Greg Skrzypek

Associate Professor, BSc MSc PhD Wroclaw

  • The University of Western Australia (M090), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr. Greg Skrzypek is an expert in the field of stable isotope geochemistry working as a Senior Lecturer at The University of Western Australia (UWA). Currently, he is serving as the deputy director of the West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre at UWA, a board member of the Archaeology, Geosciences & Environmental Sciences Specialist Committee at the Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering and a stable isotope expert to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Greg also held a prestigious Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.

  

Since his PhD in 1999, Greg has undertaken studies and fieldwork in many countries and regions including the High Arctic, the USA, Europe, Southeast Asia and across Australia. His research focuses on applications of the stable isotope techniques in ecological, hydrochemical, and paleoclimate studies. He uses stable H, C, N, O, S, and Sr isotopes to trace water budget, nutrient fluxes in natural environments, and dispersal of pollution in environments impacted by mining and agriculture. Greg has unique expertise combining theoretical knowledge on application of the stable isotopes with practical skills on sample preparation, processing and analysis and several years of laboratory experience. He developed software for processing stable isotope results for the estimation of evaporative losses and contributed to establishing several geochemical baselines for Pilbara in Western Australia.

Roles and responsibilities

Research/Teaching
Deputy director of the West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre at UWA

Previous positions

2012 - 15

 ARC Future Fellow / Research Associate Professor in stable isotope geochemistry, The University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology, West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre

2008 - 11

 John de Laeter Research Fellow, Research Assistant Professor in stable isotope geochemistry, The University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology, West Australian Biogeochemistry Centre

2005 - 07

 Postdoctoral Fellow at The University of Texas at San Antonio, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Laboratory for Stable Isotope Geochemistry

2002 – 08

 Head of Laboratory of Computer Techniques in Geology, The University of Wrocław

1999 – 08

 Senior Lecturer at The University of Wrocław, Institute of Geological Sciences Laboratory of Isotope Geology and Geoecology

Current projects

2020-2025

Research grant (Chief Investigator) McDonald J., McCulloch M., Hergt J., Goodwin I., O'Leary M., Grierson P., Leopold M., Skrzypek G., Jeffries P., Mulvaney K., Dogramaci S., Smith L. Dating Murujuga's Rock Art: new scientific approaches. ARC, Linkage, LP190100724.

2020-2022

Research grant Assessment of absolute isotope ratios for the international isotope delta measurement standards. Dunn P., Groning M., Meijer H.A.J., Moossen H., Skrzypek G., International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Project No. 2020-013-1-200 

2018-2022

Research grant (Chief Investigator)Multiple Isotope Fingerprints to Identify Sources and Transport of Agro-Contaminants. Skrzypek G. International Atomic Energy Agency / Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.  Coordinated Research Project D15018 

2017-2020

Research grant (Chief Investigator): Ecohydrologic functioning of ephemeral streams. Grierson P., Skrzypek G., Cook P., Simmons C., Dogramaci S., ARC, Linkage, LP160101225.

2017-2019

Research grant (Chief Investigator): Annual rainfall variability and extreme drought over the late Holocene. Grierson P., Skrzypek G., Cook E., ARC, Discovery Project DP170101033.

Industrial relevance

Stable HCNOS isotope technique expert

Teaching overview

Currently teaching:

ENVT3363 Ecological Processes

ENVT5509 Global Ecological Challenges

ENVT5512 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry 

Engagement

2019-20

 Managing Guest Editor for Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment journal (2018 impact factor 3.954) Special Issue entitled “Agro-contaminants sources, transformation, and transport in agroecosystems”

2019

 Co-organizer with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (USA) of the workshop  on uncertainty and traceability assessments of isotope ratio measurements “How good are your data?” 17/08/2019

2018-20 

  Board member of Archaeology, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences Committee at Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering/ Australia

2015–18

 Board member and chair of Environmental Sciences Specialist Committee at Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering/ Australia

2014

 Convener of 9th Applications of Stable Isotope Techniques to Ecological Studies international conference, The University of Western Australia (3-8 August 2014)

2012

 Co-convener of 12th Australasian Environmental Isotope Conference, Perth/WA

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Industry keywords

  • Environmental
  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Stable isotope analyses
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Ecology
  • Hydrogeology
  • Hydrochemistry
  • Paleoclimate and paleoenvironment

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