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Dr. Andrzej Affek
Department of Geoecology and Climatology, GIS and Cartography Workgroup
Office 431
Phone +48 226978931
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Education

  • 2002-2008 – Master’s degree studies: University of Warsaw, College of Inter-Faculty Individual Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MISMaP College), main faculty: psychology.
  • 2007-2008 – The Academy of Young Diplomats at the European Academy of Diplomacy (diploma of graduation)
  • 2009-2014 – PhD studies at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

Academic career and degrees

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS, since 2009

  • 2014 – PhD in Earth Sciences in the field of geography (doctoral dissertation entitled Relationships between land cover and land ownership on the background of natural conditions in the upper Wiar river catchment over the last 230 years)
  • since 2014 - Assistant Professor

Research interests

  • A multidisciplinary approach to the study of human-environment relationships
  • Landscape ecology: patterns, processes and social perception
  • Ecosystem services: potentials, pollination service, bumble bees
  • Dynamics of spatial structures (e.g. vegetation, land ownership)
  • Polish Eastern Carpathians - landscape transformation and the persistence of former land systems
  • Research methodology:
  1. modeling of relationships, phenomena and processes
  2. statistical analysis of spatial data
  3. psychometrics and surveys
  4. HGIS - Historical GIS
  5. airborne and terrestrial laser scanning (LiDAR)

Awards and distinctions

  • 2012-2013 – scholarship awarded under the EU Human Capital Operational Programme.
  • 2014 – doctoral dissertation award granted by the IGSO PAS Scientific Council.
  • 2015 – Distinguished Foreign Scholar Travel Award granted by the International Association for Landscape Ecology
  • 2016 - Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing granted by Elsevier
  • 2016 - Eugeniusz Romer Award granted by the Polish Academy of Sciences for the best doctoral dissertation defended in 2014 in the field of physical geography.
  • 2018 - Artur Rojszczak Award granted by the Club of the Foundation for Polish Science Scholars (FNP) for outstanding scientific achievements, humanistic attitude, broad horizons, the ability to overcome barriers and transgress the narrow framework of scientific specializations.

Positions held and membership

  • since 2011 – elected member of IGSO PAS Scientific Council (till 2014 representing doctoral students, since 2014 representing Assistant Professors)
  • since 2013 – member of International Association of Landscape Ecology (IALE), Polish chapter
  • since 2017 – elected member of the Executive Committee of the European Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-Europe)
  • since 2017 – The Treasurer of the European Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE-Europe)

Other activities

Participation in conferences and scientific seminars (a selection)

  • 2011 – IV International Conference of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme, Culture-Memory-Identity, UNESCO, 18-21.05.2011, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 – International Conference of the IALE Polish chapter (PAEK), University of Warsaw, 15-17.09.2011, Warsaw, Poland (paper Landscape continuity versus landscape transformation: a case study in the Wiar River catchment, Polish Carpathians, 1780-2000)
  • 2012 – XV International Conference of Historical Geographers, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science, 6-10.08.2012, Prague, Czech Republic (paper Land cover dynamics in the marginal hilly landscape over the past 220 years)
  • 2013 – FORECOM International Conference, IGiGP UJ; Swiss Federal Research Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), 6-8.03.2013 r., Cracow, Poland (paper Landscape structure and patterns of land cover change in the Sanok-Turka Mountains, Polish Carpathians (1780-2000))
  • 2013 – IALE European Congress, IALE Europe, 09-12.09.2013 r., Manchester, Great Britain (paper Land cover dynamics in the marginal hilly landscape over the last 230 years (case study from the Polish Eastern Carpathians)
  • 2014 – ECOSERV 2014 – III scientific seminar „Ecosystem services as a subject of transdisciplinary research”, UAM, 25-26.09.2014 r., Poznan, Poland (paper Benefits of nature. A pilot study on the perception of ecosystem services)
  • 2015 - Sensing the Past - New Approaches to European Landscapes, Roman-Germanic Commission of the German Archaeological Institute, 24-26.02.2015, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • 2015 - 9th IALE World Congress, International Association for Landscape Ecology, 5-10.07.2015, Portland, Oregon, USA (papers: Usage patterns of provisioning and cultural ecosystem services; Cultural heritage recorded in the relief of the landscape abandoned by people - old shapes, new functions)
  • 2015 - 11th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection, Institute of Archeology and Ethnology PAS, 15-19.09.2015, Warsaw, Poland (paper Exploring past Carpathian landscape: the application of LiDAR and archival cadastral maps)
  • 2016 - Ecosystem Services – Landscape Ecology Integrative Role, PAEK, 22-24.06.2016 r., Łochów, Poland (paper Indicators of ecosystem potential for pollination and honey production).
  • 2016 - Forum Carpaticum 2016, S4C – Science for the Carpathians, 28-30.09.2016 r., Bucharest, Romania (paper Modern mechanized logging as a threat to sustainable use of natural and cultural resources in the Carpathians).
  • 2017 - IALE 2017 European Landscape Ecology Congress, IALE-Europe, 10-15.09.2017 r., Ghent, Belgium (paper Ecosystem potentials to provide services in the view of direct users).
  • 2017 - Wooded rural landscapes in Central and Eastern Europe, University of Rzeszów, 19-22.09.2017 r., Rzeszów, Poland (paper Land ownership as a key determinant of long-term landscape dynamics).

Courses, workshops

  • 2009-2010 – Course Conceptual modeling in the design and implementation of geographic information systems, GIS School, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 – GIS Geographic Workshop Remote sensing of the environment, Institute of Geoinformation and Geoecology, A. Mickiewicz University, 13-17.06.2011, Poznan, Poland
  • 2013 – IALE Europe PhD course European Landscapes in Transition: the Interplay between Local and Global Drivers, 7-16.09.2014, Manchester and Peak District, Great Britain
  • 2013 – Workshop Terrestrial Laser scanner Riegl VZ-4000 and GPS-RTK Trimble R4 – theory and practice, 14-20.10.2013, Szymbark, Poland
  • 2014 – Training in the use of LiDAR products, GUGiK, Progea Consulting, ESRI Polska, 5-7.11.2014, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2017 – Workshop on the physico-geographical regionalization of Poland, GDOŚ, 26-27.04.2017, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2018 - Workshop on the opening of the Landscape Observatory in Chamusca, Technical University of Lisbon, IALE-Europe, 6-7.02.2018, Portugal

Field studies

  • 2009-2010 – Kurpie; Poland – mapping of potential natural vegetation and phytosociological survey
  • 2009-2015 - polish Eastern Carpathians; Poland - queries in local archives and offices, recognition of preservation of historical spatial structures, interviews with local residents
  • 2011 - Lublin Upland, Roztocze, Sandomierz Basin, Przemyskie Foothills; Poland - identification of forest and steppe plant communities and comparison of species composition between post-agricultural land and land that has long been covered by forest
  • 2014 - Biebrza National Park; Poland - biomass estimation of peat bog vegetation using terrestrial laser scanning (TLS)
  • 2014-2016 - Suwałki and Augustów Region; Poland - recognition of natural environment condition, queries in local offices, door-to-door survey on the perception of ecosystem services
  • 2017-2018 - Vistula Valley - recognition of the potential of riparian forests to provide pollination service (monitoring of bumble bee populations, nest traps and color traps)

Other skills

  • Carpathian Mountain Guide, instructor and lecturer on mountain guide courses
  • Beekeeper, a member of the Polish Beekeepers Association
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE), British Council

Publications

Books, reports | Articles, chapters, papers and others | Editorial publications | Abstracts, reviews, notes

Books, reports

Articles, chapters, papers and others

Editorial publications

  • Solon J., Regulska E., Affek A. (red.), 2014, Współczesne metody badań krajobrazu, Problemy Ekologii Krajobrazu, 38, IGiPZ PAN; Polska Asocjacja Ekologii Krajobrazu, Warszawa, 244 s.

Abstracts, reviews, notes

  • Affek A., 2017, Land ownership as a key determinant in long-term landscape dynamics, [w:] Red. Andrzej Bobiec, Paweł Czarnota, Agata Ćwik, Wooded rural landscapes in Central and Eastern Europe: biodiversity, cultural legacy and conservation. International scientific conference 20-22 September 2017, University of Rzeszów, Poland and 23-25 September 2017, Bukk National Park, Hungary, University of Rzeszów, Publishing house AMELIA Aneta Siewiorek, Rzeszów, s. 43.
  • Affek A., Kowalska A., 2017, Ecosystem potentials to provide services in the view of direct users, IALE 2017 European Congress: from pattern and process to people and action. Ghent, 12-15 September 2017, IALE Europe, Ghent, 1 s.
  • Affek A., 2016, Indicators of ecosystem potential for pollination and honey production, International Scientific Conference "Ecosystem Services - Landscape Ecology Integrative Role", 22th-24th June 2016, Łochów, Poland, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. University of Warsaw and Polish Association for Landscape Ecology, Łochów, s. 32.
  • Affek A., 2016, Dane wysokościowe jako wsparcie w badaniach dziedzictwa kulturowego Karpat Wschodnich, GUGiK, IGiPZ PAN, Warszawa, 2 s.
  • Affek A., Kowalska A., Degórski M., Regulska E., Grabińska B., Kołaczkowska E., Kruczkowska B., Roo-Zielińska E., Solon J., Wolski J., Zawiska I., 2016, Świadczenia kulturowe w krajobrazie młodoglacjalnym - potencjał w ocenie użytkowników, [w:] Red. Piotr Lupa, EcoServ2016 - IV Ogólnopolskie Sympozjum Naukowe "Świadczenia ekosystemów jako przedmiot badań transdyscyplinarnych". Poznań, 5-6 września 2016 r. Streszczenia, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznań, s. 16.
  • Affek A., Michalski R., 2016, Modern mechanized logging as a threat to sustainable use of natural and cultural resources in the Carpathians, [w:] Eds. Michaela Verga, Gabriela Manea, Future of the Carpathians: Smart, Sustainable, Inclusive. Forum Carpaticum 2016, September 28 – 30, 2016 Bucharest, Romania. Conference abstracts, Editura Universitara, Bucharest, s. 90-91.
  • Degórski M., Grabińska B., Kowalska A., Roo-Zielińska E., Solon J., Wolski J., Affek A., Kołaczkowska E., Kruczkowska B., Regulska E., Zawiska I., 2016, From detailed data to regional assessment of ecosystem services, International Scientific Conference "Ecosystem Services - Landscape Ecology Integrative Role", 22th-24th June 2016, Łochów, Poland, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. University of Warsaw and Polish Association for Landscape Ecology, Łochów, s. 16.
  • Degórski M., Kruczkowska B., Solon J., Affek A., Grabińska B., Kołaczkowska E., Kowalska A., Regulska E., Roo-Zielińska E., Wolski J., Zawiska I., 2016, Świadczenia regulacyjne ekosystemów w krajobrazie młodoglacjalnym - ujęcie potencjałowe, [w:] Red. Piotr Lupa, EcoServ2016 - IV Ogólnopolskie Sympozjum Naukowe "Świadczenia ekosystemów jako przedmiot badań transdyscyplinarnych". Poznań, 5-6 września 2016 r. Streszczenia, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznań, s. 15.
  • Degórski M., Solon J., Roo-Zielińska E., Kowalska A., Affek A., Grabińska B., Kruczkowska B., Kołaczkowska E., Regulska E., Wolski J., Zawiska I., 2016, Świadczenia ekosystemowe w krajobrazie młodoglacjalnym - założenia teoretyczne i metodyka badań, [w:] Red. Piotr Lupa, EcoServ2016 - IV Ogólnopolskie Sympozjum Naukowe "Świadczenia ekosystemów jako przedmiot badań transdyscyplinarnych". Poznań, 5-6 września 2016 r. Streszczenia, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznań, s. 9.
  • Roo-Zielińska E., Grabińska B., Kowalska A., Kruczkowska B., Solon J., Affek A., Degórski M., Kołaczkowska E., Regulska E., Wolski J., Zawiska I., 2016, Świadczenia zaopatrzeniowe ekosystemów w krajobrazie młodoglacjalnym - ujęcie potencjałowe, [w:] Red. Piotr Lupa, EcoServ2016 - IV Ogólnopolskie Sympozjum Naukowe "Świadczenia ekosystemów jako przedmiot badań transdyscyplinarnych". Poznań, 5-6 września 2016 r. Streszczenia, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznań, s. 14.
  • Solon J., Wolski J., Affek A., Degórski M., Grabińska B., Kołaczkowska E., Kowalska A., Kruczkowska B., Regulska E., Roo-Zielińska E., Zawiska I., 2016, Zróżnicowanie przestrzenne potencjału ekosystemów w jednostkach krajobrazowych, [w:] Red. Piotr Lupa, EcoServ2016 - IV Ogólnopolskie Sympozjum Naukowe "Świadczenia ekosystemów jako przedmiot badań transdyscyplinarnych". Poznań, 5-6 września 2016 r. Streszczenia, Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu, Poznań, s. 13.
  • Affek A., 2015, Cultural heritage recorded in the relief of the landscape abandoned by people – old shapes, new functions, Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges. 9th IALE World Congress, July 5-10, 2015, Portland, Oregon USA, IALE, Portland, 1 s.
  • Affek A., 2015, Wywiad swobodny jako terenowa metoda badawcza w studiach krajobrazowych, [w:] Red. Marcin Rechciński, Joanna Hibner, Agnieszka Nowak, Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa pt.: Rola badań terenowych w studiach krajobrazowych XXI wieku. 8-11 kwietnia 2015 r., Kraków/Bukowina Tatrzańska. Materiały konferencyjne, PAEK; IGiGP UJ, Kraków, s. 7.
  • Affek A., Kowalska A., 2015, Usage patterns of provisioning and cultural ecosystem services, Crossing Scales, Crossing Borders: Global Approaches to Complex Challenges. 9th IALE World Congress, July 5-10, 2015, Portland, Oregon USA, IALE, Portland, 1 s.
  • Affek A., Kowalska A., 2015, Usage patterns of provisioning and cultural ecosystem services, [w:] Ed. Piotr Siłka, Territorial uncertainty and vulnerability as a challenge for urban and regional policy. Warsaw Regional Forum 2015. Warsaw, 14-16 October 2015. Programme and Book of Abstracts, IGiPZ PAN, Ministerstwo Infrastruktury i Rozwoju, Warszawa, s. 80.
  • Kowalska A., Affek A., 2015, The ability of forest ecosystems to provide goods and services in view of local community, [w:] Compiled by Tiia Lillemaa, Urmas Peterson, Ajith Perera, Sustaining ecosystem services in forest landscapes. IUFROLE WG Conference in Tartu, Estonia, 2015. Book of abstracts, IUFRO Landscape Ecology Working Group Conference, Tartu, s. 87.
  • Affek A., 2014, Laserowy skaning lotniczy (ALS) w modelowaniu rzeźby terenu – nowe możliwości i pułapki, [w:] Red. Edyta Regulska, Jerzy Solon, Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa „Krajobraz z Komputera”. Abstrakty referatów i posterów, IGiPZ PAN; PAEK, Warszawa, s. 7.
  • Affek A., Kowalska A., Solon J., Degórski M., 2014, „Korzystanie z dobrodziejstw przyrody” – pilotażowe badania dotyczące percepcji korzyści płynących z ekosystemów, Ecoserv Poznań 2014. III Ogólnopolskie Sympozjum Naukowe "Świadczenia ekosystemów jako przedmiot badań transdyscyplinarnych". Streszczenia, UAM, Poznań, s. 17.
  • Affek A., Solon J., Wolski J., 2014, Naziemny skaning laserowy (TLS) jako narzędzie do szacowania biomasy roślinności torfowiskowej, [w:] Red. Edyta Regulska, Jerzy Solon, Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa „Krajobraz z Komputera”. Abstrakty referatów i posterów, IGiPZ PAN; PAEK, Warszawa, s. 8-9.
  • Affek A., 2013, Land cover dynamics in the marginal hilly landscape over the last 230 years (a case study from Polish Eastern Carpathians), Changing European Landscapes. Landscape ecology, local to global. Manchester 9-12 September 2013, IALE, Manchester, 1s.
  • Affek A., 2013, Landscape structure and patterns of land cover change in the Sanok-Turka Mountains, Polish Carpathians (1780-2000), FORECOM Forest cover changes in mountainous regions – drivers, trajectories and implications, 6-8.03.2013, Kraków, Poland, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Poland; Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Switzerland, Kraków, s. 4.
  • Affek A., 2012, Land use dynamics in the marginal hilly landscape over the last 230 years (a case study of former Polish-Ukrainian ethnic borderland), [w:] Ed. Pavel Chromy et al, XV International Conference of Historical Geographers 6-10.8.2012, Prague, Czechia Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Science. Book of Abstracts, Czech Geographical Society, Prague, s. 111-112.
  • Affek A., 2011, Geometryczna korekcja map historycznych z zastosowaniem GIS, [w:] Red. Joanna Plit, Materiały kartograficzne w badaniach ewolucji krajobrazu kulturowego. XIV Interdyscyplinarne Seminarium, Warszawa, 14-15.X.2011 r. Streszczenia, Komisja Krajobrazu Kulturowego PTG; IGiPZ PAN, Warszawa, s. 7.
  • Affek A., 2011, Landscape continuity versus landscape transformation: a case study in the Wiar River catchment, Polish Carpathians (1780-2000), Four dimensions of landscape. International Conference, Warsaw, 15-17.09.2011, Faculty of Geography and Regional Studies. University of Warsaw, Polish Association for Landscape Ecology, Warsaw, s. 31.
  • Affek A., 2010, Próby zagospodarowania zlewni górnego Wiaru od roku 1950 w kontekście idei rozwoju zrównoważonego, V Ogólnopolska Konferencja Doktorantów Geografii pt. "Rozwój zrównoważony regionów Polski", Toruń, 23-25 września 2010, UMK, Toruń, s. 19.
  • Affek A., 2010, Wartości krajobrazu opuszczonego przez ludność na przykładzie byłej rusińskiej wsi Borysławka, [w:] Red. Sebastian Bernat, Niematerialne wartości krajobrazów kulturowych. Materiały XII Interdyscyplinarnego Seminarium Komisji Krajobrazu Kulturowego PTG, Lublin - Łęczna 29-30 września 2010, Zakład Ochrony Środowiska INoZ UMCS, Komisja Krajobrazu Kulturowego PTG, Lublin, s. 11-12.