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Prof Jacek Kozak
Jagiellonian University, Jagiellonian University
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jkozak@gis.geo.uj.edu.pl

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Background

Research Interest

- Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T)
- land use and land cover changes & remote sensing
- coupled human - environmental systems
- mountain areas
- theory of geography
- GIS&T education, e-learning

Scientific Development

1989 M.Sc., Geography, "Forest-agricultural boundary in the Babia Góra region"

1995 PhD., Earth sciences / Geography, "Spatial model of forest decline in the Silesian Beskid Mts."

2007 Habilitation, Earth sciences / Geography, "Changes of forest cover in the Polish Carpathians in relation to other mountains of the world"

Position

1989-1997: assistant, Institute of Geography, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

1997-2010: assistant professor, GIS Laboratory, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

2004-2006: seconded national expert, Land Management & Natural Hazards Unit, Institute for Environment and Sustainability, European Commission-DG-JRC, Ispra, Italy

since 2010: professor, GIS Laboratory, Institute of Geography and Spatial Management, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Selected Publications

Kozak J., 2010, Forest Cover Changes and Their Drivers in the Polish Carpathian Mountains Since 1800. [in:] Reforesting Landscapes Linking Pattern and Process [eds.] H. Nagendra, J. Southworth, Landscape Series 10, Springer, 253-273

Knorn J., Rabe A., Radeloff V. C., Kuemmerle T., Kozak J., Hostert P., 2009, Land cover mapping of large areas using chain classification of neighboring Landsat satellite images. Remote Sensing of Environment 113, 957-964

Main-Knorn M., Hostert P., Kozak J., Kuemmerle T., 2009, How pollution legacies and land use histories shape post-communist forest cover trends in the Western Carpathians. Forest Ecology and Management 258, 60-70

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