Dr Michał Skóra with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Scholarship

Dr Michał Skóra

Dr Michał Skóra from the Professor Krzysztof Skóra Marine Station of the Institute of Oceanography at the University of Gdańsk has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship (IF) to pursue a 24-month postdoctoral fellowship under the supervision of dr. J Iwan Jones at the Queen Mary University of London. The funding of €225,000 will enable the researcher to study the impact of the presence of the invasive Pacific salmon, Pink salmon, on native salmonid species in the North Atlantic and its rivers.

The awarded funding for the project entitled 'Pink Salmon Invasion of the North Atlantic: Evaluation of Stable isotopes as a method to detect potential impacts' will enable dr M. Skóra to continue his research on Pink Salmon, undertaken in 2019 with funding from the MINIATURE 2 project.

- 'My postdoctoral internship in London is scheduled to start in May 2021, and an important part of it will be a 6-month secondment to the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), where, under the supervision of prof Gordon H. Copp and dr Bryony Townhill, I will have the opportunity to test the impact of climate change on the future distribution of this salmon species in ocean waters,' says dr Michał Skóra from the Professor Skóra Marine Station of the Institute of Oceanography in Hel.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship (IF) is awarded by the European Commission to the most talented and promising scientists to carry out research outside their home institution, both within and outside Europe.

EMW / Press Office of University of Gdańsk