Przemysław Żelazowski, PhD

phone: +48 22 55 43665
room: 02.54
Laboratory of Remote Sensing and Environmental Modelling (Group Leader)

Dr Przemysław Żelazowski is an assistant professor at the Centre of New Technologies (CeNT), University of Warsaw. His interests are interdisciplinary and focus on relations between  lants (forests, crops) and their environment, also in the context of the whole Earth system. He also specialises in satellite remote sensing. In 2010 he defended a doctorate at the University of Oxford (Environmental Change Institute). He also holds an MSc degree in Environmental Change and Management (ECI, Oxford), and an Interdisciplinary MSc degree in Environmental Protection from the University of Warsaw. Before CeNT he worked for the Met Office Hadley Centre, FAO UN, and Centre for Space Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Dr Zelazowski is also a founder and CEO of SatAgro (a satellite monitoring service for individual farms) and GeoPulse (University of Warsaw’s spin-off; crop monitoring at regional scale).


Zelazowski P., Huntingford C., Mercado L. M., Schaller N. (2018). Climate pattern-scaling set for an ensemble of 22 GCMs – adding uncertainty to the IMOGEN version 2.0 impacts system. Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 541-560

Mercado L., Medlyn B., Huntingford C., Oliver R., Clark D., Sitch S., Zelazowski P., Kattge J., Harper A., Cox P. (2018) Large sensitivity in land carbon storage due to geographical and temporal variation in the thermal response of photosynthetic capacity. New Phytologist, 218(4), 1462-1477

Arnell NW, et al. (2016). The impacts of climate change across the globe: A multi-sectoral assessment, Climatic Change 134: 457-474

Arnell NW, et al. (2016). Global-scale climate impact functions: the relationship between climate forcing and impact, Climatic Change 134: 475-487

Cole E. F., P. R. Long, Zelazowski P., Szulkin M., Sheldon B. C. (2015). Predicting bird phenology from space: satellite-derived vegetation green-up signal uncovers spatial variation in phenological synchrony between birds and their environment. Ecology and Evolution 5(21): 5057-5074

Szulkin M., Zelazowski P., Marrot P., Charmantier A. (2015). Application of High Resolution Satellite Imagery to Characterize Individual-Based Environmental Heterogeneity in a Wild Blue Tit Population. Remote Sensing 7(10): 13319.

Malhi Y, Gardner T. A., Goldsmith G. R, Silman M. R., Zelazowski P. (2014). Tropical forests in the Anthropocene. Annu. Rev. Env. Resour., 39: 125-159

Huntingford C., Zelazowski P., et al. (2013). Simulated resilience of tropical rainforests to CO2-induced climate change. Nature Geoscience 6: 268–273

Feeley K. J., Malhi Y., Zelazowski P., Silman M. (2012). The relative importance of deforestation, precipitation change, and temperature sensitivity in determining the future distributions and diversity of Amazonian plant species. Global Change Biology 18, 2636–2647

Zelazowski P., Sayer A. M., Grainger R. G., Thomas G. E. (2011). Reconciling satellite-derived atmospheric properties with fine-resolution land imagery: Insights for atmospheric correction. J. Geophys. Res. 116, D18308

Bradley A., Gerard F., Barbier N., Weedon G. P., Anderson L. O., Huntingford C., Aragão L. E. O. C., Zelazowski P. (2011). Arai E. Relationships between phenology, radiation and precipitation in the Amazon region. Global Change Biology 17, 2245–2260

Zelazowski P., Malhi Y., Huntingford C., Sitch S., Fisher J. B. (2010). Changes in the potential distribution of humid tropical forests on a warmer planet. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 369: 137-160

Huntingford C. et al. (2010). IMOGEN: An intermediate complexity model to evaluate terrestrial impacts of a changing climate. Geosciences Model Development 3: 679–687, 2010

Malhi Y., Aragão L. E. O. C., Galbraith D., Huntingford C., Fisher R., Zelazowski P., Sitch S., McSweeney C., and Meir P. (2009). Exploring the likelihood and mechanism of a climate change-induced dieback of the Amazon rainforest. PNAS 106(49): 20610-20615

Phillips O. et al. (2009). Drought Sensitivity of the Amazon Rainforest. Science 323(5919): 1344-1347.

Szulkin M., Zelazowski P., Nicholson G., Sheldon B.C. (2009). Inbreeding avoidance under different null models of random mating in the great tit. J. Anim. Ecol 78: 778 – 788