Professional summary

Research Interests

My research interests and current focus are spatial modelling of biogeochemistry and ecosystem change in response to climate change and pollution; spatial uncertainty propagation analysis; mapping and modelling critical loads, critical levels and pollutant deposition for the UK; development of statistical and dynamic biogeochemical models.

Brief CV


  • Jul 2017 - May 2018 - postdoc at the University of Edinburgh, School of Geosciences - Modelling global climate change impacts on crop growth in tropics using model-data fusion approaches and Earth Observations.
  • Jul 2015 - Jun 2017 - Marie-Curie Fellow at the Wageningen University - Developing spatial uncertainty propagation analysis tools in R.
  • Dec 2015 - PhD, University of Reading - Statistical and dynamic modelling of DOC behaviour in UK soil waters.

Publications Highlights:

  • Hollands C, Shannon VL, Sawicka K, Vanguelova E, Benham SE, Shaw LJ, Clark JM (2021) Management impacts on the dissolved organic carbon release from deadwood, ground vegetation and the forest floor in a temperate Oak woodland, Science of The Total Environment, 150399
  • Sawicka K, Clark JM, Vanguelova E, Monteith DT, Wade AJ (2021) Spatial properties affecting the sensitivity of soil water dissolved organic carbon long-term median concentrations and trends, Science of the Total Environment 780, 146670
  • Plaza C, Zaccone C, Sawicka K, Méndez AM, Tarquis A, Gascó G, Heuvelink GBM, Schuur EAG, Maestre FT (2018) Soil resources and element stocks in drylands to face global issues, Scientific Reports 8 (1), 1-8
  • Sawicka K, Heuvelink GBM, Walvoort DJJ (2018) Spatial uncertainty propagation analysis with the spup R package, R Journal 10 (2), 180-199
  • Cencinati F, de Niet AC, Sawicka K Rico-Ramirez MA (2017) Optimal Temporal Resolution of Rainfall for Urban Applications and Uncertainty Propagation. Water, 9(10), 0762.
  • Sawicka K, Rowe EC, Evans CD, Monteith DT, Vanguelova EI,  Wade AJ, Clark JM (2017) Modelling impacts of atmospheric deposition and temperature on long-term DOC trends. Science of the Total Environment, 578,  323–336.
  • Sawicka K, Monteith DT, Vanguelova EI,  Wade AJ, Clark JM (2016) Fine scale temporal characterization of trends in soil water dissolved organic carbon and potential drivers. Ecological Indicators, 68, 36-51.
  • Camino-Serrano M, Graf Pannatier E, Vicca S, Luyssaert S, Jonard M, Ciais P, Guenet B, Gielen B, Peñuelas J, Sardans J, Waldner P, Etzold S, Cecchini G, Clarke N, Galić Z, Gandois L, Hansen K, Johnson J, Klinck U, Lachmanová Z, Lindroos AJ, Meesenburg H, Nieminen TM, Sanders TGM, Sawicka K, Seidling W, Thimonier A, Vanguelova E, Verstraeten A, Vesterdal L, Janssens IA (2016) Trends in soil solution dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentrations across European forests, Biogeosciences, 13, 5567–5585.