Jakub Witold Bubnicki
Position:
Adjunct
Unit:
Population Ecology
Education and scientific degrees
  • 2009: MSc, environmental protection, Laboratory of Ecological Processes Modelling, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland
Research profile

My research interests are animal, spatial and landscape ecology, remote sensing of environment and (eco)informatics. I am fascinated by the phenomenon of so called 'Fourth Paradigm' in Science (Data Intensive Science), including the opportunities and problems associated with previously unimaginable accessibility of spatial information about the structure of the natural environment (GIS, remote sensing) and the occurrence and behavior of wildlife in their natural environment (camera traps, GPS collars). I am especially interested in how we can optimally use these resources which means; looking for robust ways of fusion, sharing, reuse and analysis of data collected within the framework of strictly scientific projects and existing wildlife monitoring programs.

In my PhD project „Impact of biotic and abiotic factors on spatial distribution of ungulates in Białowieża Primeval Forest - the application of camera-traps, remote sensing and GIS to modelling habitat niche in large mammals" I am trying to answer one of the most basic questions in Ecology i.e. how species are distributed in space and time and what are the processes behind the observed patterns. I am also interested in the problem of scale in habitat selection by animals (small-scale single habitat patches vs landscape configuration).

Research projects
  • Impact of biotic and abiotic factors on spatial distribution of ungulates in Białowieża Primeval Forest - the application of camera-traps, remote sensing and GIS to modelling habitat niche in large mammals - leader
  • Trophic cascades in European temperate forests; indirect effects of large carnivores on ungulate-tree interactions