MSc Natalia Szymańska
PhD Student


Paleoceanography Department
Laboratory Of Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Micropaleontology
Institute of Oceanology PAN
Powstańców Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot
POLAND
tel: (+48 58) 7311781
fax: (+ 48 58) 5512130

natalia [at] iopan.gda.pl



Education:
  • 2016 – present: PhD at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Marine Ecology;
  • 2013 – 2015: MSc in marine geology at the University of Gdańsk, faculty of Geography and Oceanography;
  • 2012 – 2013: ERASMUS programme participant in University of Gothenburg, Sweden;
  • 2010 – 2013: BSc in geological oceanography at the University of Gdańsk, faculty of Geography and Oceanography.
Main scientific interests:
  • foraminifera as environmental proxy;
  • share of foraminifera in sedimentary carbon pool;
  • sedimentary processes in Arctic fjords.
Project participation:
  • Face2Face- two faces of the Arctic fjords in the changing world, project financially supported by National Science Centre;
  • Declining size - a general response to climate warming in Arctic fauna? (DWARF), project funded by EEA/Norway Financial Mechanism Project;
  • Dinocysts as the paleoceanographic indicator of the sea ice. Late Holocene history of the sea environment of Hornsund and Storfjorden (Svalbard), project funded by the National Science Centre.
Publications:
  • Szymańska N., Pawłowska J., Kucharska M., Kujawa A., Łącka M., Zajączkowski M. Impact of Shelf Transformed Water (STW) on foraminiferal assemblages in the glacial and outwash fjords of Adventfjorden and Hornsund, Svalbard. Oceanologia.
  • Pawłowska J., Łącka M., Kucharska M., Szymańska N., Koziorowska K., Kuliński K., Zajączkowski M. Benthic foraminifera contribution to fjord modern carbon pools : A seasonal study in Adventfjorden, Spitsbergen. Geobiology.
  • Kucharska M., Kujawa A., Pawłowska J., Łącka M., Szymańska N., Lønne O. J., Zajączkowski M. Seasonal changes in foraminifera assemblages in surface sediments of Adventfjorden (west Spitsbergen), in preparation.
Posters and presentations:
  • Kujawa A., Szymańska N., Kucharska M., Łącka M., Pawłowska J., Zajączkowski M., ‘The patterns of Foraminiferal Test size change along thermal gradients’ poster; Arctic Science Summit Week, Prague, 2017.
  • Pawłowska J., Łącka M., Szymańska N., Kucharska M., Kujawa A., Zajączkowski M., 'Size matters: the response of foraminfera test size to changing climate.' poster; PAST Gateways Conference, Trondheim 2016.
  • Szymańska N., Kujawa A., Pawłowska J. Łącka M., Kucharska M., Koziorowska K., Kuliński K., Zajączkowski M., 'Foraminiferal carbon role in carbon pool in sediments of European Arcitc fjords. 2. Foraminiferal carbon share in the sediments of Adventfjorden, Svalbard.' poster; Chemistry, Geochemistry and Protection of Marine Environment Conference, Sopot, 2016.
  • A. Kujawa, Szymańska N., Pawłowska J., Kucharska M., Łącka M., Zajączkowski M. ''Foraminiferal carbon role in carbon pool in sediments of European Arcitc fjords. 1. Seasonal variability of benthic foraminifera assemblages in Adventfjorden, Svalbard' poster; Chemistry, Geochemistry and Protection of Marine Environment Conference, Sopot, 2016.
  • Szymańska N., 'Anthropogenic impact registered in the sediments of Puck Lagoon and the Gulf of Gdańsk based on the diatom analysis' presentation; Symposium of Young Oceanographers, 2016.
Field-work experience:
  • 2009 – 2012: core sampling on R/V Oceanograf II, Gulf of Gdańsk.
Additional:
  • 2013, 2014 and 2015 – exhibitor in Baltic Festival of Science;
  • 2013 – lecturer in the University of Children initiative.

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