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Radovan Kyška Pipík

Slovak Academy of Sciences
Earth Science Institute
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Official adress

Earth Science Institute
Slovak Academy of Sciences
Ďumbierska 1
SK-974 01 Banská Bystrica
Slovak republic
e-mail: pipik [at] savbb.sk
Phone: 00421 (0)48 321 3211
Fax: 00421 (0)48 4124 182

Research interest

  • Ostracoda, their taxonomy, paleoecology, paleobiogeography, and evolution since Miocene.
  • Applications of ostracods in paleolimnological research
  • Paleolimnology – climatic evolution of the Central Europe in postglacial period
  • Other interest – morphometry, travertines, taphonomy, 3D computed tomography

Curriculum vitae

Born 1970

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Education

1991-1996: Masters study at Comenius University in Bratislava.
1998-2001: PhD study at Université Claude Bernard, Lyon I and Comenius University, Bratislava.

Scientific experiences

1997-1998: Faculty of Buildings, Slovak Technical University, Bratislava
2001 up to now: Geological Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Banská Bystrica

Awards

2005: Youth award for publication, Slovak Academy of Sciences

Grants and Scholarships

1995: Grant of American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). Principal investigator.

1998-2001: Scholarship of French Government.

2000: Grant of Faculty of Natural Sciences of the Comenius University, principal investigator, project title - Lacustrine ostracods of the intramountain basins of the Western Carpathians

2001: 6-month scholarship of Erasmus in France.

2003-2005: Grant of Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA) of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Member of the research group; project No. 1/0080/03 - Biodiversity and biotopes of the Western Carpathians as a reflection of paleogeographic and paleoclimatic changes in Late Cenozoic.

2004-2006: Grant of Science and Technology Assistance Agency (APVT). Principal investigator; project APVT 51 045202 - Rise and fall of genus Cyprideis (Jones) (Ostracoda, Crustacea) in relation with primary production of water environment in Upper Miocene of Central Paratethys.

2006-2008: Grant of Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA) of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Member of the research group; project No. 1/3053/06 - Biodiversity on the territory of the Western Carpathians as a reflection of climatic change in the Late Pleistocene and at the beginning of the Holocene.

2008-2010: Grant of Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV). Principal investigator; project APVV-0109-07 - Microevolution, trends of adaptation, and paleoenvironmental factors in the radiation of Ostracoda in the Middle and Late Miocene of the Central Paratethys.

2008-2009: Paleontological Society International Research Program Sepkoski Grants for 2008. Principal investigator; project title - Species-level microevolutionary changes at the transition from marine to lacustrin environments.

2008: Research program of the European Community SYNTHESYS. Principal investigator, project GB-TAF-4361 - Living and Fossil non-marine Ostracoda of Europe.

2008: Research program of the European Community SYNTHESYS BE-TAF-4362. Project Title - Non-marine cosmopolitan and endemic Ostracoda.

2008-2010: ATBI+M (All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory & Monitoring). Member of the research tem. http://zoology.fns.uniba.sk/atbi/

2009-2011: Grant of Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA) of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Principal investigator; project No. 2/0060/09 - Evolution of the non-marine Ostracoda in climatically and geographically evolving Europe in Neogene

2009 Literárny Fond. Morphometrical traits and variability of Cyprideis in the non-marine basins.

2010-2014: Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic for the Structural Funds of European Union. Project title: Vybudovanie Centier vzdelávania SAV v Banskej Bystrici a Smoleniciach - Centers of education of Slovak Academy of Sciences in Banská Bystrica and Smolenice. Project manager.

2012-2014: Grant of Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA) of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Member of the research group; project No. 2/180/12 - Postglacial evolution of Tatra Mts. Environment: multidisciplinary ecological study of subalpine lake

2012-2014 : Grant MVTS SAV, Ostracod-Diatomaceae paleoecologic and isotopic inference model for the fossil freshwater and brackish lakes.

2014, 2015: European Synchrotron Radiation Facility Grant. Member of the team, project No. LS-2288 - Fossil subcellular structures in giant sperm cells of Miocene ostracods: expanding the record to specimens preserved in amber.

2015-2017: Grant of Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA) of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Principal investigator; project No.No. 2/0056/15 - Multiproxy analysis of limnic profundal deposits: cyclicity and variability of the environment in Late Miocene of the Central Paratethys.

2015-2017: Grant of Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA) of the Ministry of Education of Slovak Republic and the Slovak Academy of Sciences. Member of the research team; project No.No. 1/0664/15 - A 250 year history of human impacts on a landscape of the Banská Štiavnica mining territory: palaeolimnological reconstruction using biotic and abiotic indicators from lake sediments.

2016-2020: Grant of Slovak Research and Development Agency (APVV). Principal investigator; project APVV-15-0292 - Deglaciation and postglacial climatic evolution recorded in the lake deposits of the High Tatra Mountains.

Students

Bachelor degree students

Peter Barna – Taxonomy of the Slovak Miocene and Quaternary ostracods (Ostracoda), 2008

Markéta Houdková - Ostracods from the Czech Cretaceous Basin – current state of knowledge and revision of prof. Pokorný collection, 2013

Master degree students

Martina Petrášová – Ostracoda of the Mútne fish pond and Hron river oxbow in Banská Bystrica - diversity and environmental parameters, 2008

Peter Barna – Microfauna and ecological stability of the Lake Pannon sublittoral zone, 2010

Markéta Houdková – Paleoecology of the Turonian ostracods (Ostracoda) from the locality Úpohlavy, 2014 till now

PhD students

Martina Sýkorová – Environmental conditions of living freshwater ostracods and their applications to fossil ecosystems, 2015

Michal Seko – Paleobiogeography of the Lower and Middle Miocene marine ostracods (Ostracoda) of the Paratethys, 2012 till now

Erika Kovács – Sublittoral microfauna as proxy for study of climate cyclicity and variability between 9.0 to 8.0 Ma in the Central Paratethys, 2013 till now

Other activities

Board Geological Bulletin of Turkey - member of editorial board

Open Geosciences (former Central European Journal of Geosciences) - editor for Paleontology

2008-2011: member of VEGA grant agency, Komission for Earth, space and environmental sciences, (and other terrestrial sources)

2009-2012: member of the Assembly of Slovak Academy of Sciences