Dr. Agata Pietrzyk-Kaszyńska
Agata Pietrzyk-Kaszyńska holds a Ph.D. in ecology from the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland), where she currently works as a research associate. Her scientific interests focus on human dimension of environmental protection, particularly on biodiversity governance, institutions involved in nature conservation, and societal factors influencing policy performance at various administrative levels. Currently, she is involved in exploring different mapping techniques to collect data on stakeholders’ perception of ecosystem services supply from case study areas in Poland. In May 2015, she was a visiting scholar at Social-Ecological Systems Research Group and since then cooperates closely with the Group, working on comparative research concerning experts perception of different conservation interventions.