Kaja Ostaszewska

kaja_ostaszewska

Kaja Ostaszewska

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PhD thesis title:

„Zooplankton jako podstawowe źródło pożywienia dla dwuśrodowiskowych ptaków w dobie zmian klimatu w Arktyce” / „Zooplankton as the basic food source for bi-environmental birds in the warming Arctic”

Supervisor:

  • Dr hab. Katarzyna Błachowiak-Samołyk, prof.IO PAN

Contact: kajao@iopan.gda.pl

Training/courses:

    • ARCTOS network, affiliated student
    • Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) Meeting – Field Workshop in Longyearbyen Area. 18-24.09.2015, Longyearbyen, Svalbard
    • Workshop: Big Black Box: Marine ecological processes during the polar night, 19-20.01.2015, Tromso, Norway
    • Young Scientist Forum Workshop (BIO-8516) on research proposal writing, 18.01-28.01.2015, Tromso, Norway

Expeditions:

    • S/Y “Oceania” cruise, annual Spitsbergen summer expedition, Hornsund, 2015
    • MOSJ cruise w/RV Lance, Kongsfjorden, 2015

Research projects:

SEAPOP “Variability of Arctic zooplankton populations as a food source for seaberds on Spitsbergen”
SEAPOP II “Influence of relationship between protists and zooplankton on
Svalbard planktivorous birds population”

Conference abstracts:

Ostaszewska K., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E., Falk-Petersen S., Wichorowski M., Hop H., Blachowiak Samołyk K. 2016. Estimation of the quality of foraging grounds for planktivorous little auk on West Spitsbergen. 2nd World Seabird Conference Abstract Book, Cape Town, RPA, 26-30.10.2016: 129-130.

Attended conferences:

Shelf. ASLO 2016 Summer Meeting, , Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 5-10.06.2016.
Referat: Ostaszewska K., Trudnowska E, Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. How do the hydrographic conditions determine zooplankton size structure? A case study from five summer seasons on the southern West Spitsbergen.
Poster: Boehnke R., Ostaszewska K., Jakubas D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Blachowiak-Samolyk K. Micro-scale variation in little auks chicks diet composition in the northern West Spitsbergen.

2nd World Seabird Conference 2015, Cape Town, RPA, 26-30.10.2016.
Poster: Ostaszewska K., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E., Falk-Petersen S., Wichorowski M., Hop H., Blachowiak Samołyk K. Estimation of the quality of foraging grounds for planktivorous little auk on West Spitsbergen.

Interdisciplinary Studies in Svalbard (IPSIS) Meeting, Longyearbyen-Hornsynd, Svalbard, Norwegia, 18-24.09.2015
Referat: 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).

ICES/PICES 6th ZOOPLANKTON PRODUCTION SYMPOSIUM, Bergen, Norwegia, 9-13.05.2015.
Poster: Ostaszewska K., Trudnowska E., Wichorowski M., Blachowiak-Samolyk K. Interannual variability in abundance and distribution of various zooplankton size fractions in Spitsbergen waters at the Polar Front during five summer seasons.

Arctic Frontiers: Climate and Energy, Tromso, 18-23.01.2015.
Poster: Ostaszewska K., Boehnke R., Trudnowska E., Falk-Petersen S., Hop H., Błachowiak-Smakołyk K. Influence of climate on the quality of the foraging grounds of little auk on West Spitsbergen.

Interests: Zooplankton, Arctic, Animals Ecology, Behavioral Ecology

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