Division of Experimental Ecology of Marine Organisms

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Faculty of Oceanography and Geography
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Urszula Janas
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Hanna Łądkowska
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Our main research topics are: (1) zoobenthos with a special emphasis on species as well functional diversity, (2) biology, ecology and ecophysiology of benthic invertebrates with a special emphasis on non-indigenous species and anthropogenic pressure (3) innovative aquaculture with a special emphasis on recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) and invertebrates. We work in the field, mainly in coastal waters, and conduct laboratory research based on an experimental approach.


Representative publications

Liversage K., Kotta J., Aps R., Fetissov M., Nurkse K., Orav-Kotta H., Rätsep M., Forsström T., Fowler A., Lehtiniemi M., Normant-Saremba M., Puntila-Dodd R., Arula T., Hubel K., Ojaveer H., 2019. Knowledge to decision in dynamic seas: Methods to incorporate non-indigenous species into cumulative impact assessments for maritime spatial planning. Science of the Total Environment 658, 1452-1464. Tuszer-Kunc J., Normant-Saremba M., Rychter A., 2020. The combination of low salinity and low temperature can limit the colonisation success of non-native bivalve Rangia cuneata in brackish Baltic waters. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 524. 151228. Kendzierska H., Łukawska-Matuszewska K., Burska D., Janas U., 2020. Benthic fluxes of oxygen and nutrients under the influence of macrobenthic fauna on the periphery of the intermitttently hypoxic zone in the Baltic Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 530-531, 151-439. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2020.151439. Outinen O., Puntila-Dodd R., Barda I., Brzana R., Hegele-Drywa J., Kalnina M., Kostanda M., Lindqvist A., Minchin D., Normant-Saremba M., Ścibik M., Strake S., Vuolamo J., Lehtiniemi M., 2021. The role of marinas in the establishment and spread of non-indigenous species in Baltic Sea fouling communities. Biofouling, DOI: 10.1080/08927014.2021.1996564 Brzana R., Janas U., Tykarska M.B., 2020. Effects of a 70-year old artificial offshore structure on oxygen concentration and macrobenthos in the Gulf of Gdańsk (Baltic Sea). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, vol. 235 Janas U., Burska D.,  Kendzierska H., Pryputniewicz-Flis D., Łukawska-Matuszewska K., 2019. Importance of benthic macrofauna and coastal biotopes for ecosystem functioning – Oxygen and nutrient fluxes in the coastal zone, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 225

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