Personal details

Emilia Trudnowska

Department of Marine Ecology
Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
Powstańcow Warszawy 55
81-712 Sopot, Poland
tel: +48 58 7311 783
email: emilia@iopan.pl

Education
  • 2014-present - Scientist, Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Department of Ecology
  • 2009-2016 - Ph.D. studies at IO PAS, PhD thesis : „Spatial distribution and size structure of zooplankton assemblages in West Spitsbergen Waters”
  • 2004-2009 - University of Gdansk, Oceanography: Marine Biology, M.Sc. thesis: “Meiofauna of sandy shores around Iceland”
Scientific interest
  • Zooplankton
  • LOPC (Laser Optical Plankton Counter)
  • Arctic
  • Climate change
  • Marine ecology
  • Size spectra
Professional experience
  • 2016 - PERMANOVA workshop. Auckland, New Zeland
  • 2012 - EURO-BASIN Training Workshop on Optical Methods in Plankton Taxonomy. Hamburg, Germany
  • 2011 - The Young Scientist Forum workshop. Tromsø, Norway
  • 2011 - DHI MIKE course ‘Marine Modelling with Flexible Mesh’. Sopot, Poland
  • 2011 - Statistical methods in ecology - workshop. Toruń, Poland
  • 2011 - Arctic Tipping Points PhD Summer School. Climate change, marine ecosystems and tipping points in the Arctic Ocean. Tromsø, Norway
  • 2009 - Matlab – The MathWorks training course (ML01). Kraków, Poland
  • 2008 - The Volker Schmid Training Course on „Experimental Developmental Biology of Marine Invertebrates" [Marbef]. Roscoff, France
  • 2008 - ZOOSCAN Training course. Villefranche, France
Grants and awards
  • 2016-2017 - Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard (IMOS) (3550/Norway/2016/2) (project investigator)
  • 2014-2017 - Declining size - a general response to climate warming in Arctic fauna? (DWARF) - Polish-Norwegian Research Fund (Pol-Nor/201992/93/2014) (project investigator)
  • 2014-2017 - 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 investigator)
  • 2013-2014 - Seasonality of Arctic plankton community of Isfjorden (UniPlankton), Polish Ministry of Education and Science (2736/UniPlankton/2013) (project investigator)
  • 2012 - Visiting Fellowship Award founded by Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO) and Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) under the supervision of Dr Sünnje Linnéa Basedow at the University of Nordland, Norway.
  • 2011-2013 - Estimation of mesozooplankton productivity on the West Spitsbergen Shelf based on biomass size spectrum analysis (ProSize) - Polish National Science Centre (011/01/N/ST10/07339) (project leader)
  • 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 projects (DPN/DWM/AD/5348/08/09 & 2375/Svalbard/2012/2,Nr W37/Svalbard/2012) (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)
  • Gluchowska M., Trudnowska E. Richness is not all: functional vs. taxonomical structure of copepods communities in the Atlantic-Arctic transition zone ł, 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)
  • Ormanczyk M., Trudnowska E., Kwasniewski S. 56 vs. 180 μm mesh Net Catchability, ASSW 2017, 2017, Prague, Czech Republic (poster)
  • 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)
  • 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., 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)

  • 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)
  • 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)

  • 2011

  • 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)
  • 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)

  • 2010

  • 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)
  • 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)
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

  • 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

  • 2015

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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