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Leszek A. Bledzki

Mount Holyoke College
Department of Biological Sciences
Clapp Laboratory
50 College Street
South Hadley, MA 01075-6418, USA
Tel.: (413) 538-3075
Fax: (413) 538-2548
E-mail: lbledzki @ mtholyoke.edu


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:
1989 - Ph.D. (Natural Sciences, Biology), Nicholas Copernicus University,  Torun,  Poland
1978 - M.S. (Environmental Biology), Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
1972 - Forest Engineer (Forest Management), Forestry Technical High School, Goraj, Poland

POSTGRADUATE COURSES:
1986 - Postgraduate Educational Course for University Teachers, Division of Education, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun, Poland
1994 - English, Division of Continuing Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1997 - Biometry-321, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley

SEMINARS:
1976 - 1977 - Professor J. S. Mikulski, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun
1977 - 1978 - Professor A. Gizinski, Department of Hydrobiology, Institute of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun
1978 - 1979 - Professor A. LomnickiJagiellonian University,  Krakow
1978 - 1979 - Professor K. Starmach, Institute of Freshwater Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krakow
1981 - 1992 - Professor Z. Kajak, Institute of Ecology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Dziekanow n/Warsaw

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:
 9/1995  -  present  - Senior Research Associate, Ecologist (Howard Hughes Medical Institute Grant Program Coordinator-until 2012, Research Assistant, Visiting Assistant Professor), Mount Holyoke College, Department of Biological Sciences & The Miller Worley Center for the Environment & Environmental Studies Program, South Hadley, MA
10/1981 - 12/1993 - Senior Assistant, Assistant Professor, N. Copernicus Univ. Institute of Ecology and Environmental Protection, Department of Hydrobiology, Torun, Poland
 5/1979  -   9/1981 - Scientist, Assistant, Research Institute on Environmental Development, Department of Marine Ecology, Gdansk, Poland
 5/1978  -   5/1979 - Scientist, Institute of Ichthyobiology and Aquaculture, Polish Academy of Sciences, Golysz, Poland

MEMBERSHIPS:
1983 - present - SIL - International Siciety of Limnology
1996 - present - ASLO - Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
1996 - present - ESA - Ecological Society of America
1999 - present - The International Society of Rotiferologists
1999 - present - The Society of Copepodologists
1997 -  2002   - SIGMA Xi - The Scientific Research Society
1976 -  1999   - Polish Hydrobiological Society

MAJOR COMMITTEES and OTHER ACTIVITY:
2002 -   2007  - Associate Editor, Bioskop
2001 - present - NSF grant proposal reviewer and peer rewiewer of varous Journals
1999 - present - North American and European expert for identification of Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda (freshwater invertebrates)
1997 - present - Maintain unpublished catalog of North American Rotifera, Cladocera and Copepoda
1991 -  1992   - Member of Environmental Protection Committee of Local Government, Torun
1986 -  1989   - PI and Grant Program Executive Director of the 13-person research team "Functioning of the Druzno Lake ecosystem (lake, wetland, and watershed)"
1982 -  1993   - Secretary of Polish Hydrobiological Society, Chapter Torun
1981 -  1993   - Curator of Marine Invertebrates Collection, N. Copernicus University, Institute of Biology and Environmental Protection, Dept. of Hydrobiology
1980 -  1981   - Member of Intergovernmental Committee for Marine Environmental Program Monitoring of Baltic and Black Seas, Helsinki Convention

LANGUAGES:
English, Polish, Russian, German (passively), RR-statistics

TEACHING EXPERIENCE : Ecology Seminar BIO331, Ecology & Evolution BIO213
- General biology, ecology, environmental biology, especially including freshwater biology, limnology, marine biology, paleolimnology (the Holocene History of lakes, 12 000 years), with emphasis on ecosystem functioning, long-term changes, human impact, environmental risk assessment and ecosystem restoration, invertebrate taxonomy
- Lectures, laboratories, field expeditions, seminaries and short time postgraduate research training concerning: Rotifera, Cladocera, and Copepoda - identification and investigation
- Graduate Students Advisor (25 students - MS degree)

AWARDS and HONORS:

1991 - Rector's award, 2nd degree. Awarded for excellence of researching, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun
1990 - Rector's award, 3rd degree. Awarded for excellence of researching, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun
1989 - SIL - International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology Congress Award, Munich, Germany
1988 - Rector's award, 3rd degree. Awarded for excellence of researching, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun
1987 - Rector's award, 3rd degree. Awarded for excellence of researching, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun
1983 - Rector's award. Awarded for excellence of teaching, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun
1975 - Rector's award. Awarded for independent student research, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun

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