Professor Katarzyna Dabrowska-Zielinska

Professor Katarzyna Dabrowska - Zielinska  – Head of Remote Sensing Centre – IGiK, She received PhD degree from the Australian National University in Canberra. She was awarded the Fulbright grant in USDA in 1995. Her main research interests are related to the use of information derived from optical Theme: Research Potential Coordination and support action (Supporting) FP7-REGPOT-2012-2013-1 16 and microwave sensors for water and energy balance for the areas of agriculture and wetlands. She is developing models for crop yield forecasting, crop growth assessment, environmental monitoring, drought detection and monitoring, detection of water deficit and its impact on yield reduction, natural hazards and wetlands management.

She is the leader from IGIK of the research projects carried out within 6th and 7th EU Framework Programmes (FP6 INTAS PACINE FP6 Geoland, FP7 Geoland2, FP7 CEUBIOM, FP7 GIONET), Manager of Maria Sklodowska-Curie Joint Fund II (Cooperation with NOAA-NESDIS) and PI of projects in cooperation with ESA. She is the leader of the projects founded by ESA: PECS Carbon, ASAP, SERENE, POLWET and ESA Express Procurement Sentinel-1 Soil Moistre Product Validation. She is the principal investigator of Polish-Norwegian Research Programme FINEGRASS.

Professor Katarzyna Dabrowska - Zielinska is the Head of the Group for Earth Observation Copernicus Programme in the Polish Committee of Space and Satellite Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She plays a representative role on behalf of the Committee for Copernicus User Forums in Brussels. She is a member of Polish National Committee – International Geosphere and Biosphere Programme International Council of Science (ICSU), Scientific Board of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography, Committee on Astronautics and Space Exploration, Space and Natural Disasters Reduction Committee, European Remote Sensing Laboratories and National Expert of Foresight Programme. She was the invited lecturer at ESA Advanced Training Course in Land Remote Sensing in 2011

Prof. Dabrowska-Zielinska is also a National Coordinator of ERASMUS Mundus MSc Course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM), she is the reviewer and supervisor of Polish and foreign PhD thesis. She is an author of numerous publications in Polish and international scientific journals.


Recent publications:

  • Dąbrowska-Zielińska K., Misiura K., Malińska A., Gurdak R., Grzybowski P., Bartold M., Kluczek M., 2022, Spatiotemporal estimation of gross primary production for terrestrial wetlands using satellite and field data, Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment, Vol. 27, 100786. doi:10.1016/j.rsase.2022.100786 PAPER
  • Balenzano A., Mattia F., Satalino G., Lovergine F.P., Palmisano D., Peng J., Marzahn P., Wegmüller U., Cartus O., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Musial J.P., Davidson M.W.J., Pauwels V.R.N., Cosh M.H., McNairn H., Johnson J.T., Walker J.P., Yueh S.H., Entekhabi D., Kerr Y.K., Jackson T.J., 2021, Sentinel-1 soil moisture at 1 km resolution: a validation study, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 263, 112554. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112554 PAPER
  • Dąbrowska-Zielińska K., Goliński P., Jørgensen M., Davids C., Persson T., 2021, Tools for information to farmers on grasslands yields under stressed conditions to support management practices – the GrasSAT project, Proceedings of the 21st Symposium of the European Grassland Federation Sensing – New Insights into Grassland Science and Practice, Grassland Science in Europe, Vol. 26, pp. 214-216.
  • Hosseini M., McNairn H., Mitchell S., Robertson L.D., Davidson A., Ahmadian N., Bhattacharya A., Borg E., Conrad C., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., de Abelleyra D., Gurdak R., Kumar V., Kussul N., Mandal D., Rao Y.S., Saliendra N., Shelestov A., Spengler D., Verón S.R., Homayouni S., Becker-Reshef I., 2021, A Comparison between Support Vector Machine and Water Cloud Model for Estimating Crop Leaf Area Index, Remote Sensing, 2021, Vol. 13(7), 1348. doi:10.3390/rs13071348 PAPER
  • Peng J., Albergel C., Balenzano A., Brocca L., Cartus O., Cosh M.H., Crow W.T., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Dadson S., Davidson M.W.J., de Rosnay P., Dorigo W., Gruber A., Hagemann S., Hirschi M., Kerr Y.H., Lovergine F., Mahecha M.D., Marzahn P., Mattia F., Musial J.P., Preuschmann S., Reichle R.H., Satalino G., Silgram M., van Bodegom P.M., Verhoest N.E.C., Wagner W., Walker J.P., Wegmüller U., Loew A., 2020, A roadmap for high-resolution satellite soil moisture applications – confronting product characteristics with user requirements, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol. 252, 112162. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.112162 PAPER
  • Bieganowski A., Dammer K.-H., Siedliska A., Bzowska-Bakalarz M., Kereś P.K., Dąbrowska-Zielińska K., Pflanz M., Schirrmann M., Garz A., 2020, Sensor-based outdoor monitoring of insects in arable crops for their precise control, Pest Management Science. doi:10.1002/ps.6098 PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Malinska A., Bochenek Z., Bartold M., Gurdak R., Paradowski K., Lagiewska M., 2020, Drought Model DISS Based on the Fusion of Satellite and Meteorological Data under Variable Climatic Conditions, Remote Sensing, Vol. 12 (18), 2944. doi:10.3390/rs12182944 PAPER
  • Mandal D., Hosseini M., McNairn H., Kumar V., Bhattacharya A., Rao Y.S., Mitchell S., Dingle Robertson L., Davidson A., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., 2019, An investigation of inversion methodologies to retrieve the leaf area index of corn from C-band SAR data, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 82, 101893. doi:10.1016/j.jag.2019.06.003 PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Musial J., Malinska A., Budzynska M., Gurdak R., Kiryla W., Bartold M., Grzybowski P., 2018, Soil Moisture in the Biebrza Wetlands Retrieved from Sentinel-1 Imagery, Remote Sensing 2018, Vol. 10 (12), 1979. doi:10.3390/rs10121979 PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Bartold M., Gurdak R., Gatkowska M., Kiryla W., Bochenek Z., Malinska A., 2018, Crop Yield Modelling Applying Leaf Area Index Estimated from Sentinel-2 and Proba-V Data at JECAM site in Poland, Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 22 - 27 July 2018, Valencia, Spain. doi:10.1109/IGARSS.2018.8519120 PAPER
  • Bochenek Z., Dąbrowska-Zielińska K., Gurdak R., Niro F., Bartold M., Grzybowski P., 2017, Validation of the LAI biophysical product derived from Sentinel-2 and Proba-V images for winter wheat in western Poland, Geoinformation Issues, Vol. 9, No. 1(9), pp. 15-26. doi:10.34867/gi.2017.2 PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Tomaszewska M., Malinska A., Bartold M., Gatkowska M., Turlej K., Malek I., Turbiak K., Jaszczynski J., 2017, Modeling of net ecosystem exchange (NEE) at wetlands applying remote sensing, Water-Environment-Rural Areas, Vol. 17., No. 1 (57)., pp. 31-51. PAPER
  • Dabrowska - Zielinska K., Golinski P., Jørgensen M., Mølmann J., Taff G., Twardy S., Budzynska M., Czerwinski M., Kopacz M., Kurnicki R., Kowalik W., Tomaszewska M., Malinska A., Golinska B., Gatkowska M., 2016, Importance of grassland monitoring in European perspective of climate change-FINEGRASS project, Geoinformation Issues, Vol. 8, No. 1(8), pp. 55-71. doi:10.34867/gi.2016.5 PAPER
  • Dabrowska - Zielinska K., Bartold M., Gurdak R., 2016, POLWET – System for new space-based products for wetlands under RAMSAR Convention, Geoinformation Issues, Vol. 8, No. 1(8), pp. 25-35.doi:10.34867/gi.2016.3 PAPER
  • Dabrowska - Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Tomaszewska M., Malinska A., Gatkowska M., Bartold M., Malek I., 2016, Assessment of Carbon Flux and Soil Moisture in Wetlands Applying Sentinel-1 Data, Remote Sensing 2016 8(9) 756; doi:10.3390/rs8090756. PAPER
  • Dabrowska - Zielinska K., Golinski P., Jørgensen M., Mølmann J., Taff G., Twardy S., Tomaszewska M., Golinska B., Budzynska M., Gatkowska M., Kopacz M., 2016, Satellite data for monitoring of European grasslands – new tool for adaptation to climate change, Proceedings of EGF 2016 The multiple roles of grassland in the European bioeconomy, Grassland Science in Europe , Vol. 21, pp. 817-820. PAPER - POSTER
  • Musial J., Dabrowska - Zielinska K., Kiryla W., Oleszczuk R., Gnatowski T., Jaszczynski J., 2016, Derivation and validation of the high resolution satellite soil moisture products: a case study of the Biebrza Sentinel-1 validation sites, Geoinformation Issues, Vol. 8, No. 1(8), pp. 37-53.doi:10.34867/gi.2016.4 PAPER
  • Budzyńska M., Dąbrowska-Zielińska K., Tomaszewska M., Bartold M., Gatkowska M., 2015, Studies on carbon exchange in grassland areas, Grassland Science in Poland, No. 18, pp. 47-58. PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Golinski P., Jorgensen M., Mølmann J., Taff G., Tomaszewska M., Golinska B., Budzynska M., 2015, New methodologies for grasslands monitoring, Proceedings of 23rd International Grassland Congress 2015 - Keynote Lecture (XXIII IGC 2015), 20 -24 November 2015, New Delhi, India, Range Management Society of India, Jhansi, U.P.India. pp. 30 PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., 2015, Remote Sensing Centre, Institute of Geodesy and Cartography as one of the leading Research Centres in EU Copernicus Programme, Przeglad Geodezyjny 9/2015, DOI: 10.15199/50.2015.9.1 PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Tomaszewska M., Bartold M., Gatkowska M., 2015, The study of multifrequency microwave satellite images for vegetation biomass and humidity of the area under Ramsar Convention, Proceedings of 2015 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 26-31 July 2015 Milan Italy, pp. 5198-5200. DOI: 10.1109/IGARSS.2015.7327005. PAPER
  • Schmullius Ch., Thiel Ch., Pathe C., Matejka E., Quegan Sh., Carreiras J., Wegmuller U., Santoro M., Balzter H., Tansey K., Rodriguez-Veiga P., Le Toan T., Mermoz S., Bouvet A., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Hoscilo A., Ziolkowski D., Siegert F., Englhart S., 2015, GlobBiomass - Estimates of Biomass on a Global Scale, XIV World Forest Congress, Durban South Africa, 7-11 September 2015, pp. 1-10. PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Meroni M., Atzberger C., Leo O., 2014, Monitoring agriculture and agri-environmental conditions with Earth Observation, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. Preface on Special Issue. PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Tomaszewska M., Budzynska M., Malinska M., Malek I., 2014, Modelling of carbon uptake for wetlands in relation to soil-vegetation parameters – examined by satellite data (Climate Change Studies), Proc. 34th EARSeL Symposium, Warsaw 16-20 June 2014.
  • Ofwono M., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Kaduk J., Nicolás-Perea V., 2014, Improving the correlation between SMOS soil moisture product and field measurements, Proc. 34th EARSeL Symposium. Warsaw, 16-20 June 2014.
  • Kowalik W., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Meroni M., Raczka T. U., De Wit A., 2014, Yield estimation using SPOT-VEGETATION products: A case study of wheat in European countries, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 32, pp. 228-239, doi:10.1016/j.jag.2014.03.011. PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Tomaszewska M., Bartold M., Gatkowska M., Malek I., Turlej K., Napiorkowska M., 2014, Monitoring Wetlands Ecosystems Using ALOS PALSAR (L-Band, HV) Supplemented by Optical Data: A Case Study of Biebrza Wetlands in Northeast Poland. Remote Sens. Special Issue "Remote Sensing of Peatlands", 2014, Vol. 6(2), 1605-1633, doi:10.3390/rs6021605. PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K, Budzynska M., Ziolkowski D., Gatkowska M., Tomaszewska M., Turlej K., Malek I. 2013. Performance of microwave data for assessment of Biomass, Soil Moisture and Carbon Balance for Wetlands. ESA Living Planet Symposium, 9-13 September 2013, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Dabrowska – Zielinska K., Tomaszewska M., Budzynska M., Rychlik S., Malek I., Bartold M., Gatkowska M., Malińska A., Turlej K.: 2013 International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - IGARSS Melbourne 21-26 July . Study and implementation of microwave and optical data for assessment of carbon balances for wetlands under changes of biomass and humidity condition.
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Małek I., Tomaszewska M., Gatkowska M., Napiorkowska M., Ziolkowski D. 2013. Modeling of Vegetation parameters from microwave data. 5th TerraSAR-X / 4th TanDEM-X Science Team Meeting, 10-14 June 2013, German Aerospace Center (DLR).
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Malinska A., Bartold M., Gatkowska M., Tomaszewska M., Napiorkowska M.: The 35th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE35), in Beijing from April 22nd to 26th, 2013. Monitoring of phenology as the climate change indicator from satellite data – preparation for GMES Service in Poland.
  • Maslikowski L., Kulpa K., Krysik P., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Bartold M., 2013, An L-band noise radar demonstrator for ground-based measurements of ground surface backscattering, International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, Cambridge University Press, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 401-407.
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Kowalik W., Malek I., Gatkowska M., Bartold M., Turlej K., Biophysical Parameters Assessed from Mircrowave and Optical Data, International Journal of Electronics and Telecommunications, 2012, vol. 58, No 2, pp. 99-104. PAPER
  • Maslikowski L., Krysik P., Kulpa K., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Bartold M., 2012, A radar demonstrator for ground-based L-band ground reflectivity measurements, Proceedings of the 9th European Radar Conference (EuRAD), Amsterdam (Netherlands) October 31st-November 2nd, pp. 119-122.
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska, K., Budzynska M., Tomaszewska M., Bartold M., Turlej K., ENVISAT.MERIS spectra bands and ENVISAT ASAR – discussion on applications of Sentinel 1 and 2 for agriculuture in Poland, Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14, EGU General Assembly 2012, Vienna, 2012, pp. 1. POSTER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Rychlik S., Malek I., Turlej K., Bartold M., Gatkowska M., Study in Biebrza Wetlands using optical and microwave satellite data PECS Project: Study and implementation of remote sensing techniques for the assessment of carbon balances for different biomasses and soil moistures within various ecosystems, Abstract Volume, ESA DUE Permafrost Final Workshop, Potsdam (Germany) 15th-17th February, 2012. POSTER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Ciolkosz A., Malinska A., Bartold M., Monitoring of agricultural drought In Poland using data derived from environmental satellite images, Geoinformation Issues, 2011, vol. 3, no 1 (3), p. 87. PAPER
  • Budzynska M., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Turlej K, Malek I., Bartold M., Monitoring of the Biebrza Wetlands using remote sensing methods, Woda-Środowisko-Obszary wiejskie, 2011, t. 11 z. 3 (35). PAPER
  • Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Ciolkosz A., Budzynska M., Malinska A., Bartold M., 2011, The System for Early Natural Disasters Monitoring in Agriculture, Proceedings of 34th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment, 10-15 April, Sydney Australia,
  • Maslikowski L., Krysik P., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Kowalik W., Bartold M., 2011, Preliminary results of ground reflectivity measurements using noise radar, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol. 8008, session 8.
  • Rychlik S., Dabrowska-Zielinska K., Budzynska M., Gatkowska M., Bartold M., 2011, Estimates of CO2 balance in wetlands area applying remote sensing modeling, Proceedings of CarboForest Conference, 21-23 September, Forest Research Institute, Sękocin Stary Poland. POSTER