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.
Environmental Impact Assessment (MSc; BSc)
Marine Biology and Oceanography
Threatened Marine Habitats
Landscapes of the World
Independent Research Project
Structured Research Project
Applied Renewable Energy
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). Amsterdam: Elsevier. https://doi.org/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
Defining Favourable Conservation Status for seagrass beds
1 February 2019
Neyland marina dredging impact study
1 January 2017
Coastal SSSI series review implementation: scoping study of evidence requirements to support notification of managed realignment sites
1 January 2018
1 August 2018
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)