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dr Aleksandra Skawina (Plenipotentiary for equality at the Faculty of Biology)

Research interests

  • Evolutionary history of Unionida (and other freshwater mussels)
  • Evolution of Unionida adaptation to life in freshwater (including the evolution of their parasitic larvae)
  • The (experimental) ecophysiology of Unionida in the context of currently defined global and specific threats for this group

Teaching experience at WB UW

  • Biogeography 1400-216BGEO
  • Chronobiology 1400-216CHROBI
  • The history of life 1400-236 EPŻ
  • Ecophysiology of plants and animals 1400-228EKOFRZ
  • Physiology and regulation of metabolism 1000-714FRM
  • Plant and Animal Physiology 1400-125 FRZ
  • Animal and Human Physiology 1400-114FZ
  • Neurobiology 1400-226 NBIOL
  • Regulation of physiological processes in animals 1400-225FZRP
  • Biodiversity 1400-111RB
  • Selected issues of human and animal physiology 1400-236WZFCZ
  • Zoology 1400-111ZOO

Research projects

  • 2021-22: IDUB microgrant (Initiative of Excellence – Research University) on the presence of micro and nanoplastics in freshwater ecosystems (leader)

Publications

Baets, Kenneth De; Huntley, John Warren; Scarponi, Daniele; Klompmaker, Adiël A.; Skawina, Aleksandra

Phanerozoic parasitism and marine metazoan diversity: dilution versus amplification Journal Article

In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 376, no. 1837, pp. 20200366, 2021, ISSN: 0962-8436.

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Skawina, Aleksandra

Evolutionary History of Bivalves as Parasites Book Chapter

In: Baets, Kenneth De; Huntley, John Warren (Ed.): The Evolution and Fossil Record of Parasitism: Identification and Macroevolution of Parasites, pp. 153–207, Springer International Publishing, Cham, 2021, ISBN: 978-3-030-42484-8.

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da Silva, Victor R; Varejão, Filipe G; Matos, Suzana A; Rodrigues, Mariza G; Fürsich, Franz T; Skawina, Aleksandra; Schneider, Simon; Warren, Lucas V; Assine, Mario L; Simões, Marcello G

New freshwater mussels (Bivalvia, Unionida) with potential trigonioidid and hyriid affinities from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil Journal Article

In: Geobios, vol. 61, pp. 41–54, 2020, ISSN: 00166995.

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da Silva, Victor R; Varejão, Filipe G; Matos, Suzana A; Fürsich, Franz T; Skawina, Aleksandra; Schneider, Simon; Warren, Lucas V; Assine, Mario L; Simões, Marcello G

Cratonaia novaolindensis gen. et sp. nov. (Unionida, Silesunionoidea) from the Aptian of Brazil (Araripe Basin), and its implications for the early evolution of freshwater mussels Journal Article

In: Cretaceous Research, vol. 107, pp. 104275, 2020, ISSN: 01956671.

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Ożgo, Małgorzata; Cameron, Robert A D; Horsák, Michal; Pokryszko, Beata; Chudaś, Małgorzata; Cichy, Anna; Kaczmarek, Sławomir; Kobak, Jarosław; Marzec, Magdalena; Mierzwa-Szymkowiak, Dominika; Parzonko, Dariusz; Pyka, Grażyna; Rosin, Zuzanna; Skawina, Aleksandra; Soroka, Marianna; Sulikowska-Drozd, Anna; Surowiec, Tomasz; Szymanek, Marcin; Templin, Julita; Urbańska, Maria; Zając, Kamila; Zielska, Joanna; Żbikowska, Elżbieta; Żołądek, Joanna

Cepaea nemoralis (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in Poland: patterns of variation in a range-expanding species Journal Article

In: Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 127, no. 1, pp. 1–11, 2019, ISSN: 0024-4066.

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Skawina, Aleksandra

Book review: Patterson M. A., Mair R. A., Eckert N. L., Gatenby C. M., Brady T., Jones J. W., Simmons B. R., Devers J. L. 2018. Freshwater mussel propagation for restoration Journal Article

In: Folia Malacologica, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 275–280, 2018, ISSN: 15067629.

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Sulikowska-Drozd, Anna; Skawina, Aleksandra; Lewin, Iga; Pieńkowska, Joanna R

The Seventh Congress of European Malacological Societes Journal Article

In: Folia Malacologica, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 311–313, 2014, ISSN: 1506-7629.

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Skawina, Aleksandra

Population dynamics and taphonomy of the Late Triassic (Carnian) freshwater bivalves from Krasiejów (Poland) Journal Article

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 379-380, pp. 68–80, 2013, ISSN: 00310182.

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Skawina, Aleksandra; Dzik, Jerzy

Umbonal musculature and relationships of the Late Triassic filibranch unionoid bivalves Journal Article

In: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 163, no. 3, pp. 863–883, 2011, ISSN: 00244082.

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Skawina, Aleksandra

Experimental decay of gills in freshwater bivalves as a key to understanding their preservation in upper triassic lacustrine deposits Journal Article

In: PALAIOS, vol. 25, no. 3, pp. 215–220, 2010, ISSN: 0883-1351.

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Kołodziejczyk, Andrzej; Skawina, Aleksandra

The Roman Snail (Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758) in Northern Mazovia Journal Article

In: Folia Malacologica, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 63–68, 2009, ISSN: 1506-7629.

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Gorzelak, Przemysław; Niedźwiecki, Grzegorz; Skawina, Aleksandra

Pathologies of non-marine bivalve shells from the Late Triassic of Poland Journal Article

In: Lethaia, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 285–289, 2009, ISSN: 00241164.

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Other published works

  • Skawina A (2015) Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, W poszukiwaniu wczesnych ssaków, Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Warszawa 2013, ss. 276, ISBN 978-83-235-0903-5 – recenzja książki. Kosmos 64: 191-192. [Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, Looking for the early mammals – a book review] YADDA identifier bwmeta1.element.bwnjournal-article-ksv64p191kz
  • Skawina A (2014) Trzy lata Nocy Biologów na Wydziale Biologii Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, Biologia w Szkole, 5: 26-28. [Three years of the Biologists’ Night at the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw]
  • Sulikowska-Drozd A, Skawina A, Lewin I, Pieńkowska J. (2014) The Seventh Congress of European Malacological Societies, Folia Malacologica, 22: 311-313 doi: 10.12657/folmal.022.027
  • Skawina A (2013) Dotknąć _biologii – II Ogólnopolska Noc Biologów na UW. Edukacja Biologiczna i Środowiskowa 2013/1: 98-101 [Touch biology – II Polish Biologists’ Night at University of Warsaw]
  • Skawina A (2008) Pochodzenie i ewolucja skójek. Ewolucja 3: 35-42, Biuletyn Muzeum Ewolucji Instytutu Paleobiologii PAN. [The origin and evolution of unionids]