Department of Evolutionary Paleobiology


Andrzej BALIŃSKI, Ph.D., D.Sc., Professor


Devonian and Carboniferous brachiopods.


CURRICULUM VITAE



Personal data

Andrzej Baliński
born 8 November 1946 in Warszawa, Poland
married, one daughter


Research Interests
  • Early Carboniferous brachiopod fauna from southern China.
  • Late Devonian brachiopod successions and Frasnian–Famennian biotic crisis.
  • Evolution of the embryonic shell in lingulid brachiopods.
  • Early Ordovician soft bodied and skeletal faunas from southern China

Academic Degrees
  • 2005. Professor of paleontology
  • 1995. Doctor habilitatus degree in geology at Instytut Paleobiologii PAN.
  • 1979. Doctoral degree in natural sciences at Zakład Paleobiologii PAN
  • 1970. Master of Science in geology at Uniwersytet Warszawski

Research grants and scientific expeditions
  • 2013-2016. Leader of the research grant from the National Science Centre (Poland) on the Ordovician skeletal and soft bodied faunas from southern China, "Taphonomic constraints on the fossil record of early metazoan evolution and the concept of Great Ordovician Radiation"
  • 2009-2012. Leader of the research grant from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) on the Ordovician brachiopods and associated fauna from Hubei Province (China).
  • 2004-2007. Leader of research grant from the Polish Committee of Scientific Research on Early Carboniferous silicified fauna of Muhua (South China).
  • 2004-2005. Co-author (with Prof. Hubert Szaniawski as a leader) of the NATO grant “Environmental changes on the Silurian–Devonian boundary in the Dnestr Basin, Ukraine”.
  • 2004. Paleontological investigation during expedition to Podolia (Ukraine)
  • 2002-2005. Co-author (with Prof. Grzegorz Racki as a leader) of research grant from the Polish Committee of Scientific Research: „Ecosystem aspects of the great isotope anomaly at the lower–middle Frasnian boundary (upper Devonian)
  • 2002 Short-term scholarship at Natural History Museum (London) granted by the SYS RECOURSES
  • 1998-2000. Co-author (with Prof. Grzegorz Racki as a leader) of research grant from the Polish Committee of Scientific Research: ”Ecosystem aspects of the Late Devonian biotic crisis”.
  • 1979. Member of the Polish Polar Expedition to Spitsbergen.
  • 1974. Member of the Pleontological Expedition to Spitsbergen.
  • 1971. Member of the Polish-Mongolian Paleontological Expedition to Gobi Desert (Mongolia).

Editorial work
  • 1993-present. Head of Publishing Department of the Institute of Paleobiology, production manager and half-tone image editor of Palaeontologia Polonica and Acta Palaeotologica Polonica.
  • 2006. Guest editor of the thematic issue of Acta Palaeotologica Polonica vol. 51 No. 4: Biotic aspects of the Early–Middle Frasnian eventful transition.
  • 2002. Guest editor of the thematic issue of Acta Palaeotologica Polonica vol. 47 No. 2: Biotic responses to the Late Devonian global events.
  • 1998. Guest editor of the thematic issue of Acta Palaeotologica Polonica vol. 43 No. 2: The brachiopods and the Frasnian–Famennian biotic crisis.




Publications


Halamski, A.T. and Baliński, A. 2016. In memoriam: Gertruda Biernat (1923–2016). – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 61 (2): 362. [TEXT - journal site] [PDF]

Baliński, A. and Sun, Y. 2016. Cyrtinoides Yudina and Rzhonsnitskaya, 1985, an aberrant Middle Devonian ambocoeliid brachiopod genus from China. – Palaeoworld 25 (4): 632–638. [TEXT - journal site] [PDF]

Baliński, A., Racki, G. and Halamski, A.T. 2016. Brachiopods and stratigraphy of the Upper Devonian (Frasnian) succession of the Radlin Syncline (Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). – Acta Geologica Polonica 66 (2): 107–156. [TEXT - journal site] [PDF]

Dzik, J., Baliński, A. and Sun, Y. 2016. An Early Ordovician clonal organism from China with a zig-zagged suture on branches. – Bulletin of Geosciences 91 (2): 319–329. [TEXT - journal site] [PDF]

Baliński, A. and Sun, Y. 2015. Fenxiang biota: a new Early Ordovician shallow-water fauna with soft-part preservation from China. – Science Bulletin 60 (8): 812–818. [TEXT - journal site] [PDF]

Guo, W., Sun, Y., and Baliński, A. 2015. Parallel evolution of jugal structures in Devonian athyridide brachiopods. – Palaeontology 58 (1): 171–182. [TEXT - journal site] [PDF]

Baliński, A., Sun, Y. and Dzik, J. 2014. Probable advanced hydroid from the Early Ordovician of China. – Paläontologische Zeitschrift 88 (1): 1–10. [TEXT - journal site] [PDF]

Halamski, A.T. and Baliński, A. 2013. Middle Devonian brachiopods from the southern Maïder (eastern Anti- Atlas, Morocco). – Annales Societatis Geologorum Poloniae 83: 243–307.

Baliński, A. and Błaszak C. 2013. Typ: ramienionogi – Brachiopoda. W: C. Błaszak (red.), Zoologia. Bezkręgowce. Tom 1, część 2. Wydanie 2 zmienione, 385–395. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa, 1–702, A1–21, B1–8, C1–15, D1–9.

Baliński, A. 2013. 470 Ma old fossils from China with preserved soft tissues. Polish Academy of Sciences, Annual Report 2013: 53-55.

Baliński, A., Sun, Y. and Dzik, J. 2013. Traces of marine nematodes from 470 million years old Early Ordovician rocks in China. – Nematology 15 (5): 567–574. [TEXT - journal site]

Baliński, A. and Sun Y. 2013. Preservation of soft tissues in an Ordovician linguloid brachiopod from China. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 58 (1): 115–120. [TEXT - journal site]

Baliński, A., Sun, Y,. and Dzik, J. 2012. 470-Million-year-old black corals from China.                       – Naturwissenschaften 99 (8): 645–653. [TEXT - journal site]

Baliński, A. 2012. The brachiopod succession through the Silurian–Devonian boundary beds at Dnistrove, Podolia, Ukraine. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 57 (4): 897–924. [TEXT - journal site]

Racki, G., Baliński, A., Wrona, R., Małkowski, K., Drygant, D., and Szaniawski, H. 2012. Faunal dynamics across the Silurian–Devonian positive isotope excursions (δ13C, δ 18O) in Podolia, Ukraine: Comparative analysis of the Ireviken and Klonk events. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 57 (4): 795–832. [TEXT - journal site]

Li, X., Tan, L., Sun, Y., and Baliński, A. 2011. Discovery and significance of the rhynchonellid brachiopod Axiodeanea Clark from Guangxi, China. – Acta Palaeontologica Sinica 50 (1): 32–40.

Sun, Y. and Baliński, A. 2011. Silicified Mississippian brachiopods from Muhua, southern China: Rhynchonellides, athyridides, spiriferides, spiriferinides, and terebratulides. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56 (4): 793–842. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. 2010. First colour-patterned strophomenide brachiopod from the earliest Devonian of Podolia, Ukraine. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55 (4): 695–700. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. and Sun, Y. 2010. Tubular shell infestations in some Mississippian spirilophous brachiopods. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55 (4): 689–694. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. and Sun, Y. 2010. New paeckelmannelloidean spiriferids (Brachiopoda) from the early Mississippian of southern China. In: F. Alvarez and G.B. Curry (eds.), Evolution and development of the Brachiopod Shell. – Special Papers in Palaeontology 84: 91–98.

Baliński, A. i Błaszak, C. 2009. Typ: ramienionogi – Brachiopoda. W: C. Błaszak (red.), Zoologia. Tom 1. Bezkręgowce, 385–395. Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, Warszawa, 1–801.

Sun, Y. and Baliński, A. 2008. Silicified Mississippian brachiopods from Muhua, southern China: lingulids, craniids, strophomenids, productids, orthotetids, and orthids. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 53, 3, 485–524.[Full TEXT - PDF]

Halamski, A.T. and Baliński, A. 2009. Latest Famennian brachiopods from Kowala, Holy Cross Mountains, Poland. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 54 (2): 289–306. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. & Sun Y. 2008: Micromorphic brachiopods from the Lower Carboniferous of South China, and their life habits. In: S. Long, C. Nielsen & D.A.T. Harper (eds), Brachiopoda: Fossil and Recent Proceedings of the 5th International Brachiopod Congress (Copenhagen, 2005). – Fossils and Strata, 54, 105–115. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Fang, Z.-J., Sun, Y. & Baliński, A. 2006. A new aviculopectinid bivalve from the Early Carboniferous of Guizhou, China. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51 (3): 599–604. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A., Olempska, E. & Racki, G. 2006. Preface: Early–Middle Frasnian transition: Biotic response to a major perturbation of the global carbon budget. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51 (4): 606–608. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. 2006. Brachiopods and their response to the Early–Middle Frasnian biogeochemical perturbations on the South Polish carbonate shelf. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 51 (4): 647–678. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. & Sun, Y. 2005. New Early Carboniferous micro-productid brachiopod from South China. - Palaeontology, 48, 3, 447-454 + 3 Figs. London.

Gischler, A., Baliński, A., Fuchs, A. & Heidelberger, D. 2004. Famennian brachiopod and gastropod occurrences on top of Devonian seamounts, Elbingerode and Iberg Reefs, Harz Mts., Germany. - Senckenbergiana lethaea, 84, 1/2, 125-139 + 4 text-figs + 2 pls. Frankfurt am Main.

Sun, Y., Baliński, A., Ma, X., & Zhang, Y. 2004. New bizzare micro-spiriferid brachiopod from the Early Carboniferous of China. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 49, 2, 267-274, 5 Figs. Warszawa.

Sun, Y., Ma, X., Baliński, A. & Zhang, Y. 2004. A new meristid brachiopod genus from the lower Carboniferous of Guizhou, China. - Journal of Paleontology, 78, 1, 204-244 + 3 Figs. Lawrence.

Baliński, A. & Biernat, G. 2003. New observations on rhynchonelloid brachiopod Dzieduszyckia from the Famennian of Morocco. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 48, 3, 463-474 + 10 Figs. Warszawa.

Baliński, A., Olempska, E. & Racki, G. 2002. Biotic responses to the Late Devonian global events: Introductory remarks. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 47, 2, 186-188 + 1 Fig. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 2002. Frasnian–Famennian brachiopod extinction and recovery in southern Poland. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 47, 2, 289-305 + 8 Figs.

Baliński, A. 2001. Chapter 10. Embryonic shells of Devonian linguloid brachiopods. In: C.H.C. Brunton, L.R.M. Cocks & S.L. Long, Brachiopods Past and Present. 93-101 + 4 Figs. Taylor & Francis. London and New York.

Baliński, A., Sun, Yuanlin & Boucot, A.J. 2000. Heterochrony in Stringocephalus. – Journal of Paleontology, 74, 6, 1181-1183 + 1 Fig. Lawrence.

Baliński, A. 2000. Embryonic shells of Devonian lingulide brachiopods, In: The Millenium Brachiopod Congress, 10–14th July 2000. Abstracts. The Natural History Museum, London.

Baliński A. & Racki G. 1999a. The impact factor of Acta Palaeontologica Polonica. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 44, 4, 467-472. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. & Racki, G. 1999b. Wymieranie i odradzanie się faun ramienionogowych a kryzys na granicy fran–famen. – Przegląd Geologiczny, 47, 4, 373–378 + 3 Figs. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. & Holmer, L.E. 1999. The Late Devonian trematid lingulate brachiopod Schizobolus from Poland. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 44, 3, 335–346 + 6 Figs. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1999. Brachiopods and conodonts from the Early Carboniferous of South China. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 44, 4, 437–451 + 6 Figs. Warszawa. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Racki, G. & Baliński, A. 1998. Late Frasnian Atrypida (Brachiopoda) from Poland and the Frasnian-Famennian biotic crisis. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 43, 2, 273–304 + 19 Figs. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1997a. A new atrypid genus (Brachiopoda) from the Frasnian of Poland. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 42, 3, 427–435 + 4 Figs. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1997b. Evolution of the embryonic development in lingulid brachiopods. – Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 42, 1, 45–56 + 6 Figs. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1996. Frasnian–Famennian brachiopod faunal extinction dynamics: an example from southern Poland. In: P. Copper & Jisuo Jin (eds), Brachiopods. Proceedings of the Third International Brachiopod Congress, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, 2–5 September 1995. 319–324 + 4 Figs. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Brookfield.

Baliński, A. 1995a. Devonian brachiopods with double spiralia. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 40, 2, 129-148 + 11 Figs. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1995b. Brachiopods and conodont biostratigraphy of the Famennian from the Dębnik anticline, southern Poland. - Palaeontologica Polonica, 54, 2-88 + 1-22 Pls. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1993. A recovery from sublethal damage to the shell of a Devonian spiriferoid brachiopod. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 38, 1/2, 111-118 + 1-2 Pls. Warszawa.

Hałas, S., Baliński, A., Gruszczyński, M., Hoffman, A., Małkowski, K. & Narkiewicz, M. 1992. Stable isotope record at the Frasnian/Famennian boundry in southern Poland. - N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Mh., 1992, H. 3, 129-138. Stuttgart.

Baliński, A. 1988. Shell morphology and structure in Lingulipora Girty. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 33, 2, 123-133 + Pls 11-16. Warszawa. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. 1985. Shell color pattern in an Upper Devonian rhynchonellid brachiopod. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 30, 3-4, 241-244 + Pls 21-22. Warszawa. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. 1982. A new cardiarinid brachiopod (Rhynchonellacea). - N. Jb. Geol. Paläont. Mh., 3, 129-136 + Figs 1-3. Stuttgart.

Biernat, G. & Baliński, A. 1982. Shell structure of the Devonian retziid brachiopod Plectospira ferita. - Palaeontology, 25, 4, 857-867 + Pls 92–95. London.

Baliński A. & Racki G. 1981. Environmental interpretation of the atrypid shell beds from the Middle to Upper Devonian boundry of the Holly Cross Mts and Cracow Upland. - Acta Geol. Polonica, 31, 3-4, 177-211 + Pls 1-10. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1979a. Brachiopods and conodonts from the Frasnian of the Dębnik anticline, southern Poland. - Palaeontologica Polonica, 39, 1-95 + Pls 1–23. Warszawa–Kraków.

Baliński, A. 1979b. Biostratygrafia franu antykliny Dębnika. - Przegląd Geol., 9, 317, 493-500. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1977. Biernatella - a new Devonian double-spired brachiopod. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 22, 2, 175–186 + Pls IX–X. Warszawa.

Baliński, A. 1975a. Secondary changes in micro-ornamentation of some Devonian ambocoeliid brachiopods. - Palaeontology, 18, 1, 179-189 + Pls 32–35. London.

Baliński, A. 1975b. Ramienionogi w dziejach Ziemi. - Wszechświat, 10, 260–262. Kraków.

Baliński, A. 1973. Morphology and paleoecology of Givetian brachiopods from Jurkowice-Budy (Holy Cross Mountains, Poland). - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 18, 3, 269–297 + Pls VII-XII. Warszawa. [Full TEXT - PDF]

Baliński, A. 1971. Stringocephalus burtini Defrance from the environs of Siewierz, Poland. - Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 16, 4, 461-469 + Pls I-II. Warszawa. [Full TEXT - PDF]




Contact



Andrzej Baliński
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND
e-mail: balinski@twarda.pan.pl
phone: (+48 22) 6978-895; room 145