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Prof. Dr hab. Eng. Krzysztof Stereńczak, Professor at the Research Institute of Forestry (IBL), is the Deputy Director of this Institute for Scientific and Research Affairs, heads the Department of Geomatics of the Research Institute of Forestry and the work of the research team dealing with precision forestry at IDEAS NCBR.

On February 2, 2024, by the decision of the President of the Republic of Poland, Habilitated Doctor Engineer Krzysztof Stereńczak was awarded the title of Professor of Agricultural Sciences in the Field of Forestry. He obtained his habilitated doctor degree at the Research Institute of Forestry in 2018, his doctor degree at the Faculty of Forestry of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) in 2011, and his master’s diplomas at the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (forestry), the University of Salzburg (UNIGIS) and the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) (Executive MBA). He completed a scientific internship at the University of Freiburg at the turn of the years 2007-2008. Thesis advisor of 3 completed doctoral dissertations, supervisor of 6 postgraduate students. Co-author of 150 scientific papers, participant of over 30 research projects. He is a member of the Committee of Forest Sciences and Wood Technology of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), the Polish Forest Society (PTL) and the International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS).

His scientific interests focus on such topics as monitoring and inventory of forests using remote sensing data, precise forestry and management. Winner of the Adam Loret Award for scientific work on broadly defined forestry. He received an honorary badge for “Merits for Environmental Protection and Water Management” from the Minister of Climate and Environment.