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Dr. Agnieszka Ciurej

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Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ośrodek Badawczy w Krakowie - Research Centre in Cracow
Senacka 1, 31-002 Kraków, POLAND

Position: Adjunct

Phone office: +48 3705214
e-mail: ndciurej@cyf-kr.edu.pl

Home page:
http://www.ing.pan.pl/str_prac/Ciurej_A/Ciurej.htm

Academic degrees

Professional career
  • Ph.D. of Earth Sciences, discipline Geology; University of Science and Technology, AGH, Kraków, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection; 2010

    Thesis: "Environmental conditions of development of the Tylawa Limestones, Oligocene, Outer Carpathians, with special consideration of Polish part"

  • M.Sc. of Geology - stratigraphy; Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geological Sciences; 2003

    Thesis: "Biostratigraphy and microfacies analyses of the Middle and Upper Lgota Beds in the Barnasiówka sections, Silesian Nappe, Outer Carpathians"
  • since 2011 - Adjunct - Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

  • 2010-2011 - Research Assistant - Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

  • 2004-2008 - Assistant Academic Teacher - University of Science and Technology, AGH, Kraków, Poland

  • 2004-2009 - University of Science and Technology, AGH, Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, Kraków, Poland; Ph.D. study

  • 1997-2003 - Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geological Sciences, Kraków, Poland; M.Sc. study
Principal scientific interests:
  • sedimentology, diagenesis and paleoceanographic reconstruction of pelagic and hemipelagic sediments
  • calcareous nannoplankton - paleoecology and diagenesis
  • taxonomy of calcareous nannoplankton of the Paleogene/Oligocene sediments
  • carbon cycle in past and recent time
  • electron microscopy for exploration of microfossils and ultrastructure of the marine sediments

Awards
  • 2005-2006 - fellowship for participation in the International Course: Carbonate Rocks: Facies and Technical Use, Poland, Germany, Romania

  • 2006 - fellowship for participation in the International Forum of Young Researches "Topical Issues of Rational Use of Natural Resources", St. Petersburg, Russia

  • 2003 - The Stanislaw Geroch Memorial Stipend for student research
Membership

Since 2002 - The Grzybowski Foundation, 2002-2009 - librarian in Grzybowski Foundation Library

Since 2004 - Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research

Since 2003 - The Polish Geological Society

Current research project(s):

Project title: Pelagic limestone horizons as a record of short events of intense sequestration of organic and inorganic carbon
Project period: 28.12.2011 - 27.02.2015
Funding: NCN: 2011/01/B/ST10/04617
Function: Project leader

Publications
PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS in journal indexed in the base of the JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS
Kaminski, M.A., Kender, S., Ciurej, A., Bălc, R. Setoyama, E. 2013. Pliocene agglutinated benthic foraminifera from Site U1341 in the Be ring Sea (IODP Expedition 323). Geological Quarterly, 57 (2): 335–342, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7306/gq.1087
Ciurej, A., Haczewski, G. 2012. The Tylawa Limestones - a regional marker horizon in the Lower Oligocene of the Paratethys: diagnostic characteristics from the type area. Geological Quarterly, 56 (4): 833-844;
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7306/gq.1058
Ciurej, A. 2010. Procedures for obtaining optimal SEM images of coccolithophore debris in coccolith limestones. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55(1), 169-171. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.2009.0072
Bąk, M., Bąk, K., Ciurej, A. 2005. Mid-Cretaceous spicule-rich turbidites in the Silesian Nappe of the Polish Outer Carpathians: radiolarian and foraminiferal biostratigraphy. Geological Quarterly, 49(3), 275-290 29-31
PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS in OTHER JOURNALS
Bąk, M., Waśkowska, A., Michalik M., Ciurej A. 2013. Skały krzemionkowe okolic Myślenic jako prawdopodobny surowiec dla dawnych hut szkła. Przegląd Górniczy, 3, 17-23.
Bąk, M., Bąk, K., Ciurej, A. 2011. Paleoenvironmental signal from the microfossils record in the Mikuszowice Cherts of the Silesian Nappe, Polish Outer Carpathians. [In:] Bak, M., Kaminski, M.A., Waskowska A. (eds), 2011. Integrating Micropaleontological Records from Oceans and Epicontinental Seas. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 17, 15‑25.
SHORT CONTRIBUTIONS, ABSTRACTS
Bojanowski, M., Ciurej, A. and Haczewski, G. 2014. Stable C and O isotopic composition of Oligocene laminated coccolith limestones from the Outer Carpathians as paleoceanographic record. XX Congress of the Carpathian Balkan Geological Association Tirana, Albania, 24-26 September 2014.
Ciurej, A. and Haczewski, G. 2014. Diagenetic overprint on the primary record in varved coccolith limestones, Lower Oligocene, Outer Carpathians. 19th International Sedimentological Congress from 18 to22 august 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland p. 153
Ciurej A. 2013. Imaging interiors of fossilized coccospheres: a non-destructive technique. [In:] Bąk, M., Kowal-Kasprzyk, J., Waśkowska, A., Kaminski, M.A. (eds). 14th Czech-Slovak-Polish Paleontological Conference and 9th Micropaleontological Workshop, Abstracts Volume. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 19, 11-12.
Ciurej, A. 2013. Pelletal structures in Lower Oligocene pelagic limestones from the Carpathians as indicators of water column and bottom conditions. Abstract. 11th  International Conference on Paleoceanography, 1-6 September, 2013. Sitges – Barcelona. http://www.icp2013.cat/USB/PDF/P-023.PDF
Kaminski, M.A., Kender, S., Ciurej, A., Balc, R. 2012. Pliocene-Pleistocene Benthic Foraminiferal assemblages in the Southern Bering Sea, (IODP Expedition 323). EGU General Assembly 2012, held 22-27 April, 2012 in Vienna, Austria., p.4068. http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012EGUGA..14.4068K
Ciurej, A., Haczewski, G. 2011. Poziomy wapieni kokolitowych jako zapis intensywnej sekwestracji węgla w osadach i ich związek ze zmianami klimatycznymi. [In:] Konferencja Naukowa "Zmiany Paleoklimatyczne w Przeszłości Geologicznej". Referaty i postery. Warszawa 23-24 listopada 2011. Państwowy Instytut Geologiczny Państwowy Instytut Badawczy. Warszawa, 10.
Bąk, M., Bąk, K., Ciurej, A., Górny Z. 2011. Spiculite and gaize series within deep water turbidites in the Polish Outer Carpathians as an evidence of sea rise during the Late Cenomanian. [In:] Bak, M., Kaminski, M.A., Waskowska A. (eds), 2011. Integrating Micropaleontological Records from Oceans and Epicontinental Seas. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 17.
Pilarz , M., Ciurej, A. 2011. Miocene microfossils from Kłodnica Formation, borehole Chełm 7 (Carpathian Foredeep, Poland). [In:] Bak, M., Kaminski, M.A., Waskowska A. (eds), 2011. Integrating Micropaleontological Records from Oceans and Epicontinental Seas. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 17, 121-122.
Kaminski, M. A., Kender, S., Ciurej, A. 2011. Pliocene-Pleistocene Dysoxic Benthic Foraminiferal assemblages in the Bering Sea, initial results from IODP Expedition 323, Hole 1341B. [In:] Bak, M., Kaminski, M.A., Waskowska A. (eds), 2011. Integrating Micropaleontological Records from Oceans and Epicontinental Seas. Grzybowski Foundation Special Publication, 17, 99
Kaminski, M. A., Kender, S., Ciurej, A. 2011. The first record of Pliocene-Pleistocene Dysoxic Benthic Foraminiferal assemblages in the Bering Sea, initial results from IODP Expedition 323. European Geosciences Union, Abstracts.
Ciurej, A. 2009. Attempt at reconstruction of sedimentary environment of the microlaminated Lower Oligocene Tylawa Limestones of the Western Paratethys, based on their microstructure and fabrics. The 3 rd International Scientific Conference of Young Scientists and Students "New Directions of Investigations in Earth Sciences", Baku 2009, 40-41.
Ciurej, A. 2008. Structure of microlaminae in the Tylawa Limestones and adjacent deposits; its significance for the paleoceanographic reconstruction of the Oligocene Paratethys. Abstracts. 26th IAS Meeting of Sedimentology, Bochum, Germany. 1-3.09.2008, 80.
Ciurej, A. 2008. Budowa mikrolamin w wapieniach tylawskich oraz osadach towarzyszšcych i jej znaczenie dla rekonstrukcji warunków paleoceanograficznych w oligoceńskiej Paratetydzie. Abstrakty. Pierwszy Polski Kongres Geologiczny, Kraków, 26-28.06.2008, 19.
Ciurej, A., Dwornik, M., 2008. Image analysis of Oligocene finely laminated limestones from the Polish Outer Carpathians. Konferencia doktorandov a mladých vedeckých pracovníkov, IX th International Geological Conference o Ph.D. Students and Young Scientists. Zawoja-Herlany 3-6.04.2008, 22-23.
Ciurej, A., Dwornik, M. 2007. Zastosowanie komputerowej analizy obrazu w celu korelacji lamin w wapieniach tylawskich. Streszczenia referatów i posterów. Studencka Konferencja Geologiczna, Miękinia 1-3. VI. 2007, 12.
Ciurej, A. 2007. A lamina-scale investigation of Tylawa Limestones from Rudawka Rymanowska, Polish Outer Carpathians - preliminary results. Konferencia doktorandov a mladých vedeckých pracovníkov, Herlany (Slovakia), 01-23 March 2007. [In:] Mineralia Slovaca (Geovestnik), 39(2), 6.
Ciurej, A. 2007. Sedimentary features of Tylawa Limestones (Lower Oligocene) in the Polish Flysch Carpathians. Zapiski Gornogo Instituta, Sankt-Petrsburg, 170(2), 7-9.
Ciurej, A. 2006. Sedimentary features of Tylawa Limestones (Lower Oligocene) in the Polish Outer Carpathians - preliminary results. In: Geological Society of Poland, Cracow Devision, Geoscientific Colloquium - Reports, 2006, 1/2.
Ciurej, A. 2005. Wapienie tylawskie w Karpatach fliszowych. [In:] Golonka, J., Cieszkowski, M. (eds), Wapienie organogeniczne i organodetrytyczne w Karpatach Zewnętrznych i ich znaczenie dla rekonstrukcji paleoceanograficznych Tetydy - Seminarium Naukowe - Kraków, INGUJ, 21.04. 2005, 29-81.
Bąk, M., Bąk, K., Ciurej, A. 2005. Spiculite and gaize series within deep water turbidites in the Polish Outer Carpathians as an evidence of sea level fall during the Middle-Late Cenomanian. [In:] Godet, A., Mort, H., Linder, P., Bodin, S. (eds). 7th International Symposium on the Cretaceous, 5-9 September 2005, Scientific Program and Abstracts, 42-43.
Ciurej, A., Bąk, M. 2003. Promienice z warstw lgockich środkowych i górnych w jednostce Śląskiej Karpat fliszowych. [In:] Smoleń, J., Gaździcka, E., Paruch-Kulczycka, J. (eds), Streszczenia referatów, komunikatów i posterów, IV Ogólnopolskie Warsztaty Mikropaleontologiczne MIKRO-2003, Kazimierz Dolny 28-30.05.2003, 15-17.


Details of coccolith plates in complete and dismembered coccospheres from fossil zooplankton faecal pellets from Oligocene (first and second) and Jurassic (third) limestones. The images were obtained in the scanning electron microscope under low vacuum conditions using the charge contrast and backscattered secondary electrons modes, from non-coated polished thin sections. For details see: Ciurej, A. 2010. Procedures for obtaining optimal SEM images of coccolithophore debris in coccolith limestones. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 55(1), 169-171. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4202/app.2009.0072

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