People:

Mikolaj Zapalski


Mikolaj Zapalski

Faculty of Geology





Research interests

I am a palaeontologist working on Palaeozoic tabulate corals. I focus principally on their ecology, especially on symbiotic associations, with focus on photosymbiosis - photosymbionts do not fossilize, so I have to evidence it indirectly. This led me to research of platiy corals, and finally, to the Devonian MCEs. I wish to continue this research, as I think that these ecosystems are even much older.

Publications

  Please note that only publications relevant to mesophotic reefs are indexed.

Deep in shadows, deep in time: the oldest mesophotic coral ecosystems from the Devonian of the Holy Cross Mountains (Poland) | article
Zapalski MK, Wrzolek T, Skompski S, Berkowski B (2017)
Coral Reefs 36:847-860


Cryptic encrusting communities in a Middle Devonian mesophotic paleoenvironment of the Holy Cross Mountains, Poland | article
Zatoń M, Zapalski MK, Berkowskic B, Wrzołek T (2018)
Palaeogeogr Palaeoclimatol Palaeoecol 501:82-91


Research keywords
Research platform experience
  Diving (unspecified)
  Snorkeling
  Land-based
Research summary (from publications)

Fields
2  Paleoecology
1  Evolution
1  Geomorphology

Focusgroups
1  Scleractinia (Hard Corals)
1  Overall benthic (groups)

Locations
2  Poland

Platforms
2  Land-based

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