Department of Environmental Paleobiology


Daniel MADZIA, Ph.D.

 


phylogeny of dinosaurs, taxonomy and paleoecology of Cretaceous marine reptiles


CURRICULUM VITAE



Personal data

Daniel Madzia
Born in 1989, Třinec, Czech Republic


Academic degrees
  • 2018 Ph.D. in geology; Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; [Teeth of Cretaceous pliosaurids and mosasaurids as a source of knowledge of their biology and phylogeny]
  • 2014-2018 Ph.D. student; International Doctoral Studies Course in the Biological Sciences with the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; scientific supervisor M. Machalski Ph.D., D.Sc.
  • 2014 M.Sc. in paleontology; Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw [On the possible conspecificity of Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii and Nemegtosaurus mongoliensis (Sauropoda, Titanosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation of Mongolia]
  • 2012 B.Sc. in geology; Faculty of Science, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic [The first fossil material of Jurassic theropod dinosaur from the Czech Republic]

Scientific meetings

  • 2015 XIII Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Opole, Poland [3 posters]
  • 2014 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology 74th Annual Meeting, Berlin, Germany [poster]
  • 2012 Student Geological Conference, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic [oral presentation]
  • 2009 international paleontological seminars, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic [oral presentation]

Field work/expeditions
  • 2007–2014 fieldworks at Krasiejów organized by Opole University, University of Warsaw, and Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2013 fieldworks at Vyazniki (Russia) organized by Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2011–2012 fieldworks at Lisowice organized by University of Warsaw and Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2009 fieldworks at Montana (USA) organized by Museum of the Rockies

Grants and international projects
  • 2016–2019 “Morphology, microstructure, and isotopes as a source of taxonomic and ecological information in the teeth of Mosasauridae from the Upper Cretaceous of Europe” (principal investigator; National Science Centre, Poland)
  • 2014 Research Assistant during the National Science Centre (Poland) project (2013/09/D/ST10/04050) “Calibration of the sponge spicular analysis method on Quaternary and extant Caribbean shallow water communities” (1 month at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Bocas del Toro, Panama)

Editorial work
  • 2012 Providing English-to-Polish translations for Palaeontologia Electronica



Publications

Scientific papers


Madzia, D. & Conrad, J.L. in press. Mosasauridae. In: K. de Queiroz, P.D. Cantino and J.A. Gauthier (red.), Phylonyms: a Companion to the PhyloCode. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Madzia, D. 2019. Dental variability and distinguishability in Mosasaurus lemonnieri (Mosasauridae) from the Campanian and Maastrichtian of Belgium, and implications for taxonomic assessments of mosasaurid dentitions. Historical Biology. [text]

Madzia, D., Sachs, S. & J. Lindgren. 2019. Morphological and phylogenetic aspects of the dentition of Megacephalosaurus eulerti, a pliosaurid from the Turonian of Kansas, USA, with remarks on the cranial anatomy of the taxon. Geological Magazine 156 (7): 1201–1216. [text]

Madzia, D., Březina, J. & G. Calábková. 2018. Oxfordští pliosauři severní Tethydy v kontextu fylogeneze kladu Thalassophonea. Acta Musei Moraviae, Scientiae geologicae 2: 87–97. [text]

Łukowiak, M., Cramer, K., Madzia, D., Hynes, M.G., Norris, R. & A. O’Dea. 2018. Historical change in a Caribbean reef sponge community and long-term loss of sponge predators. Marine Ecology Progress Series 601: 127–137. [text]

Cau, A. & Madzia, D. 2018. Redescription and affinities of Hulsanpes perlei (Dinosauria, Theropoda) from the Upper Cretaceous of Mongolia. PeerJ 6: e4868. [text]

Zverkov, N.G., Fischer, V., Madzia, D. & R.B.J. Benson. 2018. Increased pliosaurid dental disparity across the Jurassic–Cretaceous transition. Palaeontology 61 (6): 825–846. [text]

Madzia, D., Boyd, C.A. & M. Mazuch. 2017. A basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Cenomanian of the Czech Republic. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 16 (11): 967–979. [text]

Madzia, D. & M. Machalski. 2017. Isolated pliosaurid teeth from the Albian–Cenomanian (Cretaceous) of Annopol, Poland. Acta Geologica Polonica 67 (3): 393–403. [text]

Madzia, D. & A. Cau. 2017. Inferring ‘weak spots’ in phylogenetic trees: application to mosasauroid nomenclature. PeerJ 5: e3782. [text]

Madzia, D.
2016. A reappraisal of Polyptychodon (Plesiosauria) from the Cretaceous of England. PeerJ 4: e1998. [text]

Madzia, D.
2014. The first non-avian theropod from the Czech Republic. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 59 (4): 855-862. [text]




Conference abstracts and chapters in guide books


Černý, D., Madzia, D. & G. J. Slater. 2019. Inferring macroevolutionary dynamics of extinct clades: a test using ‘bird-hipped’ dinosaurs (Ornithischia). Evolution 2019, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, 21-25 June 2019: T248.

Zverkov, N.G., Fischer, V., Madzia, D. & R. B. J. Benson. 2018. Evolution and disparity of pliosaurid teeth and the influence of the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition. 5th International Paleontological Congress, Paris, 9-13 July 2018: 88.

Madzia, D.
, Sachs, S. & J. Lindgren. 2017. The dentition of Megacephalosaurus eulerti (Plesiosauria, Pliosauridae) from the Turonian of Kansas and comments on the phylogenetic relationships of the last brachauchenines. 61st Annual Meeting of the the Palaeontological Association, England, 17-20 December 2017: 109–110.

Madzia, D. & C. A. Boyd. 2017. The ‘pliable’ nature of the phylogenetic relationships within early ornithopods. 61st Annual Meeting of the the Palaeontological Association, London, England, 17-20 December 2017: 56.

Madzia, D., Sachs, S., Evans, M., Lindgren, J., Kear, B.P. & A. Cau. 2017. Reappraisal of the ʽDorking Specimen’: An Upper Cretaceous Brachauchenine Pliosaurid from England. Zitteliana 91: XV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Munich, Germany, 1-3 August 2017: 55–56.

Madzia, D. 2017. The Dentition of Mosasaurus lemonnieri (Mosasauridae) from the Campanian and Maastrichtian of Belgium. Zitteliana 91: XV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Munich, Germany, 1-3 August 2017: 55.

Madzia, D. 2017. Wild Prehistory; or, why and how to Bring Palaeontology to People. Bringing Palaeontology to People, Krasiejów, Poland, 30 June to 3 July 2017.

Madzia, D., Ivanov, M., & M. Łukowiak. 2015. A juvenile ctenochasmatid pterosaur from the Solnhofen Limestone. In: Jagt, J.W.M. et al. (eds): XIII Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Opole, Poland, 8-12 July 2015, Abstracts: 138. (poster)

Madzia, D. 2015. The dentition of Polyptychodon interruptus (Plesiosauria, Pliosauridae). In: Jagt, J.W.M. et al. (eds): XIII Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Opole, Poland, 8-12 July 2015, Abstracts: 130. (poster)

Madzia, D. & A. Cau. 2015. Insights into the evolutionary history of Mosasauroidea (Squamata) using parsimony and Bayesian inference. In: Jagt, J.W.M. et al. (eds): XIII Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists, Opole, Poland, 8-12 July 2015, Abstracts: 129. (poster)

Madzia, D.
  & Borsuk-Białynicka, M. 2014. New sauropod material from the Nemegt Formation supports the conspecificity of Opisthocoelicaudia skarzynskii and Nemegtosaurus mongoliensis (Sauropoda, Titanosauria). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 34 (Supplement to volume 5): 173A–174A. [poster]

Madzia, D. 2012. První fosilní materiál jurského teropodního dinosaura z České republiky. In: Dziková, L., Šimíček, D. and T. Kumpan (eds), Studentská geologická konference 2012, Sborník abstraktů, s. 35, Ústav geologických věd, Přírodovědecká fakulta Masarykovy univerzity, Brno, Czech Republic. ISBN 978-80-210-5856-9. [lecture]


Popular and review articles

Madzia, D. 2016. Záhadní pliosauři křídových moří. Naše příroda, 5: 82–85.
Madzia, D.
2016. Zagadka zauropodów z pustyni Gobi. Ewolucja, 6: 22–26.
Madzia, D.
2016. Jak pracuje paleontolog? Naše příroda, 2: 78-81.
Madzia, D.
2016. Paleontologové: za dinosaury bez štětečků. Naše příroda, 1: 78-81.
Madzia, D.
2015. Prehistoryczna układanka. Świat Nauki, 12: 18-19.
Madzia, D.
& Machalski, M. 2015. Renesans nieptasich teropodów. Świat Nauki, 1: 10-11.
Madzia, D.
& Machalski, M. 2014. Powrót strasznorękiego. Rocznik Muzeum Ewolucji, 6: 25-32.
Madzia, D.
2012. Klenot jménem Barrandien. Naše příroda, 3, 78–83.
Madzia, D.
2012. Karbonský prales. Naše příroda, 2, 76–81.
Madzia, D.
2011. Po stopách dinosaurů. Naše příroda, 5, 76–81.
Madzia, D.
2011. Velcí savci dob ledových. Naše příroda, 2, 74–81.
Madzia, D.
2010. Velké vymřelé kočkovité šelmy České republiky. Naše příroda, 6, 14–19.
Madzia, D. 2008. Dinosauří fantazie. Svět, 12, 56–57.
Madzia, D. 2007. Rekordy ze světa dinosaurů. Svět, 12, 43–45.
Madzia, D. 2007. Megalodon – největší žralok všech dob. Svět, 7-8, 22–23.
Madzia, D. 2007. Největší dinosauři. Svět, 5, 10–12.
Madzia, D. 2007. Největší dravci pravěku. Svět, 3, 12–14.
Madzia, D. 2007. 32 nových dinosaurů. Svět, 2, 16–18.




Contact


Daniel Madzia
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND
e–mail: dmadzia@twarda.pan.pl

phone: (+4822) 697 8874; room 122