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Kasia's research interests and current focus include 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; and, development of statistical and dynamic biogeochemical models.

Before joining UKCEH, Kasia was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, then moved to the University of Edinburgh as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Tropical Hydro-Ecological Modelling.  

She completed her PhD at University of Reading, identifying the spatial mechanism controlling variability in the long-term increases in dissolved organic carbon concentrations in soil and surface waters. 

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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.


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.