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Dr. Alicja Bonk

Alicja Bonk

Assistant Professor
Institute of Geography
University of Gdansk
Bazynskiego 4
room B427
PL-80309 Gdansk


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Official PAGES function(s)        PAGES ECN leader and The Early Pages blog coordinator
PAGES interests        ECN, 2k Network, LandCover6k, Future Earth, Former WG - Varves
Topics        Biogeochemical processes, Chronology, Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Data Stewardship, Ecosystem processes, Fire, Forests, Human impacts & interactions, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Thresholds and abrupt changes, Water
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle
Regions        Europe, Global, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere
Archives        Documentary records, Lake sediments
Sector        Academia / Education
Discipline        Chronology, (Paleo)limnology, Sedimentology
Computers        R
Laboratory        Charcoal, Geochemistry, XRF



1. Amann B., Lobsinger S., Fischer D., Tylmann W., Bonk A., Filipiak J., Grosjean M. 2014. Spring temperature variability and eutrophication history inferred from sedimentary pigments in the varved sediments of Lake Zabinskie, north-eastern Poland. Global and Planetary Change, 123: 86-961.

2. Hernandez-Almeida I., Grosjean M., Tylmann W., Bonk A. 2015. Chrysophyte cyst-inferred variability of warm season lake water chemistry and climate in northern Poland: training set and downcore reconstruction. Journal of Paleolimnology, 123: 86-96

3. Bonk A., Tylmann W., Amann B., Enters D., Grosjean M. 2015. Modern limnology and varve-formation processes in Lake Zabinskie, northeastern Poland: comprehensive process studies as a key to understand the sediment record. Journal of Limnology 74:358-370

4. Larocque-Tobler I., Filipiak J., Tylmann W., Bonk A., Grosjean M. 2015. Comparison between chironomid-inferred mean-August temperature from varved Lake Zabinskie (Poland) and instrumental data since 1986AD. Quaternary Science Reviews, 111: 35-50

5. Bonk A., Tylmann W., Goslar T., Wacnik A., Grosjean M. 2015. Comparing varve counting and 14C-AMS chronologies in the sediments of Lake Zabinskie, northeastern Poland: implications for accurate 14C dating of lake sediments. Geochronometria, 42: 159-171
6. Larocque-Tobler I., Filipiak J., Tylmann W., Bonk A., Grosjean M. 2016. Corrigendum to „Comparison between chironomid-inferred mean-August temperature from varved Lake Zabinskie (Poland) and instrumental data since 1986AD [quat. sci. rev. 111 (2015) 35–50]. Quaternary Science Reviews 140:163–167

7. Tylmann W., Bonk A., Goslar T., Wulf S., Grosjean M. 2016. Calibrating 210Pb results with varve chronology and independent chronostratigraphic markers: problems and implications. Quaternary Geochronology, 32: 1-10

8. Wacnik A., Tylmann W., Bonk A., Goslar T., Enters D., Meyer-Jacob C., Grosjean M. 2016. Determining the responses of vegetation to natural processes and human impacts in north-eastern Poland during the last millennium: combined pollen, geochemical and historical data. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 25: 479-498

9. Hernandez-Almeida I., Grosjean M., Gómez-Navarro JJ., Larocque-Tobler I., Bonk A., Enters D., Ustrzycka A., Piotrowska N., Przybylak R., Wacnik A., Witak M., Tylmann W. 2016. Resilience, rapid transitions and regime shifts: Fingerprinting the responses of Lake Zabinskie (NE Poland) to climate variability and human disturbance since AD 1000, The Holocene. DOI: 10.1177/0959683616658529

10. Bonk A., Kinder M., Enters D., Grosjean M., Meyer-Jacob C., Tylmann W. 2016. Sedimentological and geochemical responses of Lake Zabinskie (north-eastern Poland) to erosion changes during the last millennium, Journal of Paleolimnology. DOI: 10.1007/s10933-016-9910-6

11. Hernandez-Almeida I., Grosjean M., Pla-Rabes S., Filipiak J., Bonk A., Tylmann W. 2017. Influence of inter-annual environmental variability on chrysophyte cysts assemblages: insight from a 2-years sediment trap study in lakes from northern Poland. Journal of Limnology. DOI: 10.4081/jlimnol.2017.1604

12. Ustrzycka A., Piotrowska N., Bonk A., Filipiak J., Tylmann W. 2017 Isotopic fingerprints of the Lake Zabinskie (NE Poland) hydrological system on contemporary carbonates precipitated in the lake, Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies. DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2017.1349118

13. The blog entry “Dig Deeper! Why Do We Care about Lake Sediments?” published on The Early Pages blog on April 10, 2018.

14. Bonk A. 2019. Fire occurrence and the current state of palaeofire reconstructions based on sedimentary charcoal from natural archives in Poland. Bulletin of Geography. Physical Geography Series, 17:49-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/bgeo-2019-0014

15. Kruczkowska B., Blaszkiewicz M., Jonczak J., Uzarowicz L, Moska P., Brauer A., Bonk A., Slowinski M. 2020. The Late Glacial pedogenesis interrupted by aeolian activity in Central Poland - records from the Lake Gosciaz catchment. Catena. 185. doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2019.104286

16. Bonk A., Müller D., Ramisch A., Kramkowski M.A., Noryskiewicz A.M., Sekudewicz I., Gasiorowski M., Luberda-Durnas K., Slowinski M., Schwab M., Tjallingii R., Brauer A., Blaszkiewicz M. 2021. Varve microfacies and chronology from a new sediment record of Lake Gosciaz (Poland). QSR 251:106715. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106715

17. Fojutowski M., Gierszewski P., Brykala D., Bonk A., Blaszkiewicz M., Kramkowski M. 2021. Spatio-temporal differences of sediment accumulation rate in the Lake Gosciaz (Central Poland) as a response of meteorological conditions and lake basin morphometry. Cuadernos de Investigation Geografica: 47. http://doi.org/10.18172/cig.4724