Rafal Wawer

Rafal Wawer
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation

Professor

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Introduction
Currently involved in numerous projects dealing with: bio-based fertilizers, ICT in agriculture, sustainable agricultural practices, climat5e change adaptation and soil erosion. Currently leading IUNG team within B-FERST project, previously ENORASIS, where IUNG was responsible for the development of an innovative irrigation DSS and its implementations in 4 countries. Preparing project proposals. Evaluating proposals and projects.
Additional affiliations
June 2019 - present
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Project manager: B-FERST project coordinaiton at IUNG. Other projects covering: agroforestry, low carbon agriculture, circular economy, araptaiton to climate change, soil erosion, watwershed processes. Research on soil erosion indicators.
January 2015 - January 2019
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Task's scientific leader within the JRC Framework Contract. "Studies in the field of Agri-Environment". Researcher within the LCAgri project. Coordinator of the project "Multiscale parametrization of simulation models ...".
January 2012 - December 2014
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • Management of the IUNG team within the ENORASIS project. Co-development of system architecture design and its DSS core component. Coordination of work package 6 - Pilot implementation. Coordination of task 3.1 Agricultural Processes.
Education
September 2011 - June 2012
University of Economics and Innovation in Lublin
Field of study
  • Manager for Science and Buisness
October 2003 - June 2004
University of Wroclaw
Field of study
  • Environmental Law
September 2001 - June 2002
Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation
Field of study
  • Soil Classification and Cartography

Publications

Publications (55)
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The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission’s data points at the soil erosion being the most frequent soil degradation process, estimating its spatial extent to 17% of Europe, from which barely 8% is assigned to wind erosion. Although the processes of erosion are considerably well recognized, their quantitative valuation which remains stro...
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FAO and OECD data point at erosion as a main soil degradation factor in the global scale. Although the processes of erosion are considerably well recognized, their quantitative valuation remaining strongly variable between local conditions, still needs continuing and widening of research in various spatial and temporal scales. The goal of the resea...
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Poland remains one of the few countries with nationwide assessment of erosion risk in detailed scales. An existing map of potential water erosion risk was produced in 1980 according to the qualitative method of potential water erosion risk (PWER) indicator, developed by Anna and Czeslaw Jozefaciuk. The potential erosion risk indicator means an eros...
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The soil erodibility factor according to the USLE method was calculated for selected Polish soils. Data from 10 experimental plots of different soils in black fallow a terrain slope of 10% and in sprinkling conditions, were used for the study. The comparison of real data and data obtained form equations given by Wischmeier and Smith, as well as by...
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This article presents selected flow modeling indices of the Bystra River catchment area (east Poland) obtained using the SWAT model simulations for three regional climate models driven by the EC-EARTH global climate model for 2021–2050 and both RCP4.5 and RCP 8.5 scenarios. The research area was selected due to the large relief of the terrain, the...
Technical Report
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Cytowanie: Gradziuk, P.; Matyka, M.; Poczta, W.; Czerniak, A.; Czubak, W.; Jończyk, K.; Kopiński, J.; Kozyra, J.; Pawlak, K.; Sadowski, A.; Siebielec, G.; Stalenga, J.; Wawer, R.; Zawalińska, K.; Berbeć, A.; Krupin, V.; Madej, A.; Skowron, P.; Jendrzejewski, B.; Komisarek, D.; Łopatka, A.; Wojciechowska, A.; Klepacki, B.; Wrzaszcz, W.; Gradziuk, K....
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CONTEXT: Agroforestry is gaining interest in in Europe however the trade-offs associated with its uptake are still uncertain. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to explore the sustainability trade-offs and synergies associated with a range of agroforestry systems in Europe and assess the underlying reasons for different performance regardin...
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he FaST Navigator study (Nutrient management Algorithms, Valorisation of Inputs and greenhouse gas (GHG) Assessment – Tool for Optimization of Resources) sought to address one of the main challenges for the implementation of the FaST: the availability of operational models that are necessary to provide standardised and consistent advice on the use...
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The intensification of agriculture decreases the availability of ecosystem services provided by nature, but agriculture may also be their supplier through landscape microforms called tree belts. Therefore, it is important to study the provision of ecosystem services by tree belts during the design process of tree belt networks. However, despite the...
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Agroforestry, relative to conventional agriculture, contributes significantly to carbon sequestration, increases a range of regulating ecosystem services, and enhances biodiversity. Using a transdisciplinary approach, we combined scientific and technical knowledge to evaluate nine environmental pressures in terms of ecosystem services in European f...
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Poster
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The Public Goods Tool (PGT) assesses the agriculture related public goods” provided by a farm. The assessment was trialled on an initial pilot of seven agroforestry farms from five countries (UK, Italy, Poland, Romania, Denmark).
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This article presents a discussion about the issue of soil resource management in the context of sustainable development. These resources are one of the basic resources on Earth, conditioning the sustainable development of present and future generations by providing the capacity for food production. The study contains an indicator-based assessment...
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Globally, agriculture makes use of 70% of all water withdrawn from aquifers, streams and lakes. Agriculture accounts for 22% of freshwater abstraction in Europe, outnumbered only by freshwater abstraction for cooling in energy production (45%). In the light of the real need to practically improve the environmental performance of irrigation systems...
Book
The book aims at presenting a wide picture on the gully erosion in Poland – its intensity and spatial structure along with mechanisms of gully initiation and development as well as methods of gully treatment. Factors and mechanisms of gully erosion were discussed in detail, covering both ephemeral gully forms as well as road gullies. Large part of...
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This paper is a side effect of preparing international publications on our long term research on soils’ susceptibility to wind erosion. For the paper to be internationally understandable we had to translate the texture classes from the Polish soil-agricultural maps (PTG1974), used as a basis to derive ten soil units investigated in the experiments,...
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Trafficability remains a key issue for operations in the battlefield. The majority of published works focus on either terrain trafficability or on vehicle mobility over terrain. Vehicle mobility, which focuses on the dynamics of track-wheel-terrain interactions predicts either a vehicle’s performance on various terrains or estimates the consequence...
Book
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The book aims at presenting a wide picture on the gully erosion in Poland – its intensity and spatial structure along with mechanisms of gully initiation and development as well as methods of gully treatment. Factors and mechanisms of gully erosion were discussed in detail, covering both ephemeral gully forms as well as road gullies. Large part of...
Conference Paper
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Trafficability remains a key issue in operations on a present battlefield. Detailed and thorough analysis of the terrain’s ability to sustain military transport helps in decision making at tactical level, both in selecting the optimal path for own troops as well as predicting the movements of the enemy. Manual procedures for the estimation of the c...
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This paper is a side effect of preparing international publications on our long term research on soils’ susceptibility to wind erosion. For the paper to be internationally understandable we had to translate the texture classes from the Polish soil-agricultural maps (PTG1974), used as a basis to derive ten soil units investigated in the experiments,...
Book
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The book summarizes the works on mapping erosion risk in Poland, performed within Pulawy Erosion Research Centre, hosted by the Institute of Soil Science and Plant Cultivation – State Research Institute IUNG-PIB). The research on soil erosion started at IUNG-PIB before the 2nd World War, but its blooming started after its reorganization in 1951. In...
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Agriculture remains the most important water consumer worldwide, taking in many arid regions more than 90% of the sweet water available. European Water Framework Directive introduces means of rationalizing the water use in agriculture to turn the tendency to maximize yield towards a more sustainable water management. ENORASIS DSS (Decision Support...
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Agriculture remains the most important water consumer worldwide, taking in many arid regions more than 90% of the sweet water available. European Water Framework Directive introduces means of rationalizing the water use in agriculture to turn the tendency to maximize yield towards a more sustainable water management. ENORASIS is a FP7 founded proje...
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The scenarios of climate change as well as the current trends significantly increasing the frequency of droughts observed in Poland throughout the first decade of XXI century, will influence or is already influencing the availability of water for agriculture in a negative way. Hence the interest in optimizing water use in agriculture through the us...
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The goal of the research, presented in this article, was to recognize the quantitative difference of soil response to an extreme rainfall events at a micro-plot scale under two land surface conditions: permanent black fallow and permanent grassland. The research was performed in controlled conditions of soil humidity and rainfall for a set of ten s...
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Landscape ecology is well-established as a theoretical basis for nature conservation. Spatial nature conservation data includes information such as the boundaries of protected sites, the distribution of species and the extent of habitats and biogeographical regions. Several factors have generated the need for interoperable, accessible and harmonise...
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The Improvement of the spatial structure and quality of rural communication system in loess upland watershed In strongly eroded terrains, a considerable part of agricultural roads are transformed into ravines, as a result of their inappropriate location in the terrain relief. Hence the arrangement and hardening of rural roads remains an essential c...
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In the summers of 2007 and 2008 we conducted a two week train-the-trainer initiative dealing with free and open source geomatics tools (FOSS4G). The total number of participants was 43 coming mainly from research, educational and government settings in developing countries. They were exposed to the concepts of spatial data modelling and analysis in...
Technical Report
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The existence of evaluation criteria for evaluating the geospatial open source software projects does not imply that there are no other ways to explore, evaluate and assess the open source software (OSS). The suggested evaluation criteria provide minimum requirements for the structure and information content for the evaluation. The evaluation frame...
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Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities is the very first Polish scientific journal published exclusively on the Internet, founded on January 1, 1998 by the following agricultural universities and higher schools of agriculture: ABSTRACT The article presents research results on slope stability mapping using SINMAP model on loess upland area of N...
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In the framework of SEIS, the NESIS Network aims to promote the uptake of ICT solutions to address the basic problems faced by public authorities in providing information related to monitoring and reporting environmental impacts and threats. The Network targets to leverage the stakeholders' community, starting from the EIONET network and its experi...

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Projects (18)
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EN website: https://ejpsoil.eu/ PL website: http://www.iung.pl/2021/03/15/projekt-ejp-soil/ EJP SOIL is a European Joint Programme Cofund on Agricultural Soil Management contributing to key societal challenges including climate change, water and future food security. The objectives are to develop knowledge, tools and an integrated research community to foster climate-smart sustainable agricultural soil management that: * Allows sustainable food production * Sustains soil biodiversity * Sustains soil functions that preserves ecosystem services
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Agroforestry Network
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BioMagic. Bioprodukty z biomasy lignocelulozowej pozyskanej z gruntów marginalnych w celu wypełnienia luki obecnej w narodowej biogospodarce