In our team we conduct research in the field of natural and cultural landscape preservation, environmental protection, nature conservation, as well as landscape ecology.

 

We conduct research concerning:

  • the relationship between plants and herbivorous insects,
  • the importance of animals in the urban landscape and their impact on the condition of urban vegetation,
  • natural and anthropogenic elements of the urban and open landscape and their role in local development,
  • landscape valorization,
  • possibility of improvements the model for detecting objects on satellite images using Deep Learning and GIS,
  • the landscapes dynamics using ALS data and GIS, FORKOME, CELLAUT, STELLA programs,
  • European bison biology.

Employees

Kajetan Perzanowski, Professor

Field of interest

    • ecology,

    • nature conservation,

    • zoology.

Current research

    • Habitat preferences of European bison

    • Valorisation of habitats for restitution of European bison

International cooperation

    • Perzanowski K., Blehyl B., Olech W., Kuemmerle T. 2019. Connectivity or isolation? Identifying reintroduction sites for multiple conservation objectives for wisents in Poland. Animal Conservation, Print ISSN 1367-9430: 1-10.

    • Kuemmerle T., Levers C., Bleyhl B., Olech W., Perzanowski K., Reusch C., Kramer-Schadt S. 2018. One size does not fit all: European bison habitat selection across herds and spatial scales. Landscape Ecology: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0684-2.

    • Ziółkowska E., Perzanowski K., Bleyhl B., Ostapowicz K., Kuemmerle T. 2017. What hampers European bison’s movements? A case study from the Carpathians. Abstr. IALE Europe "From pattern and process to people and action", Ghent, Belgium 12-15 September 2017: 8. Ghent University.

Contact

kajetan.perzanowski [at] kul.pl

Ihor Kozak, dr hab. professor of KUL, university appointed professor

Field of interest

    • ecological computer modeling,

    • system dynamics,

    • ecosystem services,

    • landscape design and prognosis .

Current research

    • Forecasting of dynamics of landscapes with development of FORKOME and CELLAUT model

    • Analysis of the landscapes dynamics using ALS data, GIS and STELLA programs

International cooperation

Internships and scholarships:

    • Canada, Geomatics company, Burlington - 2 weeks;

    • Japan, Tokyo Noko University - 1 week

    • Austria, BOKU, Institute of Forest Ecology - 2 months;

    • Sweden, SLU, founded by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences - 2 months.

Grants:

    • 2010-2013. Leader of 3 year research project ”The application of FORKOME model in prognosis of biomass allocation and accumulation in pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forest” funded by Polish Committee for Scientific Research. Project number Nr NN 309 014638

    • 2009-2012. Participation in a 3-year research project: “The prognosis of the impact of climate change on the natural forest areas and formation of its monitoring system” funded by Polish Committee for Scientific Research. Project number Nr NN 309 165937

    • 2009-2010. Participation in an 2 year research project: “The analysis of landscape dynamic in Helgedomen Nature Reserve” funded by SLU Sweden

Foreign-language publications:

    • Kozak I., Parpan T. 2019. Forecasting drying up of spruce forests in Transcarpathia (Ukraine) using the FORKOME model. Journal of Forest Science, 65, 6: 177-185.

    • Kozak I., Mikusiński G., Stępień A., Kozak H., Frąk R. 2012. Modeling forest dynamics in a nature reserve: a case study from south-central Sweden. Journal of Forest Science. 58. (10): 436-445.

    • Kozak I., Menshutkin V., Jóźwina M., Potaczała G., 2002. Computer simulation of fir forest dynamics in Bieszczady Mountains in response to climate change. Journal of Forest Science. 48 (10): 425-431.

Contact

ihor.kozak [at] kul.pl

Magdalena Lubiarz, Ph.D.

Field of interest

    • insect – host plant interactions,

    • pests plant protection,

    • urban biodiversity,

    • valorisation of cultural and natural landscape, sacral landscape,

    • landscape and cultural role of urban vegetation.

Current research

    • Insects in urban landscape – impact of urban conditions on aphids and their host plants,

    • Sacral landscape of Lublin Region (small sacral architecture)

    • Functional and spatial analysis of urban green area eg. city parks.

International cooperation

    • Member of the Organizing Committee Symposium "Problems of geomorphology and palaeography of the Ukrainian Carpathians", Lviv – Vorokhta, September 13-16, 2018;

    • Research stay, Faculty of Geography, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, July 16-20, 2018;

    • EPG Workshop/Training course, Zielona Góra, Poland, 18-22 November 2013.

Contact

magdalena.lubiarz [at] kul.pl

Piotr Kulesza, Ph.D. Eng.

Field of interest

    • landscape,

    • sacrum,

    • art,

    • parks,

    • garden.

Current research

    • Natural and landscape studies of the sacred landscapes of the Lublin Region (crosses, chapels, churches).

    • Functional, spatial and plant analysis of city parks and gardens.

    • Nature and art relations - botanical and gardening analysis of paintings.

International cooperation

    • 23.07.2014- 08.08.2014 - Scholarship of the Society of Friends of the Catholic University of Lublin in London.

    • 12.09.2018–12.10.2018 - Scientific internship at the Faculty of Geography of the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv.

    • Kulesza P., 2014. Plants in 15th - Century Netherlandish Painting, Lublin, KUL Publishing, 216.

Contact

pkulesza [at] kul,pl

Ewa Mackoś-Iwaszko, Ph.D. Eng.

Field of interest

    • urban biodiversity,

    • insect – host plant interactions,

    • landscape perception,

    • children's garden,

    • horticultural therapy.

Current research

    • An influence of herbivorous arthropods on urban trees in the aspect of their decorative value,

    • Shaping of children play-space in urban area – between theory and practice,

    • Plant olfactory perception.

International cooperation

    • Renda J., Mackoś-Iwaszko E. 2018. Characteristics and health conditions of the lindens (Tilia sp.) in alleys layout of Naleczowska street in Lublin. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Formatio Circumiectus 17 (2):155-163.

    • Lubiarz M., Mackoś-Iwaszko E. 2015. Morphology of fundatrices of the genus Periphyllus (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on Acer platanoides in Poland with the first description of fundatrices of two species. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 258: 6–12 doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2015.06.003

    • Mackoś-Iwaszko E., Lubiarz M., Karczmarz K. 2015. The impact of urban conditions on the occurrence of aphids on Acer platanoides L. Acta Scientiarum Polonorum Hortorum Cultus 14(5):189-207

Contact

emackos [at] kul.pl

Piotr Kociuba, M.Sc.

Field of interest

    • spatial analysis GIS;

    • forecasting landscape changes and forest succession;

    • integraiting Deep Learning with GIS;

    • point cloud analysis.

Current research

    • Developing a model for detecting objects on satellite images using Deep Learning and GIS,

    • Development of application for forecasting changes in forest succession - FORKOME,

    • Development of application for forecasting landscape changes using cellular automata and GIS - CELLAUT

International cooperation

    • Kozak I., Perzanowski K., Parpan T., Kociuba P., Klich D. 2015. Forecasting of the dynamics of beech and fir forests of Polish Bieszczady and Ukrainian Beskydy underthe influence of climatic changes, Institute of Landscape Ecology Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovakia, 94-102.

    • Kociuba P., Kozak I., Perzanowski K., Klich D., Kozak H., Stępień A. 2015. Forecasting of landscape dynamics using computer models: a case study at Roztocze Wschodnie (Eastern Poland), Institute of Landscape Ecology Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovakia, 68-74.

    • Kozak I., Węgiel A., Strzeliński P., Frąk R., Stępień A., Kociuba P., Kozak H. 2014. FORKOME model application for prognosis of forest fires. Ekológia, 33(4): 391-400.

Contact

piotrkociuba [at] kul.pl

Adam Stępień M.Sc. Eng

Field of interest

    • computer graphics,

    • Computer Aided Design,

    • architecture and landscape architecture.

Current research

    • Preparation of professional teaching materials for students in the form of specialist books on CAD and visualization in landscape architecture.

International cooperation

    • Kociuba P., Kozak I., Perzanowski K., Klich D., Kozak H., Stępień A. 2015. Forecasting of landscape dynamics using computer models: a case study at Roztocze Wschodnie (Eastern Poland), Institute of Landscape Ecology Slovak  Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovakia s. 68 – 74

    • Kozak I., Węgiel A., Strzeliński P., Frąk R., Stępień A., Kociuba P., Kozak H. 2014. FORKOME model application for prognosis of forest fires. Ekológia (Bratislava), 33(4): 391–400.

Contact

adam.stepien [at] kul.pl

calendula_oficynalis [at] o2.pl

Marek Solski, M.Sc.

Field of interest

    • plant protection,

    • insect - plant relationships,

    • landscape research,

    • landscape perception.

Current research

    • Impact of aphid feeding on host plants grown under cover,

    • Insect – host plant studies using the EPG method,

    • Landscape research, including the perception of different types of landscape.

International cooperation

    • Research stay, Faculty of Geography, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, July 16-20, 2018;

    • EPG Workshop/Training course:

    • Aschersleben, Germany, 21-26 June 2005,

    • Madryt, Spain, 21-26 November 2010,

    • Zielona Góra, Poland, 18-22 November 2013.

Contact

marek.solski [at] kul.pl