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Durham University

Department of Geography

Staff Profile

Dr Izabela Walczak, PhD, MSc

Teaching Fellow in the Department of Geography
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43987
Fax: +44 (0) 191 33 41801
Room number: 318

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Qualified Teacher Status in Chemistry, Department of Education, UK, 2017

PhD, Durham University, Geology/Paleoclimatology, 2017

Teaching qualifications in Geography, Jagiellonian University, 2010

MSc, Jagiellonian University, Physical Geography/Climatology, 2010

University College Dublin, Erasmus, 2008

Teaching 2018/2019

Level 1 modules:

  • Physical Geography
  • Understanding Earth's Principles

Level 2 modules:

  • Handling Geographic Information
  • Climate Change: Geographical Perspectives
  • Scientific Research in Geography

Research Groups

Research Interests

  • Application of Computed Tomography scanning in stalagmite-based research
  • Application of GIS in climate research
  • Cave microclimate
  • Climate extremes
  • Natural variability and anthropogenic climate change
  • Holocene North Atlantic climate reconstructions using geochemistry of stalagmites from Spain and Bermuda

Indicators of Esteem

  • 2017: Invited Speaker: Summer School on Speleothem Science (S4), Burgos, Spain


Journal Article

Conference Paper

  • Baldini, Lisa M., Walczak, Izabela W., Jamieson, Robert, Lechleitner, Franziska & Baldini, James U.L. Reconstructing North Atlantic Climate over the Past Six Centuries Using a High Resolution Stalagmite Multi-Proxy Approach. Boston, USA: Goldschmidt 2018; 2018.
  • Walczak, I., Baldini, J. Baldini, L. Marsden, S. Richards, D. Standish, C. McDermott, F. & Andreo, B. The Onset of the Mediterranean Climate in Western Europe Inferred from Dating and CT Scanning of Un-Sectioned Stalagmite. Sacramento, USA: Goldschmidt 2014; 2014.
  • Walczak, Izabela, Baldini, James Macpherson, Colin Marsden, Stuart, Richards, David, Jamieson, Robert Slater, Jonathan, Baldini, Lisa & Hugill, Christine Reconstructing climate using the geochemistry and computed tomography of stalagmites. Vienna, Austria: EGU General Assembly; 2013.