Assoc. Prof. Agata Zaborska
position: Researcher


Research Interests

Recent projects

  1. Carbon fluxes in Atlantic and Arctic waters mixing zones, Greenland Sea, 2008-2010, founded by Polish Research Council (manger: Zaborska A.).
  2. Allocation of contaminants by birds in Hornsund, Svalbard, 2006-2008, founded by Polish Research Council (leader: Pempkowiak J.).
  3. Benthic sedimentary processes in the northwestern Barents Sea, 2005-2007, founded by Polish Research Council (leader: Pempkowiak J.).
  4. Application of Pb-210 dating method to the Arctic sediments (Kongsfjorden, Barents Sea), 2003-2005, founded by Polish Research Council (leader: Zaborska A.).
  5. CABANERA - Carbon flux and ecosystem feedback in the northern Barents Sea in an era of climate change”, 2003-2007, founded by Norwegian Research Council (leader: Wassmann P.).
  6. On Thin Ice? - Climatic Influence on Energy Flow and Trophic Structure in Arctic Marine Ecosystems”, 2002-2005, founded by Norwegian Research Council (leader: Carroll M.).

Recent publications

  1. Bełdowski J., Miotk M., Zaborska A., Pempkowiak J., 2015. Distribution of sedimentary mercury off Svalbard, European Arctic. Chemosphere 122, 190-198.
  2. Zaborska A., Winogradow A., Pempkowiak J., 2014. Caesium-137 distribution, inventories and accumulation history in the Baltic Sea sediments, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity127(11-25).
  3. Zaborska A., 2014. Anthropogenic lead concentrations and sources in Baltic Sea sediments based on lead isotopic composition. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85 (1), 99-113.
  4. Kuliński K., Kędra M., Legeżyńska J., Głuchowska M., Zaborska A., 2014. Particulate organic matter sinks and sources in high Arctic fjord. Journal of Marine Systems, 139, 27-37.
  5. Damrat M., Zaborska A. & Zajączkowski M. 2013. Sedimentation from suspension and sediment accumulation rate in the River Vistula prodelta, Gulf of Gdańsk (Baltic Sea). Oceanologia 2013, no. 55 (4), p. 937-950,
  6. Szczepańska A., Zaborska A., Maciejewska A., Kuliński K., Pempkowiak J. 2012. Distribution and origin of organic matter in the Baltic sediment cores dated with 210Pb and 137Cs. Geochronometria 39 (1), 1-9.
  7. Zaborska A., Carroll J., Pazdro K., Pempkowiak J. 2011. Spatio-temporal patterns of PAHs, PCBs and HCB in sediments of the western Barents Sea. Oceanologia 53(4), 1005-1026.
  8. Pempkowiak J., Zielinski T., Petelski T., Zaborska A., Beldowski J. 2011. Recent alterations of aerosol concentration, mercury distribution and organic matter cycling in the Arctic. Papers on Global Change 18, 23-33.
  9. Zaborska A., Mietelski J.W., Carroll J., Papucci C., Pempkowiak J., 2010. Sources and distributions of 137Cs, 238Pu and 239,240Pu in the Barents Sea. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 101 (4), 323-331.
  10. Zaborska, A. and Carroll., 2010. Arctic Ocean, EIC Book: Handbook of Radionuclides in the Environment. Ed. David Atwood. 560 pp.
  11. Holm E., Gwynn J., Zaborska A., Gäfvert T., Roos P., Henricsson F. 2010. Hair and feathers as indicator of internal contamination of Po and Pb. Nordic nuclear safety research 217, 1-21.
  12. Szczepańska A., Zaborska A., Pempkowiak J., 2009. Sediment accumulation rates in the Gotland Deep, Baltic Proper obtained by 210Pb and 137Cs Methods. Annual Environmental Protection 11, 77-85.
  13. Zaborska A., Carroll J., Papucci C., Torricelli L., Carroll M.L., Walkusz-Miotk J., Pempkowiak J., 2008. Recent sediment accumulation rates for the Western margin of the Barents Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21), 2352-2360.
  14. Carroll J., Zaborska A., Papucci C., Schirone A., Carroll M.L., Pempkowiak J., 2008. Accumulation of organic carbon in western Barents Sea sediments. Deep-Sea Research II 55 (20-21), 2361-2371.
  15. Evenset A., Christensen G.N., Carroll J., Zaborska A., Berger U., Herzke D., Gregor D., 2007. Historical trends in persistent organic pollutants and metals recorded in sediment from Lake Ellasjøen, Bjørnøya, Norwegian Arctic. Environmental Pollution 146 (1), 196-205.
  16. Zaborska A., Pempkowiak J., Papucci C., 2006. Some Sediment Characteristics and Sedimentation Rates in an Arctic Fjord (Kongsfjorden, Svalbard). Annual Environmental Protection 8, 79-96.
  17. Zaborska A., Carroll J., Papucci C., Pempkowiak J., 2007. Intercomparison of alpha and gamma spectrometry techniques used in 210Pb geochronology. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity 93 (1), 38-50.
  18. Pempkowiak J., Bełdowski J., Pazdro K., Staniszewski A., Zaborska A., Leipe T., Emeis K., 2005. Factors influencing Fluffy Layer Suspended Matter (FLSM) properties in the Odra River – Pomeranian Bay – Arkona Deep System as derived by principal component analysis (PCA) and cluster analyses (CA). Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 9, 67-80.
  19. Aliani S., Bartholini G., Degl'innocenti F., Delfanti R., Galli C., Lazzoni E., Lorenzelli R., Malaguti A., Meloni R., Papucci C., Salvi S., Zaborska A., 2004. Multidisciplinary investigations in the marine environment of the inner Kongsfjord, Svalbard islands (September 2000 and 2001). Chemistry and Ecology 29, 19 – 28