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.
Programme Director MSc Renewable Energy
Environmental Impact Assessment (MSc)
Principles of Renewable Energy
Applied Renewable Energy
Renewable & Geo energies
Global issues (Marine habitat destruction)
Landscapes of the World
Independent Research Project
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
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
Evidence based approach to effect of decommissioning on MPA conservation and ecosystem services
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
1 February 2017
Sublittoral rock indicator: spatial correlation between environmental conditions and biological data
Joint Nature Conservation Committee
1 January 2017
Investigation on the origin of the deep mud habitat in Whitsand and Looe Bay MCZ
26 August 2016
Dr Mazik welcomes applications in marine and estuarine benthic ecology, particularly relating to conservation and the impacts of human activities and climate change.
- 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)
Laura Carveth-Marshall (current)
Kate Jones (2014)
Emma Broomhead (2014)
Jonathan Butterfield (2013)
Ellen Bell (2012)
Jane Smith (2007)