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Katarzyna Ostapowicz

 

Research interest

  • Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T)
  • geocomputation and analytical modelling
  • image processing
  • land use and land cover changes
  • landscape fragmentation and connectivity
  • coupled human - environmental systems
  • mountain areas
  • GIS&T education, e-learning

 

Education

2007: PhD degree in the Earth Science within the Geography (specialization GIS&T), Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Faculty of Biology and Earth Science, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)

thesis: Modelling of the land cover change in space and time (in Polish)

2004: MSc degree in Physics (specialization: nuclear physics), Institute of Physics, Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)

thesis: The cross section of fragmentation reaction of nucleon by protons (in Polish)

2002: MSc degree in Physical Geography within the Natural and Mathematical Studies (specialization GIS), Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Faculty of Biology and Earth Science, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)

thesis: Spatial distribution of forests in the western Beskidy Mts (in Polish)

2002: pedagogical course, Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management


Professional Experience

since 2009: assistant professor (adiunkt), Department of GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland)

2012–2013: visiting scientist, Spatial Analysis for Conservation and Sustainability (SILVIS Lab), Department of Forest Ecology and Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, USA

2012: visiting scientist, Forest Modeling and Information Systems (FORESTMOD) Action, Land Management & Natural Hazards Unit, Institute for Environment & Sustainability, European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Włochy

2009: postdoc, Geomatik, Geographisches Institut, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2008: assistant, Department of GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland)

2006-2007: scientific officer - contract agent, FOREST Action, Land Management & Natural Hazards Unit, Institute for Environment & Sustainability, European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy)

2005-2006: stagiaire, FOREST Action, Land Management & Natural Hazards Unit, Institute for Environment & Sustainability, European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre, Ispra (Italy)

2004–2005: researcher (PhD student), Centre for Geoinformatics (ZGIS), Paris-Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria

2002-2007: PhD student, Department of GIS, Cartography and Remote Sensing, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Kraków (Poland)

 

Selected references

2014

Griffiths P., Kuemmerle T., Baumann M., Radeloff V.C., Abrudan I.V., Lieskovsky J., Munteanu C., Ostapowicz K., Hostert P., 2014, Forest disturbances, forest recovery, and changes in forest types across the Carpathian ecoregion from 1985 to 2010 based on Landsat image composites, Remote Sensing of Environment, 72-88 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2013.04.022

Munteanu C., Kuemmerle T., Alix-Garcia J., Boltiziar M., Butsic V., Gimmi U., Halada L., Kaim D., Kiraly G., Konkoly-Gyuro E., Kozak J., Lieskovsky J., Mojses M., Müller D., Ostafin K., Ostapowicz K., Shandra O., Stych P., Walker S., Radeloff V.C., 2014, Forest and agricultural land change in the Carpathian region – a meta-analysis of long-term patterns and drivers of change, Land Use Policy, 685–697, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.01.012

Ziółkowska 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

2013

Kozak J., Ostapowicz K., Bytnerowicz A., Wyżga B. (eds.), 2013, The Carpathians: Integrating Nature and Society towards Sustainability, Springer, 717 pp.

2012

Ostapowicz K., 2012, Detekcja zmian pokrycia terenu z wykorzystaniem obrazów satelitarnych, [in:] Z.Zwoliński (eds.), GIS - teledetekcja środowiska, Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 21-30

Ostapowicz K., 2012, Modelowanie przestrzenne zmian pokrycia terenu, [in:] Zastosowania metod statystycznych w badaniach naukowych, StatSoft Polska, 175-182

Ziółkowska 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

2011

Kozak J., Björnsen Gurung A., Ostapowicz K. (eds.), 2011, Research Agenda for the Carpathians: 2010-2015, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland; Institute for Mountain Research, Innsbruck, Austria; Mountain Research Initiative, Berne, Switzerland, 46 pp.

Kuemmerle T., Olofsson P., Chaskovskyy O., Baumann M., Ostapowicz K., Woodcock C.E., Houghton R.A., Hostert P., Keeton W.S., Radeloff V.C., 2011, Post-Soviet farmland abandonment, forest recovery, and carbon sequestration in western Ukraine, Global Change Biology, 17, 1335-1349

2010

Hostert P., Kozak J., Kaim D.,Kuemmerle T., Mueller D., Ostapowicz K., 2010, Land use and land cover change in the Carpathians after 1989, Box. 7.1., [in:] Europe's ecological backbone: recognizing the true value of our mountains, EEA Report, no 6/2010, 120-122

Kuemmerle T., Perzanowski K., Chaskovskyy O., Ostapowicz K., Halada L., Bashta A.-T., Kruhlov I., Hostert P., Waller D.M., Radeloff V. C., 2010, European bison habitat suitability in the Carpathian Mountains, Biological conservation, 143, 4, 908-916

Ostapowicz K., Lakes T., Kozak J., 2010, Modelling of land cover change using support vector machine, [in:] M. Painho, M. Y. Santos and H. Pundt (eds.), Proceedings of AGILE 2010, The 13th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science, Geospatial Thinking, , 2 pp.

2009

Björnsen Gurung A., Bokwa A., Chełmicki W., Elbakidze M., Hirschmugl M., Hostert P., Ibisch P., Kozak J., Kuemmerle T., Matei E., Ostapowicz K., Pociask-Karteczka J., Schmidt L., van der Linden S., and Zebisch M., 2009, Global Change Research in the Carpathian Mountain Region, Mountain Research and Development, 29, 3, 282-288

Dec M., Kaszta Ż, Korzeniowska K., Podsada A., Sobczyszyn-Żmudź S., Wojtowicz A., Zimna E., Ostapowicz K., 2009, Zmiany użytkowania ziemi w trzech gminach karpackich (Niedźwiedź, Szczawnica i Trzciana) w drugiej połowie XX wieku, Archiwum Fotogrametrii, Kartografii i Teledetekcji, 20, 81-98

Ostapowicz K., Kozak J., 2009, Forest cover change in the Carpathian Mountains in the last twenty years, [in:] European Landscape in Transformation Challenges for Landscape Ecology and Management, European IALE Conference 2009, J. Breuste, M. Kozava, M. Finka (eds.), Salzburg University, 248-249

Ostapowicz K., Kozak J., 2009, Modelling of future land use change with cellular automata, [w:] Proceedings of the Geoinformatics Forum Salzburg 2009, A. Car, G. Griesebner, J. Strobl (eds.), Wichmann Heidelberg, Salzburg, Austria, 158-159

Ostapowicz K., Sitko I., 2009, Multitemporal land cover pattern change analysis using remote sensing, Proc. SPIE 7478, 74780R (2009), 10 pp.

Ostapowicz K., Sitko I. (red.), 2009, Science for the Carpathians. Strategy Development and Networking Workshop, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 27 to 28 May 2008. Workshop Report. Bern, Switzerland, 46 pp.

Vogt P., Lookingbill T.R., Gardner R.H., Ferrari J.R., Riitters K.H., Ostapowicz K., 2009, Mapping Functional Connectivity, Ecological Indicators, 9, 64-71

2008

Kozak J., Estreguil C., Ostapowicz K., 2008, European forest cover mapping with high resolution satellite data: The Carpathians case study, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 10, 1, 44-55

Kozak J., Estreguil C., Ostapowicz K., 2008, Changes of the forest spatial pattern in the northern Carpathians in the 20th century, [in:] L. Bernard, A. Friis-Christensen, H. Pundt, I. Compte (eds.), 11th AGILE International Conference on Geographic Information Science 2008, Taking Geoinformation Science One Step Further, 5-8 May 2008, Girona, Catalonia, Spain, 3 pp.

Ostapowicz K., Vogt P., Riitters K.H., Kozak J., Estreguil C., 2008, Impact of scale on morphological spatial pattern of forest, Landscape Ecology, 23, 9, 1107-1117

2007

Estreguil, C., Vogt, P., Ostapowicz K., 2007. Implementation of the MCPFE Indicator on landscape level forest spatial pattern for Europe, [in:] Proceedings of the ForestSAT conference held in Montpellier, France on the 5th-7th November 2007, 8 pp.

Parviainen J., Bozzano M., Estreguil C., Koskela J., Lier M., Vogt P., Ostapowicz K., 2007, Criterion 4: Biological diversity in forest ecosystems, [in:] M. Kol, E. Rametsteiner (eds.), STATE OF EUROPE'S FORESTS 2007, The MCPFE Report on Sustainable Forest Management in Europe, 45-73

Ostapowicz K., Kozak J., Vogt P., Estreguil C., 2007, Assessment of potential forest cover in the Polish Carpathians Mts., [in:] E. Addink, A. Barendregt, D. Ettema, D. Karssenberg, T. de Nijs (eds.), Abstract Book, Conference Framing Land Use Dynamic II, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 138-139

2006

Ostapowicz K., Estreguil C., Kozak J., Vogt P., 2006, Assessing forest fragmentation and connectivity: a case study in the Carpathians, [in:] M. Ehlers, U. Michel (eds.), The Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology VI, Proc. of SPIE, vol. 6366, 636608 (Oct. 3, 2006), 10 pp.

2005

Ostapowicz K., 2005, Model of forests spatial distribution in the western part of the Karpaty Mts., [in:] Conference Proceedings, 8th Conference on Geographic Information Science, AGILE 2005, 611-617

Ostapowicz K., Szablowska-Midor A., 2005, Wpływ działalności człowieka na zmianę zasięgu polan masywu Babiej Góry, [in:] D. Ptaszycka-Jackowska (red.), Babia Góra nasze wspólne dziedzictwo, Babiogórski Park Narodowy, Zawoja, 105-110

2004

Kozak J., Ostapowicz K., Szablowska-Midor A., Widacki W., 2004, Environmental background of land abandonment the western Beskidy Mts., Ekologia Bratislava, 23, 1, 116-126

2003

Ostapowicz K., 2003, Kształt powierzchni leśnych w zachodniej części Beskidów, Czasopismo Geograficzne, 74, 4, 313-324

 

 

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