Kaja Bałazy (Ostaszewska)

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Kaja Bałazy

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PhD thesis title:

The phenology of key Calanus species in the context of food demand of plantivorous little auk (Alle alle) nesting on Spitsbergen

Supervisor:

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

Contact: kaja@iopan.gda.pl

Professional experience

  • 2016 – PERMANOVA+ course, Auckland, New Zeland
  • 2016 – AREX summer cruise R/V Oceania, Hornsund, Spitsbergen
  • 2016 – STATISTICA training course, StatSoft, Krakow, Poland
  • 2015 – Big Black Box Workshop: Marine ecological processes during the polar night UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway
  • 2015 – Interdisciplinary Polar Studies in Svalbard (IPSiS) Meeting – Field Workshop in Longyearbyen Area, University Centre in Svalbard & Centre for Polar Studies, Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen
  • 2015 – AREX summer cruise R/V Oceania, Hornsund, Spitsbergen
  • 2015 – MOSJ cruise R/V Lance, Kongsfjorden, Spitsbergen

Grants and awards

  • 2016-2020 – Influence of relationship between protists and zooplankton on Svalbard planktivorous birds population (SEAPOPII) (3605/SEAPOP/2016/2). Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (project investigator)
  • 2016-2017 – Isfjorden Marine Observatory Svalbard (IMOS) (3550/Norway/2016/2) (project investigator)
  • 2016 – Travel Grant Award for the ASLO 2016 Summer Meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Selected presentations

2018

  • Balazy K., Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Availability of key zooplankton species in the context of planktivorous seabird predators in the Arctic – step towards testing match/mismatch hypothesis, ASLO 2018 Summer Meeting, Victoria, Canada (oral presentation)
  • Bałazy K., Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Phenology of key Calanus spp. species in the context of food requirement of little auk (Alle alle) nesting on Spitsbergen, Conference for PhD Students of Natural Sciences 2018, Gdansk, Poland (oral presentation)
  • Balazy K., Trudnowska E., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Phenology of Calanus glacialis –comparison between Arctic and Atlantic domains and its implications for reproductive success of little, 27th International Polar Conference 2018, Rostock, Germany (poster presentation)

2017

  • Bałazy K.  Bałazy P., Berge J., Johnsen G., Staven R.   The reaction of seabirds to artificial light during the Arctic polar night, Polish Conference on Light Pollution 2017, Warsaw, Poland (poster presentation)
  • Ostaszewska K., Trudnowska E., Wichorowski M., Błachowiak-Samołyk K. Shifts in the prey availability for little auk: inter-annual trends in zooplankton distribution on the southern West Spitsbergen Shelf, Arctic Frontiers Conference 2017, Tromsø, Norway (oral presentation)


2016

  • 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)
  • 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)


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)

Publications

2018


2017

Scientific interests

  • Ecology of Arctic zooplankton and seabirds
  • Phenology
  • Behavioral ecology

 

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