Publication in Ibis and Editor’s choice

The results of study done by Paweł Szymański, Krzysztof Deoniziak, Katarzyna Łosak and Tomasz Osiejuk from Department of  Behavioural Ecology indicate how renewable energy production, namely the sound of wind turbines, affect to vocal communication of Skylarks. The rapid change in song parameters may indicate a significant of the acoustic environment as a [...]

September 19th, 2017|Publications|

New publication in Ecology

The results of study done by numerous team of scientists led by Michał Bogdziewicz (Department of Systematic Zoology, AMU), with especially significant contribution from Jakub Szymkowiak (Population Ecology Lab, AMU), Mario Pesendorfer (Cornell Univ.), Idalia Kasprzyk (Uniwersytet Rzeszowski) and Łukasz Grewling (Laboratory of Aeropalynology, AMU). Masting or mast seeding is a highly variable and synchronized [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Publications|

Publication about seasonal changes in morphology in phytophagous mites

A PhD student of our Institute, Alicja Laska (Population Ecology Lab), published new research as a first author in Experimental and Applied Acarology. The article is on seasonal changes in morphology in two species of grass-feeding eriophyoid mites. Full article:

August 3rd, 2017|Publications|

Publication in PLoS ONE

In PLoS ONE, Pavel Linhart (Dept. Behavioural Ecology), published new research on biases  in the acoustic discrimination of individuals. Full article:

June 26th, 2017|Publications|

Publication in Journal of Ornithology

In Journal of Ornithology, Michał Budka and Tomasz Osiejuk (Dept. Behavioural Ecology), published new research on microgeographic call variation in a non-learning bird species – the corncrake. Full article:

June 26th, 2017|Publications|

Publication in Scientific Reports about behavioural responses of phytophagous mites in presence of dispersal cues

In Scientific Reports, a PhD student of our Institute, Agnieszka Kiedrowicz  (Population Ecology Lab), published new research as a first author. The article is on behavioural responses of phytophagous eriophyoid mites to potential dispersal cues. Full article:

June 23rd, 2017|Publications|

Article in Journal of Mammalian Evolution: Micromys minutus as a model to study the arboreality of extinct eutherians

In the Journal of Mammalian Evolution, you can find a paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and collaborators (from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris), in which they analyse vertical locomotion of the Eurasian harvest mouse Micromys minutus on substrates differing in diameter. Harvest mice display some morpho-functional similarities [...]

May 30th, 2017|Publications|

Publication in Scientific Reports: on the importance of illumination in nest site choice in birds

In recent paper published in Scientific Reports, Paweł Podkowa and Adrian Surmacki (Department of Avian Biology and Ecology) reported the first evidence that light may be important factor influencing nest site choice and nest building strategies in birds. Study performed on Great Tit (Parus major) revealed that secondary cavity nesting birds prefer artificially brightened nest [...]

May 29th, 2017|Publications|

New publication in Animal Behaviour – on the interspecific differentiation of personalities among shrews

In the last issue of Animal Behaviour, Sophie von Merten, Rafał Zwolak and Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) published a paper in which they verified the social niche specialization hypothesis predicting that more social species should have more pronounced personality differences. They tested this prediction using four species of shrews that differ in ecology [...]

May 7th, 2017|Publications|

Aggressive signaling in wood warblers: publication in Journal of Avian Biology

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 [...]

March 10th, 2017|Publications|