Personal details

Kaja Ostaszewska

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstańcow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot, Poland
tel: +48 58 7311696
email: kajao@iopan.pl

Education
  • 2014-present - Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Polar Studies, Centre for Polar Studies KNOW (Leading National Research Centre), Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Marine Ecology
  • 2013-2015 - Postgraduate studies in Valorisation and protection of natural areas, University of Gdansk
  • 2012-2014 - M.Sc. in Biology, Faculty of Animals Ecology, University of Gdansk. M.Sc. thesis: "The variability of haematological parameters in Mute Swans (Cygnus olor) residing in the Tricity beaches area".
  • 2009-2012 - B.Sc. in Biology, University of Gdansk, Poland
Scientific interest
  • Ecology of Arctic zooplankton and seabirds
  • Phenology
  • Behavioral ecology
Professional experience
  • 2016 - PERMANOVA+ course, Auckland, New Zeland
  • 2016 - AREX summer cruise R/V Oceania, Hornsund, Spitsbergen
  • 2016 - STATISTICA training course, StatSoft, Krakow, Poland
  • 2015 - Big Black Box Workshop: Marine ecological processes during the polar night UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway
  • 2015 - Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) Meeting – Field Workshop in Longyearbyen Area, University Centre in Svalbard & Centre for Polar Studies, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • 2015 - AREX summer cruise R/V Oceania, Hornsund, Spitsbergen
  • 2015 - MOSJ cruise R/V Lance, Kongsfjorden, 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)
  • 2016 - Travel Grant Award for the ASLO 2016 Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Selected presentations


    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)
  • 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)
  • 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)

  • 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., 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)
Publications