Article in Journal of Medical Entomology on competition between tick species

Article in Journal of Medical Entomology on competition between tick species

In the last issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology (Q1 in Entomology), you can find a paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and collaborators from three institutions in Warsaw and Košice (Slovakia) on competition between immatures (larvae and nymphs) of two tick species (Ixodes ricinus and Dermacentor reticulatus) for rodent hosts. The [...]

March 23rd, 2019|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

27.03.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'Evolution of the number of MHC genes: testing the optimality hypothesis' will be given by Magdalena Migalska (Evolutionary Biology Group). When: 27.03.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula

March 23rd, 2019|Conferences, Seminars and Lectures|

Announcements for PhD students

Two fully-funded PhD positions available at Population Ecology Lab. Contact: Lechosław Kuczyński, lechu@amu.edu.pl

March 17th, 2019|Announcements for PhD students|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

20.03.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'The effect of sexual selection on adaptation and extinction: insight from the laboratory and field' will be given by Jonathan Parrett (Oxford University). When: 20.03.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, room B

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

13.03.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'Evolution of alternative, sexually selected pheotypes' will be given by Jacek Radwan (Evolutionary Biology Group, AMU Poznań). When: 13.03.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula

Publication in PNAS

The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is central for self-/non–self-recognition and acquired immunity. The extreme polymorphism of MHC genes, promoted by parasite-mediated selection, contrasts with limited within-individual diversity. The prevailing explanation is a trade-off between increased pathogen recognition and the anti-autoimmune T cell receptor (TCR) depletion mechanism. However, the predicted inverse relationship between individual MHC diversity [...]

March 4th, 2019|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

27.02.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'The genomic impact of Bioinvasions - a case study of two aliens' will be given by Olaf Thalmann (University of Medical Sciences, Poznań). When: 27.02.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula

Seminar on Unsolved problems of the Aral Sea

18.02.2019 The lecture entitled 'Unsolved problems of the Aral Sea, perhaps the worst environmental disaster of the 20th – 21st centuries' will be given by Nikolay V. Aladin (The Laboratory of Brackishwater Hydrobiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Petersburg). When: 18.02.2019, 10:00 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Parter hall

Publication in Journal of Human Evolution on arboreal locomotion in feathertail gliders (Acrobates pygmaeus)

A paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and collaborators (from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) about arboreal locomotion in the feathertail glider (Acrobates pygmaeus) appeared in the Journal of Human Evolution (Q1 in Anthropology). The authors demonstrate a strong preference of A. pygmaeus for small and horizontal substrates, avoidance of large and [...]

January 31st, 2019|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

23.01.2019 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled 'Ecophysiological factors and life history strategies in marine top predators' will be given by Roger Colominas-Ciuro (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń, Poland). When: 23.01.2019, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula