Department of Environmental Paleobiology


Magdalena ŁUKOWIAK, Ph.D.


Demosponges and siliceous biomineralization, Mesozoic crinoids, fossil ascidia and their taxonomy.



CURRICULUM VITAE



Personal data

Magdalena Łukowiak
Born March 5th, 1984 in Piekary Śląskie, Poland



Academic degrees
  • 2013 Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Geology (Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
  • 2008-2013 Ph.D. student, GEOBIOS, Institute of Paleobiology PAS, Warsaw; Eocene Sponges (Demospongiae) from SW Australia; scientific supervisor Ph.D., D.Sc. Andrzej Pisera
  • 2008 Master of Science in geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, (Late Jurassic stalked crinoids from the Małogoszcz)
  • 2006 Bachelor of Science in geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, (Freeliving crinoids from Mesozoic and Cenozoic of Poland)

Grants and fellowships
  • 2014 Conference grant awarded by Organizing Committee of IPC, Mendoza, Argentina
  • 2013 Leader of NSC grant (2013/09/D/ST10/04050) Calibration of the sponge spicular analysis method on Quaternary and extant Caribbean shallow water communities
  • 2013 Award for a doctoral dissertation Reconstruction of ”Soft” Demosponge Fauna from the Eocene of Southern Australia/Rekonstrukcja fauny miękkociałych demospongii z eocenu południowej Australii
  • 2012 Awarded an International Workshop On Taxonomy Of Atlanto-Mediterranean Deep-Sea Sponges”, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal travel grant
  • 2011 2-month long project „Historical changes in Caribbean sponge communities: Calibrating the Caribbean sponge spicule record”, Bocas del Toro, Panama and a scholarship of Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Smithsonian Institution
  • 2011 Awarded a PalSIRP Sepkoski Grant, USA
  • 2011 Awarded a STRI Short Term Fellowship in Bocas del Toro, Panama
  • 2010 Accepted as a participant of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short Course in Taxonomy, Systematic and Ecology of Sponges, Panama and awarded a fellowship in the form of a waiver for the cost of the course fee
  • 2009 Travel grant in 10th Anniversary Conference of the Czech, Polish and Slovak Paleontologists, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic
  • 2007/2008 Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education for outstanding results in study

Scientific meetings
  • 2016 XIII International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, USA (presentations)
  • 2015 XIII International Conference of European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Opole, Poland (poster)
  • 2014 IV International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza, Argentina (presentation)
  • 2012 International Workshop On Taxonomy Of Atlanto-Mediterranean Deep-Sea Sponges, Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal (poster) 2011. 3rd Conference of the Young Palaeontologists, Cracow, Poland (poster)
  • 2011 11th Conference of the Czech, Polish, and Slovak Paleontologists, Braislava, Slovak Republic (poster)
  • 2010 2nd Conference of the young palaeontologists, Warsaw, Poland (presentation)
  • 2010 VIII Word Sponge Conference, Girona, Spain (presentation and co-authorship of a poster)
  • 2009 1st Conference of the young palaeontologists, Sosnowiec, Poland (presentation)
  • 2009 10th Anniversary Conference of the Czech, Polish and Slovak Paleontologists, Banská Bystrica, Slovak Republic (presentation)
  • 2008 9th Conference of the Czech, Polish and Slovak Paleontologists, Warsaw, Poland

Field work/expeditions
  • 2014 Fieldwork (sponge spicules in Recent and fossil deposits) in Bocas del Toro (STRI), Panama
  • 2011 Fieldwork (Recent sponges) in Bocas del Toro (STRI), Panama
  • 2010 Paleontological excavations in Zawiercie, Poland (organized by Silesian University)
  • 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Paleontological excavations in Lipie Śląskie, Poland (organized by Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • 2005, 2006 Paleontological excavations in Krasiejów, Poland (organized by Polish Academy of Sciences)

Research interests
  • Demosponges, sponge spicules in sediments, and siliceous biomineralization, spicular analysis
  • Mesozoic crinoids
  • Fossil ascidians and their taxonomy




Publications



Scientific papers (in peer-reviewed journals)


Łukowiak, M. 2016. Fossil and modern sponge fauna of southern Australia and adjacent regions compared: interpretation, evolutionary and biogeographic significance of the late Eocene 'soft' sponges. Contributions to Zoology 85 (1): 13–35.

Łukowiak, M., Dumitriu, S., and Ionesi, V. 2016. First fossil record of early Sarmatian didemnid ascidian spicules (Tunicata) from Moldova. Geobios 49 (3): 201–209.[text - journal site]

Łukowiak, M. 2016. Spicular analysis of surficial sediments as a supplementary tool for studies of modern sponge communities. Helgoland Marine Research 70: 5. [text - journal site]

Mazurek, D., Dec, M., and Łukowiak, M. 2015. A new echinocaridid phyllocaridan from the Lower Devonian of central-eastern Poland. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 35 (6): 785–788. [text - journal site]

Łukowiak, M. 2015. Late Eocene siliceous sponge fauna of southern Australia: reconstruction based on loose spicules record. Zootaxa, 3917 (1): 1–65. [text - journal site]

Łukowiak, M., Pisera, A., and Schlögl, J. 2014. Bathyal sponges from the late Early Miocene of the Vienna Basin (central Paratethys, Slovakia). Paläontologische Zeitschrift 88: 263-277. [text - journal site]

Łukowiak M., Pisera A., and O’Dea A. 2013. Do spicules in sediments reflect the living sponge community? A test in a Caribbean shallow-water lagoon. Palaios 28: 373-385. [text - journal site]

Łukowiak, M. 2012. First Record of Late Eocene Ascidians (Ascidiacea, Tunicata) from Southeastern Australia: Journal of Paleontology 86 (3): 521‒526. [text - journal site

Borszcz, T., Gorzelak, P., Konieczyński, K., Łukowiak, M., and Salamon, M.A. 2009. Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) crinoids from the southern Poland. Paläontologie, Stratigraphie, Fazies (17), Freiberger Forschungshefte C 532: 83 – 93; Freiberg. 

Salamon, M.A., Gajerski, A., Gorzelak, P., and Łukowiak, M. 2007. A new plicatocrinid crinoid, Tetracrinus jagti, from the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern Poland. Neues Jahrbuch für Paläontologie, Abhandlungen 245 (2): 179 –183.

Gorzelak, P., Łukowiak, M., and Salamon, M.A. 2007. Nowe dane na temat skamieniałości cyrtokrynidów (Crinoidea, Cyrtocrinida) w osadach mezozoiku Polski pozakarpackiej. Przegląd Geologiczny 55: 222 – 223.

Łukowiak, M., and Gorzelak, P. 2006. Marsupites (Crinoidea, Uintacrinida) jako narzędzie datowania skał górnosantońskich w krach glacjalnych wschodniej Polski. Przegląd Geologiczny 54: 784 – 786.

Conference abstracts


Łukowiak, M. 2016. To be, or not to be noticed: the importance of spicular analysis for reconstructions of sponge communities in modern coral reefs, 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA,19-24 June 2016, Book of abstracts p. 207.

Hynes, M., O’Dea, A., Łukowiak, M., Norris, R., and Cramer, K. 2016. Millennial-scale ecological change in Caribbean sponge communities, 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 19-24 June 2016, Book of abstracts p. 153.

Madzia, D., Ivanov, M., and Łukowiak, M. 2015. A juvenile ctenochasmatid pterosaur from the Solnhofen Limestone. XIII Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Opole, Poland, 8–12 July 2015, p. 138.

Łukowiak, M.
2014. Late Eocene “Soft” Sponge Assemblage from Southern Australia: Reconstruction and Significance as Revealed by Spicular Analysis. IV Międzynarodowy Kongres Paleontologiczny, Mendoza, Argentyna, 28 wrzesień-3 październik, 2014.

Łukowiak, M., Pisera, A. & Schlogl, J. 2011. Siliceous sponges from the Karpatian (late Early Miocene) deposits of the Cerova-Lieskove section (Slovakian part of the Vienna Basin, Central Paratethys). 12-sta Polsko-Czesko-Słowacka Konferencja Paleontologiczna, Bratysława, Słowacja, 19-21 październik, 2011.

Łukowiak, M. 2011. Nowe dane na temat zespołów eoceńskich gąbek Demospongiae z południowej Australii. 3-cia Ogólnopolska Konferencja Młodzi w Paleontologii, Kraków, 13-14 maj, 2011, p. 28.
Łukowiak, M. 2010. The first occurrence of the Ascidians in Late Eocene of south-eastern Australia. 2ga Ogólnopolska Konferencja Młodzi w Paleontologii, Warszawa, Polska, 13 Marzec, 2010.

Łukowiak, M. 2010. Sponge fauna from the Late Eocene of southern Australia - reconstruction based on loose spicules record. VIII Światowa konferencja gąbkowa, Girona, Hiszpania, p. 83.

Pisera, A., Łukowiak, M. 2010. Eocene representatives of Stoeba-like demosponges (Astrophorida, Pachastrellidae) from SW Australia and their evolutionary significance. VIII Światowa konferencja gąbkowa Girona, Hiszpania, wrzesień 2010, p. 295.

Łukowiak, M. 2009. Morphology of sponge spicules and taxonomy of the Eocene sponges from SW Australia. 1sza Ogólnopolska Konferencja Młodzi w Paleontologii, Sosnowiec, Polska, 16 Marzec, 2009, p. 23.

Łukowiak, M. 2009. Eocene record of soft demosponges from southern Australia: preliminary report. 10ta Czesko-Polsko-Słowacki Kongres, Bańska Bystrzyca, Słowacja, 13-15 Październik, 2009, p. 31.

Other

Łukowiak, M. 2016. Czego możemy się nauczyć od gąbek? Focus 2: 2–6.

Łukowiak, M.
2016. Leki z podwodnej apteki. Focus Medycyna, 2: 15–17.

Łukowiak, M. 2013. Od igły do gąbki. Rocznik Muzeum Ewolucji, Instytutu Paleobiologii, PAN 5: 35-41.

Gorzelak, P., and Łukowiak, M. 2007. Cmentarzysko triasowych kręgowców sprzed 240 mln lat. Przyroda Górnego Śląska 48: 4.



Contact



Magdalena Łukowiak
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND
e-mail: mlukowiak@twarda.pan.pl
phone: (+4822) 697 8751; room 103