Mariusz Boćkowski, MSc
My research interests have always been of interdisciplinary character, yet being solidly rooted in environmental sciences. During the B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies I supplemented my research tools with a package of methodology from social sciences undertaking a series of courses at The Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University. It was necessary for examining social and economic aspects of implementation of Natura 2000 network in Poland and, subsequently, issues related with changes of current nature protection system in Poland, in order to adapt it to new requirements related to protection beyond protected areas, utilizing concepts of ecological corridor and Green Infrastructure. Recently I have expanded my interests also to the field of ecological economics and practical implications which nature conservation puts in an economic calculus, decision making and participatory processes. I am interested in this subject-matter particularly if examined in relation with creating protected areas and enlarging existing ones, habitat fragmentation, ecological connectivity, management of populations of valuable species, human-nature conflicts as well as public participation in nature conservation.