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PhD Magdalena Łącka

Paleoceanography Department
Laboratory Of Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Micropaleontology
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences

Powstańców Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot

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Sep 2010- Nov 2016
Institute of Oceanology PAN, Sopot, Poland.
PhD in the field of Earth Sciences- Oceanology. Thesis title: „An interplay between sea ice and thermohaline circulation during Younger Dryas- a multiproxy record of paleoceanographic changes in the European Arctic”. Supervisor: Prof. Marek Zajączkowski

Sep 2005 - Jun 2010
University of Gdansk, Faculty of Oceanography in Gdynia, Poland.
Master in the field of Oceanography- Marine Geology. Thesis title: “The rates of recent hydrological changes in the Hornsund fjord using modern benthic foraminiferal assemblages”. Supervisor: Prof. Marek Zajączkowski

Professional Experience
Feb 2018 - present:
Assistant Professor,
Institute of Oceanology PAN, Sopot, Poland.

Regional Operational Programme of Silesia 2014-2020, Wrocław, Poland.

Nov 2015 - Dec 2015:
The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), Barcelona, Spain.

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013:
Lab Assistant;
Department of Geology, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway.

Professional interest
Reconstruction of paleoenvironments in the Arctic seas.
Foraminifera as indicators of environmental changes.
Sedimentary processes in the Arctic fjords.

Selected conference presentations
2019: 2017: 2016: 2015: 2014: 2013: 2012: 2011: 2010:
Field - work experience
Participation in 6 seagoing expeditions to the Arctic (Greenland Sea, Fram Strait, Svalbard), Jan Mayen, Faroe Islands and Baltic Sea onboard several research vessels (R/V Oceania, R/V G.O. SARS). Sediment coring, surface sediment sampling, water sampling, seismic surveys.
2015 and 2016: Adventfjorden, Svalbard, polar night campaign, sediment cores sampling;
2014: Southern Svalbard, G.O.SARS, Present and past flow regime on contourite drifts west of Spitsbergen (PREPARED), Eurofleets-2 polar call 2013, accepted with 11 days of ship-time on the R/V G.O. SARS (5-15 June 2014);
2012: AREX R/V Oceania;
2011, 2012: Gulf of Gdansk, core, sediments sampling, R/V Oceania;
2010, 2012, 2014: Sørkappland, Spitsbergen- measuring the sub-bottom currents; sampling;
2008: Aland Islands, Finland- measuring the recent eustatic sea level rise;
2007: Rügen, Germany- chalk cliffs, sampling;
2006-2009: Puck Bay, Gulf of Gdansk; trawling, sampling, R/V Oceanograf II.

2011: 2010: 2008:
2015 and 2016: paleontology workshop for primary school students organized by Fundacja Pankracy;
2014: The Baltic Festival of Science, “Paleontolog detektywem” stand, Sopot, Poland (Organizer);
2013: lectures for the high school students organized by Gdyńska Szkoła Społeczna;
2012: The Baltic Festival of Science, PALEOBlitz stand, Sopot, Poland (Organizer);
2012: The International Arctic in the Rapid Transition & APECS Workshop: “Overcoming challenges of observation to model integration in marine ecosystem response to sea ice transitions”, Sopot, Poland (Organizer);
since 2012: Symposium for the Young Scientists, Sopot, Poland (Organizer);
2011 -2015: lectures for high school students organized by Fundacja Rozwoju Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego.
2014: 2013: 2012: 2011:
Borszcz Tomasz & Łącka Magdalena (eds.). 2012. „Paleontologia w Oceanografii, Oceanografia w Paleontologii”, Book of Abstracts (in Polish). IV National Conference for the Young Paleontologists, Sopot, Poland (Organizer);

Membership of professional organisations
2015- present: International Association of Sedimentologists;
2011- present: Sopot Scientific Society;
2011-2012: President of post-graduate studies in Institute of Oceanology PAN;
2011-2015: Scientific Council of Institute of Oceanology PAN;
2011- present: The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research;
2010- present: APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists), APECS Poland.