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Prof Katarzyna Dabrowska-Zielinska
Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography
Tel: +48 22 329 19 74
Fax: +48 22 329 19 50
Katarzyna.Dabrowska-Zielinska@igik.edu.pl

http://www.igik.edu.pl

Prof. Katarzyna Dabrowska–Zielinska received her PhD in 1989 from Australian National University – Center for Resource and Environmental Studies on Inferring Evapotranspiration from Remotely Sensed Thermal Radiation Data. She then got the Fulbright Visiting Scholarship to US where she has been working in USDASouthwest Watershed Research Center in Tucson on remote sensing/modeling for irrigation scheduling.

In 1993 she was awarded the title of Doctor with Habilitation in the discipline of Agrometeorology and in 2003 she has received the Professor of Earth Sciences title.

Present Position: Professor in the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography in Warsaw; Head of Remote Sensing Department

Areas of scientific interest

Leader in Projects concerning applications of remotely sensed data in optical bands for soil moisture, vegetation development, and crop yield forecasting.

Applications of radar data in different band wave and polarization from ERS, ENVISAT and ALOS satellites for soil moisture and vegetation features assessment

Assessment of heat fluxes between vegetation and air using remote sensing and meteorological data for calculations of water balance parameters with special emphasize to evapotranspiration.

Monitoring and classification of drought conditions in different stages of crop development

Monitoring of fire hazards in forests

Modelling of crop yield using visible and thermal satellite data from NOAA/AVHRR

Assessment of carbon balance for wetlands and other ecosystems

Monitoring of natural hazards using remote sensing

Prof Katarzyna Dabrowska – Zielinska is involved in number of EU 6 and 7 FP: Geoland, Geoland2, INTAS, CEUBIOM

Copernicus project Application of integrated methods for monitoring and evaluation of natural and cultivated landscape vegetation for status, stress and drought using remote sensing UNDP/FAO project “Remote Sensing of Soil Moisture Determination for Grasslands International Projects: with National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences, NIAES Japan Agricultural Research Council : Institute for Soil, Climate and Water (ARC-ISCW) SA

PI in ERS-1 Pilot Project of ESA on ERS-1 for soil determination PI in ESA-FAO Project on “ERS-1/SAR applications for agriculture PI in ESA AO and CAT-1 Projects concerning Soil moisture and biomass assessment for different agricultural crops using ERS-1, ERS-2 SAR, ATSR, ENVISAT ASAR, ALOS data PECS Project – Carbon balance in various ecosystems

Activities in Education:

Lectures at University of Warsaw: Modelling of Environment Processes National Coordinator in ERASMUS MUNDUS Master Programme: Geo – information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM).

Lectures at this Programme of Modelling of Environment Processes GMES Initial Operations - Network for Earth Observation Research Training (GIONET)

Membership: Polish National Committee of International Geosphere-Biosphere Global Change Programme Polish Academy of Sciences Committee for Examination of Disasters – Polish Academy of Sciences Committee for Space Research – Polish Academy of Sciences

Recent Publications

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Z. Bochenek, W. Kowalik, Study o synthetic aperture radar potential for direct biomass assessment, Proc. 29th EARSEL Symposium, Chania, Greece,15-20 June, 2009.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., M. Budzynska, W. Kowalik, A. Guerra, Detection of Water Deficit Using Optical data – Case Study Poland, Proc. 2009 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium Earth Observation – Origins to Applications, Cape Town, SA, 13-17 July, 2009.

Dabrowska-Zielińska K., A. Ciołkosz, W. Kowalik, M. Budzyńska, Microwave Satellite Data Applied for Agriculture Area – Case Study Poland, Proc. 2009 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium Earth Observation – Origins to Applications, Cape Town, SA, 13-17 July, 2009.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., M. Gruszczynska, St. Lewinski, A. Hoscilo, J. Bojanowski, Application of remote and in situ information to the management of wetlands in Poland, Journal of Environmental Management, 90, 2261-2269, 2009.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., M. Budzynska, W. Kowalik, I. Malek, K. Turlej, Zb. Bochenek, Soil moisture and evapotranspiration of wetlands vegetation habitats retrieved from satellite images, Proc. ESA EGU Earth Observation and Water Cycle Science, ESA-ESRIN Frascati (Rome), Italy, 18-20 November 2009.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Remote Sensing for Energy Crops Monitoring, International Seminar Energy Crops-Creating Markets for Heat and Electricity, Pulawy, Poland, 21-22 September, 2009.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., M. Budzynska, W. Kowalik, I. Malek, K. Turlej, Characterizing status of selected ecosystems using optical and microwave remote sensing data, Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norge, 28 June - 2 July 2010.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., M. Budzynska, W. Kowalik, I. Malek, K. Turlej, Study in Biebrza Wetlands using optical and microwave satellite data, Proc. 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Honolulu, Hawai, USA, 25-30 July 2010.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., M. Budzynska, Monitoring Wetlands Area Using Microwave, Optical and In-situ Data, Proc. ESA eLEAPS EGU Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science, ESA-ESRIN Frascati (Rome), Italy, 3-5 November 2010.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., A. Ciolkosz, A. Malinska, J. Bojanowski, W. Kowalik, M. Budzynska, M. Bartold, Estimates of Yield Reduction Caused by Drought, Remote Sensing for Science, Education, and Natural and Cultural Heritage, Rainer Reuter (Editor), EARSeL Symposium, Paris, France, 31 May-3 June 2010.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Zb. Bochenek, M. Budzynska, Application of remote sensing based information for monitoring development of plants used for energy production. Modelling of biomass utilization for energy purpose, ed. A. Grzybek, FOKUS, Bioforsk, subsection 6, pp. 105-118, 2010

Dąbrowska-Zielińska K., Budzyńska M., Ciolkosz A., Kowalik W. and Bochenek Z. 2010: The status of agricultural ecosystem examined by microwave data. Acta Astronautica, Vol. 67, Issues 7-8, p. 721-730.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Kowalik W., Malek I., Turlej K., 2010: Characterizingstatus of selected ecosystems using optical and microwave remote sensing data, Proc. ESA Living Planet Symposium, Bergen, Norge, 28 June - 2 July 2010.

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., 2010: Monitoring Wetlands Area Using Microwave, Optical and In-situ Data, Proc. ESA eLEAPS EGU Earth Observation for Land-Atmosphere Interaction Science, ESA-ESRIN Frascati (Rome), Italy, 3-5 November 2010.

Zbigniew Bochenek, Katarzyna Dąbrowska-Zielińska, Andrzej Ciołkosz, Stanisław Drupka, Vijendra K. Boken: Monitoring Agricultural Drought in Poland. In: Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study. Ed. V.K. Boken, A.P. Cracknell and R.L. Heathcote, Oxford University Press, 2004, pp. 171-180

Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Y. Inoue, W. Kowalik, M. Gruszczynska, Inferring the effect of plant and soil variables on C- and L-band SAR backscatter over agricultural fields, based on model analysis, Advances in Space Research, ELSEVIER, 39 (2007), 139-148, 2007.

Martyniak L., K. Dabrowska-Zielinska, R. Szymczyk, M. Gruszczynska, Validation of satellite-derived soil-vegetation indices for prognosis of spring cereals yield reduction under drought conditions – Case study from central-western Poland, ELSEVIER, Advances in Space Research, ELSEVIER, 39 (2007), 67-72, 2007

K. Dabrowska-Zielinska, M. Budzynska, I. Malek , J. Bojanowski, Z. Bochenek, S. Lewinski, Assessment of crop growth conditions for agri–environment ecosystem for modern landscape management, Proc. 28th EARSeL Symposium: Remote Sensing for a Changing Europe 2008; 247-254