Scholarships of the Foundation of Adam Mickiewicz University of in Poznań for Michał Brzozowski

Scholarships of the Foundation of Adam Mickiewicz University of in Poznań for Michał Brzozowski

On November 15, 2021, the Competition Jury of Scholarships of the Foundation of Adam Mickiewicz University of in Poznań selected the winners of this year's edition of the scholarship program for AMU doctoral students. Among the 10 scholarship holders is Michał Brzozowski, a doctoral student representing the Department of Hydrobiology and the Institute of Environmental [...]

November 19th, 2021|Prizes and awards|

Article in Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes source-sink dynamics as a strategy to cope with temporally fluctuating environment

The research conducted by researchers and students from Population Ecology Lab in cooperation with researchers from Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, University of Lisbon, and Western Illinois University has been published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. By combining laboratory experiments and field surveys, they demonstrated the importance of sink habitats for [...]

November 1st, 2021|Publications|

Article in the International Journal of Molecular Science on whether brain size influences the level of neurogenesis in adult shrews

Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and co-authors (mainly from the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS in Warsaw) published, in the International Journal of Molecular Science, the results of a study in which they checked whether the numbers of new generated cells in shrew brains (namely in the subventricular zone of the lateral ventricle, [...]

October 18th, 2021|Publications|

Publication in Toxins on the evolution and ecological functions of venomousness in insectivorous mammals

Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and Krzysztof Kowalski (currently the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) published a review in the journal Toxins (Q1 in Zoology) on the evolution and ecological functions of venomousness in insectivorous mammals (order Eulipotyphla), to which most of the currently known venomous mammals belong. The authors provide an overview of [...]

October 11th, 2021|Publications|

The publication in Nature shows the limited potential for plant migration to the north

The research conducted by a team of 18 researchers from 13 European institutions, including Dr. Przemysław Kurek from our Institute, aimed to identify the network of relationships between a group of birds eating fleshy-fruits and plants in the context of transferring their seeds between different types of environments. The research was carried out on a [...]

July 3rd, 2021|Publications|

The Economist mention our research

Since the 1990s, the Department of Water Protection  has conducted research on the bioindicative role of Unio mussels. Initially, the surveys supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency grant, focused on the sensitivity of the swan mussel Anodonta cygnea to various pollutants occurring in surface waters. This research resulted in the implementation of a system for the detection [...]

March 10th, 2021|Publications|

Spread of parasitic frozen hybrids on the Caribbean island

To understand the dynamics of host-pathogens coevolution and its epidemiological consequences, we need to know how new races of invasive parasites emerge. In our recent work, published in Molecular Ecology (Konczal et al. 2020, link), we shed some light on this process by analyzing whole genomes of Gyrodactylus turnbulli, ectoparasitic flukes infecting guppies. Mateusz Konczal [...]

January 29th, 2021|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

20.01.2021 We would like to invite everybody to participate in next SEEB seminar on Teams platform. The lecture entitled 'Evolution with two sexes' will be given by Aneil Agrawal (Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Canada). When: 20.01.2021, 14:30 Where: Online MS Teams meeting

January 19th, 2021|Archive, Archive 2021|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

13.01.2021 We would like to invite everybody to participate in next SEEB seminar on Teams platform. The lecture entitled 'Bird brain: not so social after all' will be given by Szymon Drobniak (Institute of Environmental Sciences, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland; School of Biological, Environmental and Earth Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia). When: [...]

January 7th, 2021|Archive, Archive 2021|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

02.12.2020  We would like to invite everybody to participate in next SEEB seminar on Teams platform. The lecture entitled 'The Yellow Breasted Barbet (Trachyphonus margaritatus) uses specific calls to introduce duets and choruses' will be given by Mathieu Mahamoud-Issa (Department of Behavioural Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland). When: 02.12.2020, 12:00 Where: Online MS Teams [...]