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Département de Biologie /
Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon
1045, av. de la Médecine, local 2064
Université Laval
Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Phone : +1 418 656 2131 ext. 404880


Anna Przytulska Bartosiewicz

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Przytulska Bartosiewicz
PhD Student

Phone : 418-656-2131
Fax : 418-656-2339



2011 – Present, PhD student at Université Laval, Department of Biology
Thesis Title: "Ecology of planktonic cyanobacteria in Subarctic thermokarst lakes" (Supervisor Prof. W. F. Vincent)

2004 – 2010, Master of Science in Environmental Protection, Warsaw University, Department of Hydrobiology. Thesis title: "The phenotype differences between Daphnia twins as an adaptation to the unpredictable environment" (Supervisor Prof. J. Pijanowska)

Professional skills

Monitoring of plankton dynamics and physiology including: zooplankton and phytoplankton taxonomy
High pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC) to analyze various organic and inorganic compounds including pigments and fatty acids in biological samples
Flow-cytometry analysis for bacterio- and picophytoplankton abundances
Design of experiments to study: feeding efficiency and behaviour in zooplankton and planktivorous fish, zooplankton thresholds, phytoplankton responses to the nutrient enrichment and temperature increase (Video Software)
Culturing fish, zooplankton and phytoplankton for ecotoxicological impact assessment of various contaminants, including cyanotoxins
Maintenance and management of HOBO® temperature loggers
Water chemistry analyses, including usage of the Lachat nutrients analyzer
Preparation of environmental impact assessments (EIA) for investments possibly affecting aquatic habitats (lakes, wetlands and rivers)
Designing systems for carbon flux and emission monitoring in lakes, wetlands and wastewater stabilization ponds
Experience in DNA/RNA sequences data analysis (MEGA 6.06, NCBI/BLAST)
Database management (MS Office, Statistix, SigmaPlot, X-STAT, Primer, PastProject)
Preparation of professional presentations and publications (MS Office, Corel Draw)

Awards and scholarships

03.2015, Université Laval Publication Award
01. 2013 – 12. 2013, EnviroNorth Interdisciplinary Fellowship
08. 2013, Luigi Provasoli Award 2013 (Phycological Society of America)
07.2012, World Water and Climate Network Award, Travel grant 4th Word Lake Student Meeting and ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Lake Biwa, Japan
03. 2013 – 05. 2013, Travel grant for a visiting student at the University of Western Australia
10.2008 – 04.2009, Erasmus Training Scholarship


Przytulska, A., Bartosiewicz, M., Rautio, M., Dufresne, F., and Vincent, W.F. (2015) Climate effects on high latitude Daphnia via food quality and thresholds. PloS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126231.
Gsell, A.S., Senerpont Domis, L.N., Przytulska-Bartosiewicz, A., Mooij, W.M., Donk, E. and Ibelings, B.W. (2012) Genotype-by-temperature interactions may help to maintain clonal diversity in Asterionella formosa (Bacillariophyceae). Journal of Phycology 48: 1197–1208, doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2012.01205.x.