A paper by Jakub Szymkowiak and Lechosław Kuczyński (Population Ecology Lab) about signaling function of male song rate during territorial contests in the wood warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) has been published in the current issue of Journal of Avian Biology. Using playback experiments, Authors showed that wood warbler males respond differentially to simulated territorial intrusions depending on the song rate of an intruder, increase singing rates when challenged, and that this behavior predicts the strength of male aggressive response towards intruders. These results suggest that song rate is an aggressive signal during male-male interactions in wood warblers. Moreover, Authors found also high intra-individual repeatability in male aggressive behavior, likely reflecting differences in personality (aggressiveness) or quality of male wood warblers.
- Polish Press Agency about the research conducted in our Institute: „Wheat-feeding mites are travelling with the wind” 11 July 2017
- Publication in PLoS ONE 26 June 2017
- Publication in Journal of Ornithology 26 June 2017
- Publication in Scientific Reports about behavioural responses of phytophagous mites in presence of dispersal cues 23 June 2017
- Nobel Student Contest for our MSc student 9 June 2017
- Article in Journal of Mammalian Evolution: Micromys minutus as a model to study the arboreality of extinct eutherians 30 May 2017