Personal details

Katarzyna Błachowiak-Samołyk

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstańcow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot, Poland
tel: +48 58 7311 777
email: kasiab@iopan.pl

Education
  • 2009-present - Associated Professor at Institute of Oceanology of Polish Academy of Sciences (IO PAS), Department of Marine Ecology
  • 2002-2009 - Senior research scientist, zooplankton specialist at IO PAS, Department of Marine Ecology Habilitation: "Dynamics of zooplankton community in the Marginal Ice Zone of European Arctic"
  • 1997-2001 - Research scientist, Marine Biology Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences, Genetic Lab and Baltic Ecology Department
  • 1991-1996 - Ph.D. studies at the University of Gdansk, Faculty of Biological Oceanography Ph.D. thesis: "Ostracoda from West Antarctica"
  • 1986-1991 - M.Sc. at the University of Gdansk, Faculty of Biological Oceanography M.Sc. thesis: "Chaetognatha from Drake Passage and Bransfield Strait (Antarctica)"
Scientific interest
  • Ecology of polar zooplankton
  • Innovative methods for complex plankton investigations
  • Food web structure
  • Diel vertical migration (DVM)
  • Taxonomy, ecology and zoogeography of pelagic Ostracoda
Professional experience
  • 2016 - PERMANOVA workshop, Auckland, New Zeland
  • 2016 - Participation in AREX summer cruise-around Svalbard
  • 2015 - Co-organizer of Plankton Research in Svalbard (PRIS) workshop at University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS)
  • 2014 - Participation in AREX summer cruise
  • 2012 - Participation in 2 Norwegian Arctic cruises: winter (Polar Night in January) and summer (in July)
  • 2011 - Tutoring at the Young Scientist Forum Workshop, ARCTOS Ph.D. School, associated with Arctic Frontiers Conference (Lofoten, Norway, January/February 2011)
  • 2010 - Deployment of the internet identification key entitled “Atlas of pelagic Svalbard Ostracoda” by Błachowiak-Samołyk, Baczewska A., Angel M.V. and Wichorowski M. Available from IO PAS web-site: http://www.iopan.gda.pl/services/apso/main.php
  • 2009-2010 - Participation in 2 AREX summer cruises dedicated ALKEKONGE project
  • 2008 - Teacher at 3 weeks lasting course (taxonomical expertise) on pelagic Arctic, Antarctic and Alaskan ostracods at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Science
  • 2008 - Deployment of the internet identification key to 130 species of “Atlantic pelagic ostracods” by Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk, K. & Chavtur V.G. Available from Natural History Museum London web-site: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/proj
  • 2007 - Building taxonomical expertise on deep-water pelagic Atlantic ostracods onboard of RV Polarstern ANT XXIV/1 during Census of Marine Zooplankton cruise: http://www.cmarz.org/Polarstern2007/index.html
  • 2007-present - Working in RAMS (Register of Antarctic Marine Species) taxonomical experts group (within SCAR-MarBIN) on pelagic ostracods
  • 2006 - Statistical methods in ecology - workshop, Toruń, Poland
  • 2004 - Participation in Norwegian cruise within CABANERA (Carbon flux and ecosystem feedback in the northern Barents Sea in an era of climate change) project 2
  • 2003 - Deployment of the internet identification key: “An Atlas of Southern Ocean Planktonic Ostracods” by Kasia Blachowiak-Samolyk & Martin Angel: http://ocean.iopan.gda.pl/ostracoda/
  • 2003 - Participation in Norwegian cruise within On Thin Ice (Climatic Influence on Energy Flow and Trophic Structure in Arctic Marine Ecosystems) project
Grants and awards
  • 2016-2017 - Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard (IMOS) (3550/Norway/2016/2) Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project leader)
  • 2016-2020 - Influence of relationship between protists and zooplankton on Svalbard planktivorous birds population (SEAPOP II) (3605/SEAPOP/2016/2). Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project leader)
  • 2014-2015 - Variability of Arctic zooplankton populations as a food source for seabirds on Spitsbergen (SeaPOP) (3088/SEAPOP/2014/2) Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project leader)
  • 2014-2017 - Declining size - a general response to climate warming in Arctic fauna? (DWARF) - Polish-Norwegian Research Fund (Pol-Nor/201992/93/2014) (participant)
  • 2014-2017 - Is size so crucial? Complex examination of plankton size structure in the warming European Arctic (PicMac) - Polish National Science Centre (2013/09/B/NZ8/03365) (project leader)
  • 2013-2014 - Seasonality of Arctic plankton community of Isfjorden (UniPlankton) (2736/UniPlankton/2013), Polish Ministry of Education and Science (project leader)
  • 2009-2011 - Pelagic ostracods as indicators of deep circulation in the Tropical Atlantic” (PELOTA) (DPN/DWM/AD/5348/08/09), Polish Ministry of Higher Education and Science (project leader)
  • 2009-2011 - The Kongsfjorden - Hausgarten transect case study: Impact of climate on Arctic marine community structures and food webs (KongHau) (DPN/DWM/AD/5348/08/09) Polish Ministry of Education and Science (project leader)
  • 2008-2011 - Response of marine and terrestrial ecosystems to climate changes in Arctic – links between physical environment, biodiversity of zooplankton and seabird populations (ALKEKONGE) – Polish-Norwegian Research Fund (PNRF-234-AI-1/07) (leader of zooplankton task)
  • 2007-2009 - Taxonomy and zoogeography boundaries of pelagic ostracods in Svalbard waters - mini-grant ArcOD (Arctic Ocean Biodiversity) (project leader)
  • 2007 - Project SYNTHESYS GB-TAF-3708 (European Commission FPVI programme “Integrated Infrastructure Initiative”), Revision of pelagic Atlantic ostracods taxonomy, Natural History Museum, London, UK
  • 2005-2006 - "Bonus for Baltic Sea science-Network of Funding Agencies" EU BONUS (project investigator)
  • 2003-2004 - Research Exchange Fellowships awarded by the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London for co-operation with Dr. Martin Angel from Southampton Oceanography Centre, UK
  • 2003 - Project COBICE (European Commission FPV programme “Integrated Infrastructure Initiative”), Arctic zooplankton taxonomy, Copenhagen Zoological Museum, Denmark
  • 2002 - Danish Government Scholarship – University of Aarhus, Department of Marine Ecology, Denmark
  • 2001 - The Minister of Environment award for particular achievements in protection, shaping and utilization of the environment and its resources for the study “Natural valuation of the marine parts of the Baltic Sea Protected Areas in the Pomeranian voivodship”
Selected presentations


    2017

  • Trudnowska E., Sagan S., Kubiszyn A. M., Graeve M., Boehnke R., Wiktor J., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Will warmer Arctic imply different menu for key copepods - the ecological consequences of reconstruction of the pelagic biota due to climate warming ?, TCS 2017, 2017, Barcelona, Spain (Oral presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S. When the size spectrum reflects only a part of the story- zooplankton size structure along natural temperature gradient (60-80 °N), ASSW 2017, 2017, Prague, Chech Republic (poster)
  • Kwasniewski S; Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Trudnowska E. Size response to global warming in zooplankton – DWARF-ing is likely., ASSW 2017, 2017, Prague, Chech Republic (Oral presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kubiszyn A., Sagan S., Wiktor J., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E. Insights on relationship between distribution of different plankton size fractions along Isfjorden (Spitsbergen) environmental gradients, ASSW 2017, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic (Oral presentation)
  • Krawczuk M., Kosobokova K.N., Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Advection as important factor influencing pelagic ostracods distribution and diversity between the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, Arctic Frontiers Conference, 2017, Tromsø, Norway (poster presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kubiszyn A., Sagan S., Wiktor J., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E. Insights on holistic plankton size structure of Isfjorden by exploiting optical and traditional approaches, Arctic Frontiers Conference, 2017, Tromsø, Norway (oral presentation)

  • 2016

  • Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Aggregation and processing of data originating from heterogeneous sources for multidimensional analyses, International Marine Data and Information Systems (IMDIS), 2016, Gdańsk, Poland (oral presentation)
  • Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Boehnke R., Ostaszewska K., Trudnowska E. Development of neural network for estimation of feeding fields quality, SciDataCon, 2016, Denver, Colorado, USA (oral presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Wichorowski M., Vanden Berghe E., Baczewska A., Angel M.V. Exploration of bathymetric and latitudinal distributions patterns of pelagic ostracods in Atlantic Ocean, SCOR Annual Meeting, Session on Polish Oceanic Science, 2016, Sopot, Poland (oral presentation)
  • Ostaszewska K., Trudnowska E., Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. How do the hydrographic conditions determine zooplankton size, ASLO 2016 Summer Meeting, 2016, SantaFe, New Mexico, USA (oral presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S. The size response of zooplankton to various temperature regimes across latitudinal gradient from 60 up to 80° N. , ASLO, 2016, Santa Fe, USA (Oral presentation)
  • Ostaszewska K., Trudnowska E., Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Inter-annual variability in abundance and distribution of various zooplankton size fractions in Spitsbergen waters at the Polar Front during five summer seasons, ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton Production Symposium, 2016, Bergen, Norway (poster presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kubiszyn A.M., Sagan S., Wiktor J., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E. From nano- to macroplankton: complex examination of Isfjorden plankton size structure using optical and traditional methods, ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton Production Symposium, 2016, Bergen, Norway (poster presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Sagan S., Basedow S., Zhou M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. The spatial variations in biomass size spectra between 1 µm and 10 mm based on optical measurements in the Fram Strait., ICES/PICES 6th Zooplankton Production Symposium, 2016, Bergen, Norway (poster)

  • 2015

  • Ostaszewska K., Trudnowska E., Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Interannual distribution of various zooplankton size fractions vs. front position along West Spitsbergen Shelf during five summer seasons (2010-2014), Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) Meeting, Scientific Conference & Field Workshop, 2015, Longyearbyen & Hornsund, Svalbard (oral presentation)
  • Ostaszewska K., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E., Falk-Petersen S., Wichorowski M., Hop H., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Influence of climate on the quality of foraging grounds for little auk on West Spitsbergen, Arctic Froniers: Climate and Energy, 2015, Tromsø, Norway (poster presentation)

  • 2014

  • Boehnke R., Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Søreide J.E. Preliminary zooplankton community results from Billefjorden from 2012-13 (based on 60 µm samples) , CLEOPATRA II: Project Meeting, 2014, Longyearbyen, Norway (oral presentation)
  • Kubiszyn A.M., Trudnowska E., Wiktor J.M., Boehnke R, Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Relationships between different plankton size fractions in a high Arctic fjord, ASLO: Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii (poster presentation)
  • Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Vanden Berghe E., Angel M. Key to “unlock” the potential of pelagic ostracods, ASLO: Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii (poster presentation)
  • Boehnke R., Trudnowska E., Falk-Petersen S., Hop H., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. The latitudinal gradient of key Arctic zooplankters distribution and its significance for ecosystem functioning, ASLO: Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2014, Honolulu, United States of America (poster presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Gluchowska M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Goszczko I., Kwasniewski S. Spatial heterogeneity across the Arctic shelf frontal system and its ecological significance., ASLO, 2014, Honolulu, Hawaii (Oral presentation)

  • 2013

  • Szczucka J., Trudnowska E., Hoppe L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Multidimensional studies of Arctic zooplankton, 1st International Conference and Exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, 2013, Corfu, Greece (oral presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Basedow, S., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Estimation of summer zooplankton production in a glacial Arctic fjord (Hornsund, Svalbard), The Arctic Science Summit Week, 2013, Kraków, Poland (poster presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Szczucka J., Wichorowski M. Promising prospects of optical zooplankton investigations in the European Arctic, ASLO Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (poster presentation)

  • 2012

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Introductory talk “The structure of Arctic food webs“ Part B zooplankton, EUR-OCEANS Flagship for Polar Ecosystem Change and Synthesis Workshop: Identifying key links between biogeochemical processes and foodweb structure, 2012, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremerhaven, Germany (oral presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Zooplankton trophic structure in the European Arctic - analyses based on traditional approach and size spectrum theory, EUR-OCEANS Flagship for Polar Ecosystem Change and Synthesis Workshop: Identifying key links between biogeochemical processes and foodweb structure, 2012, Alfred-Wegener-Institut, Bremerhaven, Germany (oral presentation)

  • 2011

  • Boehnke R., Głuchowska M., Kwaśniewski S., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Jakubas D., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Is climate warming modifying little auk’s chicks diet? A case study from NW Spitsbergen (Magdalenefjorden, European Arctic), World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, 2011, Aberdeen, United Kingdom (poster presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Baczewska A., Wichorowski M., Iglikowska A., Angel M.V. The diversity of pelagic ostracods in Central Eastern Atlantic Ocean, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, 2011, Aberdeen, Great Britain (poster presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Trudnowska E., Boehnke R., Prominska A., Darecki M., Wichorowski M., Kwasniewski S. Combining traditional and innovative methods in zooplankton investigations - possible use of a modern tool in studies of Arctic ecosystem tipping points, ICES Annual Science Conference, 2011, Gdańsk, Poland (poster presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Stempniewicz L., Trudnowska E., Węsławski J.M., Boehnke R., Wichorowski M. The importance of prey quality and availability on plankton predation by keystone Arctic species, the little auk, ICES Annual Science Conference, 2011, Gdańsk, Poland (poster presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Wichorowski M., Kwaśniewski S. Further North: mapping Calanus spp. distribution and sea water temperature in NW Spitsbergen Shelf at summer 2009 and 2010, Arctic Frontiers, 2011, Tromsø, Norway (poster presentation)
  • Boehnke R., Głuchowska M., Kwaśniewski S., Jakubas D., Walkusz W., Karnovsky N.J., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Alternative diet of little auks as an adaptation to changing climate in the Arctic, Arctic Frontiers: Arctic Tipping Points, 2011, Tromso, Norway (poster presentation)

  • 2010

  • Boehnke R., Głuchowska M., Kwaśniewski S., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Zooplankton composition at Little Auks’ foraging grounds - a case study from Magdalenefjorden and Smeerenburgfjorden (NW Spitsbergen) in 2007-2009, 13th ISBE Congress, 2010, Perth, Australia (poster presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwaśniewski S., Wichorowski M. Integrating Traditional and New Methods in Zooplankton Investigations – Experience from West Spitsbergen Shelf, IPY Oslo Science Conference, 2010, Oslo, Norway (poster presentation)
  • Boehnke R., Głuchowska M., Kwaśniewski S., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Walkusz W., Karnovsky N.J., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. The role of deep water zooplankters in feeding ecology of Little Auks – the matter of quality, 12th Deep - sea Biology Symposium, 2010, Reykjavik, Iceland (poster presentation)
  • Baczewska A., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Angel M.V. Bathymetric and latitudinal gradients in the diversity of pelagic ostracods in the Central Eastern Atlantic Ocean, 12th Deep - sea Biology Symposium, 2010, Reykjavik, Island (poster presentation)
  • Boehnke R., Głuchowska M., Kwasniewski S., Jakubas D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Zooplankton composition at Little Auks’ feeding grounds – a case study from Magdalenefjorden and Smeerenburgfjorden (NW Spitsbergen) in 2007-2009, Arctic Frontiers: Living In High North, 2010, Tromso, Norway (poster presentation)
  • Trudnowska E., Głuchowska M., Kwaśniewski S., Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Laser Optical Plankton Counter (LOPC) - a new approach in resolving questions about the Little Auks prey distribution on the West Spitsbergen shelf., Arctic Frontiers, 2010, Tromsø, Norway (poster)

  • 2009

  • Nigro L.M., Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Bucklin A. DNA barcoding of planktonic ostracods: gold standard database for an ‘invisible’ group, 3rd International Barcode of Life Conference, 2009, Mexico City, Mexico (poster presentation)
  • Baczewska A., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Angel M.V. Distribution of pelagic Ostracoda inhabiting Svalbard waters, 16th International Symposium on Ostracoda, 2009, Brasilia, Brazil (poster presentation)
  • Stempniewicz L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Jakubas D. Climate-induced changes in the sea currents ranges, zooplankton communities and Little Auk feeding ecology and distribution in Spitsbergen, Fourth Biennial International Biogeography Society Meeting, 2009, Merida, Mexico (poster presentation)

  • 2008

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S., Hop H., Falk-Petersen S. Does climate change influence biodiversity of mesozooplankton from the European Arctic Marginal Ice Zone?, Marine Biodiversity Congress, 2008, Valencia, Spain (oral presentation)

  • 2007

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Angel M. Insights gained from web-based Atlas of halocyprids ostracods of the Southern Ocean, SCARmarBIN & Census of Antarctic Marine Life Symposium, 2007, Białowieża, Poland (oral presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Søreide J.E., Kwasniewski S., Hop H., Falk-Petersen S. Hydrodynamic control of mesozooplankton abundance and biomass in Svalbard waters (79-81oN), Arctic Frontiers Conference, 2007, Tromsø, Norway (oral presentation)

  • 2005

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Angel M.V. A year round comparative studies on the population structure of pelagic Ostracoda in the Admiralty Bay (Antarctica), 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda, 2005, Berlin, Germany (poster presentation)
  • Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Insights gained from a web-based atlas of halocyprid ostracods of the Southern Ocean, 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda, 2005, Berlin, Germany (oral presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S., Hop H., Falk-Petersen S. Seasonal changes in zooplankton trophic structure from spring to autumn in the Fram Strait, Climate Variability and Sub-Arctic Marine Ecosystems, 2005, Victoria, Canada (poster presentation)
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S., Hop H., Falk-Petersen S. Magnitude of regional biological dynamics of mesozooplankton community in spring. A case study from the Marginal Ice Zone (MIZ) of the Barents Sea, Plankton Symposium III, 2005, Figueira da Foz, Portugal (poster presentation)

  • 2000

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Opioła R. Changes of the mesozooplankton in the southern Baltic Sea from 1994 to 1998, Man and the Baltic Sea - Maj and Nessling Foundation, 2000, Helsinki, Finland (poster presentation)
Publications


    2017

  • Głuchowska M., Trudnowska E., Goszczko I., Kubiszyn A.M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Walczowski W., Kwaśniewski S. (2017) Variations in the structural and functional diversity of zooplankton over vertical and horizontal environmental gradients en route to the Arctic Ocean through the Fram Strait. PLoS ONE, 12(2), e0171715
  • Sutton T.T., Clark M.R., Dunn D.C., Halpin P.N., Rogers A.D., Guinotte J., Bograd S.J., Angel M.V., Perez J.A.A., Wishner K., Haedrich R.L., Lindsay D.J., Drazen J.C., Vereshchaka A., Piatkowski U., Morato T., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Robison B.H., Gjerde K (2017) A global biogeographic classification of the mesopelagic zone. Deep Sea Research I, 126, 85-102

  • 2016

  • Szczucka J., Trudnowska E., Hoppe L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2016) Comparison of acoustical to optical zooplankton measurements via an acoustic scattering model: A case study from the Arctic frontal zone. Polish Polar Research, 37, 67-88
  • Trudnowska E., Gluchowska M., Beszczynska-Möller A., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S. (2016) Plankton patchiness in the Polar Front region of the West Spitsbergen Shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 560, 1–18
  • Stübner E.I., Søreide J.E., Reigstad M., Marquardt M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2016) Year-round meroplankton dynamics in high-Arctic, Svalbard. Journal of Plankton Research, 38, 522-536
  • Nigro L.M., Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Hopcroft R.R., Bucklin A. (2016) Identification, Discrimination, and Discovery of Species of Marine Planktonic Ostracods Using DNA Barcodes. PLoS ONE, 11(1), e0146327
  • Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2016) Aggregation and processing of data originating from heterogeneous sources for multidimensional analyses. Bollettino di Geofisica Teorica ed Applicata, 57, 106-107

  • 2015

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Wiktor J., Hegseth E.N., Wold A., Falk-Petersen S., Kubiszyn A. (2015) Winter Tales: the dark side of planktonic life. Polar Biology, 38, 23-36
  • Stępień A., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. & Angel M.V. (2015) A re-description of Discoconchoecia elegans (Sars, 1865) (Ostracoda: Halocyprididae) from high latitudes in the North Atlantic. Zootaxa, 3995, 066–077
  • Trudnowska E., Sagan S., Kwasniewski S., Darecki M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2015) Fine-scale zooplankton vertical distribution in relation to hydrographic and optical characteristics of the surface waters on the Arctic shelf. Journal of Plankton Research, 37, 120-133
  • Boehnke R., Głuchowska M., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Jakubas D., Karnovsky N.J., Walkusz W., Kwaśniewski S., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2015) Supplementary diet components of the little auk chicks in two contrasting regions on the west Spitsbergen coast. Polar Biology, 38, 261-267
  • Kidawa D., Jakubas D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Stempniewicz L., Trudnowska E., Boehnke R., Keslinka-Nawrot L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2015) Parental efforts of an Arctic seabird, the little auk Alle alle, under variable foraging conditions. Marine Biology Research, 11, 349–360

  • 2014

  • Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2014) Halocyprid ostracods of the Southern Ocean In: De Broyer C., Koubbi P., Griffiths H.J., Raymond B., Udekem d’Acoz C. d’, et al. (eds.). Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, , 297-302
  • Trudnowska E., Basedow S.L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2014) Mid-summer mesozooplankton biomass, its size distribution, and estimated production within a glacial Arctic fjord (Hornsund, Svalbard). Journal of Marine Systems, 137, 55-66

  • 2013

  • Stempniewicz L., Darecki M., Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Boehnke R., Jakubas D., Keslinka-Nawrot L., Kidawa D., Sagan S., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K. (2013) Visual availability of prey determines distribution of little auks in the shelf waters adjacent to breeding colonies on West Spitsbergen. Polar Biology, 36, 949-955
  • Jakubas D., Trudnowska E., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Iliszko L., Kidawa D., Darecki M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Stempniewicz L. (2013) Foraging closer to the colony leads to faster growth in little auks. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 489, 263–278

  • 2012

  • Trudnowska E., Szczucka J., Hoppe L., Boehnke R., Hop H., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2012) Multidimensional zooplankton observations on the northern West Spitsbergen Shelf. Journal of Marine Systems, 98, 18-25

  • 2011

  • De Broyer C., Danis B., Allcock L., Angel M., Arango C., Artois T., Barnes D., Bartsch I., Bester M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Błażewicz M., Bohn J., Brandt A., Brandao S. N., David B., de Salas M., Eleaume M., Emig C., Fautin D., George K. H., et al. (2011) How many species in the Southern Ocean? Towards a dynamic inventory of the Antarctic marine species. Deep Sea Research II, 58, 5–17
  • Baczewska A., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Angel M.V. (2011) Distribution of pelagic Ostracoda inhabiting Svalbard waters (76 36-81 50N). Hydrobiologia, 688, 5–92
  • Szczucka J., Piwowarczyk J., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Stempniewicz L. (2011) How little auks link the ocean with the tundra of Svalbard at a time of changing climate?. Ocean Challenge, 18, 12-18

  • 2010

  • Kwasniewski S., Gluchowska M., Jakubas D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Walkusz W., Karnovsky N., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Cisek M., Stempniewicz L. (2010) The impact of different hydrographic conditions and zooplankton communities on provisioning Little Auks along the West coast of Spitsbergen. Progress In Oceanography, 87, 72-82

  • 2008

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Søreide J.E., Kwasniewski S., Sundfjord A., Hop H., Falk-Petersen S., Hegseth E.N. (2008) Hydrodynamic control of mesozooplankton abundance and biomass in northern Svalbard waters (79-81oN). Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 2310-2324
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., (2008) Contrasting zooplankton communities in the European Arctic Marginal Ice Zone. Oceanologia, 50, 363-389
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S., Hop H., Falk-Petersen S. (2008) Magnitude of mesozooplankton variability: A case study from the Marginal Ice Zone of the Barents Sea in spring. Journal of Plankton Research, 30, 311-323
  • Søreide J.E., Falk-Petersen S., Hegseth E.N., Hop H., Carroll M.L., Hobson K.A., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2008) Seasonal feeding strategies of Calanus in the high-Arctic Svalbard region. Deep-Sea Research II, 55, 2325-2345

  • 2007

  • Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Drapun I., Castillo R. (2007) Changes in the composition of planktonic ostracod populations across a range of latitudes in the North-east Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography, 73, 60-78
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Angel M.V. (2007) A year round comparative studies on the population structures of pelagic Ostracoda in the Admiralty Bay (Southern Ocean). Hydrobiologia, 585, 67-77

  • 2006

  • Angel M.V., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2006) Obtusoecia (Myodocopa; Halocyprida) a bipolar genus of planktonic Ostracoda: Taxonomy, bathymetry and zoogeographical distribution. Annales Zoologici (Warszawa), 56, 197-213
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Kwasniewski S., Richardson K., Dmoch K., Hansen E., Hop H., Falk-Petersen S., Thybo Mouritsen L. (2006) Arctic zooplankton do not perform diel vertical migration (DVM) during periods of midnight sun. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 308, 101-116
  • Wesławski J.M., Kwasniewski S., Stempniewicz L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2006) Biodiversity and energy transfer to top trophic levels in two contrasting Arctic fjords. Polish Polar Research, 27, 259-278

  • 2002

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Osowiecki A. (2002) Distribution and population structure of pelagic Ostracoda near the sea-ice edge in the Scotia Sea and the King George Island (December 1988-January 1989). Polish Polar Research, 23, 135-152

  • 2001

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., (2001) Comparative studies on population structures of Alacia belgicae and Metaconchoecia isocheira (Ostracoda) in the Croker Passage during various seasons. Polar Biology, 24, 222-230
  • Kittel W., Sicinski J., Zmijewska M.I., Bielecka L., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (2001) Antarctic neritic zooplankton community (Admiralty Bay, King George Island, South Shetland Islands). Polish Polar Research, 22, 11-33

  • 1999

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., (1999) Distribution and population structure of pelagic Ostracoda near the Antarctic Peninsula in spring 1986 (BIOMASS III, October-November 1986). Polish Archives of Hydrobiology, 46, 9-25

  • 1997

  • Zmijewska M.I., Yen J., Bielecka L. and Błachowiak-Samołyk K. (1997) The effect of sex ratio on the population pattern and abundance of the predominant Antarctic copepods in Croker Passage (Antarctic Peninsula). Oceanological Studies 1, vol. XXVI, 127-148
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Zmijewska M.I. (1997) Planktonic Ostracoda (Halocyprididae) in the Croker Passage (Antarctic Peninsula) during two austral seasons: summer 1985/1986 and winter 1989. Polish Polar Research, 18, 79-89

  • 1995

  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Zmijewska M.I. (1995) Horizontal and vertical distribution of Ostracoda in the Drake Passage and Bransfield Strait (BIOMASS-SIBEX, December 1983-January 1984). Polish Polar Research, 16, 41-54
  • Błachowiak-Samołyk K., Bielecka L., Zmijewska M.I. (1995) The influence of environmental factors on the population structure of Chaetognatha in the Atlantic sector of Southern Ocean (BIOMASS-SIBEX, December 1983-January 1984). Polish Polar Research, 16, 55-66