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Edyta Zawisza, PhD
Principal research interests:
Palaeolimnology, palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology, hydrobiology, subfossil Cladocera

Address:
Instytut Nauk Geologicznych Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences
Ośrodek Badawczy w Warszawie - Research Centre in Warszawa
Twarda 51/55, PL00818 Warszawa, POLAND

Position: Assistant professor

phone (+48) 22 6978-813
e-mail: ezawisza@twarda.pan.pl

Home page:
http://www.ing.pan.pl/str_prac/Zawisza_E/Zawisza.htm
Academic degrees: Professional career

2008 October – PhD in Geology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences,  Warszawa, Poland
“Oceanic and continental climate influence on the Polish lakes in the light of subfossil Cladocera analysis”

Supervisor: Prof. Krystyna Szeroczyńska

2003 June – MSc in Quaternary Geology,
Department of Geology, Warsaw University, Poland
Supervisor: PhD. Jan Dzierżek

January 2009 – Adjunct Professor at Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Warszawa, Poland

April 2011- March 2013 – PostDoc, Institute of Geophisics, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico.

January 2004 – December 2008 – PhD student at the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Warszawa, Poland

Research projests

2015-2018
“Reconstruction of the climate changes in the past 200 000 years, and their impact on the aquatic ecosystem based on subfossil Cladocera assemblages deposited in the sediments of Lake Peten Itza (northern Guatemala). Project funded by National Sciences Centre (NCN 2014/13/B/ST10/02534)

2013-2016
“The history of two high-altitude tropical lakes (crater Nevado de Toluca, Mexico) recorded in Cladocera remains, and other paleolimnological methods” Project funded by National Sciences Centre (NCN 2012/05/B/ST10/00469)

2011-2015
“Reconstruction of selected lake reservoirs in the Holocene on the basis of isotopic and palaeobiological data”. Project funded by National Sciences Centre (NN 306061740).

2012-2013
“Registro de cambios ambientales naturales y antropogénicos en los lagos del cráter del Nevado de Toluca, Edo. Mex., México, usando Cladoceros como indicadores ambientales”. Project funded by UNAM Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mexico

2011-2012
"Registro de cambios ambientales durante el Pleistoceno tardío y el Holoceno en los lagos de Zirahuén y Tacámbaro, Michoacán, México, usando Cladoceros como indicadores ambientales” Project funded by UNAM Postdoctoral Fellowship, Mexico.
2010-2013
“Development of dystrophic lakes in Wigry National Park (NE Poland) on the basis of subfossil Cladocera analysis and other paleolimnological factors” Project funded by the State Committee for Sciences Research, Poland - N N306 228039

2009 - 2011
“Holocene lacustrine sediments in Mrzeżyno laguna lake (North Poland) and their paleoecology and paleogeography history” Project funded by the State Committee for Sciences Research, Poland - NN306222137

July-November 2010
“Natural and anthropogenic changes recorded in the Iceland lakes sediment, based on the subfossil Cladocera fauna” Individual mobility grants funded by EEA/Norway Grants - The Scholarship and Training Fund (STF)

2008 - 2010
“Peat bogs and lakes in Suwalszczyzna Landscape  (NE Poland) – paleolimnology and paleoecology” Project funded by the State Committee for Sciences Research, Poland -NN 305 32 59 33

2007 -2008
“Biodiversity in Polar Lakes (Spitsbergen, Norway) on the basis of subfossil Cladocera and Pediastrum”, Project funded by the State Committee for Sciences Research, Poland – “Arctic net”

2010-2011
“Holocene history of Cladocera of lakes in Poland and Russian, with regard to the anthropogenic and climate change influences.” Project funded by Polish Academy of Sciences and Russian Academy of Sciences

2010-2012
“Subfossil Cladocera (Crustacea) in Poland and Russia – differences and similarity” Project funded by Polish Academy of Sciences and Moscow State University M.V. Łomonosowa in Russia

2009-2010
“Late Holocene history of biota of lakes in the Tatra Mts., with regard to the area of their anthropogenic acidification and recovery from acidification, and to the climate changes” Project funded by Polish Academy of Sciences and Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

2007-2009
EU project LAPBIAT II “Climate changes and development history of Lobelia lakes in Northern and Central Europe” Project funded by EU and Finish Government

2004-2006
“Reconstruction of Holocene climatic changes on the basis of microfossils in finish and Polish lake sediments”. Project funded by Polish Academy of Sciences and University of Helsinki, Finland


Publications
Cuna E., Zawisza E., Caballero M., Ruiz- Fernandez A.C., Lozano-Garcia S., Alcocer J., 2014. Environmental impacts of Little Ice Age cooling in central Mexico recorded in the sediments of a tropical alpine lake Journal of Paleolimnology 51:1-14 DOI 10.1007/s10933-013-974 8-0.
Mirosław-Grabowska J.,Zawisza E., 2014. Late Glacialeearly Holocene environmental changes in Charzykowskie Lake (northern Poland) based on oxygen and carbon isotopes and Cladocera data. Quaternary International, 328-329: 156-166, DOI 10.1016/2013.07.019.
Gałka M., Tobolski K., Zawisza E., Goslar T., 2014. Postglacial history of vegetation, human activity, and lake-level changes at Lake Linówek in northeast Poland, based on multiproxy data. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23 (2): 123-152, DOI 10.1007/s00334-013-0401-7.
Sinev A. Y., Zawisza E.,2013. Comments on cladocerans of crater lakes of the Nevado de Toluca Volcano (Central Mexico), with the description of a new species, Alona manueli sp. Zootaxa 3647 (2): 390–400.
Zawiska I., Zawisza E., Woszczyk M., Szeroczyńska K., Spychalski W., Correa- Metrio A., 2013. Cladocera and geochemical evidence from sediment cores show trophic changes in Polish dystrophic lakes. Hydrobiologia: 715:181–193, DOI 10.1007/s10750-013-1482-0.
Siniev A., Zawisza E., Einarsson A., 2012. Unusual stable morphotype of Acroperus harpae (Baird, 1834) from Lake  Mývatn, Iceland (Cladocera: Anomopoda: Chydoridae) revealed by palaeolimnological studies.” Studia Quaternaria, vol. 29: 3–7.
Zawisza E., Caballero M., Ruiz-Fernandez C., 2012. Ecological changes recorded in the sediments of highaltitude tropical lake Lago de la Luna (central Mexico) based on subfossil Cladocera analysis. Studia Quaternaria 29: 14-21.
Antipushina Z., Szeroczyńska K., Zawisza E. 2012. Algal and in vertebrate microfossil assemblages from lake sediments in the reconstruction of past community dynamics – preliminary information. Studia Quaternaria, vol. 29 (2012): 53–58.
Zawisza E. Cedro B., 2012. Subfossil Cladocera (Crustacea) fauna from sediments of Samowo drainage paleochannels (core T28). Cedro ed Późnoglacjalne I holoceńskie przemiany środowiska przyrodniczego zarejestrowane w osadach profile T28 z okolic Mrzeżyna na podstawie badań wielodyscyplinarnych. Wydawnictwo Zapol.
Zawisza Edyta, Szeroczyńska Krystyna, 2011:Subfossil faunal and floral remains (Cladocera, Pediastrum) in two northern Lobelia lakes in Finland. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems vol. 402, 09.
Zawisza Edyta, Szeroczyńska Krystyna, 2011:Cladocera species composition in lakes in the area of the Hornsund Fjord (Southern Spitsbergen). Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems vol. 402, 04.
Krystyna Szeroczyńska, Edyta Zawisza, 2011: Records of the 8200 cal BP cold event reflected in the composition of subfossil Cladocera in the sediments of three lakes in Poland. Quaternary International -233 (2):185-193-DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2010.07.007.
Krystyna Szeroczyńska, Edyta Zawisza 2009. The history of Wigry Lake development based on the study of Cladocera remains. Monographs of Wigry Lake, History of the lake in the light of geological and paleoecological studies (Red). Jacek Rutkowski i Lech Krzysztofiak, Stowarzyszenie człowiek i przyroda, Suwałki, Poland.
Bjerring R., Nykänen M., Sarmaja-Korjonen K., Jansen K., Nevalainen L., Szeroczyńska K., Sinev A., and E. Zawisza, 2008. Description of the subfossil head shield of Alona protzi Hartwig 1900 (Anomopoda, Chydoridae) and the environmental characteristics of its finding sites. Studia Quaternaria vol. 25: 47- 53.
Szeroczyńska Krystyna, Zawisza Edyta, 2007. The development history of Wigry Lake as shown by subfossil Cladocera. Geochronometria  27: 67-74.
Szeroczyńska Krystyna , Zawisza Edyta, 2007. Paleolimnology – History of development of Polish lake on the light of subfossil Cladocera analysis. (in Polish language, English abstract) Studia Limnologia et Telmatologica 1, No 1, 51 – 60.
Zawisza Edyta, 2007. Reconstruction of trophy changes in lake on the basis of subfossil Cladocera (Custacea) In: Biblioteka monitoringu - Program Zintegrowanego Monitoringu Środowiska Przyrodniczego a zadania ochrony obszarów Natura 2000” Biblioteka monitoringu.
Szeroczyńska Krystyna, Zawisza Edyta, 2006. Preliminary results of subfossil Cladocera analysis in the Holocene lacustrine sediments from Wigry Lake. Prace Komisji Paleogeografii  Czwartorzędu Polskiej Akademii Umiejętności T.III: 16-26.
Szeroczyńska K., Zawisza E., 2005. Daphnia remains from the sediment of Lake Somaslampi (NW Finish Lapland) and Lake Wigry (NE Poland). Studia Quaternaria, vol. 22: 55 –57.


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