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Gregory Skrzypek

Dr Grzegorz Skrzypek

Senior Lecturer
West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre

Contact details
Address
West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre
The University of Western Australia (M090)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
6488 4584 (office) / 6488 4586 (lab)
Fax
+61 8 6488 1126
Email
grzegorz.skrzypek@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://www.gskrzypek.com
Location
Room G16, Botany and Biology Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
BSc MSc PhD Wroclaw
Biography
BSc (Nature Conservation) 1995;
MSc (Geology) 1995;
PhD (Earth Sciences) 1999;
The University of Wroclaw/Poland
Key research
My scientific interests are focused on application of the stable isotope analyses in three different geochemical areas related to environmental geochemistry and low temperature processes:
1)Biogeochemistry: isotope composition of organic matter in sediments (d2H, d13C, d15N, d18O, d34S), as a record of environmental conditions and stable isotope effects during decay and conservation of organic matter
2)Hydrochemistry and hydrological water budget, surface-groundwater-plant interaction (d2H, d18O, d13C-DIC, d87Sr)
3)Geochemistry: oxygen stable isotope geochemistry of low temperature minerals: hydrated silicates (chalcedony, opals, chrysoprase), carbon and oxygen stable isotope gechemistry of carbonates (DIC, calcite, dolomite, magnesite)
Publications
Rouillard A., Skrzypek G, Turney C, Dogramaci S, Hua Q., Zawadzki A., Reeves J., Greenwood P, O’Donnell AJ, Grierson PF, 2016. Evidence for ‘megafloods’ in arid subtropical northwest Australia during the Little Ice Age Chronozone, Quaternary Science Review (in press DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.05.004).

Siebers A.R., Pettit N., Skrzypek G., Fellman J.B., Dogramaci S., Grierson P.F., 2016. Hydrological regime controls both allochthonous and autochthonous dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry of intermittent dryland streams. Freshwater Biology (in press, DOI:10.1111/fwb.12656 online 6/08/2015).

Skrzypek G., Sadler R., Wiśniewski A., 2016. Reassessment of recommendations for processing mammal phosphate δ18O data for paleotemperature reconstruction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 446, 162-167.

Skrzypek G., Wojtuń B., Richter D., Jakubas D., Wojczulanis-Jakubas K., Samecka-Cymerman A., 2015 Diversification of Nitrogen Sources in Various Tundra Vegetation Types in the High Arctic. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0136536.

Szynkiewicz A., Borrok D.M., Ganjegunte G.K., Skrzypek G., Ma L., Rearick M., Perkins G., 2015. Isotopic studies of the Upper and Middle Rio Grande. Part 2 - Salt loads and human impacts in south New Mexico and west Texas. Chem Geol. 411, 336-350.

Szynkiewicz A., Borrok, D.M., Skrzypek G., Rearick M., 2015. Isotopic studies of the Upper and Middle Rio Grande. Part 1 - Importance of sulfide weathering in the riverine sulfate budget. Chem Geol. 411, 323-335.
Rouillard A., Skrzypek G, Dogramaci S, Turney C, Grierson PF, 2015. Impacts of high inter-annual variability of rainfall on a century of extreme hydrological regime of northwest Australia. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 19: 2057-2078.

Skrzypek G., Mydłowski A., Dogramaci S., Hedley P., Gibson J.J., Grierson P.F., 2015, Estimation of evaporative loss based on the stable isotope composition of water using Hydrocalculator. Journal of Hydrology 523, 781–789.

Dogramaci S., Firmani G., Hedley P., Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., 2015. Evaluating recharge to an ephemeral dryland stream using a hydraulic model and water, chloride and isotope mass balance. Journal of Hydrology 521: 520-532.

Dogramaci S., Skrzypek G., 2015. Unravelling sources of solutes in groundwater of an ancient landscape in NW Australia using stable Sr, H and O isotopes. Chem. Geol. 393–394: 67–78.

Engel Z., Skrzypek G., 2015. Reply to the comment by A. Sáez et al. on Climate in the Western Cordillera of the Central Andes over the last 4300 years. Quaternary Science Review 109: 128-130.

Pagès A., Grice K., Ertefai T., Jahnert R., Skrzypek G., Greenwood P., 2014, Organic geochemical studies of modern microbial mats from Shark Bay – Part I. Influence of depth and salinity on lipid biomarkers and their isotopic signatures. Geobiology 12: 469-487.

Fellman J.B., Spencer R.G.M., Raymond P.A., Pettit N.E., Skrzypek G., Hernes P., Grierson P.F., 2014, Dissolved organic matter biolability decreases along with its modernization in fluvial networks in an ancient landscape. Ecology 95: 2622–2632.

Engel Z., Skrzypek G., Chumana T., Šefrna L., Mihaljevič M., 2014, Climate in the Western Cordillera of the Central Andes over the last 4300 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 99: 60-77.

Skrzypek G., Ford D., 2014, Stable isotope analyses of saline water samples on a cavity ring-down spectroscopy instrument. Environmental Science & Technology 48: 2827-2834.

Smith S, Mauldin R, Munoz CM, Hard R, Paul D, Skrzypek G, Villanueva P, Kemp L, 2014. Exploring the use of stable carbon isotope ratios in short-lived leporids for local paleoecological reconstruction. Open Journal of Archaeometry 2: 5306: 81-87.

Wojtuń B., Samecka-Cymerman A., Kolon K., Kempers A.J.; Skrzypek G., 2013 Metals in some dominating selected plants, lichens, algae and biological soil crust in various types of terrestrial tundra, in south-western part of SW Spitsbergen. Polar Biology 36: 1799-1809.

Skrzypek G., Dogramaci S., Grierson P.F., 2013, Geochemical and hydrological processes controlling groundwater salinity of a large inland wetland of northwest Australia. Chemical Geology 357: 164–177.

Wiśniewski A., Adamiec G., Badura J., Bluszcz A., Kowalska A., Kufel B., Mikołajczyk A., Murczkiewicz M., Musil R., Przybylski B., Skrzypek G., Stefaniak K., Zych J., 2013, The question of hiatus and occupation dynamic north to the Carpathians and Sudetes during the Weichselian (MIS5d-3): the Lower Silesia (SW Poland) case study. Quaternary International 294: 20-40.

Skrzypek G., Paul D., Wojtuń B., 2013, The altitudinal climatic effect on the stable isotope compositions of Agave and Opuntia in arid environments - a case study at the Big Bend National Park, Texas, USA. Journal of Arid Environment 92: 102-112.

Skrzypek G., 2013, Normalization procedures and reference material selection in stable HCNOS isotope analyses – an overview. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 405: 2815-2823.

Guan H., Zhang X., Skrzypek G., Sun Z., 2013, Deuterium excess variations of rainfall events in a coastal area of South Australia and its relationship with synoptic weather patterns and atmospheric moisture sources. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 118: 1123–1138.

Dogramaci S., Skrzypek G., Dodson W., Grierson P.F., 2012, Stable isotope and hydrochemical evolution of groundwater in the semi-arid Hamersley Basin of sub-tropical northwest Australia. Journal of Hydrology 475: 281–293.

Price R.M., Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., Swart P.K., Fourqurean J.W., 2012, The use of stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen to identify water sources in two hypersaline estuaries with different hydrologic regimes Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 952–966.

Paul D., Skrzypek G., 2012, Stable isotope analyses of soil samples: δ13C of soil organic matter, δ13C and δ18O of soil carbonate. In: Thompson J.L., Mauldin R.P., Tomka S.A., Oksanen E., Archaeological testing and data recovery at the Flatrock Road Site, 41KM49, Kimble Country, Texas, Archaeological Studies Program Report No. 133, Texas Department of Transportation, San Antonio Texas (ISBN: 978-1-935545-01-09) pp. 409-413

Furmanek, M. Wiśniewski A., Gediga K., Jary Z., Lisa L., Piszcz U., Skrzypek G., 2011. ”UNCOVER HIDDEN”. Selected aspects of Silesia geoarcheologii [In Polish with English abstract: „Odkryć niewidoczne”. Wybrane zagadnienia z geoarcheologii Śląska.] In: Żelażniewicz, A., Wojewoda, J., Cieżkowski, W., [Eds.] – Mesozoic and Cenozoic of Lower Silesia (in Polish Mezozoik i Kenozoik Dolnego Sląska), Polish Geological Society LXXXI, WIND ISBN 978-83-924869-8-5, Wrocław, pp. 159-168.

Skrzypek G., Engel Z, Chuman T., Šefrn L., 2011, Distichia peat – a new stable isotope paleoclimate proxy for the Andes. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 307: 298–308.

Skrzypek G., Sadler R., 2011, A strategy for selection of reference materials in stable oxygen isotope analyses of solid materials. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 25: 1625–1630.

Fellman J., Dogramaci S., Skrzypek G., Dodson W, Grierson P., 2011, Hydrologic control of dissolved organic matter biogeochemistry in pools of a subtropical dryland river. Western Australia Water Resources Research 47: W06501.

Halas S., Skrzypek G., Meier-Augenstein W., Pelc A., Kemp H., 2011. Inter-laboratory calibration of new silver orthophosphate comparison materials for stable oxygen isotope analysis of phosphates. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 25: 579-584.

Skrzypek G., Wiśniewski A., Grierson P.F., 2011, How cold was it for Neanderthals moving to Central Europe during warm phases of the last glaciation? Quaternary Science Reviews 30: 481-487.

Krzemińska A., Stefaniak K., Zych J., Wojtal P., Skrzypek G., Mikołajczyk A., Wiśniewski A., 2010, A Late Pleistocene woolly mammoth from Lower Silesia, SW Poland. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 53A: 43-56.

Skrzypek G., Sadler R., Paul D., 2010, Error propagation in normalization of stable isotope data: a Monte Carlo analysis. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 24: 2697–2705.

Skrzypek G., Jezierski P., Szynkiewicz A., 2010, Preservation of primary stable isotope signatures of peat-forming plants during early decomposition – observation along an altitudinal transect. Chemical Geology 273: 238–249.

Engel Z., Skrzypek G., Paul D., Drzewicki W., Nyvlt D., 2010, Sediment lithology and stable isotope composition of organic matter in a core from a cirque in the Krkonose Mountains, Czech Republic. Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 609-624.

Skrzypek G., Baranowska-Kącka A., Keller-Sikora A., Jędrysek M.O., 2009, Analogous trends in pollen percentages and carbon stable isotope composition of Holocene peat - possible interpretation for palaeoclimate studies. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 156: 507–518.

Skrzypek G., Paul D., Wojtuń B., 2008, Stable isotope composition of plants and peat from Arctic mire and geothermal area in Iceland. Polish Polar Research 29: 365-376.

Skrzypek G., Akagi T., Drzewicki W., Jędrysek M.O., 2008, Stable isotope studies of moss sulfur and sulfate from bog surface waters Geochemical Journal 42: 481-492.

Jezierski A., Skrzypek G., Jezierski P., Paul D., Jedrysek M.O., 2008, Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and stable isotope records of paleoenvironmental conditions during peat formation, Spectrochim. Acta Part A: Mol. Biomol. Spectrosc. 69: 1311-1316.

Skrzypek G., Kaluzny A., Wojtun B, Jedrysek M.O., 2007, The carbon stable isotopic composition of mosses - the record of temperature variations Organic Geochemistry 38: 1770-1781.

Paul D., Skrzypek G., Forizs I, 2007, Normalization of measured stable isotope composition to isotope reference scale – a review, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom 21: 3006-3014.

Skrzypek G., Kaluzny A., Jedrysek M.O., 2007, Carbon stable isotope analyses of mosses - comparisons of bulk organic matter and extracted nitrocellulose. Journal of The American Society for Mass Spectrometry 18: 1453-1458.

Paul D., Skrzypek G., 2007, Assessment of Carbonate-Phosphoric Acid Analytical Technique Performed using GasBench II in Continuous Flow Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 262: 180-186.

Skrzypek G., Paul D., 2006, d13C Analyses of Calcium Carbonate: Comparison between the GasBench and Elemental Analyzer Techniques. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 20: 2915-2920.

Paul D., Skrzypek G., 2006, Flushing time and storage effects on the accuracy and precision of carbon and oxygen isotope ratios of sample using the GasBench II technique. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 20: 2033–2040.

Jedrysek M.O., Skrzypek G., 2005, Hydrogen, carbon and sulphur isotope ratios in peat: the role of diagenessis and water regimes in reconstruction of past climates. Environmental Chemistry Letter 2Q:179-183.

Skrzypek G., Jedrysek M.O., 2005, 13C/12C ratio in peat cores: record of past climates., In: Lichtfouse E, Schwarzbauer J, Robert D (eds) Environmental Chemistry - Green Chemistry and Pollutants in Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag (ISBN: 3-540-22860-8): 65-73.

Skrzypek G., Jedrysek M.O., Keller-Sikora A.., 2005, Calibration of temperature carbon isotopic effect (peat bogs Hala Izerska, Izerskie Mts. and Szrenica, Karkonosze Mts.), Polish Geological Institute Special Papers 16: 123-126.

Goldsztejn P., Skrzypek G., 2004, Applications of numeric interpolation methods to the geological surface mapping on the base of irregularly spaced data. (in Polish, English Abstract and Figures: Wykorzystanie metod interpolacji do numerycznego kreslenia map powierzchni geologicznych na podstawie nieregularnie rozmieszczonych danych.) Przeglad Geologiczny / Geological Review 52(3): 233-236.

Goldsztejn P., Skrzypek G., 2004, The morphology of the top tills’ surface of the south polish glaciations (Sanian 2) in the center of Wroclaw. (in Polish, English Abstract and Figures: Uksztaltowanie powierzchni stropowej glin zwalowej zlodowacenia poludniowopolskiego Sanu 2 w centrum Wroclawia.) Przeglad Geologiczny / Geological Review 52(2): 160-162.

Skrzypek G., Sachanbinski M., Jedrysek M-O., 2003, Oxygen isotope evidence for low temperature formation of chrysoprase. Mineralogical Society of Poland, Special Papers 22: 204-206.

Jedrysek M.O., Krapiec M., Skrzypek G., and Kaluzny A., 2003, Air-pollution effect and Paleotemperature Scale versus d13C Records in Tree Rings and in a Peat Core (Southern Poland)., Water, Air and Soil Pollution 145(1): 359-375.

Skrzypek G., Sachanbinski M., Fallick A.E, and Jedrysek M.O., 2001, CO2 - laser ablation oxygen isotope analysis chrysoprase from "Wiry mine". Mineralogical Society of Poland, Special Papers 18: 199-202.

Skrzypek G. and Jedrysek M. O., 2001, Conservation of organic matter in peat: d13C and dD in peat profiles from “Suche Bagno” (NE Poland). Mineralogical Society of Poland, Special Papers 18: 195-198.

Jedrysek M.O., Skrzypek G., Halas S., Kral T., Pazdur A., Wada E., Takai Y., Vijarnsorn P., Doroszko B., Kaluzny A., Weber-Weller A., and Wojcik A., 1999, Seawater/freshwater records in stable isotope composition of sediments: marine muds from Baltic’s Gotland deep and mangrove peat profile from Thailand, Quaternary Studies in Poland., Special Issue-1999: 127-133.

Krapiec M., Jedrysek M. O., Skrzypek G., Kaluzny A., 1998, Carbon and hydrogen isotope ratios in cellulose from oak tree rings as a record of palaeoclimatic conditions in Southern Poland during the last millenium. Folia Quaternatia, 69: 135-150.

Jedrysek M. O., Skrzypek G., Wada E., Doroszko B., Kral T. E., Pazdur A., Vijarnsorn P., Takai Y., 1995, d13C and d34S analysis in peat profiles and global change. (in Polish, English Abstract and Figures, Analiza d13C i d34S w profilach torfowych a zmiany globalne.), Przeglad Geologiczny / Geological Review 12: 1004-1010.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
My current position is 80% research in stable isotope geochemistry is my main responsibility; 20% teaching. Other my key role is to oversee the stable isotope laboratory WABC.

In addition, I provide advice to other researchers on the application and analysis of stable isotopes across a spectrum of disciplines while continuing my focus on my own studies.
Future research
Phosphates in the environment - techniques for the analysis of oxygen isotopes of phosphates in water, plant and soil.
Funding received
2015Infrastructure Grant (Chief Investigator) Isotope analyser with 17O capability to examine water fluxes. Skrzypek G., Grierson P., Edwards P., McCulloch M., Kliti G., LIEF LE150100139, $160,000AUD

2015Research/Training Grant ITRAX high resolution scanning of calcrete profiles from the Hamersley Basin for investigation of formation processes of calcrete. Skrzypek G. Grierson P.F., Mather C. ALNGRA15028 ($9,020AUD)

2014Research/Training Grant ITRAX measurements of tree ring density and chemistry to reconstruct past rainfall patterns in NW Australia, O’Donnell A., Grierson P, Skrzypek G., AINSE ID ALNGRA14029 ($8,125)

2013Research/Training Grant Dating of Sediments to Aid in Reconstruction of Hydroclimatic Variability in Northwest Australia. Grierson P.F., Skrzypek G., Rouillard A., AINSE ID 13043 ($ 12,350AUD)

2013Travel grant (Recipient) Visits to Europe with the COST Action FY 2012-2013, The Australian Academy of Science ($3,500AUD)

2013Infrastructure Grant (Chief Investigator) Three dimensional analysis of important organic components in Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems. Grice K., Charrois J., Woltering M., Blyth A., Bush R., Sullivan L., Murphy D., Greenwood P., Skrzypek G., Trengove R., ARC LIEF LE130100145 $150,000AUD

2012Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Paleoenvironmental changes in the Arctic recorded in permafrost-preserved moss macrofossils - radiocarbon dating. Skrzypek G., Dodson J., Hua Q., Wojtun B., Grierson P.F., Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering AINSE ID No ALNGRA12083P / Australia 19,115AUD

2012-15Fellowship/Research Grant How warm and how wet? New perspectives on paleoclimate records and hydrological regimes in arid zones of Australia, Skrzypek G., ARC Future Fellowship FT110100352, $706,128AUD

2012-14Research Grant Climate-related regime shifts in inland semi-arid ecosystems through ecohydrological proxies. Grierson, P.F.; Skrzypek G.; Turney Ch.S.; Greenwood P.; Cook Ch.; Dogramaci S.; ARC Linkage LP120100310, 560,000AUD

2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) ITRAX high resolution scanning for paleoclimate studies based on the Fortescue Marsh sediments, tree cores from Pilbara and corals from the Great Barrier Reef. - Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., M. McCulloch, AINSE ID No 6797 / Australia 3090 AUD

2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Radiocarbon dating of peat cores for paleoclimate stable carbon and oxygen isotope reconstructions – G.Skrzypek, P.F. Grierson, J. Dodson, AINSE ID No 6711 / Australia 9,740 AUD

2011-13 Research Grant (Co-investigator) the ecological significance of nitrogen sources for differentiation of terrestrial types of arctic tundra. B. Wojtun, G. Skrzypek, A. Samecka-Cymerman, J. Matula, K. Migala, Ministry of Science and Higher Education /Poland. (264,281 PLN).

2010-13 Non-COST Member of the EU project European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action ES0806: Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Earth System Research (SIBAE)

2010 Research Grant (Chief Investigator Skrzypek G, Grierson PF) Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during last millennia: inferences from stable isotopic composition of peat cores – radiocarbon dating - AINSE ID No 5984/ Australia 9,455AUD

2010 Infrastructure Grant (Co-investigator Mather D., Tibby J., Haberle S, Gagan M, De Deckker P, Gell P, Warne M, Hesse P, Fryirs K, Goodwin I, Woodhead J, Baker P, Drysdale R, Mooney S, Gasparon M, Zhao J, Pandolfi J, Penny D, Bowman D, Skilbeck C, Skrzypek G, Chivas A, McGregor H, Szabo K, Thoms M, Dodson JHigh-resolution ITRAX XRF core scanning facility for global change research. High-resolution ITRAX XRF core scanning facility for global change research. LE100100141 LIEF/ AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL 420,000AUD

2010 Infrastructure Grant (Co-investigator) A high-resolution isotope facility for low cost analysis of water, plant, and oil/sediment samples to understand environmental change - Grierson P, Kendrick G, Skrzypek G, Fellman J, Bowman D, Grice K, Waite A, Stock W, Froend R, Lavery P - LIEF/ AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL 100,000AUD

2009-2010 Research grant (co-investigator, Petron K, Grieson P, Skrzypek G) Quantifying and Managing Dissolved Organic Matter-Derived Nutrients in Agro-Urban Coastal Catchments (Swan River Trust Grant/Western Australia) 30,000AUD

2007 Research permit (principal investigator): Stable Isotope Geochemistry of travertine precipitating from surface water, case study at the Colorado Bend State Park / Texas (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, USA)

2006-07 Research permit (principal investigator) Glacier NP, Yellowstone NP, Rocky Mts. NP / National Park Service USA : Variation Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during the last millennium: inferences from carbon isotopic composition of peat cores (no. GLAC-00089, YELL-05640, ROMO-06017).

2005-07 Research permit (principal investigator) Big Bend NP / National Park Service USA : Variation of carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen stable isotope composition of biota at different altitudes as a record of the variation of environmental conditions (no. BIBE-00199).

2004-05 Research grant (principal investigator) Variation of the carbon isotope composition (13C/12C) of selected peat bog plants as an effect of different climatic condition of place of vegetation: temperature and humidity. State Committee for Sciences Research (no 2P04G 004 26, KBN, Poland, 113,200 PLN)

2000-02 Research grant (principal investigator) Origin of chrysoprase deposits in the light of oxygen isotope (18O/16O) geochemistry. State Committee for Sciences Research (no 6PO4D07418, KBN, Poland, 138,800 PLN)

1997-98 Research grant (principal investigator) Paleoenvironmental analyses of selected peat-bog in Poland based on the spatial variation in the 34S/32S and 13C/12C ratios in the peat profiles. State Committee for Sciences Research, (no. 6PO4D03011, KBN Poland, 42,050 PLN)

Industrial relevance
stable isotope techniques
Memberships
American Geophysical Union; Mineralogical Society of Poland; Research Association of The University of Western Australia
Honours and awards
2009Best Presenter Award/ 10th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference, 1-3/12/2009 Curtin University/ Perth / Western Australia

2009Chair of the session Isotopic Signatures in Ecological and Environmental Studies/ European Society for Isotope Research, X Isotope Workshop Scientific Conference

2004Award for education achievement (2003) - Rector of The University of Wrocław

2003Awarded Stipend of Rector for science achievement – one year (The University of Wrocław)

2002Award for organization achievement (2001) - Rector of The University of Wrocław

1999Awarded: One year Scholarship for Young Scientist , Foundation for Polish Science FNP VII ed.

1997“Diploma for merit in rescue of property of the University during the July great flood (1997)” – Rector of The University of Wrocław
Previous positions
2012 - 15ARC Future Fellow / Research Associate Professor in stable isotope geochemistry, The University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology, West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre

2008 - 11Research Assistant Professor in stable isotope geochemistry /John de Laeter Research Fellow, The University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology, West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre

2005 - 07Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Laboratory for Stable Isotope Geochemistry

2002 – 08Head of Laboratory of Computer Techniques in Geology, The University of Wrocław simultaneous to adjunkt

1999 – 08Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer (in Polish Adjunkt) at The University of Wrocław / Poland (Laboratory of Isotope Geology and Geoecology, Institute of Geological Sciences
Teaching
Introduction to Isotope Geology, Fundamentals of Environment Science, Technique of environment protection, Methods Applied in Isotope Geology, Application of Geostatistic in Geology, etc. - classes at the University of Wroclaw (1996-2005)
Geochemistry lab classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2006-07)
Useful links
Stable Isotope Facility - West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre: http://www.wabc.uwa.edu.au
New and noteworthy
Convener of 9th IsoEcol, 3-8 August 2014, Perth, Australia
Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies
http://www.isoecol2014.org
Current projects
2012 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Paleoenvironmental changes in the Arctic recorded in permafrost-preserved moss macrofossils - radiocarbon dating. Skrzypek G., Dodson J., Hua Q., Wojtun B., Grierson P.F., Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering AINSE ID No ALNGRA12083P / Australia 19,115AUD

2012-15 How warm and how wet? New perspectives on paleoclimate records and hydrological regimes in arid zones of Australia, Skrzypek G., ARC Future Fellowship FT110100352, $706,128AUD

2012-14 Research Grant Climate-related regime shifts in inland semi-arid ecosystems through ecohydrological proxies. Grierson, P.F.; Skrzypek G.; Turney Ch.S.; Greenwood P.; Cook Ch.; Dogramaci S.; ARC Linkage LP120100310, 560,000AUD

2011Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) ITRAX high resolution scanning for paleoclimate studies based on the Fortescue Marsh sediments, tree cores from Pilbara and corals from the Great Barrier Reef. - Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., M. McCulloch AINSE ID No 6797 / Australia 3090AUD

2011Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Radiocarbon dating of peat cores for paleoclimate stable carbon and oxygen isotope reconstructions – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., Dodson J. AINSE ID No 6711 / Australia 9,740 AUD

2010-13European Union project European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action ES0806: Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Earth System Research (SIBAE) lead by Buchmann N. – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F. are members representing non-COST country

2011-2013Research Grant (Co-investigator) the ecological significance of nitrogen sources for differentiation of terrestrial types of arctic tundra. Ministry of Science and Higher Education /Poland. B. Wojtun, G. Skrzypek, A. Samecka-Cymerman, J. Matula, K. Migala (264,281PLN, including funds for 27,950PLN for stable isotope analyses at UWA 5 weeks field work in Spitsbergen).

2010Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during last millennia:
2011Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) ITRAX high resolution scanning for paleoclimate studies based on the Fortescue Marsh sediments, tree cores from Pilbara and corals from the Great Barrier Reef. - Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., M. McCulloch AINSE ID No 6797 / Australia 3090AUD

2011Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Radiocarbon dating of peat cores for paleoclimate stable carbon and oxygen isotope reconstructions – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., Dodson J. AINSE ID No 6711 / Australia 9,740 AUD

2010-13European Union project European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action ES0806: Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Earth System Research (SIBAE) lead by Buchmann N. – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F. are members representing non-COST country

2011-2013Research Grant (Co-investigator) the ecological significance of nitrogen sources for differentiation of terrestrial types of arctic tundra. Ministry of Science and Higher Education /Poland. B. Wojtun, G. Skrzypek, A. Samecka-Cymerman, J. Matula, K. Migala (264,281PLN, including funds for 27,950PLN for stable isotope analyses at UWA 5 weeks field work in Spitsbergen).

2010Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during last millennia:
inferences from stable isotopic composition of peat cores – radiocarbon dating – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., Dodson J. AINSE ID No 5984 / Australia 9,455AUD


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