Dr. £ukasz Kaczmarek

 

Address:

Department of Animal 
Taxonomy and Ecology
A. Mickiewicz University
Umultowska 89
61-614 Poznań
Poland

E-mail: LK@tardigrada.net
or:        kaczmar@amu.edu.pl
Website: http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~kaczmar/
or:	    http://www.ztez.amu.edu.pl/

Tel. 0048 (0) 606 38 46 87

Academic position:

Assistant Professor


Academic degrees:

PhD in Zoology
A. Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Obtained in 2008

MSc in Environmental Biology
A. Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland
Obtained in 2003


Interests:

  • Tardigrada: taxonomy, zoogeography, faunistics, ecology and morphology.
  • Protura: taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, biogeography, faunistics, morphology, biology.

Scientific expeditions:

1999. Member of scientific expedition to Tatra Mountains. Research on biodiversity of liverworts in Tatrzanski National Park. (Co-ordinator Prof. Dr hab. J. Szweykowski).

2000. Member of scientific expedition to Mongolia. Research on Invertebrate biodiversity in Mongolia.

2001. Co–organiser of scientific expedition to Bieszczady National Park. Research on Invertebrate biodiversity (e.g. Tardigrada with cooperation with L. Michalczyk)

2001. Co–organiser of scientific expedition to Ukraine and Russia (Three seas: Sea of Azow, Black Sea and Caspian Sea) Research on Invertebrate biodiversity.

2001-2004. Operation “Baltic” (catching and marking birds).

2002. Co–organiser of scientific expedition to Kyrgyzstan (Tien Shan Mountains) Research on Invertebrate biodiversity (especially Tardigrada).

2002-2003. Scientific expedition to Costa Rica. Research on Tardigrada biodiversity (permit No 360-2002-OFAU).

2006. Co – organiser of scientific expedition to South America (Argentina, Chile, Uruguay). Research on Invertebrate biodiversity (especially Acari and Tardigrada) in South America.


Scientific projects:

2003. National Bidodiversity Inventory conducted by the Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio) and the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) with funds from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) throught the World Bank (Costa Rica).

2003. ALAS ‘Arthropods of La Selva’ with funds from National Science Foundation-grant DEB-0072702, Organization for Tropical Studies and (INBio) (Costa Rica, La Selva Biological Station).

2003. IBISCA 2003 ‘Investigating the Biodiversity of Soil and Canopy Arthropods’ with main funding from Solvin/Solvay, STRI and Global Canopy Programme (Panama, San Lorenzo National Park).

2004 - 2005. Scientific tutor of the student’s project ‘Biodiversity of Mediterranean See Islands water-bears (Tardigrada)’.

2005 - 2008. Grant KBN No. 2P04F 05428. Mites of the group Heterostigmata (Acari) occurring in association with bark beetles (Insecta, Scolytidae) on spruce in Poland (Insecta, Coleoptera): systematics, ecology and estimation of ecological significance.


Grants:

2005-2008. KBN grant (no. 2P04C 07729): Water bears (Tardigrada) of Tropical Rain Forests of Costa Rica – Mixing of the Nearctic and Neotropic Faunas. 

2005. EU SYNTHESYS grant (no. DK-TAF 1177): Morphological variability of the oral cavity armature within and between some species and genera of Eutardigrada (Tardigrada). 

2006. EU SYNTHESYS grant (no. DK-TAF 2586): Revision and redescription of chosen Tardigrada type specimens of the Thulin's collection. 

2009. EU SYNTHESYS grant (no. DK-TAF-4888): Evolution of egg shell in Eutardigrada and its taxonomic significance. 

2009-2010. DAAD Project. Molecular and morphological characterisation of anhydrobiotic tardigrade species.

 


Awards:

2006. Scholarship for young researchers from Poznan (scholarship awarded by the Mayor of Poznań)

2006 – 2008 The best PhD student at the Faculty of Biology, A. Mickiewicz University.

2007. Scholarship from the Foundation of Polish Science for young researchers from Poland.

2008. Scholarship from the Foundation of Polish Science for young researchers from Poland.

2008. Award from the President of A. Mickiewicz University.

2009. Award from the Prime Minister of Poland.


Published peer-reviewed papers:

2010

  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2010. Description of Doryphoribius dawkinsi, a new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) from the Costa Rican highlands, with the key to the genus Doryphoribius . Zootaxa, 2393: 46-58.
  • Kristensen R.M., Michalczyk £. & Kaczmarek £. 2010. The first record of the genus Bryodelphax (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae) from Easter Island, Rapa Nui (Pacific Ocean, Chile) with the description of a new species, Bryodelphax aaseae. Zootaxa, 2343: 45-56.
  • Kaczmarek £., Bertolani R. & Nźdzyńska-Stygar M. 2010. Thulinius saltursus comb. nov.: a new systematic position for Isohypsibius saltursus Schuster, Toftner & Grigarick, 1978 (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) and a key for the genus Thulinius. Zootaxa, 2483: 58-64.
  • Kaczmarek, £., Michalczyk, £. 2010. Redescription of Dactylobiotus grandipes (Schuster, Toftner & Grigarick, 1978), the type species for the genus Dactylobiotus (Tardigrada: Macrobiotidae). Genus, 21(1): 155-162.
  • Kaczmarek, £., Michalczyk, £. 2010. The genus Echiniscus Schultze 1840 (Tardigrada) in Costa Rican (Central America) rain forests with descriptions of two new species. Tropical Zoology, 23(1): 91-106.
  • Claxton S.K., Beasley C.W., Kaczmarek, £. & Michalczyk, £. 2010. Redescription of Doryphoribius zyxiglobus (Horning, Schuster & Grigarick 1978) (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) and extension of its geographic range. New Zealand Journal of Zoology, 37 (3): 243-253.
  • Rost-Roszkowska, M.M., Poprawa, I., Wójtowicz, M., & Kaczmarek, £. 2010. Ultrastructural changes of the midgut epithelium in Isohypsibius granulifer granulifer Thulin, 1928 (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada) during oogenesis. Protoplasma, ?: 1-10 (in press).
  • Kaczmarek, £., Go³dyn B., Czyæ M. & Michalczyk, £. 2010. The first records of Isohypsibius pushkini Tumanov, 2003 (Eutardigrada, Hypsibiidae) from Poland. Biological Letters, (in press).

 2009

  • Kaczmarek, £., Michalczyk, £. 2009. Redescription of Hypsibius microps Thulin, 1928 and H. pallidus Thulin, 1911 (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) based on the type material from the Thulin collection. Zootaxa, 2275: 60-68.
  • Kaczmarek, £., Michalczyk, £. 2009. Two new species of Macrobiotidae, Macrobiotus szeptyckii (harmsworthi group) and Macrobiotus kazmierskii (hufelandi group) from Argentina. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, Seria B - Invertebrata, 52(1-2): 87-99.
  • Kaczmarek £. 2009. Zoologia. Bezkrźgowce. Praca zbiorowa pod redakcj¹ Cz. B³aszaka: Tom 1. Typ: Niesporczaki-Tardigrada PWN,  t 1., 694-701.

 2008

  • Kaczmarek £. 2008. Niesporczaki (Tardigrada). W: Fauna Polski, Charakterystyka i wykaz gatunków (Bogdanowicz W., Chudzicka E., Pilipiuk I. i Skibińska E., red.). Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN, Warszawa, 3: 543-548.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. & Eggermont H. 2008. Dactylobiotus luci, a new freshwater tardigrade (Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae) from the Ruwenzori Mountains (Uganda/DR Congo). African Zoology, 43(2): 150-155.
  • Bartels P.J., Nelson D.R., Kaczmarek £. & Michalczyk £. 2008. Three new species and one record of the genus Doryphoribius Pilato, 1969 (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) from the Great Smoky Mountans National Park (Tennessee, USA) Journal of Natural History, 42 (41-32): 2595-2608.
  • Beasley C.W., Kaczmarek £. & Michalczyk £. 2008. Doryphoribius mexicanus, a new  species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) from Mexico (North America). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 121(1): 34-40.
  • Degma P., Michalczyk £. & Kaczmarek £. 2008. Macrobiotus derkai, a new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae, huziori group) from the Colombian Andes (South America). Zootaxa, 1731: 1-23.
  • Vincente F., Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. & Boavida M-J. 2008. Observations on Pyxidium tardigradum (Ciliophora), a protozoan living on Eutardigrada: infestation, morphology and feeding behaviour. Parasitology Reserch, 103: 1323-1331.

 2007

  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Degma P. 2007. Description of a new tardigrade Macrobiotus barbarae (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from the Dominican Republic. Annales Zoologici 57(3): 363-369.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2007. A new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Milnesiidae): Milnesium krzysztofi from Costa Rica (Central America). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 34: 297-302.
  • Bartels P. J., Nelson D. R., Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. (2007) Doryphoribius smokiensis, a new species of Eutardigrada (Hypsibiidae) from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN, USA (North America). Zootaxa 1646: 59-65.
  • Pilato G., Kaczmarek £. (2007) Macrobiotus alvaroi, a new species of eutardigrade (Tardigrada, Macrobiotidae) of the polyopus group from Costa Rica (Central America).Zootaxa 1479: 1-7.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. (2007). Echiniscus ganczareki, a new species of Tardigrada (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae, bigranulatus group) from Costa Rica. Zootaxa 1471: 15-25.
  • Chang C. Y., Kaczmarek £., Lee J. M., and Michalczyk £. (2007). Pseudobiotus spinifer, a new tardigrade species (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) from Nakdong River, South Korea, with a redescription of P. vladimiri Biserov, Dudichev & Biserova. Zoological Science 24, 623-629.

 2006

  • Kaczmarek £., Beasley C.W., Michalczyk £. 2006 The first record of the genus Haplohexapodibius Pilato & Beasley, 1987 in Africa with notes on synonymy of Hexapodibius beasleyi Maucci, 1988 with Haplohexapodibius seductor Pilato & Beasley, 1987. African Zoology 41(2): 290-293.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2006. Redescription of Macrobiotus tridigitus Schuster,1983 and the erection of a new genus of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada, Macrobiotidae). Journal of Natural History 40(19-20): 1223-1229.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2006. Ramazzottius bunikowsae, a new species Tardigrada (Eutardigrada, Hypsibiidae) from Russia. Zootaxa 1229: 49-57.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Guidetti R. 2006. Description of the new species Calcarobiotus (C.) longinoi sp. nov. (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from Costa Rica with the diagnostic key to the genus Calcarobiotus. Italian Journal of Zoology 73(3): 247-253.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2006. The Tardigrada fauna of Mongolia (Central Asia) with a description of Isohypsibius altai sp. nov. (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae). Zoological Studies 45(1): 11-23.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Diduszko D. 2006. Ramazzottius bunikowskae, a new species of Tardigrada Eutardigrada, Hypsibiidae) from Russia. Zootaxa 1229: 49-57.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2006. A new species Macrobiotus magdalenae (Tardigrada: Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae, richtersi group) from Costa Rican rain forest (Central America). New Zealand Journal of Zoology 33: 189-196.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2006. Macrobiotus huziori, a new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from Costa Rica (Central America). Zootaxa 1169: 47-59.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2006. Revision of the Echiniscus bigranulatus group with a description of a new species Echiniscus madonnae (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae) from South America. Zootaxa 1154: 1-26.
  • Kaczmarek £., Beasley C.W., Michalczyk £. 2006 New records of tardigrades from China with zoogeographical remarks. Biological Letters 43(1): 3-10.

 2005

  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2005. Thulinius ruffoi Bertolani, 1981 - rodzaj i gatunek niesporczaka (Tardigrada) nowy dla fauny Polski. Przegl¹d Zoologiczny XLIX (1-2): 57-59.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Degma P. 2005. A new species of Tardigrada Bryodelphax brevidentatus sp. nov. (Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae) from China (Asia). Zootaxa 1080: 33-38.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Diduszko D. 2005. Some tardigrades from Siberia (Russia, Baikal region) with a description of Macrobiotus garynahi sp. nov. (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae: richtersi group). Zootaxa 1053: 35-45.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2005. The first record of the genus Calohypsibius Thulin, 1928 (Eutardigrada: Calohypsibiidae) from Chile (South America) with a description of a new species Calohypsibius maliki. New Zealand Journal of Zoology 32: 287-292.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £., Claxton S., K. 2005. Minibiotus weglarskae, a new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from Mongolia. Zootaxa 1008: 47-56.

 2004

  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. Macrobiotus macrocalix Bertolani & Rebecchi, 1993 - nowy gatunek niesporczaka (Tardigrada) dla fauny Polski. Badania Fizjograficzne nad Polsk¹ Zachodni¹, Seria C - Zoologia 50: 39-43.
  • Kaczmarek £. 2004. Niesporczaki (Tardigrada) Rezerwatu „Meteoryt Morasko". Badania Fizjograficzne nad Polsk¹ Zachodni¹, Seria C - Zoologia 50: 35-37.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2004. Minibiotus eichhorni sp. nov., a new species of eutardigrade (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae) from Peru; Annales Zoologici 54 (4): 673-676.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. The first record of water bears (Tardigrada) from Jordan; Dirasat, Pure Sciences 31(2): 154-157.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Beasley C. W. 2004. Milnesium katarzynae sp. nov., a new species of eutardigrade (Milnesiidae) from China. Zootaxa 743: 1-5.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. First record of the genus Doryphoribius Pilato, 1969 from Costa Rica (Central America) and description of a new species Doryphoribius quadrituberculatus (Tardigrada: Hypsibiidae); Genus 15 (3): 447-453.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. Notes on some tardigrades from South Africa, with the description of Diphascon (Diphascon) zaniewi sp. nov. (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae). Zootaxa 576: 1-6.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. New species Bryodelphax asiaticus sp. nov. from Mongolia (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada: Echiniscidae). Raffles Zoology 52(2): 599-602.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. Diphascon (Diphascon) ilitsi (Schuster et Grigarick, 1965) - gatunek niesporczaka (Tardigrada) nowy dla fauny Polski; Przegl¹d Zoologiczny XLVIII (1-2): 97-98.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. Isohypsibius archangajensis, a new species of eutardigrada (Hypsibidae) from Mongolia; Annales Zoologici 54 (2): 467-470.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2004. New records of Tardigrada from Cyprus with a description of the new species Macrobiotus marlenae (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae, hufelandi group); Genus 15 (1): 141-152.

 2003

  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2003. Niesporczaki (Tardigrada) Wielkopolskiego Parku Narodowego (Polska zachodnio-centralna); Salamandra 7: 55-64.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2003. A description of the new tardigrade Macrobiotus reinhardti (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae, ‘harmsworthi group') with some remarks on the on the oral cavity armature within the genus Macrobiotus; Zootaxa 331: 1-24.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2003. Isohypsibius marcellinoi Binda et. Pilato, 1971 - nowy gatunek niesporczaka (Tardigrada) dla fauny Polski; Przegl¹d Zoologiczny XLVII (1-2): 95-96
  • Pilato G., Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Lisi O. 2003. Macrobiotus polonicus, a new species of Tardigrada from Poland (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae, ‘hufelandi group'); Zootaxa 258: 1-8
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2003. Water Bears (Tardigrada) of the Bieszczady Mountains (Poland, West Carpathians); Zootaxa 242: 1-24.
  • Michalczyk £., Kaczmarek £. 2003. Minibiotus constellatus, a new species of Tardigrada from Peru (Eutardigrada: Macrobiotidae); Genus 14 (2): 295-305.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2003. Platicrista horribilis, a new species of Tardigrada (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae) from Mongolia; Zootaxa 132: 1-8.
  • Kaczmarek £. 2003. New records of and key to Tardigrada from Costa Rica; Zootaxa 177: 1-4.

 2002

  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £., Wźglarska B. 2002. Itaquascon mongolicus, a new species of Eutardigrada from Mongolia (Eutardigrada: Hypsibiidae); Genus 13 (1): 1-3.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2002. Niesporczaki (Tardigrada) Rezerwatu „W¹wóz Myœliborski" (Park Krajobrazowy Che³my); Salamandra 6: 29-33.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2002. Echiniscus barbarae, a new species of tardigrade from Cuba Island (Tardigrada: Heterotardigrada, Echiniscidae, "arctomys group"); Zootaxa 53: 1-4.
  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2002. Calohypsibius schusteri Nelson et. McGlothlin, 1996 and Macrobiotus crenulatus Richters, 1904 - gatunki niesporczaków (Tardigrada) nowe dla fauny Polski; Przegl¹d Zoologiczny XLVI, 1-2: 67-69.
  • Kaczmarek £., Beasley C. W. 2002 Water bears (Tardigrada) of China; Fauna of China (Z. Q. Zhang ed.) 4:65-76.

 2001

  • Kaczmarek £., Michalczyk £. 2001. Wodne misie czyli niesporczaki znane i nieznane; Materia³y V przegl¹du Dzia³alnoœci Studenckich Kó³ Naukowych Przyrodników; Wroc³aw, 129-132.

 2000

  • Kaczmarek £., B³aszak C. 2000. Niesporczaki (Tardigrada) Bieszczadów; Monografie Bieszczadzkie. 7: 29-33.
 

 

 

 

 

 


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