Department of Environmental Paleobiology


Justyna SŁOWIAK

 M.Sc., Ph.D. Student


Phylogeny and evolution of Lagomorpha (Mammalia);

Phylogeny and evolution of dinosaurs


CURRICULUM VITAE



Personal data

Justyna Słowiak
Born 7 July 1991, Opole, Poland


Academic degrees
  • 2016 – Ph.D. student at the International Doctoral Studies Course in the Biological Sciences with the PAS in Warsaw; Institute of Paleobiology PAS, scientific supervisor: Ph.D., D.Sc. Łucja Fostowicz-Frelik
  • 2016 – MSc in Geology within College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw; New specimens of Saurolophus angustirostris (Dinosauria, Hadrosauridae) from the Nemegt Formation, Mongolia: morphology and histology
  • 2015 – MSc in Biology within College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw; The structure of pelvic girdle and hindlimbs of Protoceratops andrewsi
  • 2014 – BSc in Geology within College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw; Evolution and behavior of the Maniraptora
  • 2013 – BSc in Biology within College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Warsaw; Evolution of the skeleton in the Agnatha

Awards and scholarschips
  • 2010 – second prize winner in the XXII European Union Contest For Young Scientists, Lisboa, Portugal; Biodiversity, palaeoecology and taxonomical position  of vertebrates of the Middle Triassic sea ecosystem from Silesia (SW Poland)
  • 2010 – Nomination for participation in international finals of the XXII European Union Contest For Young Scientists, Warsaw, Poland; Biodiversity, palaeoecology and taxonomical position  of vertebrates of the Middle Triassic sea ecosystem from Silesia (SW Poland)
  • 2010 – first prize winner in national finals of Polish preliminaries of the XXII European Union Contest For Young Scientists, Warsaw, Poland; Biodiversity, palaeoecology and taxonomical position  of vertebrates of the Middle Triassic sea ecosystem from Silesia (SW Poland)
  • 2010 – grant holder of Opolskie Orły award recommended by the mayor of Opole city, Poland
  • 2009/2010 – grant holder of the Polish Children`s Fund, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2009 – grant holder of the project Pearl Divers, Cracow, Poland

Scientific meetings

  • 2015 –  The XIII Annual Meeting of European Association of Vertebrate Palaentologists, Opole, Poland
  • 2015 – Conference Progressive Paleontology, Bristol, England

Field work/expeditions
  • 2016, 2015 – participation in excavations in Miedary, Poland
  • 2016 – Comparative study of the ceratopsian collection in the Natural History Museum Vienna, Austria
  • 2015 – participation in course: Geology and Palaeontology of the Molasse, the Eisenstadt Basin and the Northern Calcareous Alps in Austria
  • 2014 – participation in excavations in Woźniki, Poland
  • 2013 – participation in scientific expedition to Vyazniki, Russia
  • 2013 – participation in excavations in Poręba, Poland
  • 2012, 2009 – participation in excavations in Krasiejów, Poland
  • 2010 – Internship at International Wildlife Research Week, Valchawa, Switzerland

Grants and international projects
  • 2016 – Leader of a student project: Ontogenetic changes in the appendicular skeleton of Protoceratops andrewsi form the Djadokhta Formation (Mongolia); American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Signature: I/5/2016 (Found by: Consultative Council of the University of Warsaw, Second pillar of Student Government of the University of Warsaw, Universitatis Varsoviensis Fund)

Teaching
  • 2016 – Leading an internship for a stipendist of the Polish Children`s Fund in the Department of Paleobiology and Evolution, Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2016 – Field trip (Bukowa Góra, Iłża) in the course: History of Life for students of the University of Warsaw, Poland
  • 2016 – Lecture for stipendists of the Polish Children`s Fund, Serock, Poland
  • 2015 – Guest in the conference panel: Young and Talented organized by Centre for Education Development, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2014 – Lecture about dinosaurs in the subject: Historical Geology for students of the Geology Faculty, University of Warsaw, Poland

Other
  • 2015 – Scientific commentator of two games for children: My Dinosaurs and Dino versus Dino, publisher: Granna, Warsaw
  • 2011-2016 – Membership in Students' Society of Evolutionary Biology, Warsaw University, Faculty of Biology (2014/2015 – Secretary of the Society)
  • 2010-2016 – Membership in Students' Society of Field Paleontologist, Warsaw University, Faculty of Geology (2013/2014 – Vice-President of the Society; 2014-2016 – President of the Society)




Publications

Scientific papers



Conference abstracts and chapters in guide books

Słowiak, J. (2015). Ontogenetic modifications of the pelvic girdle and hindlimb revealed by an subadult specimen of Protoceratops andrewsi. The XIII Annual Meeting of European Association of Vertebrate Palaentologists, Opole, Poland

Słowiak, J. (2015). Ontogenetic modifications of the pelvic girdle and hindlimb revealed by an subadult specimen of Protoceratops andrewsi. Conference Progressive Paleontology, Bristol, England


Popular and review articles

Słowiak ,J. (2015). Early Evolution of the Vertebrate Skeleton. Ewolucja 5: 28-33.

Słowiak, J. (2013). Jurassic Park and other myths about dinosaurs. UW 1 (61): 34-35.

Mazurek, D., Słowiak, J. (2009). Silesaurus in relevance to a dinosaur. Przeglad Geologiczny 57 (7): 569-571.





Contact


Justyna Słowiak
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND
e–mail: justyna.slowiak@twarda.pan.pl

phone: (+4822) 697 8854; room 635