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Dr. Katarzyna Wasak
Department of Geoenvironmental Research
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Education

  • 2002-2008 – Inter-Faculty Studies in Environmental Protection, Warsaw University, M.Sc. in environmental protection. Master’s thesis: Development of initial soils in the Fláa Glacier foreland (SE Iceland)

Academic career and degrees

  • 2012-2016 – professional office-worker, Instytute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University
  • 2017 – PhD in physical geography, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University. PhD thesis: Effect of vegetation and parent material on soil organic matter properties in the lower montane belt in the Western Tatras.

Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS (IGiPZ PAN), since 2016:

  • 2017 – assistant professor in Department of Geoenvironmental Research
  • 2016-2017 – young documentalist in Department of Geoenvironmental Research

Research interests

  • Soil organic matter
  • Mountain soils
  • Environmental changes

Other activities

Interships:

  • 2015 – intership at Norwegian Forest and Landscape Instytute in Ås, prof. Nicolas Clarke (Społeczeństwo, Technologie, Środowisko intership)
  • 2013 – intership at Norwegian Forest and Landscape Instytute in Ås, prof. Ari Hietala  (Praktyka Erasmus intership)
  • 2011 – intership at Katedra Gleboznawstwa i Kształtowania Krajobrazu UMK in Toruń, prof. Sławomira Goneta

International cooperation:

  • 2017 – participation in soil and geomorphological studies In Centrall Massif (France) realized by Instytute of Geography and Spatial Management in cooperation with Université Clermont Auvergne

Scientific projects:

  • 2017: participant in scientific project financed by Horizon 2020 INTERACT Chemical denudation in headwater areas in subarctic environment (N Finland)
  • 2015-2017: participant of scientific project Assessment of the impact of large-scale windthrows on the hydro-chemical regime and denudationa of cathments located in forested mountainous areas financed by Polish National Forests in 2015, 2016, 2017; grant leader: dr hab. Mirosław Żelazny
  • 2010-2013: Leader in scientific project financed by National Science Centre Effect of spruce monoculture on soils developer on calcarous material In the Tatra Mountains.