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Karolina Bącela-Spychalska

Publikacje oryginalne i monografie:


Bącela-Spychalska K., Wróblewski P., Mamos T., Grabowski M., Rigaud T., Wattier R., Rewicz T., Konopacka A., Ovcharenko M. 2018. Europe-wide reassessment of Dictyocoela (Microsporidia) infecting native and invasive amphipods (Crustacea): molecular versus ultrastructural traits. Scientific Reports 8: 8945 PDF

Bojko J., Dunn A.M., Stebbing P.D., van Aerle R., Bącela-Spychalska K., Bean T.P., Urrutia A., Stentiford G.D. 2018. ‘Candidatus Aquirickettsiella gammari’ (Gammaproteobacteria:
Legionellales: Coxiellaceae): A bacterial pathogen of the freshwater crustacean Gammarus fossarum (Malacostraca: Amphipoda). Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 156: 41–53 PDF

Rachalewski M., Bącela-Spychalska K., Szczerkowska-Majchrzak E., Kobak J. 2018. Some like it hot: factors impacting thermal preferences of two Ponto-Caspian amphipods Dikerogammarus villosus (Sovinsky, 1894) and Dikerogammarus haemobaphes (Eichwald, 1841). PeerJ 6:e4871; DOI 10.7717/peerj.4871 PDF

Hupało K., Riss H.W., Grabowski M., Thiel J., Bącela-Spychalska K., Meyer E.I. 2018. Climate change as a possible driver of invasion and differential in HSP70 expression in two genetically distinct populations of the invasive killer shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus. Biological Invasions 20: 2047–2059 PDF

Banha F., Anastacio P.M.,  Rachalewski M., Bącela-Spychalska K., Grabowski M. 2018. Enhanced fecundity and parasite release in the first amphipod invader on the Iberian Peninsula. Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 419: 21 PDF.


Grabowski M, Mamos T, Bącela-Spychalska K, Rewicz T, Wattier RA. 2017. Neogene paleogeography provides context for understanding the origin and spatial distribution of cryptic diversity in a widespread Balkan freshwater amphipod. PeerJ 5:e3016 PDF

Rewicz T., Wattier R., Rigaud T., Grabowski M., Mamos T., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2017. The killer shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus, invading European Alpine Lakes: A single main source but independent founder events with an overall loss of genetic diversity. Freshwater Biology 62: 10361051 PDF

Bojko J., Bącela-Spychalska K., Stebbing P.D., Dunn A.M., Grabowski M., Rachalewski M., Stentiford G.D. 2017. Parasites, pathogens and commensals in the “low-impact” non-native amphipod host Gammarus roeselii. Parasites & Vectors 10:193 DOI 10.1186/s13071-017-2108-6 PDF

Dias P.J., Fotedar S., Munoz J., Hewitt M.J., Lukehurst S., Hourston M., WellingtonC., Duggan R., Bridgwood S., Massam M., Aitken V., de Lestang P., McKirdy S., Willan R., Kirkendale L., Giannetta J., Corsini-Foka M., Pothoven S., Gower F., Viard F., Buschbaum C., Scarcella G., Strafella P., Bishop M.J., Sullivan T., Buttino I., Madduppa H., Huhn M., Zabin C.J., Bącela-Spychalska K., Wójcik-Fudalewska D., Markert A., Maximov A., Kautsky L., Jaspers C., Kotta J., Pärnoja M., Robledo D., Tsiamis K., Küpper F.C., Žuljević A., McDonald J.I., Snow M.  2017. Establishment of a taxonomic and molecular reference collection to support the identification of species regulated by the Western Australian Prevention List for Introduced Marine Pests. Management of Biological Invasions 8(2): 215-225. PDF


Kobak J., Poznańska M., Jermacz Ł., Kakareko T., Prądzynski D., Łodygowska M., Montowska K., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2016. Zebra mussel beds: an effective feeding ground for Ponto-Caspian gobies or suitable shelter for their prey? PeerJ 4:e2672 PDF

Roy H.E., Hesketh H., Purse B. V., Eilenberg J., Santini A., Scalera R., Stentiford G.D., Adriaens T., Bącela-Spychalska K., Bass D., Beckmann K.M., Bessell P., Bojko J., Booy O., Cardoso A.C., Essl F., Groom Q., Harrower C., Kleespies R., Martinou A.F., van Oers M.M., Peeler E.J., Pergl J., Rabitsch W., Roques A., Schaffner F., Schindler S., Schmidt B.R., Schönrogge K., Smith J., Solarz W., Stewart A., Stroo A., Tricarico E., Turvey K.M.A., Vannini A., Vilà M., Woodward S., Wynns A.A. and Dunn A.M. 2016. Alien Pathogens on the Horizon: Opportunities for Predicting their Threat to Wildlife. Conservation Letters doi:10.1111/conl.12297 PDF

Błońska D., Grabowska J., Kobak J., Rachalewski M., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2016. Fish predation on sympatric and allopatric prey – a case study of Ponto-Caspian gobies, European bullhead and amphipods. Limnologica 61: 1-6 PDF

Kobak J., Rachalewski M., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2016. Conquerors or exiles? Impact of interference competition among invasive Ponto-Caspian gammarideans on their dispersal rates. Biological Invasions 18(7): 1953–1965 PDF

Rewicz T., Konopacka A., Bącela-Spychalska K., Özbek M., Grabowski M. 2016. First records of two formerly overlooked Ponto-Caspian amphipods from Turkey, Echinogammarus trichiatus (Martynov, 1932) and Dikerogammarus villosus (Sovinsky, 1894). Turkish Journal of Zoology 40: 328-335 doi:10.3906/zoo-1505-31 PDF request


Błońska D., Grabowska J., Kobak J., Jermacz Ł., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2015. Feeding preferences of an invasive Ponto-Caspian goby for native and non-native gammarid prey. Freshwater Biology 60(10): 2187–2195 PDF request

Bącela-Spychalska K. 2015. Attachment ability of two Ponto-Caspian amphipod species may promote their overland transport. Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2565 PDF request

Rewicz T., Wattier R., Grabowski M., Rigaud T., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2015. Out of the Black Sea: Phylogeography of the Invasive Killer Shrimp across Europe. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0118121. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118121 PDF

Rewicz T., Wattier R. A., Rigaud T., Bącela-Spychalska K., Grabowski M. 2015. Isolation and characterization of 8 microsatellite loci for the ”killer shrimp”, an invasive Ponto-Caspian amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Molecular Biology Reports, 42:13–17. PDF


Rewicz T., Grabowski M.,  MacNeil C., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2014. The profile of a ‘perfect’ invader – the case of killer shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus. Aquatic Invasions 9(3): 267–288 PDF

Grabowski M., Bącela-Spychalska K., Pešić V. 2014. Reproductive traits and conservation needs of the endemic gammarid Laurogammarus scutarensis (Schäferna, 1922) from the Skadar Lake system, Balkan Peninsula. Limnologica 47: 44-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2014.04.001 PDF request

Bacela-Spychalska K., Rigaud T., Wattier R. 2014. A co-invasive microsporidian parasite reduces the predatory behaviour of its invasive host Dikerogammarus villosus. Parasitology 141(2): 254-8. doi:10.1017/S0031182013001510 PDF request

Hupało K., Rewicz T., Bącela-Spychalska K., Konopacka A., Grabowski M. 2014. First record of the killer shrimp, Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894), in the Váh River, Slovakia. Lauterbornia 77: 9-13 PDF request


Bącela-Spychalska K., Grabowski M., Rewicz T.,  Konopacka A., Wattier R. 2013. The “killer shrimp” Dikerogammarus villosus (Crustacea, Amphipoda) invading Alpine Lakes: overland transport by recreational boats and scuba-diving gear as potential entry vectors? Aquatic Conservation: Marine & Freshwater Ecosystems 23(4): 606-618 DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2329 PDF request

Bącela-Spychalska K., Van der Velde G. 2013. There is more than one ‘killer shrimp': trophic positions and predatory abilities of invasive amphipods of Ponto-Caspian origin. Freshwater Biology 58: 730–741. doi:10.1111/fwb.12078. PDF request

Bojko J., Stebbing P.D., Bateman K.S., Meatyard J.E., Bacela-Spychalska K., Dunn A.M., Stentiford G.D. 2013. Baseline histopathological survey of a recently invading island population of “killer shrimp”, Dikerogammarus villosus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 106: 241-253. PDF

Rachalewski M., Konopacka A., Grabowski M., Bącela-Spychalska K. 2013. Echinogammarus trichiatus (Martynov, 1932) – a new Ponto-Caspian amphipod invader in Poland with remarks on other alien amphipods from the river Oder. Crustaceana 86(10): 1224-1233 PDF request


Bącela-Spychalska K., Wattier R., Genton C., Rigaud T. 2012. Microsporidian disease of the invasive amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus and potentialities for its transfer to local invertebrate fauna. Biological Invasions 14: 1831-1842 PDF request

Grabowski M., Rewicz T., Bącela-Spychalska K., Konopacka A., Mamos T., JażdżewskiK. 2012. Cryptic invasion of Baltic lowlands by freshwater amphipod of Pontic origin. Aquatic Invasion 7(3): 337-346 PDF

Grabowski M., Mamos T., Rewicz T., Bącela-Spychalska K., Ovcharenko M. 2012. Gammarus varsoviensis Jazdzewski, 1975 (Amphipoda, Gammaridae) – a long overlooked species in Ukrainian rivers. North-Western Journal of Zoology 8(1): 198-201 PDF


Ovcharenko  M., Bącela K., Wilkinson T., Ironside J., Rigaud T., Wattier R. A. 2010. Cucumispora  dikerogammari n. gen. (Fungi: Microsporidia) infecting the invasive amphipod Dikerogammarus villosus: a potential emerging disease in European rivers. Parasitology 137: 191-204. PDF request


Konopacka A., Grabowski M., Bącela-Spychalska K., Rewicz T. 2009. Orchestia cavimana Heller, 1865 (Amphipoda: Talitridae) enters freshwater inland habitats in the Vistula River, Poland. Aquatic Invasions 4(4): 689-691. PDF

Bącela K., Konopacka A., Grabowski M. 2009. Reproductive biology of Dikerogammarus haemobaphes - an invasive gammarid (Crustacea: Amphipoda) colonizing running waters in Central Europe. Biological Invasions 11(9): 2055-2066. PDF request

Grabowski M., Bącela K., Konopacka A., Jażdżewski K. 2009. Salinity-related distribution of alien amphipods in rivers provides refugia for native species. Biological Invasions 11(9): 2107-2117. PDF request

Van der Velde G., Leuven R.S.E.W., Platvoet D., Bącela K., Huijbregts M.A.J., Hendriks H.W.M., Kruijt D. 2009. Factors influencing predatory behaviour in an invasive gammaridean species, Dikerogammarus villosus and some related species. Biological Invasions 11(9): 2043-2054. PDF request


Bącela K., Grabowski M., Konopacka A. 2008. Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) (Crustacea, Amphipoda) enters Vistula – the biggest river in the Baltic basin. Aquatic Invasions 3(1): 95-98. PDF

Santagata S., Bącela K., Reid D.F., Mclean K.A., Cohen J.S., Cordell J.R., Bron C.W., Johengen T.H., Ruiz G.M. 2008. Concentrated sodium chloride brine solutions as an additional treatment for preventing the introduction of non-indigenous species in the ballast tanks of ships declaring no ballast on board. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(2): 346-353. PDF request


Grabowski M., Bącela K., Konopacka A. 2007. How to be an invasive gammarid (Amphipoda: Gammaroidea) – comparison of life history traits. Hydrobiologia 590: 75-84. PDF

Grabowski M., Bącela K., Wattier R. 2007. Dikerogammarus villosus (Sowinsky, 1894) (Crustacea, Amphipoda) colonizes next alpine lake – Lac du Bourget, France. Aquatic Invasions 2 (3): 268-271. PDF

Santagata S., Gasiunaite Z.R;, Verling E., Cordell J.R., Eason K., Cohen J., Bącela K., Quilez-Badia G., Johengen T.H., Reid D.F., Ruiz G.M. 2007. Effect of osmotic shock as a management strategy to reduce transfers of nonindigenous species among low-salinity ports by ships. Aquatic Invasions 2 (3): 60-76. PDF

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Bącela K., Konopacka A. 2005. The life history of Pontogammarus robustoides (G.O. Sars 1894), an alien amphipod species in Polish waters. Journal of Crustacean Biology 25(2): 190-195. PDF

Grabowski M., Bącela K. 2005. First finding of the Ponto-Caspian gammarid species Pontogammarus robustoides and Dikerogammarus haemobaphes (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in the post-glacial lake of the Vistula valley. Lauterbornia 55: 107-111. PDF request

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Inne prace:

Pabis K., Kostecka A., Jażdżewska A., Bącela K. 2008. Przez powietrze i morze do lodów południa. Wszechświat 109 (1-3): 73-78.

Bącela K., Figiel K. 2003. Obcy atakują. Wszechświat 104 (1-3): 36-40.

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