Krysia Mazik

Dr Krysia Mazik

Lecturer. Programme Director MSc Renewable Energy Senior Benthic Ecologist, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS)

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences

Summary

Krysia is interested in the structural and functional ecology of marine and estuarine benthic communities, sediment processes, pollution, toxicology and data analysis.

Projects have included the impacts of petrochemicals on benthic community structure, bioturbation and sediment erosion patterns; recovery processes and dynamics in soft sediment habitats; impacts of climate change on features of conservation interest; and evaluation of indicators of environmental status.

Krysia is an applied ecologist and has produced more than 80 technical and advisory reports to government agencies and industry, aiming to understand and manage issues in the marine environment.

Undergraduate

Programme Director MSc Renewable Energy

Module lead:

Environmental Impact Assessment (MSc)

Principles of Renewable Energy

Applied Renewable Energy

Advanced Wind

MSc dissertation

Contributes to:

Renewable & Geo energies

Global issues (Marine habitat destruction)

Landscapes of the World

Research Design

Independent Research Project

Book Chapter

Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes

Ducrotoy, J., Elliott, . M., Cutts, N., Franco, A., Little, S., Mazik, K., & Wilkinson, M. (2019). Temperate Estuaries: their ecology under future environmental changes. In E. Wolanski, J. Day, M. Elliott, & R. Ramesh (Eds.), Coasts and Estuaries: The Future, 577-594. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/C2017-0-00731-0

Journal Article

DPSIR-Two decades of trying to develop a unifying framework for marine environmental management"

Patrício, J., Elliott, M., Mazik, K., Papadopoulou, K., & Smith, C. J. (2016). DPSIR-Two decades of trying to develop a unifying framework for marine environmental management?. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(SEP), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00177

Managing the marine environment, conceptual models and assessment considerations for the European marine strategy framework directive

Smith, C. J., Papadopoulou, K., Barnard, S., Mazik, K., Elliott, M., Patrício, J., …Borja, A. (2016). Managing the marine environment, conceptual models and assessment considerations for the European marine strategy framework directive. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(AUG), 1-19. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00144

European marine biodiversity monitoring networks: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

Patrício, J., Little, S., Mazik, K., Papadopoulou, K., Smith, C. J., Teixeira, H., …Elliott, M. (2016). European marine biodiversity monitoring networks: Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(SEP), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00161

A catalogue of marine biodiversity indicators

Teixeira, H., Berg, T., Uusitalo, L., Fürhaupter, K., Heiskanen, A., Mazik, K., …Borja, À. (2016). A catalogue of marine biodiversity indicators. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(NOV), https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2016.00207

Project

Funder

Grant

Started

Status

Project

Evidence based approach to effect of decommissioning on MPA conservation and ecosystem services

Funder

NERC Natural Environment Research Council

Grant

£157,900.00

Started

1 February 2017

Status

Complete

Project

Sublittoral rock indicator: spatial correlation between environmental conditions and biological data

Funder

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Grant

£28,756.00

Started

1 January 2017

Status

Complete

Project

Investigation on the origin of the deep mud habitat in Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ

Funder

Natural England

Grant

£0.00

Started

26 August 2016

Status

Complete

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Mazik welcomes applications in marine and estuarine benthic ecology, particularly relating to conservation and the impacts of human activities and climate change.

Completed PhDs

- Katie Smyth, Impact of hypersalinity on commercially important crustacean species (2012)

Current PhD supervisions

- Catherine Mascord, Worms on Film: how, where and when did metazoans begin bioturbating microbial substrates? (with Liam Herringshaw and Daniel Parsons)

MSc (research)

Laura Carveth-Marshall (current)

Kate Jones (2014)

Emma Broomhead (2014)

Jonathan Butterfield (2013)

Ellen Bell (2012)

Jane Smith (2007)