Department of  Environmental Paleobiology


Krzysztof OWOCKI, Ph.D.

Geochemistry, mineralogy and taphonomy of Cretaceous dinosaur bones from the Gobi Desert; meteorites (chondrites)



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Personal data

Krzysztof Owocki
Born 11 December 1985 in Poznań, Poland

Academic degrees

  • 2014 Ph.D. in Earth Sciences, Geology (Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw)
  • 2009 - 2014 Ph.D. student, Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw; Geochemistry, mineralogy and taphonomy of Cretaceous dinosaur bones from the Gobi Desert; scientific supervisor professor Józef Kaźmierczak Ph.D., D.Sc.
  • 2009 M.Sc. in geology, specialization: Stratigraphic and Prospecting Geology, Geographical and Geological Sciences Department, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland; “Reclassification of chondritic meteorites from Sahara and Oman”
  • 2007 B.Sc.in geology, Geographical and Geological Sciences Department, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland; “ Adaptative radiation of birds in Cretaceous”

Awards and scholarschips
  • 2009 Second prize on Faculty Competition for Best Master Thesis, University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznań, Poland
  • 2006-2009 Scientific Scholarship of University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland

Projects
  • 2014, 2015 Grant MAESTRO 4 (grant manager: prof. Grzegorz Racki, Silesian University); "Devonian deep-sea environments as a key to understanding global ecosystem perturbations"
  • 2013 - 2016 grant NSC; "Szkliwo i mikrostruktura zębów dużych dinozaurów drapieżnych jako źródło informacji fizjologicznych i siedliskowych" (leader)
  • 2012 - 2015 grant NSC; "Cyanobacteria as rock-forming agents and proxies for tracing hydrochemistry of ancient epeiric seas" (principal investigator, leader Dr Barbara Kremer)
  • 2010 - 2011 grant NSC;  "Reconstruction of the burial environment of the dinosaur bones from Gobi Desert,Mongolian Republic" N307 242939 (leader)

Participation in scientific meetings
  • 2013 13th European Workshop on Astrobiology, 22-25 July 2013 CASA, University of Szczecin, Poland (lecture-keynote)
  • 2011 Taphos 2011, 6th International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization; Tübingen, Germany, (lecture, poster)
  • 2011 III Conference „Młodzi w Paleontologii”, Cracow, Poland, (lecture)
  • 2010 VI Meteoritical Conference (Polish Meteoritical Society), Cracow, Poland (lecture)
  • 2009 V Meteoritical Conference (Polish Meteoritical Society), Olsztyn, Poland (lecture)
  • 2008  IV Meteoritical Conference (Polish Meteoritical Society), Wrocław, Poland (lecture)

Field work/expeditions

  • 2006, 2007  Krasiejów, Poland; organizer University of Opole
  • 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 Lipie Śląskie, Poland; organizer Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2011 Wiazniki, Rosja; organizer Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • 2014 Frankenwald and Sauerland Devonian
  • 2015 Xinjiang-> Junggar Basin Devonian

Research interests
  • Microtaphonomy, diagenesis and geochemistry of fossil bones
  • Chondritic meteorites-parent body processes and impact shock events 

Publications


Articles

Owocki, K., Kremer, B, Wrzosek, B.,Królikowska, A., Kaźmierczak, J. (in press) Fungal ferromanganese mineralisation in Cretaceous dinosaur bones from the Gobi Desert, Mongolia. PLoS ONE.

Bajdek, P., Qvarnstrӧm, M., Owocki, K., Sulej, T., Sennikov, A.G., Niedźwiedzki, G. 2015. Microbiota and food residues including possible evidence of pre-mammalian hair in Upper Permian coprolites from Russia. Lethaia DOI: 10.1111/let.12156

Bajdek, P., Owocki, K., Niedźwiedzki, G. 2014. Putative dicynodont coprolites from the Upper Triassic of Poland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 411:1-17

Żyła D., Węgierek P., Owocki K., Niedźwiedzki G. 2013. Insects and crustaceans from the latest Early–early Middle Triassic of Poland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 371:136-144.

Kremer, B., Owocki K., A. Królikowska , B. Wrzosek , J. Kazmierczak 2012. Mineral microbial structures in a bone of the Late Cretaceous dinosaur Saurolophus angustirostris from the Gobi Desert, Mongolia — A Raman spectroscopy study. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 358-360: 51–61

Owocki, K., Niedźwiedzki, G., Sennikov, A.G., Golubev, V.K., Janiszewska, K. & Sulej, T. 2013. Upper Permian vertebrate coprolites from the Vyazniki and Gorokhovets, Vyatkian regional stage, Russian Platform. Palaios 27(12):867-877.[text]

Owocki, K. and Muszyński, A. 2012. Shock veins in Sahara 02500 Ordinary Chondrite. Geologos 18 (2):111-118. [text]

Owocki, K. and Pilski, A. 2011. Mineralogy and petrology of two ordinary chondrites and their correlation with other meteorites. Mineralogia 40 (1-4/2009): 107-116. [text]

Owocki, K. 2011. Ameboidalne oliwinowe agregaty w chondrytach zwyczajnych. Acta Societatis Metheoriticae Polonorum 2: 112-116.


Abstracts


Niedźwiedzki, G., Kowalski, J., Świło, M., Owocki, K., Tałanda, M. and Sulej, T. 2015. A Late Triassic microvertebrate fauna from the Lipie Śląskie clay pit at Lisowice, Poland. 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists Opole, Poland, 8-12 July 2015.

Bodzioch, A., Kowal-Linka, M., Niedźwiedzki, G. and Owocki, K. 2015. Taphonomy of dicynodont bones from the Lipie Śląskie clay pit at Lisowice (Upper Triassic, Norian-Rhaetian; Upper Silesia, southern Poland). 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists Opole, Poland, 8-12 July 2015.

Owocki, K., Niedźwiecki, G. and Kremer, B. 2015. Oxygen and strontium isotopic study of tooth enamel in Tarbosaurus bataar – palaeoenvironmental and palaeoecological record or diagenetic overprint? 13th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists Opole, Poland, 8-12 July 2015.

Kaźmierczak J., Kempe S., Kremer B. and Owocki, K. 2013. Coated volcanic glass shards as planetary biosignatures: Sub-recent and Paleoarchean examples. Conference Proceeding, 13th European Workshop on Astrobiology, 22-25 July 2013 CASA, University of Szczecin: 89-92.

Owocki, K
. 2011 Microbial activity and uranium anomaly in Late Cretaceous dinosaur bones from Mongolia. In: Nebelsick J.H., Friedrich J.-P., and Dynowski J.F. (eds.), Taphos 2011, Conference Abstract 6th International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization 14-17 06 2011, Tübingen.

Owocki, K., Niedźwiedzki, G., Sennikov,A.G., Golubev, V.K., Janiszewska, K., Biernacki, K. and Sulej, T. 2011 Horizons with the Late Permian vertebrate coprolites from the Vyazniki and Gorokhovets, Vyatkian Gorizont, Russian Platform – preliminary report. In: Nebelsick J.H., Friedrich J.-P., and Dynowski J.F. (eds.), Taphos 2011, Conference Abstract 6th International Meeting on Taphonomy and Fossilization 14-17 06 2011, Tübingen.



Contact



Krzysztof Owocki
Institute of Paleobiology PAS
ul. Twarda 51/55
PL-00-818 Warsaw, POLAND
e-mail: kowoc@twarda.pan.pl
phone: (+48 22) 6978-873; room 123