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Natalia Kolecka

Scientifial interests

- digital terrain modelling
- photogrammetry
- laser scanning
- land use / land cover in the Carpathians

Education

2012 PhD degree: the Earth Science within the Geography (specialization GISc), Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Faculty of Biology and Earth Science, Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)

Doctoral thesis: Digital terrain modeling of steep slopes based on laser scanning and photogrammetry

2010 post-graduate studies Computer Graphics for non-Programmers, AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Automatics, Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering

2007 MSc degree in Geodesy and Cartography, Department of Geoinformation,  Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing of Environment, Faculty of Mining Surveying and Environmental Engineering, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow

Master Thesis: Building GIS database for Tatra National Park in exemplary software.

Employment

October 2015 - now Assistant Professor (adiunct) Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management

March 2013 – September 2015 Research Assistant Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management

July 2012 – February 2013 Researcher Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management

January 2012 – August 2012 Head of Remote Sensing Unit SmallGIS Sp. z o.o., Kraków

October 2011 – December 2011 GIS Specialist SmallGIS Sp. z o.o., Kraków

Abroad studies and courses

06/2016 Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria

06/2015 Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria

06/2014 – 07/2014 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland

11/2010 Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria

10/2009 Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria

05/2009 Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria

04/2008 West University of Timisoara, Romania

Grants, scientific and educational projects 

FORECOM   (2012-now) Forest cover changes in mountainous regions - drivers, trajectories and implications 

VENTURES   Wpływ warunków śniegowych i terenowych na wielkość obszarów zagrożenia lawinowego w wybranych masywach górskich Karpat i Sudetów - elaborating automated procedures for tracing avalanche-threatened areas in the Carpathian-Sudeten region 

TEMPUS  (2007-2009) Geographic Information Science and Technology in Croatian Higher Education" GIST-CroHE, CD_JEP-41174-2006(HR) 

Scholarships and awards 

22 November 2012
Distinction for the PhD Thesis Awarded by Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management for Dissertation entitled: Digital terrain modelling of steep slopes based on laser scanning and photogrammetry

23 March 2012
Best conference poster award Awarded by portal Geoinformatika.sk for the best presentation in the NEI poster contest of symposium GIS Ostrava 2012 entitled: Vector algebra for Steep Slope Model analysis

2011 – 2013
Outstanding PhD students scholarships Awarded by Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, for the most gifted students

25 September 2010
Best conference poster award – 3rd place Awarded by the organizers of the Polish scientific conference “New photogrammetric and remote sensing methods of data acquisition and processing” entitled: Evaluation of Photosynth Application for Digital Relief Modelling

2009
Outstanding PhD Student Award (Małopolskie Stypendium Doktoranckie) Awarded by Integrated Regional Development Operational Programme 2004 – 2006, for research important for the Regional Innovation Strategies of the Małopolska voivodship and knowledge transfer

2008 – 2011
Doctus – PhD students scholarships Awarded from the Operational Programme 'Human Resources Development' 2007-2013, for research important for the Małopolska voivodship (www.mcp.malopolska.pl) Project thematically related to PhD Thesis. 1st place in the ranking list in 2008

2007 – 2009 and 2010 – 2011
PhD students scholarships Awarded by Jagiellonian University, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management

Selected references

2016

Price B., Kaim D., Szwagrzyk M., Ostapowicz K., Kolecka N., Schmatz D., Wypych A., Kozak J., 2016, Legacies, socio-economic and biophysical processes and drivers: the case of future forest cover expansion in the Polish Carpathians and Swiss Alps,” Reg. Environ. Chang., in press.

Kolecka N., Kozak J., Kaim D., Dobosz M., Ginzler C., Psomas A., 2016, Mapping secondary forest succession on abandoned agricultural land in the Polish Carpathians, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spat. Inf. Sci. - ISPRS Arch., 41(July), 931–935.

Kaim D., Kozak J., Kolecka N., Ziółkowska E., Ostafin K., Ostapowicz K., Gimmi U., Munteanu C., Radeloff V. C., 2016, Broad scale forest cover reconstruction from historical topographic maps, Appl. Geogr., 67, 39–48.

Kolecka N., Dobosz M., Ostafin K., 2016, Forest cover change and secondary forest succession since 1977 in Budzów commune, the Polish Carpathians, Pr. Geogr., 146, in press.

2015

Kolecka N., Kozak J., Kaim D., Dobosz M., Ginzler C., Psomas A., 2015, Mapping Secondary Forest Succession on Abandoned Agricultural Land with LiDAR Point Clouds and Terrestrial Photography, Remote Sens., 7(7), 8300–8322.

Luc M., Kozak J., Ostafin K., Kolecka N., Kaim D., Trzepacz P., 2015, Historia dwóch map, [w:] Geografia na przestrzeni wieków. Tradycja i współczesność, E. Bilska Wodecka and I. Sołjan, Eds. Kraków, Polska: IGiGP UJ, 225–236.

Żelazny M., Siwek J., Węglarczyk S., Ticova B., Danacova Z., Pęksa Ł., Wolanin A., Kolecka N., 2015, Ark. III.2 Przepływ i odpływ rzeczny, Zróżnicowanie przepływu i odpływu, [w:] Atlas Tatr - Przyroda nieożywiona, K. Dąbrowska and M. Guzik, Eds. Zakopane: Tatrzański Park Narodowy, 2015.

Żelazny M., Siwek J., Węglarczyk S., Liova S., Simor V., Pęksa Ł, Wolanin A., Kolecka N., 2015, Ark. III.3 Zjawiska hydrologiczne, Zróżnicowanie zjawisk hydrologicznych, [w:] Atlas Tatr - Przyroda nieożywiona, K. Dąbrowska and M. Guzik, Eds. Zakopane: Tatrzański Park Narodowy.

Żelazny M., Pęksa Ł., Wolanin A., Siwek J., Sicova B., Danacova Z., Kolecka N., 2015. Ark. III.4 Termika wód i zjawiska lodowe, Zróżnicowanie temperatury wód, [w:] Atlas Tatr - Przyroda nieożywiona, K. Dąbrowska and M. Guzik, Eds. Zakopane: Tatrzański Park Narodowy.

2014

Kolecka N., Kozak J., Dobosz M., Psomas A., 2014. Land Abandonment Mapping in the Polish Carpathians, South-Eastern Eur. J. Earth Obs. Geomatics. GEOBIA 2014, Αdvancements, trends challenges, 5th Geogr. Object-Based Image Anal. Conf. Thessaloniki, Greece, May 21-24, 2014, 3(25), 1–4.

Kaim D., Kozak J., Ostafin K., Dobosz M., Ostapowicz K., Kolecka N., Gimmi U., 2014. Uncertainty in historical land-use reconstructions with topographic maps, Quaest. Geogr., 33(3), 55–63.

2013


Kolecka N., Kozak J., 2013. Assessment of the Accuracy of SRTM C- and X-Band High Mountain Elevation Data: a Case Study of the Polish Tatra Mountains, Pure Appl. Geophys., 171(6), 897–912.

Chrustek P., Kolecka N., Bühler Y. , 2013. Obtaining snow avalanche information by means of terrestrial photogrammetry - evaluation of a new approach. [w:] Kozak J., Ostapowicz K., Bytnerowicz A., Wyżga B. (red.), Integrating Nature and Society towards Sustainability, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-12724-3, 579-595.

Chrustek P., Wężyk P., Kolecka N., Biskupič M., Bühler Y., Christen M., 2013. Using high resolution LiDAR data for snow avalanche hazard mapping. [w:] Kozak J., Ostapowicz K., Bytnerowicz A., Wyżga B. (red.), Integrating Nature and Society towards Sustainability, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-12724-3, 597-613.

Kolecka N., 2013. True-3D imaging of mountainous regions - case study from the Polish Tatra Mountains. [w:] Kozak J., Ostapowicz K., Bytnerowicz A., Wyżga B. (red.), Integrating Nature and Society towards Sustainability, Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-12724-3, 565-577.

2012

Kolecka N. , 2012. Vector algebra for Steep Slope Model analysis. Landform Analysis, 21, 17-25.

Niedźwiecki J., Kolecka N. , 2012. Ukształtowanie powierzchni terenu a wartości metryk krajobrazowych w górach wysokich na przykładzie Tatr. Prace Geograficzne, 128 (2012), 81-98.

Kolecka N., 2012. High-resolution mapping and visualization of a climbing wall. [w:] M.F. Buchroithner (red.), True-3D in Cartography. Autostereoscopic and Solid Visualisation of Geodata. Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. 323-338.

2011

Chrustek P., Kolecka N., 2011. Kartowanie lawin śnieżnych. Arcana GIS, 4/2011.
Kolecka N., 2011. Photo-based 3D Scanning vs. Laser Scanning – Competitive Data Acquisition Methods for Digital Terrain Modelling of Steep Mountain Slopes. International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVIII – 4/W19, http://www.isprs.org/proceedings/XXXVIII/4-W19/

2010 

Kolecka N., Kolecki J., 2010. Ocena przydatności programu Photosynth do modelowania rzeźby terenu. Archiwum Fotogrametrii, Kartografii i Teledetekcji, Vol. 21, 169-177.
Kolecka N., 2010. Fotografia naziemna jako potencjalne źródło danych dla Systemów Informacji Geograficznej. Archiwum Fotogrametrii, Kartografii i Teledetekcji, Vol. 21, 159-168.
Kaim D., Kolecka N., 2010. Zmiany pokrycia terenu w Tatrach Polskich określone na podstawie powtórzonej fotografii naziemnej. Prace Geograficzne, z. 123 (2010), 31-45.

2008

Kolecka N., 2008. Integracja GIS i wirtualnej rzeczywistości do wizualizacji i eksploracji danych geograficznych. Archiwum Fotogrametrii, Kartografii i Teledetekcji, Vol. 18, 241-250.

2007 

Lis N., Mikrut S., Guzik M., 2007. Możliwości wykorzystania darmowego oprogramowania w budowie bazy danych GIS dla Tatrzańskiego Parku Narodowego. Archiwum Fotogrametrii, Kartografii i Teledetekcji, Vol. 17, 463-472.

 
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