Karolina Janecka

Karolina Janecka, DAAD fellowship holder

Soldmannstr. 15, Room 2.22

Phone: +49 (0) 38 34 - 420 40 37

karolinaejanecka(at)gmail(dot)com

Focus of research
  • Dendroclimatology and dendrochemistry
  • Effect of climate change and site conditions on tree growth
  • Dendrogeomorphology
Curriculum Vitae
Education and work experience
Since 02.2018 PhD student at the University of Greifswald, Germany, DAAD scholarship holder
02.2017 – 02.2018 Scientific internship at the University of Greifswald, Germany, founded by Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
10.2014 – 07.2016 Master’s degree in Geography, University of Silesia, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Poland, Master student of Geography
07.2014 Assistant in the project: The application of Blue Intensity as a new proxy for dendrochronological research of climate change in Europe at the University of Silesia, Poland
08.2013 – 02.2016 Assistant in the project: The snow avalanches activity in the Tatras during the last two centuries as an indicator of environmental changes at the University of Silesia, Poland
09.2012 – 09.2016 Assistant in the project: Polish - Swiss Research Program “FLORIST”: Flood risk on the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains at the University of Silesia, Poland
10.2015 – 02.2016 Master student of Landscape Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics, University of Greifswald (Erasmus scholarship)
10.2011 – 06.2014 Bachelor’s degree in Geography, University of Silesia, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Poland
Publications
Peer reviewed
2018

Allan Buras, Barbara Spyt, Karolina Janecka and Ryszard J. Kaczka
Divergent growth of Norway Spruce on Babia Góra Mountain, Poland
Dendrochronologia 50: 33–43. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2018.04.005

Ryszard Kaczka, Barbara Spyt, Karolina Janecka, Ilka Beil, Ulf Buentgen, Tobias Scharnweber, Daniel Nievergelt and Martin Wilmking
Different Maximum Latewood Density and Blue Intensity techniques reveal similar results
Dendrochronologia 49: 94–101. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2018.03.005

Niels Schwab, Ryszard J. Kaczka, Karolina Janecka, Jürgen Böhner, Ram P. Chaudhary, Thomas Scholten and Udo Schickhoff
Climate change-induced shift of tree growth sensitivity at a central Himalayan treeline ecotone
Forests 9(5): 267. DOI: 10.3390/f9050267

2017

Kundzewicz Z. W., Markus Stoffel, Wyżga B., Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva, Niedźwiedź T., Ryszard J. Kaczka, Juan Antonio Ballesteros-Canovas, Pińskwar I., Łupikasza E., Zawiejska J., Mikuś P., Choryński A., Hajdukiewicz H., Barbara Spytand Karolina Janecka
Changes of flood risk on the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains, Acta

Geophysica 65(4): 799–807. DOI: 10.1007/s11600-017-0075-0

Raúl Sánchez-Salguero, Andrea Hevia, J. Julio Camarero, Kerstin Treydte, Dave Frank, Alan Crivellaro, Marta Domínguez-Delmás, Lena Hellman, Ryszard J. Kaczka, Margot Kaye, Linar Akhmetzyanov, Muhammad Waseem Ashiq, Upasana Bhuyan, Olesia Bondarenko, Àlvaro Camisón, Sien Camps, Vicenta Constante García, Filipe Costa Vaz, Ionela G. Gavrila, Erik Gulbranson, Heli Huhtamaa, Karolina Janecka, Darren Jeffers, Matthias Jochner, Tomàs Koutecky, Mostafa Lamrani-Alaoui, Julie Lebreton-Anberrée, Marà Martín Seijo, Pawel Matulewski, Sandra Metslaid, Sergiu Miron, Robert Morrisey, Jorgen Opdebeeck, Svyatoslav Ovchinnikov, Richard Peters, Any M. Petritan, Margarita Popkova, Stepanka Rehorkova, Mária O. Rodríguez Ariza, Ángela Sánchez-Miranda, Marjolein Van der Linden, Astrid Vannoppen and Daniel Volarík
An intensive tree-ring experience: Connecting education and research during the 25th European Dendroecological Fieldweek (Asturias, Spain)
Dendrochronologia 42: 80–93. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2016.12.005

2016

Juan Antonia Ballesteros-Cánovasa, Karolina Janecka, Ryszard J. Kaczka, Michal Lempa, Markus Stoffel and Barbara Spyt
Paleoflood discharge reconstruction in Tatra Mountain streams
Geomorphology 272: 92-101.

Barbara Czajka, Karolina Janecka, Ryszard J. Kaczka, Michal Lempa and Zofia Rączkowska
What can we learn from archive records of snow avalanches in the Tatra Mountains?
Studia Geomorphologica Carpatho-Balcanica 50: 33–51.

Karolina Janecka, Ryszard J. Kaczka, Michal Lempa and Zofia Rączkowska
Combining tree-ring dating and geomorphological analyses in the reconstruction of spatial patterns of the runout zone of snow avalanches, the Rybi Potok Valley, the Tatra Mountains
Geographia Polonica 89(1): 31-45.

2015

Juan Antonia Ballesteros-Cánovas, Barbara Czajka, KarolinaJanecka, Michal Lempa, Ryszard J. Kaczka and Markus Stoffel
Flash floods in the Tatra Mountain streams: Frequency and triggers
Science of the Total Environment 511: 639–648.

Ryszard J. Kaczka, Michal Lempa, Barbara Czajka, KarolinaJanecka, Zofia Rączkowska, Juraj Hreško and Gabriel Bugar
The recent timberline changes in the Tatra Mountains: A case study of the Mengusovská Valley (Slovakia) and the Rybi Potok Valley (Poland)
Geographia Polonica 88(2): 71-84.

Andrej Šmuc, KarolinaJanecka, Michal Lempa and Ryszard J. Kaczka
The Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of the Ciprnik Complex Landslide, Tamar Valley, Julian Alps, Slovenia
Studia Geomorphologica Carpatho-Balcanica 49(1): 35-54.

2014

Zbigniew Kundzewicz, Markus Stoffel, Ryszard J. Kaczka, Bartłomiej Wyżga, Tadeusz Niedźwiedź, Iwona Pińskwar, Virginia Ruiz-Villanueva, Ewa Łupikasza, Barbara Czajka, Juan Antonio Ballesteros-Canovas, Łukasz Małarzewski, Adam Choryński, KarolinaJanecka and Paweł Mikuś
Floods at the northern foothills of the Tatra Mountains – a Polish-Swiss research project
Acta Geophysica 62 (3): 620–641.

Other publications
2017

Ryszard J. Kaczka, KarolinaJanecka and Patryk Guzik
The influence of climate on the growth of Oriental plane Platanus orientalis L. in two divergent habitats
In: Wistuba W., Cedro A., Malik I., Helle G, Gärtner H (editor)
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 15. Scientific Technical Report 16/04, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences: 23-30.

Ryszard J. Kaczka, KarolinaJanecka, Barbara Spyt and Aleksander Hulist
The linking the growth/climate response of daily climate data with formation of the annual ring of Norway spruce at the timberline zone of Tatra Mountains
In: Wistuba W., Cedro A., Malik I., Helle G, Gärtner H (editor)
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 15. Scientific Technical Report 16/04, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences: 13-22.

Ryszard J. Kaczka, Barbara Spyt, KarolinaJanecka and Robert Musioł
The Blue Intensity proxy for >400 years growing season temperature reconstruction from the Tatra Mountains
In: Wistuba W., Cedro A., Malik I., Helle G, Gärtner H (editor)
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 15. Scientific Technical Report 16/04, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences: 6-12.

2016

Aleksander Hulist, KarolinaJanecka and Ryszard J. Kaczka
DendroCorr – a simple and powerful software to calculate the growth\climate response
In: Hevia A, Sánchez-Salguero R, Linares JC, Olano JM, Camarero JJ, Gutiérrez E, Helle G, Gärtner H (editor)
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 14. Scientific Technical Report 16/04, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences: 45-49.
DOI: 10.2312/GFZ.b103-16042.

KarolinaJanecka, Ryszard J. Kaczka, Holger Gärtner and Kerstin Treydte
The influence of compression wood on the strength of the climatic signal in tree rings of Norway spruce
In: Hevia A, Sánchez-Salguero R, Linares JC, Olano JM, Camarero JJ, Gutiérrez E, Helle G, Gärtner H (editor)
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, Volume 14. Scientific Technical Report 16/04, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences: 50-59.
DOI: 10.2312/GFZ.b103-16042.

2014

KarolinaJanecka and Ryszard J. Kaczka
Tree rings of Pinus cembra L. in the Tatra Mts as a proxy of significant volcanic eruptions in the last 280 years
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, GFZ Potsdam, Scientific Technical Report STR15/06, Potsdam, 13: 49‐55.

Michal Lempa, Ryszard J. Kaczka, KarolinaJanecka and Zofia Rączkowska
Dendrogeomorphological study on snow avalanches in the Tatra Mountains (Southern Poland)
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, GFZ Potsdam, Scientific Technical Report STR15/06, Potsdam, 13: 110-115.

Ryszard J. Kaczka, KarolinaJanecka, Barbara Czajka and Olafur Eggertsson
The tree ring study of Downy birch in Northern Europe
TRACE - Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology, GFZ Potsdam, Scientific Technical Report STR15/06, Potsdam, 13: 96-100. 

Books/Book chapters
2016

Juan Ballesteros-Cánovas, Barbara Spyt, Karolina Janecka, Ryszard J. Kaczka and Markus Stoffel
Deciphering Flood Event Information from Tree-Ring Data in the Tatra Mountains: Implications for Hazard Assessment
In: Kundzewicz Z., Stoffel M., Niedźwiedź T., Wyżga B. (editor)
Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin
Page: 257-277
Publisher: Springer
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7

Ryszard J. Kaczka, Barbara Spyt, Karolina Janecka, Tadeusz Niedźwiedź and Zdzisław Bednarz
Climate Reconstruction from Tree-Rings in the Tatra Mountains
In: Kundzewicz Z., Stoffel M., Niedźwiedź T., Wyżga B. (editor)
Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin
Page: 257-277
Publisher: Springer
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7

2016

Juan Ballesteros-Cánovas, Barbara Spyt, Karolina Janecka, Ryszard J. Kaczka and Markus Stoffel
Deciphering Flood Event Information from Tree-Ring Data in the Tatra Mountains: Implications for Hazard Assessment
In: Kundzewicz Z., Stoffel M., Niedźwiedź T., Wyżga B. (editor)
Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin
Page: 257-277
Publisher: Springer
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7

Ryszard J. Kaczka, Barbara Spyt, Karolina Janecka, Tadeusz Niedźwiedź and Zdzisław Bednarz
Climate Reconstruction from Tree-Rings in the Tatra Mountains
In: Kundzewicz Z., Stoffel M., Niedźwiedź T., Wyżga B. (editor)
Flood Risk in the Upper Vistula Basin
Page: 257-277
Publisher: Springer
DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-41923-7