Dr Emilia Urbanek

Senior Lecturer, Geography

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602559

Email address

Academic Office - 246
Second Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


I am a soil scientist interested in the role of soils in mitigation of the climate change. My research is focused on the understanding the relationship between the water availability and soil carbon dynamics, especially when soil become water repellent due to fire or prolonged dry spells.

I’m originally from Poland. I graduated from the Lublin University of Technology, Poland (BSc, MSc, 2002), completed my doctorate studies at the University of Kiel, Germany (PhD, 2006) and started as a postdoctoral researcher at Swansea University (2006).

I welcome the correspondence in English, German and Polish.

Link to the video about myself 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Soil water repellency
  • CO2 emissions from soil
  • Fire affected soils
  • Soil management to mitigate and adapt to climate change
  • Data analysis