Agnieszka Tatarek
Department of Marine Ecology, Institute of Oceanology PAN
Powstańców Warszawy 55, 81-712 Sopot, POLAND
tel: (+ 48 58) 73 11 696
e-mail: derianna [at]

  • 2017 - PhD at Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 - M.Sc. at University of Gdańsk, Faculty of Biological Oceanography.
Scientific interests
  • Taxonomy and ecology of Arctic planktonic protists
  • Taxonomy of sea ice phytoplankton
  • Taxonomy and ecology of Macroalgae
Projects participation
  • 2010 – 2018 - MOSJ (Environmental Monitoring of Svalbard and Jan Mayen)
  • 2015 - 2016 - N-ICE 2015 – Norwegian Young Sea Ice Cruise.
  • 2011 - 2014 - Project on restoration and monitoring of sea grass beds in Puck Bay, Southern Baltic ("Zostera").
  • 2011 - 2012 - VECTORS of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors.
  • 2010 - ArcticNET- Mesoscale distribution of sympagic and pelagic protists in the sea ice cover of the Canadian archipelago.
  • 2008 - CLEOPATRA, Climate change influence on food quality and energy flow through trophic levels of Arctic sea-ice margin area.
  • 2007 - 2008 - ClicoPen, Impact of climate induced glacial melting on coastal antarctic communities).
  • 2007 - ArcOD -Arctic Ocean Diversity.
  • 2007 - ARCFAC, European Center for Arctic Environmental Research.
  • 2006 - Large Scale Model of the Changeability and Diversity of the Recent Marine-Periglacial Environment of Isbjornhamna (Spitsbergen, Hornsund).
  • 2005 - 2006 - ELME, European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems.
  • 2004 - CASES, Canadian Arctic Exchange Study.
  • 2003 - 2004 - COSA, Coastal Sands as Biocatalytical Filters.
  • Assmy Philipp, Mar Fernández-Méndez, Pedro Duarte, Amelie Meyer, Achim Randelhoff, Christopher J Mundy, Lasse M Olsen, Hanna M Kauko, Allison Bailey, Melissa Chierici, Lana Cohen, Anthony P Doulgeris, Jens K Ehn, Agneta Fransson, Sebastian Gerland, Haakon Hop, Stephen R Hudson, Nick Hughes, Polona Itkin, Geir Johnsen, Jennifer A King, Boris P Koch, Zoe Koenig, Slawomir Kwasniewski, Samuel R Laney, Marcel Nicolaus, Alexey K Pavlov, Christopher M Polashenski, Christine Provost, Anja Rösel, Marthe Sandbu, Gunnar Spreen, Lars H Smedsrud, Arild Sundfjord, Torbjørn Taskjelle, Agnieszka Tatarek, Józef Wiktor, Penelope M Wagner, Anette Wold, Harald Steen, Mats A Granskog. Leads in Arctic pack ice enable early phytoplankton blooms below snow-covered sea ice. Scientific Reports, 2017
  • Belt, S. T., Brown, T. A., Smik, L., Tatarek, A., Wiktor, J., Stowasser, G., ... & Husum, K. (2017). Identification of C25 highly branched isoprenoid (HBI) alkenes in diatoms of the genus Rhizosolenia in polar and sub-polar marine phytoplankton. Organic geochemistry, 110, 65-72.
  • Kruss, A., Wiktor, J., Tatarek, A., & Wiktor Jr, J. (2017). Acoustic detection of macroalgae in a dynamic Arctic environment. Isfjorden (West Spitsbergen) case study. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141(5), 4004-4004.
  • Kruss, A., Tęgowski, J., Tatarek, A., Wiktor, J., & Blondel, P. (2017). Spatial distribution of macroalgae along the shores of Kongsfjorden (West Spitsbergen) using acoustic imaging. Polish Polar Research, 38(2), 205-229.
  • Lasse M. Olsen, Samuel R. Laney, Pedro Duarte, Hanna M. Kauko, Mar Fernández‐Méndez, Christopher J. Mundy, Anja Rösel, Amelie Meyer, Polona Itkin, Lana Cohen, Ilka Peeken, Tatarek, A., Magdalena Róźańska-Pluta, Józef Wiktor, Torbjørn Taskjelle, Alexey K. Pavlov, Stephen R. Hudson, Mats A. Granskog, Haakon Hop, Philipp Assmy, (2017). The seeding of ice algal blooms in Arctic pack ice: The multiyear ice seed repository hypothesis. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(7), 1529-1548.
  • Smoła, Z., Tatarek, A., Wiktor, J., Wiktor Jr, J., Hapter, R., Kubiszyn, A., & Węsławski, J. M. (2017). Primary producers and production in two West Spitsbergen fjords (Hornsund and Kongsfjorden)—a review. Pol. Polar Res, 38(2).
  • Smoła, Z. T., Tatarek, A., Wiktor, J. M., Wiktor, J. M., Kubiszyn, A., & Węsławski, J. M. (2017). Primary producers and production in Hornsund and Kongsfjorden–comparison of two fjord systems. Polish Polar Research, 38(3), 351-373.
  • Smoła, Z. T., Kubiszyn, A. M., Różańska, M., Tatarek, A., & Wiktor, J. M. (2018). Protists of Arctic Sea Ice. In Interdisciplinary Approaches for Sustainable Development Goals (pp. 133-146). Springer, Cham
  • Wiktor Józef, Tatarek Agnieszka, Węsławski Jan M, Kotwicki Lech, Poulin Michel, Colonies of Gyrosigma eximium: a new phenomenon in Arctic tidal flats. Oceanologia, 2016
  • Brown TA, ST Belt, A Tatarek., CJ Mundy, Source identification of the Arctic sea ice proxy IP25, Nature communications, 2014
  • Philipp Assmy, Jens K Ehn, Mar Fernández-Méndez, Haakon Hop, Christian Katlein, Arild Sundfjord, Katrin Bluhm, Malin Daase, Anja Engel, Agneta Fransson, Mats A Granskog, Stephen R Hudson, Svein Kristiansen, Marcel Nicolaus, Ilka Peeken, Angelika HH Renner, Gunnar Spreen, Tatarek, A., Józef Wiktor, Floating ice-algal aggregates below melting Arctic sea ice, PLoS One, 2013
  • Kasia Piwosz, Józef Maria Wiktor, Andrea Niemi, Tatarek, A., and Christine Michel Mesoscale distribution and functional diversity of picoeukaryotes in the first-year sea ice of the Canadian Arctic, ISME J. 2013
  • Piotr Kukliński, Jørgen Berge, Laurel McFadden, Katarzyna Dmoch, Marek Zajaczkowski, Henrik Nygård, Kasia Piwosz, Tatarek, A., Seasonality of occurrence and recruitment of Arctic marine benthic invertebrate larvae in relation to environmental variables, Polar Biology, 2013
  • Tatarek, A., Józef Wiktor, Michael A Kendall, The sublittoral macroflora of Hornsund, Polar Research, 2012
  • Barbara Urban-Malinga, Aleksander Drgas, Anetta Ameryk, Tatarek, A., Meiofaunal (re) colonization of the Arctic intertidal (Hornsund, Spitsbergen) after ice melting: role of wrack deposition, Polar Biology, 2009
  • Jan Marcin Węsławski, Jan Warzocha, Józef Wiktor, Jacek Urbański, Katarzyna Bradtke, Lucyna Kryla, Tatarek, A., Lech Kotwicki, Joanna Piwowarczyk, Biological volarisation of the Southern Baltic Sea (Polish Exclusive Economic Zone), Oceanologia, 2009
  • Aleksandra Kruss, Philippe Blondel, Jaroslaw Tęgowski, Józef Wiktor, Tatarek, A., Estimation of macrophytes using single-beam and multibeam echosounding for environmental monitoring of Arctic fjords (Kongsfjord, West Svalbard Island), Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2008
  • Sofie Derous, Melanie Austen, Simon Claus, Niels Daan, J-C Dauvin, Klaas Deneudt, Jochen Depestele, Nicolas Desroy, Henk Heessen, Kris Hostens, Anne Husum Marboe, A-K Lescrauwaet, Maria Paola Moreno, Ine Moulaert, Desire Paelinckx, Marijn Rabaut, Hubert Rees, Adriana Ressurreição, John Roff, Paulo Talhadas Santos, Jeroen Speybroeck, Eric Willem Maria Stienen, Tatarek, A., RT Hofstede, Magda Vincx, Tomasz Zarzycki, Steven Degraer, Building on the concept of marine biological valuation with respect to translating it to a practical protocol: Viewpoints derived from a joint ENCORA-MARBEF initiative, Oceanologia, 2007
  • A Kruss, J Tęgowski, J Wiktor, A Tatarek., S Olenin, D Daunys, N Gorska, Z Klusek, Acoustic characterisation of benthic habitats in Hornsund Fjord (the Svalbard Archipelago), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics. ECUA, 2006
  • Perran Cook, V Evrard, O Galaktionov, R Glud, S Hedtkamp, M Huettel, F Janssen, L Kotwicki, M Löbl, S Massel, Filip Meysman, J Middelburg, A Swistulska, A Tatarek, B Urban-Malinga, J Van Beusekom, F Wenzhöfer, J Węsławski, Marcin Wichorowski, J Wiktor, Manual of methods used in permeable sediments by the COSA project, Report of the EU project COSA, 2005
Online list of publications
Conferences and workshops
  • Taxonomic workshop of Arctic phytoplankton, Oslo – Drobak, 2018
  • 27 International Polar Conference, Rostock – Germany, 2018
  • Conference about the condition of the Baltic Sea - "The Baltic Sea catastrophe on the fishing problem and tourism" and "Discussing the results of monitoring of the brine water discharge from KPMG Kosakowo in terms of its impact on the natural environment of the Bay of Puck", Warsaw 2018
  • Arctic Science Summit Week 2017- Prague, Czech Republic, 2017
  • Training conference on the protection of maritime areas, co-financed from the funds of the Bilateral Cooperation Fund of the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area and the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 under the Operational Program PL02: Protection of biological diversity and ecosystems, Jurata, Poland, 2016
  • 23rd Congress of Polish Hydrobiologists, Koszalin, Poland, 2015
  • 23rd International Diatom Symposium- Nanjing, China, 2014
  • The HELCOM-PEG, workshops preparing an up-to-date list of the Baltic phytoplankton taxa and the taxonomic workshop of phytoplankton flagellates, Gdynia, 2013
  • ART- APECS "Overcomming challenges of observation to model integration in marine ecosystem response to sea ice transitions"- scientific workshop, 2012
  • "COST Action ES0906 WG3 – Scientists and Managers" - workshop for work group WG3, Island, 2012
  • "COST Action ES0906 WG3 – Scientists and Managers" - workshop for work group WG3,, Portugal, 2011
  • Arctic Frontiers conference, Norway, 2010
  • VECTORS “ FP7 Proposal meeting for a project „Sea Of Tomorrow- Vectors of changes in ocean and Seas marine Life”, scientific workshop, Great Britain, 2009
  • ELME (European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems) conference in Plymouth, 2007
  • ELME (European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems), scientific workshop, Lecce, 2006
  • ELME (European Lifestyles and Marine Ecosystems), “Souther Baltic sedimentary shore", scientific workshop, Amsterdam, 2006
Other scientific activities
  • 2009 - 2016 - Bioblitz- species identification competition and promotion of natural sciences
  • 2009 - 2013 - Participation in the Science Picnic with the presentation of Baltic phytoplankton species and seagrass meadows
  • 2010 - 2018 - Participation in scientific research cruises of the Norwegian Polar Institute, to the Arctic regions
  • 2015 - Scanning microscopy preparation course, Germany
  • 2010 - Participation in the polar expedition to the Lancaster Strait (Canadian Archipelago)
  • 2009 - Participation in the research cruise of the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences to the Arctic regions
  • 2005 – 2008 – Participation in field research in the Arctic regions (Svalbard Archipelago - Hornsund and Kongsfjord)
  • 2004 - Participation in a research cruise near the Bay of Franklin (Canadian Arctic)

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