary production - benthic response to environmental variability in Arctic coastal waters , shelf and deep-sea (Polish National Science Center, coordinator: dr Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk)

GAME – Growing of the Arctic Marine Ecosystem (Polish National Scienec Center – coordinator: prof. Jan Marcin Węsławski) link

• 4AGE - Does low taxonomic diversity determine trophic structure impoverishment in benthic communities in Arctic fjords? (Polish National Science Center, coordinator: dr Joanna Legeżyńska)

DWARF - Declining size - a general response to climate warming in Arctic fauna? (Polish-Norwegian Research Programme, coordinator: dr Maria Włodarska-Kowalczuk)

POLNOR - The Changing Ocean of the Polar North (Polish-Norwegian Research Programme, coordinator: dr Piotr Kukliński)

GLAERE - Glaciers as Arctic Ecosystem Refugia (Polish-Norwegian Research Programme, coordinator: prof. Jan Marcin Węsławski)

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Pawlowska J., Zajaczkowski M., 2013, Do foraminifera mirror diversity and distribution patterns of macrobenthic fauna in an Arctic glacial fjord?, Marine Micropaleontology 103, 30-39

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

Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Kuklinski, P., Ronowicz, M., Legezynska, J., Gromisz, S. 2009. Assessing species richness of macrofauna associated with macroalgae in Arctic kelp forests (Hornsund, Svalbard). Polar Biology 32, 897-905

Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Weslawski, J.M., 2008, Mesoscale spatial structures of soft-bottom macrozoobenthos: physically controlled/impoverished versus biologically accommodated/diverse communities, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 356, 215-224

Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Kedra M., 2007, Surrogacy in natural patterns of benthic distribution and diversity: selected taxa versus lower taxonomic resolution, Mar Ecol Prog Ser , 351, 53-63

 

 

 
ALL PUBLICATIONS

And here is link to my ResearchGate.

2015

  • Morata, N., Michaud, E., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., 2015, Impact of early food input on the Arctic benthos activities during the polar night. Polar Biology 38, 99-114

2014

  • Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, Jankowska E, Kotwicki L, Balazy P,2014, Evidence of Season-Dependency in Vegetation Effects on Macrofauna in Temperate Seagrass Meadows (Baltic Sea). PLoS ONE 9(7): e100788. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100788
  • Górska B, Grzelak K, Kotwicki L, Hasemann C, Schewe I, Soltwedel T, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M, 2014, Bathymetric variations in vertical distribution patterns of meiofauna in the surface sediments of the deep Arctic ocean (HAUSGARTEN, Fram strait), Deep-Sea Research 91, 36–49
  • Jankowska E., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Kotwicki L., Balazy P., Kuliński K., 2014, Seasonality in vegetation biometrics and its effects on sediment characteristics and meiofauna in Baltic seagrass meadows, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 139, 159-170
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Balazy P, Wiktor J, Kobos J, Zajaczkowski M, Moskal W, 2014, Large red cyanobacterial mats (Spirulina subsalsa Oersted ex Gomont) in shallow sublittoral of the Southern Baltic. Oceanologia 56 (3), 661–666

2013

  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Pawlowska J., Zajaczkowski M., 2013, Do foraminifera mirror diversity and distribution patterns of macrobenthic fauna in an Arctic glacial fjord?, Marine Micropaleontology 103, 30-39
  • Ronowicz M., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Kuklinski P., 2013, Depth- and substrate-related patterns of species richness and distribution of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) in Arctic coastal waters (Svalbard), Marine Ecology - an Evolutionary Perspective, 34 (1) SI,165-176
  • 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, 1-6
  • Ronowicz M., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Kuklinski P., 2013, Hydroid epifaunal communities in Arctic coastal waters (Svalbard): effects of substrate characteristics, Polar Biology 36 (5), 705-718
  • Weslawski J.M., Kryla-Straszewska L., Warzocha J., Urbanski J., Wlodarska-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 (3), 289-295
  • Weslawski J.M., Kryla-Straszewska L., Piwowarczyk J., Urbanski J., Warzocha J., Kotwicki L., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Wiktor J., 2013, Habitat modelling limitations - Puck Bay, Baltic Sea - a case study, Oceanologia 55 (1), 167-183
  • Josefson, A., Mokievski, V., Bergmann B., Blicher M.E., Bluhm B., Cochrane S., Denisenko N.V., Hasemann C., Jørgensen L.L., Klages M., Schewe I., Sejr M.K., Soltwedel T., Węsławski J.M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., 2013, „Marine Invertebrates” in: Meltofte H. (ed.) Arctic Biodiversity Assessment. Status and trends in Arctic biodiversity. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna, Arctic Council

2012

  • Węsławski, J.M, Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Kędra, M., Legeżyńska, J., Kotwicki, L., 2012, Eight species that rule today's European Arctic fjord benthos, Polish Polar Research 33, 225-238
  • 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

2011

  • Bluhm BA, Ambrose Jr WG, Bergmann M, Clough LM, Gebruk AV, Hasemann C, Iken K, Klages M, MacDonald IR, Renaud PE, Schewe I, Soltwedel T, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, 2011, Diversity of the Arctic deep-sea benthos, Marine Biodiversity 41, 87-107
  • Pawłowska J., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Zajączkowski M., Nygård H., Berge J. 2011. Seasonal variability of meio- and macrobenthic standing stocks and diversity in an Arctic fjord (Adventfjorden, Spitsbergen). Polar Biology 34: 833-845
  • Piepenburg D, Archambault P, Ambrose Jr WG, Blanchard A, Bluhm BA, Carroll ML, Conlan KE, Cusson M, Feder HM, Grebmeier JM, Jewett SC, Lévesque M, Petryashev VV, Sejr MK, Sirenko BI, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, 2011, Towards a pan-Arctic inventory of the species diversity of the macro- and megabenthic fauna of the Arctic shelf seas, Marine Biodiversity 41, 51-70
  • Ronowicz M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Kukliński, P., 2011, Patterns of hydroid (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) species richness and distribution in an Arctic glaciated fjord, Marine Ecology Progress Series 463:73-87
  • 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, Weslawski JM, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Ingole BS, Bett BJ, Billett DSM, Yool A, Bluhm BA, Iken K, Narayanaswamy BE, 2011, Global Patterns and Predictions of Seafloor Biomass Using Random Forests, PLOS ONE 5
  • Węslawski JM, Kendall MA, Włodarska- Kowalczuk M., Iken K, Legeżyńska J., Kedra M, Sejr M. 2011, Climate change effects on Arctic fjord and coastal macrobenthic diversity. Marine Biodiversity 41, 71-85

2010

  • Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Weslawski 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
  • Sejr MK, Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M, Legeżyńska J, Blicher ME., 2010, Macrobenthic species composition and diversity in the Godthaabsfjord system, SW Greenland. Polar Biology 33, 421-431
  • Kedra M, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Weslawski JM. 2010. Decadal change in macrobenthic soft-bottom community structure in a high Arctic fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard). Polar Biology 33, 1-13
  • Kedra M., Gromisz S., Jaskuła R., Legeżyńska J., Maciejewska B., Malec E., Opanowski A., Ostrowska K., Włodarska- Kowalczuk M., Węsławski JM., 2010, Soft bottom fauna of an All Taxa Biodiversity Site - Hornsund (77∨dm;N, Svalbard). Polish Polar Research 31, 309-326
  • 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, Kedra 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, Weslawski JM, 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
  • Węsławski JM, Opanowski A., Legeżyńska J., Maciejewska B., Wlodarska- Kowalczuk M, Kędra M., 2010, How many roles can a species play ? Hidden diversity in Arctic crustaceans. Polish Polar Research 31, 205- 216

2009

  • Terlizzi, A., Anderson, M.A., Bevilacqua, S., Fraschetti, S., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Ellingsen, K., 2009, Beta diversity and taxonomic sufficiency do higher-level taxa reflect heterogeneity in species composition? Diversity and Distributions 15, 450-458

    Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Kuklinski, P., Ronowicz, M., Legezynska, J., Gromisz, S. 2009. Assessing species richness of macrofauna associated with macroalgae in Arctic kelp forests (Hornsund, Svalbard). Polar Biology 32, 897-905
  • Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M., 2009, Spitsbergen w: Gillespie, R. & Clague, D. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Islands, University of California Press, Berkeley, 865-866
  • 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
  • Escaravage V, Herman PMJ, Merckx B, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Amouroux JM, Degraer S, Grémare A, Heip CHR, Hummel H, Karakassis I, Labrune C, Willems W. 2009. Distribution patterns of macrofaunal species diversity in subtidal soft sediments: biodiversity-productivity relationships from the MacroBen database. Marine Ecology Progress Ecology 382: 253-264.
  • Grémare A, Labrune C, Vanden Berghe E, Amouroux JM, Bachelet G, Zettler ML, Vanaverbeke J, Fleischer D, Bigot L, Maire O, Deflandre B, Craeymeersch J, Degraer S, Dounas C, Duineveld G, Heip C, Herrmann M, Hummel H, Karakassis I, Kedra M, Kendall M, Kingston P, Laudien J, Occhipinti A, Rachor E, Sardá R, Speybroeck J, Van Hoey G, Vincx M, Whomersley P, Willems W, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Zenetos A. 2009. Comparison of the performances of two biotic indices based on a soft-bottom macrozoobenthos pan-European database, Marine Biology Progress Series, 382: 297-311
  • Renaud PE, Webb TJ, Bjoergesaeter A, Karakassis I, Kedra M, Kendall MA, Labrune C, Lampadariou N, Somerfield PJ, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Vanden Berghe E, Claus S, Aleffi IF, Amouroux JM, Bryne KH, Cochrane SJ, Dahle S, Degraer S, Denisenko SG, Deprez T, Dounas C, Fleischer D, Gil J, Gremare A, Janas U, Mackie ASY, Palerud R, Rumohr H, Sarda R, Speybroeck J, Taboada S, van Hoey G, Weslawski JM, Whomersley P, Zettler ML. 2009. Contribution to the Theme Section 'Large-scale studies of the European benthos' Continental-scale patterns in benthic invertebrate diversity: insights from the MacroBen database. Marine Ecology Progress Series 382: 239-252
  • 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

2008

  • Kuklinski, P., Barnes D.K.A., Włodarska-Kowalczuk, M. Gastropods shells, hermit crabs and Arctic bryozoan richness. Bryozoan Research 2007: Proceedings of the 14th International Bryozoology Association Conference, Boone, North Carolina, July 1-8, 2007. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication 2008. no. 15: 93-100.
  • Ronowicz, M., Włodarska-Kowalczuk M., Kuklinski P., 2008, Factors influencing hydroid (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) biodiversity and distribution in Arctic kelp forests. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 88, 1567-1575
  • Kędra M, Włodarska-Kowalczuk M. 2008, Distribution and diversity of sipunculan fauna in high Arctic fjords (west Svalbard), Polar Biology 31, 1181–1190
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Weslawski, J.M., 2008, Mesoscale spatial structures of soft-bottom macrozoobenthos: physically controlled/impoverished versus biologically accommodated/diverse communities, Mar Ecol Prog Ser 356, 215-224

2007

  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Kedra M., 2007, Surrogacy in natural patterns of benthic distribution and diversity: selected taxa versus lower taxonomic resolution, Mar Ecol Prog Ser , 351, 53-63
  • Barnes D., Kuklinski, P., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M.,2007, Richness, abundance and shell use of subArctic and Arctic hermit crabs, Mar Biol , 152, 1133-1142
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M.,Szymelfenig M., Zajaczkowski M., 2007, Dynamic sedimentary environments of an Arctic glacier-fed river estuary (Adventfjorden, Svalbard). II. Meio- and macrobenthic fauna, Estuar Coast Shelf Sci, 74, 274-284
  • Zajaczkowski M., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., 2007, Dynamic sedimentary environments of an Arctic glacier-fed river estuary (Adventfjorden, Svalbard). I. Flux, deposition and dynamics of the sediment, Estuar Coast Shelf Sci, 74, 285-296
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Sicinski, J., Gromisz, S., Kendall, M.A., Dahle, S., 2007, Similar soft-bottom polychaete diversity in Arctic and Antarctic marine inlets, Mar Biol, 151, 607-616
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., 2007, Molluscs in Kongsfjorden (Spitsbergen, Svalbard): a species list and patterns of distribution and diversity, Polar Res, 26, 48-63
  • Renaud, P.E., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M., Trannum H., Holte B., Weslawski J.M., Cochrane S., Dahle S., Gulliksen B., 2007, Multidecadal stability of benthic community struct ure in a high-Arctic glacial fjord (van Mijenfjord, Spitsbergen), Polar Biol, 30, 295-305

2001-2005

  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Pearson,T.H., Kendall, M.A., 2005, Benthic response to chronic natural physical disturbance by glacial sedimentation in an Arctic fiord , Mar Ecol Prog Ser,303, 31-41
  • Soltwedel, T., Bauerfeind, E., Bergmann, M., Budaeva, N., Hoste, E., Jaeckisch, N., von Juterzenka, K., Matthiessen, J.,Mokievsky, V., Nöthig, E.-M., Quéric, N.-V. Sablotny,B., Sauter, E., Schewe, I., Urban-Malinga, B., Wegner, J., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Klages, M., 2005, HAUSGARTEN - multidisciplinary investigations at a deep-sea long-term observatory in the Arctic Ocean, Oceanography 18, 46-61
  • Kaczmarek, H., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Legezynska, J., Zajaczkowski, M., 2005, Shallow sublittoral fauna in Kongsfjord (west Spitsbergen, Svalbard), Polish Polar Res, 26, 137-155
  • Jankowska, K., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Wieczorek, P., 2005, Abundance and biomass of bacteria in two Arctic glacial fjords, Polish Polar Res, 26, 77-84
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Kendall, M.A., Weslawski, 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 West Spitsbergen, 79 °N)., Deep-Sea Res I, 51, 1903-1914
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Pearson, T., 2004, Soft-bottom macrobenthic faunal associations and factors affecting species distributions in an Arctic glacial fjord (Kongsfjord, Spitsbergen), Polar Biol, 27, 155-167
  • Weslawski, J.M., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Legezynska, J., 2003. Occurrence of soft bottom macrofauna along the depth gradient in High Arctic, 79 °N. Polish Polar Res 24, 73-88.
  • Hop H., Pearson T., Hegseth E.N., Kovacs K.M., Wiencke C., Kwasniewski S., Eiane K., Mehlum F., Gulliksen B., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Lydersen C., Weslawski J.M., Cochrane S., Gabrielsen G.W., Leakey R., Lønne O.J., Zajaczkowski M., Falk-Petersen S., Kendall M., Wängberg S.-Å., Bischof K., Voronkov A., Kovaltchouk N.A., Wiktor, J., Poltermann M., di Prisco G., Papucci C., Gerland S. (2002) The marine ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard. Polar Res 21, 167-208
  • Rogers, A., Billett, D.S.M., Berger, W., Flach, E., Freiwald, A., Gage, J.D., Hebbeln, D., Heip, C., Pfannkuche, O., Ramirez-Llodra, E.Z., Medlin,L., Sibuet, M., Soetart, K., Tendal, O., Vanreusel, A., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., 2002, Life at the edge: achieving prediction from environmental variability and biological variety, In: Wefer, G., Billett, D.S.M. et al. eds. Ocean Margin Systems, Springer, Berlin, 387-404.
  • Weslawski JM, Wlodarska-Kowalczuk M, Legezynska J, Kotwicki L 2002 Bioróznorodnosc arktycznego bentosu od szelfu do basenu oceanicznego w Arktyce europejskiej na 79 równolezniku.Przeglad Zoologiczny, XLVI, 3-4, 113-126
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Weslawski, J.M., 2001, Impact of climate warming on Arctic benthic biodiversity: a case study of two Arctic glacial bays, Climate Res 18, 127-132.

1996-1999

  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Szymelfenig M., Kotwicki L, 1999, Macro- and meiobenthic fauna of the Yoldiabukta glacial bay (Isfjorden, Spitsbergen), Polish Polar Res 20, 367-386.
  • Kotwicki L., Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Wieczorek P., 1999, Macrozoobenthos of the sandy littoral zone in the military area between Hel and Jurata, Oceanological Studies 28, 97-107.
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Weslawski, J.M., Kotwicki, L., 1998, Spitsbergen glacial bays macrofauna - a comparative study, Polar Biology, 20, 66-73
  • Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, M., Janas, U., Szaniawska, A., 1996, Hydrogen sulphide and other factors influencing the macrobenthic community structure in the Gulf of Gdansk, Oceanologia, 38, 379-394.
  • Wlodarska, M., Weslawski 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

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