Personal details

Rafał Boehnke

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstańcow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot, Poland
tel: + 48 58 7311780
email: rafalb@iopan.pl

Education
  • 2015-present - Oceanographer at the IO PAN, Department of Marine Ecology
  • 2009-present - Ph.D. studies at the IO PAN, Sopot, Poland Department of Marine Ecology; topic of future Ph.D. thesis: Zooplankton as a food source for Little Auks in different hydrological regimes of West Spitsbergen
  • 2003-2009 - M.Sc.in Oceanography, Faculty of Biological Oceanography at University of Gdansk M.Sc. thesis: "Epibionts and parasites on massively – occurring Copepoda inhabitating the Gulf of Gdansk".
Scientific interest
  • Ecology and taxonomy of Arctic zooplankton
  • Parasites of copepods
  • Feeding behaviour of planktivorous birds
Professional experience
  • 2016 - PRIMER course, Auckland, New Zeland
  • 2011 - The Young Scientist Forum Workshop, ARCTOS PhD School, Tromsø, Norway.
  • 2010 - The Young Scientist Forum Workshop, ARCTOS PhD School, Tromsø, Norway.
  • 2008 - AREX summer cruise R/V Oceania, Hornsund, Spitsbergen
Grants and awards
  • 2016-2020 - Influence of relationship between protists and zooplankton on Svalbard planktivorous birds population (SEAPOPII) (3605/SEAPOP/2016/2). Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project investigator)
  • 2016-2017 - Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard (IMOS) (3550/Norway/2016/2) (project investigator)
  • 2014-2017 - Is size so crucial? Complex examination of plankton size structure in the warming European Arctic (PicMac) (2013/09/B/NZ8/03365). Polish National Science Centre project (project investigator).
  • 2014-2015 - SEAbird POPulations (SEAPOP) (3088/SEAPOP/2014/2). Polish National Science Centre project (project investigator).
  • 2013-2014 - Seasonality of Arctic plankton community of Isfjorden (UniPlankton), Polish Ministry of Education and Science project associated with following Norwegian projects: CLEOPATRA II, MicroFun, MeroSeason and CircA (project investigator).
  • 2012 - Project SYNTHESYS DK-TAF-2152, Biodiversity of deep-water copepods from Spitsbergen area, 16.04-27.04.2012, Zoological Museum University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • 2009-2011 - The Kongsfjorden - Hausgarten transect case study: Impact of climate on Arctic marine community structures and food webs (KongHau). Polish Ministry of Education and Science project (DPN/DWM/AD/5348/08/09) associated with the Norwegian project KongHau (project investigator)
  • 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) (project investigator).
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)
  • 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)
  • 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., 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., 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)

  • 2015

  • Ostaszewska K., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E., Falk-Petersen S., Wichorowski M., Hop H., Błachowiak Samołyk K. Estimation of the quality of foraging grounds for planktivorous little auk on West Spitsbergen, 2nd World Seabird Conference , 2015, Cape Town, South Africa (poster 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)
  • 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)

  • 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., 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., Szczucka J., Błachowiak–Samołyk K., Hoppe L., Boehnke R. Through plankton to seabirds: The variability of Arctic zooplankton distribution regulated by climate change – a multidisciplinary observations., ICES/NAFO , 2011, Santander, Spain (poster)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

  • 2009

  • Boehnke R. Preliminary zooplankton results from Smeerenburgfjorden (summer 2008), Kick-off meeting ALKEKONGE, 2009, Sopot, Poland (oral presentation)
Publications


    2015

  • 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

  • Bielecka L., Boehnke R. (2014) Epibionts and parasites on crustaceans (Copepoda, Cladocera, Cirripedia larvae) inhabiting the Gulf of Gdańsk (Baltic Sea) in very large numbers. Oceanologia, 56, 629-638

  • 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

  • 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