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mgr Wojciech Pawlak

Research interests

  • Evolution, biology, and functional antomy of bony fish (Osteichthyes)
  • Ecology of aquatic ecosystems
  • Vertebrate fossils as indicators of paleoenvironment
  • Geochemical and sedimentological methods in studies on the mode of life of fossil vertebrates

Research projects

ongoing projects

  • The origin of modern ray-finned fish (principal investigator, NCN Preludium 22, 2023/49/N/NZ8/04258)
  • Early Mesozoic diversification of the neopterygian fish (PhD project)
  • The enigma of Cheilonipus ispp.: Middle Triassic turtles or locomotor convergence? (contractor, NCN OPUS 20, 2020/39/B/NZ8/01074)

previous projects

  • Palaeogeographic maps of the Permian non-marine basins of Central Europe (contractor, NCN Harmonia 9, 2017/26/M/ST10/00646)
  • Ecological diversity of the Triassic fishes in the light of geochemical methods (principal investigator, IDUB Microgrant UW)

Collaborations

  • Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
  • Polish Geological Institute – Polish Research Institute (Poland)
  • University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • Uppsala University (Sweden)

Publications

2024

Voigt, Sebastian; Calábková, Gabriela; Ploch, Izabela; Nosek, Vojtěch; Pawlak, Wojciech; Raczyński, Paweł; Spindler, Frederik; Werneburg, Ralf

A diadectid skin impression and its implications for the evolutionary origin of epidermal scales Journal Article

In: Biology Letters, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 20240041, 2024.

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2023

Czepiński, Łukasz; Pawlak, Wojciech; Rytel, Adam; Tałanda, Mateusz; Szczygielski, Tomasz; Sulej, Tomasz

A new Middle Triassic vertebrate assemblage from Miedary (southern Poland) Journal Article

In: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. e2265445, 2023.

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2022

Pawlak, Wojciech; Rozwalak, Piotr; Sulej, Tomasz

Triassic fish faunas from Miedary (Upper Silesia, Poland) and their implications for understanding paleosalinity Journal Article

In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 590, pp. 110860, 2022, ISSN: 0031-0182.

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2021

Czepiński, Łukasz; Dróżdż, Dawid; Szczygielski, Tomasz; Tałanda, Mateusz; Pawlak, Wojciech; Lewczuk, Antoni; Rytel, Adam; Sulej, Tomasz

An Upper Triassic Terrestrial Vertebrate Assemblage from the Forgotten Kocury Locality (Poland) with a New Aetosaur Taxon Journal Article

In: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, pp. e1898977, 2021.

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2020

Pawlak, Wojciech; Tałanda, Mateusz; Sulej, Tomasz; Niedźwiedzki, Grzegorz

Dipnoan from the Upper Triassic of East Greenland and remarks about palaeobiogeography of Ptychoceratodus Journal Article

In: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol. 65, pp. 561-574, 2020.

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2019

Pawlak, Wojciech; Czepiński, Łukasz; Majchrzyk, Aleksander; Duk, Katarzyna

Przegląd skamieniałości krcegowców i flory z terenów dzisiejszej Polski zgromadzonych w Muzeum Historii Naturalnej w Wiedniu Journal Article

In: Przegląd Geologiczny, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 48, 2019, ISSN: 0033-2151.

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Selected conference abstracts

  • Pawlak, W. 2021. The increasing diversity of fossil lungfish. Recent findings from the Late Triassic of Greenland and Poland. 3rd Virtual Palaeontological Congress. Online.
  • Pawlak, W., Tałanda, M., Sulej, T. & Niedźwiedzki, G. 2021. Lungfish from the Upper Triassic of Greenland and remarks about palaeobiogeography 5th International Meeting of Early-stage Researchers in Paleontology. Online.
  • Czepiński, Ł., Sulej, T., Szczygielski, T., Lewczuk, A., Dróżdż, D. & Pawlak, W. 2019. New data on the Late Triassic vertebrate locality with archosaur and turtle remains in Kocury, Poland. 4th International Meeting of Early-Stage Researchers in Palaeontology. Cuenca, Spain.
  • Lewczuk, A. & Pawlak, W. 2019. The origin and geochemistry of bone-bearing beds in Miedary. 20th Czech-Polish-Slovak Palaeontological Conference. Chęciny, Poland.
  • Czepiński, Ł., Pawlak, W., Świś, P., Majchrzyk, A. & Lewczuk, A. 2019. New vertebrate material from the Upper Cretaceous Kem Kem beds of Morocco. 20th Czech-Polish-Slovak Palaeontological Conference. Chęciny, Poland.
  • Majchrzyk, A., Świś, P., Pawlak, W., Lewczuk, A. & Czepiński, Ł. 2019. Undescribed carbonate buildups from Devonian/Carboniferous transition from Tafilalt Basin (Anti-Atlas, Morocco). 20th Czech-Polish-Slovak Palaeontological Conference. Chęciny, Poland.
  • Czepiński, Ł., Sulej, T., Szczygielski, T., Pawlak, W., Dróżdż, D. & Lewczuk, A. 2019. The Late Triassic vertebrate locality with archosaur and turtle remains in Kocury, Poland. 17th Conference of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists. Brussels, Belgium.
  • Rozwalak, P. & Pawlak, W. 2019. A middle Triassic fish microremains from Miedary locality, Silesia. 6th Young Natural History Scientists’ Meeting. Paris, France.
  • Majchrzyk, A., Lewczuk, A., Czepiński, Ł., Pawlak, W., Staniszewski, K. & Mazur, P. 2018. Geochemical analysis of the Devonian fossilized fauna from Hamar Laghdad Massif (Anti-Atlas, Morocco). 5th Young Natural History Scientists’ Meeting. Paris, France.
  • Majchrzyk, A., Hałubek, D., Czepiński, Ł., Lewczuk, A., Mazur, P., Pawlak, W., & Staniszewski, K. 2017. Devonian fauna from Hamar Laghdad Formation (Antiatlas, Morocco). Conference of Young Evolutionary Biologists 2017. Cracow, Poland.
  • Pawlak, W. & Świś, P. 2017. The diversity of microfossils among the Late Devonian Annulata event in the Holy Cross Mountains. Conference of Young Evolutionary Biologists 2017. Cracow, Poland.