Greg Skrzypek

Assistant Professor, BSc MSc PhD Wroclaw

  • The University of Western Australia (M090), 35 Stirling Highway, Room G16, Botany and Biology Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1379 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
20032022
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Personal profile

Biography

BSc (Nature Conservation) 1995;
MSc (Geology) 1995;
PhD (Earth Sciences) 1999;

The University of Wroclaw/Poland

Roles and responsibilities

My current position is 80% research in stable isotope geochemistry is my main responsibility; 20% teaching. Other my key role is to oversee the stable isotope laboratory WABC.

In addition, I provide advice to other researchers on the application and analysis of stable isotopes across a spectrum of disciplines while continuing my focus on my own studies.

Future research

Phosphates in the environment - techniques for the analysis of oxygen isotopes of phosphates in water, plant and soil.

Funding overview

2015 Infrastructure Grant (Chief Investigator) Isotope analyser with 17O capability to examine water fluxes. Skrzypek G., Grierson P., Edwards P., McCulloch M., Kliti G., LIEF LE150100139, $160,000AUD

2015 Research/Training Grant ITRAX high resolution scanning of calcrete profiles from the Hamersley Basin for investigation of formation processes of calcrete. Skrzypek G. Grierson P.F., Mather C. ALNGRA15028 ($9,020AUD)

2014 Research/Training Grant ITRAX measurements of tree ring density and chemistry to reconstruct past rainfall patterns in NW Australia, O’Donnell A., Grierson P, Skrzypek G., AINSE ID ALNGRA14029 ($8,125)

2013 Research/Training Grant Dating of Sediments to Aid in Reconstruction of Hydroclimatic Variability in Northwest Australia. Grierson P.F., Skrzypek G., Rouillard A., AINSE ID 13043 ($ 12,350AUD)

2013 Travel grant (Recipient) Visits to Europe with the COST Action FY 2012-2013, The Australian Academy of Science ($3,500AUD)

2013 Infrastructure Grant (Chief Investigator) Three dimensional analysis of important organic components in Energy, Environmental and Earth Systems. Grice K., Charrois J., Woltering M., Blyth A., Bush R., Sullivan L., Murphy D., Greenwood P., Skrzypek G., Trengove R., ARC LIEF LE130100145 $150,000AUD

2012 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Paleoenvironmental changes in the Arctic recorded in permafrost-preserved moss macrofossils - radiocarbon dating. Skrzypek G., Dodson J., Hua Q., Wojtun B., Grierson P.F., Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering AINSE ID No ALNGRA12083P / Australia 19,115AUD

2012-15 Fellowship/Research Grant How warm and how wet? New perspectives on paleoclimate records and hydrological regimes in arid zones of Australia, Skrzypek G., ARC Future Fellowship FT110100352, $706,128AUD

2012-14 Research Grant Climate-related regime shifts in inland semi-arid ecosystems through ecohydrological proxies. Grierson, P.F.; Skrzypek G.; Turney Ch.S.; Greenwood P.; Cook Ch.; Dogramaci S.; ARC Linkage LP120100310, 560,000AUD

2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) ITRAX high resolution scanning for paleoclimate studies based on the Fortescue Marsh sediments, tree cores from Pilbara and corals from the Great Barrier Reef. - Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., M. McCulloch, AINSE ID No 6797 / Australia 3090 AUD

2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Radiocarbon dating of peat cores for paleoclimate stable carbon and oxygen isotope reconstructions – G.Skrzypek, P.F. Grierson, J. Dodson, AINSE ID No 6711 / Australia 9,740 AUD

2011-13 Research Grant (Co-investigator) the ecological significance of nitrogen sources for differentiation of terrestrial types of arctic tundra. B. Wojtun, G. Skrzypek, A. Samecka-Cymerman, J. Matula, K. Migala, Ministry of Science and Higher Education /Poland. (264,281 PLN).

2010-13 Non-COST Member of the EU project European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action ES0806: Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Earth System Research (SIBAE)

2010 Research Grant (Chief Investigator Skrzypek G, Grierson PF) Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during last millennia: inferences from stable isotopic composition of peat cores – radiocarbon dating - AINSE ID No 5984/ Australia 9,455AUD

2010 Infrastructure Grant (Co-investigator Mather D., Tibby J., Haberle S, Gagan M, De Deckker P, Gell P, Warne M, Hesse P, Fryirs K, Goodwin I, Woodhead J, Baker P, Drysdale R, Mooney S, Gasparon M, Zhao J, Pandolfi J, Penny D, Bowman D, Skilbeck C, Skrzypek G, Chivas A, McGregor H, Szabo K, Thoms M, Dodson JHigh-resolution ITRAX XRF core scanning facility for global change research. High-resolution ITRAX XRF core scanning facility for global change research. LE100100141 LIEF/ AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL 420,000AUD

2010 Infrastructure Grant (Co-investigator) A high-resolution isotope facility for low cost analysis of water, plant, and oil/sediment samples to understand environmental change - Grierson P, Kendrick G, Skrzypek G, Fellman J, Bowman D, Grice K, Waite A, Stock W, Froend R, Lavery P - LIEF/ AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL 100,000AUD

2009-2010 Research grant (co-investigator, Petron K, Grieson P, Skrzypek G) Quantifying and Managing Dissolved Organic Matter-Derived Nutrients in Agro-Urban Coastal Catchments (Swan River Trust Grant/Western Australia) 30,000AUD

2007 Research permit (principal investigator): Stable Isotope Geochemistry of travertine precipitating from surface water, case study at the Colorado Bend State Park / Texas (Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, USA)

2006-07 Research permit (principal investigator) Glacier NP, Yellowstone NP, Rocky Mts. NP / National Park Service USA : Variation Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during the last millennium: inferences from carbon isotopic composition of peat cores (no. GLAC-00089, YELL-05640, ROMO-06017).

2005-07 Research permit (principal investigator) Big Bend NP / National Park Service USA : Variation of carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen stable isotope composition of biota at different altitudes as a record of the variation of environmental conditions (no. BIBE-00199).

2004-05 Research grant (principal investigator) Variation of the carbon isotope composition (13C/12C) of selected peat bog plants as an effect of different climatic condition of place of vegetation: temperature and humidity. State Committee for Sciences Research (no 2P04G 004 26, KBN, Poland, 113,200 PLN)

2000-02 Research grant (principal investigator) Origin of chrysoprase deposits in the light of oxygen isotope (18O/16O) geochemistry. State Committee for Sciences Research (no 6PO4D07418, KBN, Poland, 138,800 PLN)

1997-98 Research grant (principal investigator) Paleoenvironmental analyses of selected peat-bog in Poland based on the spatial variation in the 34S/32S and 13C/12C ratios in the peat profiles. State Committee for Sciences Research, (no. 6PO4D03011, KBN Poland, 42,050 PLN)

New and Noteworthy

Convener of 9th IsoEcol, 3-8 August 2014, Perth, Australia
Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies
http://www.isoecol2014.org

Previous positions

ARC Future Fellow / Associate Professor at WABC
School of Plant Biology
UWA founded by Australian Research Council

Current projects

2012 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Paleoenvironmental changes in the Arctic recorded in permafrost-preserved moss macrofossils - radiocarbon dating. Skrzypek G., Dodson J., Hua Q., Wojtun B., Grierson P.F., Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering AINSE ID No ALNGRA12083P / Australia 19,115AUD

2012-15 How warm and how wet? New perspectives on paleoclimate records and hydrological regimes in arid zones of Australia, Skrzypek G., ARC Future Fellowship FT110100352, $706,128AUD

2012-14 Research Grant Climate-related regime shifts in inland semi-arid ecosystems through ecohydrological proxies. Grierson, P.F.; Skrzypek G.; Turney Ch.S.; Greenwood P.; Cook Ch.; Dogramaci S.; ARC Linkage LP120100310, 560,000AUD

2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) ITRAX high resolution scanning for paleoclimate studies based on the Fortescue Marsh sediments, tree cores from Pilbara and corals from the Great Barrier Reef. - Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., M. McCulloch AINSE ID No 6797 / Australia 3090AUD

2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Radiocarbon dating of peat cores for paleoclimate stable carbon and oxygen isotope reconstructions – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., Dodson J. AINSE ID No 6711 / Australia 9,740 AUD

2010-13 European Union project European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action ES0806: Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Earth System Research (SIBAE) lead by Buchmann N. – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F. are members representing non-COST country

2011-2013 Research Grant (Co-investigator) the ecological significance of nitrogen sources for differentiation of terrestrial types of arctic tundra. Ministry of Science and Higher Education /Poland. B. Wojtun, G. Skrzypek, A. Samecka-Cymerman, J. Matula, K. Migala (264,281PLN, including funds for 27,950PLN for stable isotope analyses at UWA 5 weeks field work in Spitsbergen).

2010 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during last millennia:
2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) ITRAX high resolution scanning for paleoclimate studies based on the Fortescue Marsh sediments, tree cores from Pilbara and corals from the Great Barrier Reef. - Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., M. McCulloch AINSE ID No 6797 / Australia 3090AUD

2011 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Radiocarbon dating of peat cores for paleoclimate stable carbon and oxygen isotope reconstructions – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., Dodson J. AINSE ID No 6711 / Australia 9,740 AUD

2010-13 European Union project European Cooperation in the field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action ES0806: Stable Isotopes in Biosphere-Atmosphere-Earth System Research (SIBAE) lead by Buchmann N. – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F. are members representing non-COST country

2011-2013 Research Grant (Co-investigator) the ecological significance of nitrogen sources for differentiation of terrestrial types of arctic tundra. Ministry of Science and Higher Education /Poland. B. Wojtun, G. Skrzypek, A. Samecka-Cymerman, J. Matula, K. Migala (264,281PLN, including funds for 27,950PLN for stable isotope analyses at UWA 5 weeks field work in Spitsbergen).

2010 Research/Training Grant (Chief Investigator) Trans-latitude migration of climatic zones during last millennia:
inferences from stable isotopic composition of peat cores – radiocarbon dating – Skrzypek G., Grierson P.F., Dodson J. AINSE ID No 5984 / Australia 9,455AUD

Industrial relevance

stable isotope techniques

Teaching overview

Introduction to Isotope Geology, Fundamentals of Environment Science, Technique of environment protection, Methods Applied in Isotope Geology, Application of Geostatistic in Geology, etc. - classes at the University of Wroclaw (1996-2005)
Geochemistry lab classes at the University of Texas at San Antonio (2006-07)

Research

My scientific interests are focused on application of the stable isotope analyses in three different geochemical areas related to environmental geochemistry and low temperature processes:
1) Biogeochemistry: isotope composition of organic matter in sediments (d2H, d13C, d15N, d18O, d34S), as a record of environmental conditions and stable isotope effects during decay and conservation of organic matter
2) Hydrochemistry and hydrological water budget, surface-groundwater-plant interaction (d2H, d18O, d13C-DIC, d87Sr)
3) Geochemistry: oxygen stable isotope geochemistry of low temperature minerals: hydrated silicates (chalcedony, opals, chrysoprase), carbon and oxygen stable isotope gechemistry of carbonates (DIC, calcite, dolomite, magensite)

Keywords

  • Stable isotope techniques
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Stable isotopes (H, C, N, O, S) in plant, fresh waters, wetlands, carbonates and silicates
  • Reconstruction of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment
  • Organic matter preservation in soil and peat

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Research Output 2003 2019

  • 1379 Citations
  • 22 h-Index
  • 61 Article
  • 4 Chapter
  • 1 Conference paper
  • 1 Review article
1 Citation (Scopus)
Carbon Isotopes
Carbon
Oxidation
Isotopes
Data storage equipment
2 Citations (Scopus)

Root-zone moisture replenishment in a native vegetated catchment under Mediterranean climate

Xu, X., Guan, H., Skrzypek, G. & Simmons, C. T., 12 Jun 2019, In : Hydrological Processes. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rhizosphere
moisture
catchment
wet season
dry season
stable isotope
soil moisture
tracer
cyclone
recharge

Projects 2010 2022