Krysia Mazik

Dr Krysia Mazik

Lecturer. Marine Biology

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine 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

Module lead:

Environmental Impact Assessment (MSc; BSc)

Contributes to:

Benthic Ecology

Landscapes of the World

Independent Research Project

Structured Research Project

MSc dissertation

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

Defining Favourable Conservation Status for seagrass beds

Funder

Natural England

Grant

£8,249.00

Started

1 February 2019

Status

Ongoing

Project

Neyland marina dredging impact study

Funder

Cascade Consulting

Grant

£6,850.00

Started

1 January 2017

Status

Complete

Project

Coastal SSSI series review implementation: scoping study of evidence requirements to support notification of managed realignment sites

Funder

Natural England

Grant

£8,080.00

Started

1 January 2018

Status

Complete

Project

Holderness MCZ

Funder

Natural England

Grant

£1,920.00

Started

1 August 2018

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)