Monika A. Kusiak is an associate professor at the Department of Polar and Marine Sciences of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS) in Warsaw. Her research is concentrated on the U-Th-Pb geochronology of accessory minerals (zircon, monazite, xenotime) in evolving magmatic systems and the resetting of isotope systematics by metamorphic, hydrothermal and diagenetic processes. Her current investigations focus on applying a variety of isotopic techniques to zircon from ancient rocks, especially those obtained from polar regions, in order to understand the behaviour of elements at the nano- to micro-scale. She is particularly interested in early Earth processes. Her work has taken her to Antarctica, Labrador, Greenland, Japan, Australia and other places. Monika is an alumnus of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Foundation for Polish Sciences, Top-500 Innovators, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Recently, she obtained a major grant from Poland’s National Science Center under the GRIEG call: “Poles together – the missing link between Arctic and Antarctic early Earth record”.
Accessory minerals, early Earth, polar regions.
Kusiak M.A. et al. (2019). “Pb nano-spheres in seismically deformed zircon”, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 262: 20-30.
Kusiak M.A. et al. (2018). ‘’Peak to post-peak thermal history of the Saglek Block of Labrador: a multiphase and multi-instrumental approach to geochronology”, Chemical Geology 484: 210-223. Kusiak M.A. et al. (2015). “Metallic lead nanospheres discovered in ancient zircons”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: 4958-4963.
Kusiak M.A. et al. (2013). ‘’Mobilization of radiogenic Pb in zircon revealed by ion imaging: Implications for early Earth geochronology”, Geology 41: 291-294.
Kusiak M.A. et al. (2013). ‘’Changes in zircon chemistry during Archean UHT metamorphism in the Napier Complex, Antarctica”, American Journal of Science 313: 933-967.
Wojciech Czuba has been employed at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS) since 1994; presently he works in the Lithospheric Research Department. He earned his PhD from IG PAS in 2005. He has taken part in many international projects, including POLONAISE’97 and CELEBRATION 2000. He has led several Arctic marine expeditions. Since 2017, he has been an associate professor.
Deep seismic sounding, western Svalbard and North Atlantic continental passive margin, ultraslow mid-oceanic Knipovich Ridge, lithospheric seismic structure of central Europe.
Starostenko V., Janik T., Yegorova T., Czuba W., Środa P., Lysynchuk D., Aizberg R., Garetsky R., Karataev G., Gribik Y., Farfuliak L., Kolomiyets K., Omelchenko V., Komminaho K., Tiira T., Gryn D., Guterch A., Legostaeva O., Thybo H., Tolkunov A. (2018). “Lithospheric structure along wide-angle seismic profile GEORIFT 2013 in Pripyat-Dnieper-Donets Basin (Belarus and Ukraine)”, Geophysical Journal International, 212, 1932-1962, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggx509.
Czuba W. (2017). “3-D seismic tomographic modelling of the crustal structure of northwestern Svalbard based on deep seismic soundings”, Geophys. J. Int., 208, 508-520, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggw418.
Czuba W. (2013). “Seismic View on the Svalbard Passive Continental Margin”, Acta Geophysica, 61 (5), 1088-1100, DOI: 10.2478/s11600-013-0126-0.
Krzysztof Kochanek is an associate professor at the Department of Hydrology and Hydraulics, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS). His main scientific interests revolve around the statistical and deterministic modeling of extreme hydrological phenomena in stationary and non-stationary conditions. He is an experienced scientist and lecturer. He has spent 18 months at L'institut de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l'environnement “Cemagref” (now IRSTEA) in Lyon, France, where he carried out scientific work on statistical hydrology and earlier 13 months at the Centre for Water Resources Research, School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering, University College Dublin in Ireland, working on the decision support systems for water management purposes. He has also been the principal investigator on many scientific grants funded both by Polish and international institutions.
Kochanek K., Strupczewski W.G., Bogdanowicz E., Markiewicz I. (2020). “The bias of the maximum
likelihood estimates of flood quantiles based solely on the largest historical records”, Journal of
Hydrology, Vol. 584, 2020, 124740, ISSN 0022-1694, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.124740.
Bloeschl G., Bierkens M.F.P., Chambel A., Kochanek K., et al. (2019). “Twenty-three unsolved problems
in hydrology (UPH) – a community perspective”, Hydrological Sciences Journal-Journal Des Sciences
Hydrologiques, Vol. 64, Issue 10, Pages: 1141-1158, doi: 10.1080/02626667.2019.1620507.
Bogdanowicz E., Kochanek K., Strupczewski W.G. (2018). “The weighted function method: A handy
tool for flood frequency analysis or just a curiosity?”, Journal of Hydrology, 559, 209-221,
Giang N.V., Kochanek K., Vu N.T., Duan N.B. (2018). “Landfill leachate assessment by hydrological and
geophysical data: case study NamSon, Hanoi, Vietnam”, Journal of Material Cycles and Waste
Management, 20(3), 1648-1662, doi: 10.1007/s10163-018-0732-7.
Marek Lewandowski is a professor at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS). He is a geologist, specializing in paleomagnetism. His main scientific interests are the history of the geosystem on the geological time scale, paleoclimate evolution and past continental disposition. He lectures on an international doctoral program, covering the history of the Earth from its origin to present-day processes governing the climate change. He has promoted four doctoral dissertations. His professional career includes an executive director position (Institute of Geological Sciences, PAS) and a term as deputy director for scientific affairs at IG PAS. He was a member of PAS Scientific Committees, an expert for the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education, the Polish National Science Centre, NATO, EU MSCA, Durham University and many others. Currently, he leads the Polar and Marine Department at IG PAS, where he supervises studies on processes in the polar system, aiming for a better understanding of their annual-to-decadal variations and their meaning as proxies of climate change.
Earth magnetism, (paleo)geography, geosystem evolution, polar research.
Krzywiec P., Mazur S., Gągała Ł., Kufrasa M., Lewandowski M., Malinowski M., Buffenmyer V., (2017). “Late Carboniferous thin-skinned compressional deformation above the SW edge of the East European Craton as revealed by reflection seismic and potential fields data – correlations with the Variscides and the Appalachians”, [in]: R. Law, R. Thigpen, H. Stowell, A. Merschat (eds.), “Linkages and Feedbacks in Orogenic Processes”, Geological Society of America Memoir 213, doi:10.1130/2017.2013(14).
Werner T., Lewandowski M., Vlahović I., Velić I., Sidorczuk M., (2015). “Palaeomagnetism and rock magnetism of the Permian redbeds from the VelebitMt. (Karst Dinarides, Croatia): dating of the early Alpine tectonics in the Western Dinarides by a secondary magnetization”, Tectonophysics, vol. 651-652, p. 199-215.
Lewandowski M., Krobicki M., Matyja B.A., Wierzbowski A., (2005). “Palaeogeographic evolution of the Pieniny Klippen Basin: history of opening during the Mid and Late Jurassic from palaeomagnetic data of Veliky Kamenets section”, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 216, 53-72.
Lewandowski M., Abrahamsen N., (2003). “Paleomagnetic results from the Cambrian and Ordovician sediments of Bornholm (Denmark) and Southern Sweden and paleogeographical implications for Baltica”, J. Geophys. Res., 108(B11), 2516, doi: 10.1029/2002JB002281.
Lewandowski M., (2003). “Assembly of Pangea: combined paleomagnetic and paleoclimatic approach”, Adv. Geophys., v. 46: 199 - 236.
Mariusz Majdański is an associate professor at the Imaging Department of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS) and director for research at Institute. He is a physicist educated at the University of Warsaw (PhD in 2006), focused on imaging the Earth’s crust on various scales using seismic and potential field methods. He works on improving methods for the joint interpretation of different seismic waves, combining wide-angle seismic refractions, reflections and surface waves with detailed analysis of the uncertainty. He also works on the theoretical aspects of inversion methods. His main achievement is a 3D model of the Earth’s crust in Poland based on large wide-angle refraction experiments. He learned industrial seismic processing methods during a two-year (2008-2010) postdoc fellowship at Schlumberger Cambridge Research Centre (Cambridge, UK), focusing on attenuation of marine multiples with deconvolution techniques. He is also building a near-surface group focused on environmental seismology, with an active seismic experiment studying the shape of permafrost in Spitsbergen in the Arctic. He actively participates in international conferences, organizing scientific sessions at EGU and AGU. He is an experienced project PI, and since 2020 he chairs the PAS Committee on Geophysics.
Crustal structure, joint seismic and gravity analysis, uncertainty estimation, inversion methods, near-surface seismic, permafrost studies.
Majdański M., Grzyb J., Owoc B., Krogulec T., Wysocka A. (2018). “Near-surface structure of the Carpathian Foredeep marginal zone in the Roztocze Hills area”, Acta Geophysica, 66 (2), 179-189.
Majdański M., Trzeciak M., Gaczyński E., Maksym A. (2016). “Seismic velocity estimation from post-critical wide-angle reflections in layered structures”, Studia geophysica et geodaetica, 60 (3), 565-582.
Majdański M. (2013). “The uncertainty in layered models from wide-angle seismic data”, Geophysics, 78, 3, WB31-WB36.
Majdański M. (2012). “The structure of the crust in TESZ area by Kriging interpolation”, Acta Geophysica, 60, 1, 59-75.
Michal Malinowski earned his MEng in Exploration Geophysics at AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków (2000). Since 2001, he has been employed at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS) in Warsaw, where he also received his PhD (2006). In 2007-08 he was a visiting fellow at the Geological Survey of Canada in Ottawa. Since 2013, he has been employed as an associate professor at IG PAS, where since 2017 he has headed the Geophysical Imaging Department. His research interests involve deep crustal structure, seismic data processing and imaging, including advanced technologies like full-waveform inversion. In 2017, he received the Rudzki Award of the Earth Sciences division of the Polish Academy of Sciences. PI/co-PI on several research projects.
Seismic methods in mineral exploration, seismic interferometry, full-waveform inversion, deep reflection seismic and crustal structure.
Chamarczuk, Nishitsuji, Malinowski, Draganov (2019). “Unsupervised Learning Used in Automatic Detection and Classification of Ambient-Noise Recordings from a Large-N Array”, Seismol. Res. Lett.;
Mężyk, Malinowski, Mazur, (2019). “Imaging the East European Craton margin in northern Poland using extended correlation processing of regional seismic reflection profiles”, Solid Earth.
Górszczyk, Operto, Malinowski (2017). “Towards a robust workflow for deep crustal imaging by FWI of OBS data: the eastern Nankai Trough revisited”, J. Geophys. Res.
Malinowski et al. (2015). “Deep seismic reflection profile in Central Europe reveals complex pattern of Paleozoic and Alpine accretion at the East European Craton margin”, Geophys. Res. Lett.
Malinowski et al. (2011). “High-resolution seismic attenuation imaging from wide-aperture onshore data by visco-acoustic frequency-domain full-waveform inversion”, Geophys. J. Int.
Mateusz Moskalik began his research in polar regions in 2003, during his study at the Faculty of Physics, at Warsaw University. He is mostly interested in processes on the glacier–sea border and sea, shoreline, and influence of climate changes on fjords environmental. After receiving a Ph.D. (2012), awarded by Prime Minister of Poland, he was a leader or main investigator in few research projects and was a co-supervisor for 2 Ph.D. students, and few students or young researchers internship in Institute of Geophysics PAS. He is a leader oceanographical monitoring realized in Polish Polar Station Hornsund. He combines traditional (CTD, sediment concentration, etc), modern geophysical (ADCP, passive and active acoustic) methods, and SCUBA diving as a research tool.
Polar research, fjord oceanography, fjord sedimentations, coastal processes, sea-ice interactions.
Moskalik M., Ćwiąkała J., Szczuciński W., Dominiczak A., Głowacki O., Wojtysiak K., Zagórski P. (2018). „Spatiotemporal changes in the concentration and composition of suspended particulate matter in front of Hansbreen, a tidewater glacier in Svalbard”, Oceanologia 60(4), 446-463;
Ćwiąkała J., Moskalik M., Forwick M., Wojtysiak K., Giżejewski J., Szczuciński W. (2018). „Submarine geomorphology at the front of the retreating Hansbreen tidewater glacier, Hornsund fjord, southwest Spitsbergen”, Journal of Maps 14(2), 123-134.
Głowacki O., Moskalik M., Dean G.B. (2016). „The impact of glacier meltwater on the noise field in a glacial bay”, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 121(12), 8455-8470.
Zagórski P., Rodzik J., Moskalik M., Strzelecki M., Lim M., Błaszczyk M., Promińska A., Kruszewski G., Styszyńska A., Malczewski A. (2015). „Multidecadal (1960-2011) shoreline changes in Isbjørnhamna (Hornsund, Svalbard)”, Polish Polar Research 36(4), 369-390.
Moskalik M. , Błaszczyk M., Jania J. (2014). „Statistical analysis of Brepollen bathymetry as a key to determine average depths on a glacier foreland”, Geomorphology 206, 262-270.
Michael Nones is an associate professor at the Hydrology and Hydrodynamics Department of the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS). He earned his PhD in 2012 from the University of Padova, Italy. Next he spent 4 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Bologna, Italy, and 2 years as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the SME gerstgraser in Cottbus, Germany. Before joining the Institute of Geophysics PAS, he was a lecturer at BTU Cottbus for one year. His research is mostly focused on numerical modelling of riverine hydro-morphodynamics, but he has also worked on field and laboratory experiments of sediment transport, with a special focus on acoustic techniques. His more recent research combined remote sensing and GIS for tracking vegetation and sediment dynamics along large rivers.
Numerical modelling, river hydro-morphodynamics, remote sensing, sediment transport, riparian vegetation.
Maselli V., Normandeau A., Nones M., Tesi T., Langone L., Trincardi F., Bohacs K.M. (2020). “Tidal modulation of river-flood deposits: How low can you go?”, Geology, 48(7), 663-667.
Nones M., (2020). “Remote sensing and GIS techniques to monitor morphological changes along the middle-lower Vistula River”, Poland. Int. Journal of River Basin Management, in press;
Aleixo R., Guerrero M., Nones M., Rüther N. (2020). “Applying ADCPs for long term monitoring of SSC in rivers”, Water Resources Research, 56(1), e2019WR026087.
Nones M., Varrani A., Franzoia M., Di Silvio G. (2019). “Assessing quasi-equilibrium conditions of present rivers: a modelling approach”, Catena, 181, 104073.
Varrani A., Nones M., Gupana R. (2019). “Long-term modelling in river management: application to three case studies”, Journal of Hydrology, 574, 1042-1052.
Beata Orlecka-Sikora is a professor of earth sciences at the Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS) in Warsaw. She is currently the Institute’s director, as well as the coordinator of the GeoPlanet Centre of five PAS Institutes aiming to integrate and strengthen the research, organizational and infrastructural potential to conduct interdisciplinary projects in the field of Earth sciences. She is a member of the PAS Committee on Geophysics and Committee on Geodesy, Poland’s national representative to the ESC’s Working Group on Induced Seismicity to the IUGGI, a member of Working Group on Triggered and Induced Seismicity of IASPEI, and Poland’s national scientific representative to the General Assembly of EPOS-ERIC. She contributes to scientific efforts to understand how liquid & gas injection/extraction technologies can trigger seismicity, and what hazards are associated with such seismicity. Drawing on her experience in the field of anthropogenic hazards associated with resource exploitation, since 2010 she has been developing a world-class Thematic Core Service for Anthropogenic Hazards, an innovative and accessible environment integrating the community dealing with the problems of anthropogenic hazards resulting from the exploitation of natural resources, where data and services are provided to answer scientific questions and where the community discusses their specific implementation, best practices, and sustainability strategies.
Anthropogenic seismicity, interactions of earthquakes, probabilistic seismic hazard assessment, statistical seismology.
Orlecka-Sikora B., Cielesta S. (2020). “Evidence for subcritical rupture of injection-induced earthquakes”, Sci Rep 10, 4016, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-60928-0.
Lasocki S., Orlecka-Sikora B. (2020). “Anthropogenic Seismicity Related to Exploitation of Georesources in Encyclopedia of Solid Earth Geophysics”, Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series (ed. Gupta, H.) (Springer, Cham).
Orlecka-Sikora B., et al. (2020). “An open data infrastructure for the study of anthropogenic hazards linked to georesource exploitation”, Sci Data 7, 89. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-0429-3. Lasocki S., Orlecka-Sikora B. (2020). “High injection rates counteract formation of far-reaching fluid migration pathways at The Geysers geothermal field”, Geophys. Res. Lett., https://doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10501120.2.
Orlecka-Sikora B., Cielesta S., Lasocki S. (2019). “Tracking the development of seismic fracture network from The Geysers geothermal field”, Acta Geophys., https://doi.org/10.1007/s11600-018-0202-6.
Rafał Szaniawski specializes in the use of paleomagnetic methods for paleogeographic and tectonic studies. His research concerns the palaeogeographic positions of both large lithospheric plates as well as smaller units, such as terranes, individual tectonic blocks or nappes. He also studies processes of collision of lithospheric plates and the associated formation of mountain belts together with rock deformations. In addition, he conducts research in which magnetic methods are utilized to analyze the sedimentation environment and diagenesis of organic-rich shales. Szaniawski earned his PhD from the University Lille 1 (Sciences and Technologies) in France in cooperation with Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS). He is employed as a professor in the Paleomagnetic Laboratory at IG PAS.
Paleomagnetism, paleogeography, tectonics, magnetic anisotropy, reservoir rocks.
Szaniawski R., Ludwiniak M., Mazzoli S., Szczygieł J., Jankowski L. (2020). “Paleomagnetic and magnetic fabric data from Lower Triassic redbeds of the Central Western Carpathians: new constraints on the paleogeographic and tectonic evolution of the Carpathian region”, Journal of the Geological Society.
Niezabitowska D.K., Szaniawski R., Roszkowska-Remin J., Gąsiński A. (2019). “Magnetic Anisotropy in Silurian Gas-Bearing Shale Rocks From the Pomerania Region (Northern Poland)”, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 124 (1), pp. 5-25.
Szaniawski R., Mazzoli S., Jankowski L. (2017). “Controls of structural inheritance on orogenic curvature and foreland basin sedimentation: Insights from the Przemyśl area, Western Carpathians”, Journal of Structural Geology, 103, pp. 137-150.