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Elżbieta Ziółkowska

Education Background

From 2009: PhD studies, Department of GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

2010: B.S. Mathematics, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

2009: Master’s degree in Geography within Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland

Research Interests

GIS applications in physical geography, especially in landscape ecology. Categorized and continuous models of landscape structure. Methods of landscape pattern investigation. Determination of pattern-process relationships in heterogeneous landscapes. Assessment of landscape connectivity and ecological corridors evaluation. Programming languages in GIS. Application of mathematical theories (e.g. graph theory) in landscape ecology studies.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spending my free time with family and friends, doing sports (especially running, swimming and climbing), listening to good music and cooking. I also love to travel, explore new cultures, their languages, customs and culinary specialties. I especially enjoy long backpacking trips...

Selected Publications

Ziołkowska E., Perzanowski K., Bleyhl B., Ostapowicz K., Kuemmerle T., 2016, Understanding unexpected reintroduction outcomes: why do European bison do not colonize suitable habitat in the Carpathians?, Biological Conservation, 195, 53-63, doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2015.12.032

Ziołkowska E., Ostapowicz K., Kuemmerle T., Radeloff V., 2014, How are connectivity assessments affected by the data available to represent the matrix?, Landscape Ecology, 29, 9, 1551-1570, DOI: 10.1007/s10980-014-0075-2

Ziołkowska E., Ostapowicz K., Kuemmerle T., Perzanowski K., Radeloff V.C., Kozak J., 2012, Potential habitat connectivity of European bison (Bison bonasus) in the Carpathians. Biological Conservation, 146 (1), 188-196



Project supported by a grant from the National Science Centre


National Science Centre