dr Anna Gumsley (Sałacińska)

Position:  Assistant


Institute of Geological Sciences
Polish Academy of Sciences
Research Centre in Warsaw
Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warsaw, Poland

E-mail:  anna.salacinska@twarda.pan.pl


Research interests:

Igneous petrology; geochemistry; U-Pb geochronology

Professional career

since 10.12.2018 - Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences: Assistant


2023 - Ph.D. degree

Institute of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Title of thesis:
“Variscan to Early Alpine magmatic and metamorphic evolution of the Strandja Zone (SE Bulgaria/NW Turkey”
Supervisor: dr hab. Krzysztof Szopa

2015 - Master of Sciences degree 

Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland. Title of thesis:
“Fluid bottom ashes from the "Lagisza" power plant as a equivalent of aggregates for concrete production”
Supervisor: Prof. Aleksandra Gawęda

2013 - Bachelor degree

Bachelor of Geology, Interdisciplinary Individual Studies of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

2013 - Bachelor degree

Bachelor of Geography, Interdisciplinary Individual Studies of the Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.

Externally funded research projects

2019-2022 - “Siblings or cousins? The Sakar Pluton (Bulgaria) and its relationship to the Karkonosze Pluton (Poland) during the Variscan Orogenesis”. Research Grant funded by National Science Centre of Poland’s Preludium program. Primary Investigator

2018-2019 - “On the edge of two paleo-continents: in search of the eastern end of the European Variscan orogen.” An Early Career Grant funded by the National Geographic Society. Primary Investigator

2017 - “Crustal growth in the early Earth: Identification by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry of distinct magmatic episodes in the early Archean Saglek Block, Labrador, Canada.” Funded by the European Commission’s SYNTHESYS Program (host: Prof. Martin Whitehouse, the Swedish Museum of Natural History). Primary Investigator


  • Member of the European Association of Geochemistry (EAG no. 2017-0109)
  • Member of the European Geosciences Union (EGU no. 389131)


  • Gumsley, A., Słaby, E., Dey, S., Chew, D., Gmochowska, W., Wudarska, A., Gumsley, A., Szopa, K., Krzykawski, T., Marciniak-Maliszewska, B., Drakou, F. (2024). The evolution of Archean crust undisturbed for three billion years: A case study from the Bahalda Pluton, Singhbhum Craton, eastern India. Precambrian Research, 406, 107385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2024.107385
  • Gumsley, A., de Kock, M., Ernst, R., Gumsley, A., Hanson, R., Kamo, S., Knoper, M., Lewandowski, M., Luks, B., Mamuse, A., Söderlund, U., (2024). The Mutare-Fingeren Dyke Swarm: the enigma of the Kalahari Craton's exit from supercontinent Rodinia. Journal of the Geological Society Special Publication, 537. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP537-2022-206
  • Gumsley, A., Szopa, K., Chew, D., Gerdjikov, I., Jokubauskas, P., Marciniak-Maliszewska, B., Drakou, F. (2023). An Early Cretaceous thermal event in the Sakar Unit (Strandja Zone, SE Bulgaria/NW Turkey) revealed based on U-Pb rutile geochronology. Lithos 448-449, 107186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lithos.2023.107186 
  • Sałacińska, A., Gerdjikov, I., Kounov, A., Chew, D., Szopa, K., Gumsley, A., Kocjan, I., Marciniak-Maliszewska, B., Drakou, F. (2022). Variscan magmatic evolution of the Strandja Zone (Southeast Bulgaria and Northwest Turkey) and its relationship to other North Gondwanan margin terranes. Gondwana Research, 109: 253–273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gr.2022.04.013 

  • Sałacińska, A., Gerdjikov, I., Gumsley, A., Szopa, K., Chew, D., Gawęda, A., Kocjan, I. (2021). Two stages of Late Carboniferous to Triassic magmatism in the Strandja Zone of Bulgaria and Turkey. Geological Magazine, 158: 2151–2164. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0016756821000650 

  • Gumsley, A., Stamsnijder, J., Larsson, E., Söderlund, U., Naeraa, T., de Kock, M., Sałacińska, A., Gawęda, A., Humbert, F., Ernst, R., (2020 Neoarchean large igneous provinces on the Kaapvaal Craton in southern Africa re-define the formation of the Ventersdorp Supergroup and its temporal equivalents. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 177, 31-49. doi:10.1130/B35237.1

  • Szopa, K., Sałacińska, A., Gumsley, A.P., Chew, D., Petrov, P., Gawęda, A., Zagórska, A., Deput, E., Gospodinov, N., Banasik, K., (2020). Two-Stage Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous Hydrothermal Activity in the Sakar Unit of Southeastern Bulgaria. Minerals, 10:266. doi:10.3390/min10030266

  • Dunkley, D.J., Kusiak, M.K., Wilde, S., Whitehouse, M., Sałacińska, A., Kielman, R., Konečný, P., (2020). Two Neoarchean tectonothermal events on the western edge of the North Atlantic Craton, as revealed by SIMS dating of the Saglek Block, Nain Province, Labrador. Journal of the Geological Society. 177:31-49. https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2018-153

  • Sałacińska, A., Kusiak, MA., Whitehouse, MJ., Dunkley, DJ., Wilde, S.A., Kielman, R., Król, P., (2019) Gneiss-forming events in the Saglek Block, Labrador; a reappraisal of the Uivak gneiss, International Journal of Earth Sciences. International Journal of Earth Sciences 108:753–778. doi.org/10.1007/s00531-019-01677-y

  • Sałacińska, A., Kusiak, M.A., Whitehouse, M.J., Dunkley, D.J., Wilde, S.A., Kielman, R. (2018) Complexity of the early Archean Uivak Gneiss: insights from Tigigakyuk Inlet, Saglek Block, Labrador, Canada and possible correlations with south West Greenland. Precambrian Research 315:103-119 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.precamres.2018.07.011

  • Kusiak, M.A., Dunkley, D.J., Whitehouse, M.J., Wilde, S.A., Sałacińska, A., Konecny, P., Szopa, K., Gawęda, A., Chew, D. (2018) Peak to post-peak thermal history of the Saglek Block of Labrador: a multiphase and multi-instrumental approach to geochronology. Chemical Geology. Doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.10.033