(2006), who found M. leucophaeata in the Gulf of Finland (northern Baltic Sea), the mussel larvae had been transported there in ship ballast waters from the North Sea. The occurrence of this species in the Gulf of Finland could have depended on cooling water discharged from power plants. But there are no such ‘hot spots’ near the part of the Gulf of Gdańsk where I found these mussels. One question that still awaits
an answer is whether young M. leucophaeata will be able to develop successfully and reproduce in the Gulf of Gdańsk, as adult specimens have not yet been found in this area. I am very grateful to Prof. Anna Szaniawska for her constructive comments on the manuscript, to Dr Ari Laine for his help with identifying the species, and to Dr Urszula Janas and Halina MK0683 cost Rzemykowska MSc. for their support in obtaining the necessary information on M. leucophaeata. “
“Figure options Download Selleckchem Bioactive Compound Library full-size image Download as PowerPoint slide It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Halina Piekarek-Jankowska on 26th May 2011. She was a distinguished scientist at the University of Gdańsk, a lecturer to and educator of students, an outstanding expert in the field of marine geology, contributing generously to the life of the scientific community. She was also a long-standing member of the Editorial Board of ‘Oceanologia’. Halina Piekarek-Jankowska was born at Rawa Mazowiecka on 8th March 1948. In 1965 she
began her studies of geology at the University of Warsaw. During her final student years she gained her first scientific experiences in the hydrogeology of post-lacustrine 3-mercaptopyruvate sulfurtransferase regions, when she participated in research in the Suwałki Lake District under the tutorship of Professor Zdzisław Pazdro. She incorporated some of the materials from this research into her M. Sc. thesis. Already then, as her fellow students recall, she displayed an outstanding intelligence and personality. In 1970 she graduated from the Faculty of Geology, University of Warsaw, with
distinction. On the recommendation of Professor Pazdro, she joined the team of geologists in the Department of Geology and Cartography at the newly founded University of Gdańsk (UG), and from 1975 onwards she assisted Doc. Leonard Bohdziewicz in organizing a course in marine geology at the Institute of Oceanography UG. It was in this institute that she climbed the ladder of her scientific career: from 1971 to 1970 she was employed as assistant lecturer, from 1979 to 1996 as reader, from 1996 to 2002 as associate professor, and since 2008 as full professor. She was awarded her professorship in 2002. At the start of her career she conducted research in the Kashubian Lake District into the hydrodynamic links between quaternary aquifers and the waters of Lakes Radunia and Ostrzyce. These were pioneering studies in this part of Poland and were of a distinctly utilitarian nature. She used the materials from this research in her Ph.D.