Department of  Environmental Paleobiology


Przemysław GORZELAK, Ph.D.


Biomineralization and diagenesis of echinoderm skeleton
Fossil echinoderms, with special value given to the Mesozoic crinoids (paleoecology, evolution, taxonomy)



CURRICULUM VITAE



Personal data

Przemysław Gorzelak
Born 12 June 1984 in Tychy, Poland


Academic degrees and memberships
  • 2012 Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Geology (Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
  • 2008-2012. Ph.D. in palaeobiology student, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Biomineralization and diagenesis of echinoderm skeleton), scientific supervisor Jarosław Stolarski Ph.D., D.Sc.
  • 2008. Member of the Paleontological Society (USA)
  • 2008. Master of Science in geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, (Late Cretaceous crinoids)
  • 2006. Bachelor of Science in geology, Faculty of Earth Sciences, University of Silesia, (Mesozoic Marine Revolution)

Awards and scholarships
  • 2013 - 2016. Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education for Distinguished Young Researchers
  • 2012. Scholarship in Laboratoire de Biologie marine, Faculté des Sciences, Universite Libre de Bruxelles financed by FNRS (FONDS DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE)
  • 2010. Conference grant awarded by Towarzystwo Naukowe Warszawskie
  • 2010. Scholarship awarded by Foundation for Polish Science for a short stay at Laboratoire de Biologie marine, Faculté des Sciences, Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  • 2010. “START” scholarship awarded by Foundation for Polish Science
  • 2009. “START” scholarship awarded by Foundation for Polish Science
  • 2008. Doctoral scholarship granted by Prof. Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (PAS)
  • 2007/2008. Scholarship awarded by Ministry of Sciences and Higher Education for outstanding results in study

Grants
  • 2012-2015 Leader of the NCN grant: Biomineralizacja i diageneza szkieletu szkarłupni: ocena możliwości wykorzystania kopalnych szkieletów szkarłupni do rekonstrukcji paleośrodowiskowych.
  • 2012. Author of the grant founded by FNRS (Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique): “Biomineralization of echinoderm skeleton - insights from 26Mg labeling experiments”; supervision: Prof. Philippe Dubois
  • 2011-2014. Contractor of the NCN grant (no 2011/01/B/ST10/02639) on fossil regurgitalites
  • 2010. Conference grant awarded by Organizing Committee of „The 8th International Congress on the Jurassic System” in China
  • 2009-2012. Contractor of the KBN grant (no N307 138838) on signs of predation on crinoids
  • 2008. Author of the grant of the Paleontological Society (PalSIRP-Sepkoski Grants for 2008): “Signs of benthic predation on Mesozoic crinoids from Poland”
  • 2007. Co-author (with Dr. M.A. Salamon, University of Silesia, Poland) of the grant of the Paleontological Society (PalSIRP-Sepkoski Grants for 2007): “Comatulid remains from the Middle Triassic of Poland”

Participation in scientific meetings
  • 2016. 35th International Geological Congress (IGC). Cape Town, South America (poster)
  • 2015. The Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting. Baltimore, USA (poster)
  • 2013. 5th Arbeitstreffen deutschsprachiger Echinodermenforscher (V Zjazd Echinodermologów Niemieckojęzycznych), Stuttgart, Germany (posters)
  • 2013. I Forum Młodych Uczonych “Od młodego naukowca do laureata Nagrody Nobla”, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2012. 14th International Echinoderm Conference, Brussels, Belgium (poster)
  • 2011. Krajowe Laboratorium Multidyscyplinarne Nanomateriałów Funkcjonalnych NanoFun,Obory k. Konstancina, Poland (lecture)
  • 2010. The 7th European Conference on Echinoderms, Goettingen, Germany (lecture)
  • 2010. The 8th International Congress on the Jurassic System”, Shehong, China (lecture)
  • 2010. II Konferencja „Młodzi w Paleontologii”, Warsaw, Poland (lecture)
  • 2009. I Konferencja „Młodzi w Paleontologii”, Sosnowiec, Poland (lecture)
  • 2009. European Geosciences Union 2009, Vienna, Austria, (poster)
  • 2008. 4th Workshop of German & Austrian Echinoderm Research, Vienna, Austria, (short lecture and poster)
  • 2008. 33rd International Geological Congress, Olso, Norway (co-author of the presentation and abstract)

Editorial work

  • 2015-present, Assistant Editor, Acta Palaeotologica Polonica

Research interests
  • Biomineralization and diagenesis of echinoderm skeleton
  • Fossil echinoderms, with special value given to the Mesozoic crinoids (paleoecology, evolution, taxonomy)



Publications



Scientific papers (in peer-reviewed journals)

Gorzelak, P., Głuchowski, E., Brachaniec, T., Łukowiak, M. & Salamon, M. 2017. Skeletal microstructure of uintacrinoid crinoids and inferences about their mode of life. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 468: 200-207.[text - journal site]

Gorzelak, P., Salamon, M. A., Trzęsiok, D., Lach, R. & Baumiller, T. K. 2016. Diversity dynamics of post-Palaeozoic crinoids – in quest of the factors affecting crinoid macroevolution. Lethaia 49(2): 231-244. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak, P. & Zamora, S. 2016. Understanding form and function of the stem in early flattened echinoderms (pleurocystitids) using a microstructural approach. PeerJ 4:e1820. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak, P., Krzykawski, T., Stolarski, J. 2016. Diagenesis of echinoderm skeletons: Constraints on paleoseawater Mg/Ca reconstructions. Global and Planetary Change 144:142-157. [text - journal site]

Brachaniec, T., Niedźwiedzki, R., Surmik, D., Krzykawski, T., Szopa, K., Gorzelak, P.,  Salamon, M.A. 2015. Coprolites of marine vertebrate predators from the Lower Triassic of southern Poland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 435:118–126. [text - journal site]

Salamon, M.A., Gorzelak, P., Hanken, N.M., Riise, H.E., Ferré, B. 2015. Crinoids from Svalbard in the aftermath of the end−Permian mass extinction. Polish Polar Research, 36 (3), 225-238. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P., Głuchowski, E., Salamon, M.A. 2014. Reassessing the improbability of a muscular crinoid stem. Scientific Reports 4, 6049. [text - journal site]

Trzęsiok D., Krzykawski T., Niedźwiedzki R., Brom K., Gorzelak P. & Salamon M.A. 2014. Palaeoenvironment of the Upper Cretaceous (Coniacian)concretion-bearing Lagerstätten from Poland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 401: 154–165. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P.
, Salamon M.A., Lach R., Loba M. &  Ferré B. 2014. Microlens arrays in the complex visual system of Cretaceous echinoderms. Nature Communications 5: 3576. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P., Stolarski J., Dery A., Dubois Ph., Escrig S. and Meibom A. 2014. Ultra- and micro-scale growth dynamics of the cidaroid spine of Phyllacanthus imperialis revealed by 26Mg labeling and NanoSIMS isotopic imaging. Journal of Morphology 275(7): 788-796. [text - journal site]

Salamon M.A., Gorzelak P., Niedźwiedzki R., Trzęsiok D., & Baumiller T.K. 2014. Trends in shell fragmentation as evidence of mid-Paleozoic changes in marine predation. Paleobiology. 40(1): 14–23. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P.  & Zamora S. 2013. Stereom microstructures of Cambrian echinoderms revealed by cathodoluminescence (CL). Palaeontologia Electronica 16 (3): 32A, 1-17 [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P. & Salamon M.A., 2013. Experimental tumbling of echinoderms - taphonomic patterns and implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386: 569–574.  [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P., Błażejowski B., Uchman A., & Hanken N-M., 2013. First record of catacrinid crinoid from the Lower Permian of Spitsbergen. Polish Polar Research 34, no. 2, pp. 139–150.  [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P., Salamon M.A, Trzęsiok D., Niedźwiedzki R., 2013. Drill Holes and Predation Traces versus Abrasion-Induced Artifacts Revealed by Tumbling Experiments. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58528. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak, P., Stolarski, J., Mazur, M., & Meibom A. 2013. Micro- to nanostructure and geochemistry of extant crinoidal echinoderm skeletons. Geobiology 11(1):29-43, doi:10.1111/gbi.12012 [FULL TEXT PDF (Publisher site)] [SOM (Publisher site)].

Salamon, M.A., Niedźwiedzki, R., Lach, R., Brachaniec, T., & Gorzelak, P. 2012. Ophiuroids Discovered in the Middle Triassic Hypersaline Environment. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49798. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak, P., Salamon, M.A., & Baumiller, T.K. 2012. Predator-induced macroevolutionary trends in Mesozoic crinoids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 109 (18): 7004-7007. [text - journal site]

Salamon, M.A., Niedźwiedzki, R., Gorzelak, P., Lach, R., & Surmik, D. 2012. Bromalites from the Middle Triassic of Poland and the rise of the Mesozoic Marine Revolution. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 321-322: 142–150. [text - journal site]

Salamon M., Aghababalou B., Gorzelak P. and Niedźwiedzki, R. 2012: Intriguing crinoid remains from the Rhaetian of Iran and their possible implications for the mid-Carnian crinoid extinction event. Geobios, 45: 479–484.

Gorzelak, P., Stolarski, J., Małkowski, K., & Meibom, A. 2012. Stable carbon and oxygen isotope compositions of extant crinoidal echinoderm skeletons. Chemical Geology 291: 132-140. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak, P., Stolarski, J., Dubois, P., Kopp, Ch., & Meibom, A. 2011. 26Mg labeling of the sea urchin regenerating spine: insights into echinoderm biomineralization process. Journal of Structural Biology 176:119-126. [text - journal site]

Hess, H., Salamon, M.A., & Gorzelak, P. 2011. Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous (Tithonian-Berriasian) cyrtocrinids from southeastern Poland. Neues Jahrbuch für Paläontologie und Geologie, Abhandlungen 260(1): 119-128.

Gorzelak, P., Salamon, M.A, Ferré, B. 2011. Pelagic crinoids (Roveacrinida, Crinoidea) discovered in the Neogene of Poland. Naturwissenschaften 98(10):903-908. [text - journal site]

Niedźwiedzki, G., Gorzelak, P. & Sulej, T. 2011. Bite traces on dicynodont bones and the early evolution of large terrestrial predators. Lethaia 44(1):87-92. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak, P., Rakowicz, Ł., Salamon, M.A. & Szrek, P. 2011. Inferred placoderm bite marks on Devonian crinoids from Poland. Neues Jahrbuch für Paläontologie und Geologie, Abhandlungen 259/1:105–112.

Salamon M.A. & Gorzelak P. 2011: A new spoon-like crinoid (Hemicrinus, Cyrtocrinida) from the Danian (Palaeogene) of Poland and overview of Cretaceous hemicrinids. Paleontological Research 15(1): 23–20. [text - journal site]

Salamon M.A. & Gorzelak P. 2011: Late Cretaceous (Santonian-Campanian) sea lilies (Echinodermata, Crinoidea) from the glacial rafts of North-Western Poland. Palaeontologische Zeitschrift 85(3): 309-319. [text - journal site]

Baumiller, T.K., Salamon, M.A., Gorzelak, P., Mooi, R., Messing, Ch.G., & Gahn, F.J. 2010. Post-Paleozoic crinoid radiation in response to benthic predation preceded the Mesozoic marine revolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107 (13) 5893-5896. [text - journal site]

Salamon, M.A, Gorzelak, P., Ferré, B. & Lach, R. 2010. Roveacrinids (Crinoidea, Echinodermata) survived the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) extinction event. Geology 38; 10: 883–885. [text - journal site]

Salamon, M.A. & Gorzelak, P. 2010. Cyrtocrinids (Echinodermata, Crinoidea) from Upper Jurassic Štramberk-type limestones in southern Poland. Palaeontology 53 (4): 869-885. [text - journal site]

Salamon, M., & Gorzelak, P. 2010. Late Cretaceous crinoids (Crinoidea) from Eastern Poland: Palaeontographica Abt. A 291, 1-43.

Gorzelak P., Niedźwiedzki G. & Skawina A. 2010. Pathologies of non-marine bivalve shells from the Late Triassic of Poland. Lethaia 43 (3): 285-289. [text - journal site] doi:10.1111/j.1502-3931.2009.00188.x.

Salamon, M.A., Gorzelak, P. & Zatoń, M. 2010. Comment on “Palaeoenvironmental control on distribution of crinoids in the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic) of England and France” by Aaron W. Hunter and Charlie J. Underwood. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 55 (1), 172-173. [text - journal site]

Salamon, M.A., Lach, R. & Gorzelak, P. 2010. Additional records of bourgueticrinid crinoids from the Cenomanian of southern Poland. Cretaceous Research 31 (4): 364-367. [text - journal site]

Lach, R., Gorzelak, P., & Salamon, M.A., 2010. Strambergocrinus jurassicus (Crinoidea, Cyrtocrinida), a new cyrtocrinid crinoid from Oxfordian of northern Poland. Paläontologie, Stratigraphie, Fazies (18) Freiberger Forschungshefte C 536, 18: 1–6.

Gorzelak, P. & Salamon, M.A. 2010. Drapieżne jeżowce a ewolucja liliowców czyli preludium mezozoicznej rewolucji morskiej. Przegląd Geologiczny 58 (7) 557.

Salamon, M.A., Gorzelak, P. & Lach, R. 2009. Fischericrinus polonicus n. sp.: a new crinoid (Echinodermata, Crinoidea, Cyrtocrinida) from the Oxfordian of the Cracow-Częstochowa Upland (southern Poland). Paläontologie, Stratigraphie, Fazies (17), Freiberger Forschungshefte, C 532: 95–99; Freiberg.

Borszcz, T., Gorzelak, P., Konieczyński, K., Łukowiak, M. & Salamon, M.A. 2009. Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) crinoids from the southern Poland. Paläontologie, Stratigraphie, Fazies (17), Freiberger Forschungshefte, C 532: 83–93; Freiberg.

Salamon M.A., Gorzelak P., Gajerski A., Kaźmierczak J. & Borszcz T. 2009. A crinoid concentration lagerstätte in the Turonian (Late Cretaceous) Conulus Bed (Miechów-Wolbrom area, Poland). Geobios 42 (3): 351–357. [text - journal site]

Stolarski J., Gorzelak P., Mazur M., Marrocchi Y. & Meibom A. 2009. Nanostructural and geochemical features of the Jurassic isocrinid columnal ossicles. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54: 69-75. [text - journal site]

Salamon M.A., Gorzelak P. & Zatoń M. 2009. In quest of cyrtocrinid origins: Evidence from Late Triassic ossicles from the Tatra Mountains. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 54: 171-174. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P. & Salamon M.A. 2009. Signs of benthic predation on Late Jurassic stalked crinoids; preliminary data. Palaios 24: 70-73. [text - journal site]

Salamon M.A., Gorzelak P. & Schweigert, G. 2008. Early Jurassic (Sinemurian-Toarcian) crinoids (Crinoidea) from Central Europe (Poland, Slovakia, Germany). Paläontologie, Stratigraphie, Fazies (16), Freiberger Forschungshefte, C 528: 93-103.

Salamon M.A., Zatoń M. & Gorzelak P. 2008. Syzygial brachials from the Upper Muschelkalk (Middle Triassic, Poland) and their implication for an early origin of comatulid crinoids. Journal of Paleontology, 82 (3): 646-649. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P. 2008. New data on fossil cyrtocrinids (Cyrtocrinida, Crinoidea) from the Early Oxfordian of the Polish Jura Chain (southern Poland). Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie – Abhandlungen, 248 (2): 225-232. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P. & Salamon M.A. 2008. Ślady ugryzień i regeneracji na triasowych liliowcach z Polski; dane wstępne. Przegląd Geologiczny, 56: 885-886.

Gorzelak P. & Salamon M.A. 2008. Czy mezozoiczna rewolucja morska wywarła wpływ na preferencje batymetryczne liliowców łodygowych? Przegląd Geologiczny, 56: 378-379.

Gorzelak P., Jakubczyk A., Salamon M.A., & Konieczyński K. 2008. Najstarsze mezozoiczne szczątki rozgwiazd z dolnego wapienia wuszlowego (dolny anizyk, warstwy faliste) Gór Świętokrzyskich. Przegląd Geologiczny, 56: 116-117.

Sekuła M., Gorzelak P., Konieczyński K., & Salamon M.A. 2008. Liliowce z pogranicza kredy i paleogenu z doliny środkowej Wisły - dane wstępne. Przegląd Geologiczny, 56: 38-40.

Salamon M.A., Gajerski A., Gorzelak P. & Łukowiak M. 2007. A new plicatocrinid crinoid, Tetracrinus jagti, from the Cenomanian (Upper Cretaceous) of southern Poland. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 245 (2): 179-183. [text - journal site]

Salamon M.A., & Gorzelak P. 2007. Evidence of shallow-water cyrtocrinids (Cyrtocrinida, Crinoidea) from the Callovian of Poland. Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, 244: 3: 257-260. [text - journal site]

Gorzelak P., Łukowiak M., & Salamon M.A. 2007. Nowe dane na temat skamieniałości cyrtokrynidów (Crinoidea, Cyrtocrinida) w osadach mezozoiku Polski pozakarpackiej. Przegląd Geologiczny, 55: 222-223.

Gorzelak P., & Salamon M.A. 2006. The youngest Mesozoic record of millericrinid crinoids (Millericrinida, Crinoidea) from Upper Cretaceous deposits of Poland. Freiberger Forschungshefte, 14: 39-42.

Łukowiak M., & Gorzelak P. 2006. Marsupites (Crinoidea, Uintacrinida) jako narzędzie datowania skał górnosantońskich w krach glacjalnych wschodniej Polski. Przegląd Geologiczny, 54: 784-786.


Other papers (in non per-reviewed journals, popular articles)

Gorzelak, P., and Łukowiak, M. 2007. Cmentarzysko triasowych kręgowców sprzed 240 mln lat. Przyroda Górnego Śląska 48: 4.

Gorzelak, P. 2013. Jeżowce kontra liliowce. Rocznik Muzeum Ewolucji (5).


Conference abstracts and posters


Gorzelak, P., Salamon, M.A., Brachaniec, T., Rahman, I., Zamora, S. 2016. Towards a better understanding of the origins of microlens arrays in Mesozoic echinoderms. 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) 27.08–4.09.2016. Cape Town, Paper Number: 3788. (poster)

Gorzelak, P. 2015. Diagenesis In Echinoderm Skeletons And Their Application To The Reconstruction Of Paleocean Mg/Ca. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 47 (7), 575. (poster)

Salamon, M.A., Gorzelak, P., Hanken, N.−M., Riise, H.E., Ferré, B. 2015. Unexpectedly Diverse Crinoid Fauna From Svalbard In The Aftermath Of The End-Permian Mass Extinction. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 47 (7), 765. (poster)

Gorzelak, P., Zamora, S. 2013: Cathodoluminescence (CL) – a promising method for investigating the stereom microstructures of Cambrian echinoderms. 5th Arbeitstreffen deutschsprachiger Echinodermenforscher, Stuttgart, Germany.

Gorzelak, P., Brom, K., Trzęsiok, D., Lach, R., Leśko, K., Salamon, M.A. 2013: Diversity dynamics of post-Paleozoic crinoids and the characterization of agents of selection. 5th Arbeitstreffen deutschsprachiger Echinodermenforscher, Stuttgart, Germany.

Gorzelak, P., Stolarski, J., Dery, A., Dubois, Ph., Kopp, C., & Meibom, A. 2012. 26Mg labeling – a new tool for investigating biomineralization in echinoderms. 14th International Echinoderm Conference, Brussels, August 20-24 2012.

Salamon, M.A., Niedźwiedzki, R., Lach, R.,Brachaniec, T., & Gorzelak, P. 2012. Ophiuroids Discovered in the Middle Triassic Hypersaline Environment. 14th International Echinoderm Conference, Brussels, August 20-24 2012.

Gorzelak, P., Stolarski, J., Mazur, M., Meibom, A., Marrocchi, Y., & Chalmin, E. 2010. Micro/nanostructural and biogeochemical features of the stereom of extant and fossil stalked crinoids. Echinoderm Research 2010: 7th European Conference on Echinoderms, Göttingen, October 2-9, 2010.

Gorzelak, P. 2010. Jurassic crinoids – can their skeletons be used as palaeoenvironmental proxies? Earth Science Frontiers, Vol. 17, Special Issue, 154-155.

Salamon, M.A., Gorzelak, P. & Lach, R. 2010. Cyrtocrinid crinoids (Echinodermata, Crinoidea) from the Late Jurassic Štramberk-type limestones of southern and eastern Poland. Earth Science Frontiers, Vol. 17, Special Issue, 147-148.

Baumiller, T.K., Salamon, M.A., Gorzelak, P., Mooi, R., and Messing, Ch. 2009. Prelude to the Mesozoic marine revolution - Triassic diversification of crinoids, [In:] The 9th North American Paleontological Convention (University of Cincinnati, USA).

Gorzelak, P., Stolarski, J., Mazur, M., Marrocchi, Y., Meibom, A., and Chalmin, E. 2009. Nanostructural and biogeochemical features of the crinoid stereom. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 11, EGU2009-1043-1, 2009. European Geosciences Union 2009, Vienna, Austria.

Gorzelak, P. and Rakowicz, Ł. 2009. Ślady ugryzień ryb pancernych na dewońskich liliowcach z centralnej Polski. Konferencja naukowa „Młodzi w paleontologii”, Sosnowiec.

Baumiller, T.K., Salamon, M.A. and Gorzelak, P. 2008. Early Mesozoic crinoid evolution revolution, [In:] 33rd International Geological Congress in Oslo. http://www.cprm.gov.br/33IGC/1364353.html

Salamon, M.A. and Gorzelak, P. 2008. Signs of predation on Middle Triassic crinoids from Poland, [In:] 4th Workshop of German & Austrian Echinoderm Research in Vienna.




Contact



Przemysław Gorzelak
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND
e-mail: pgorzelak@twarda.pan.pl
phone: (+48 22) 6978-885; room 130