Publications

Article in Journal of Zoology on arboreality in acacia rats

A paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and collaborators (from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris) appeared in the Journal of Zoology. The authors, for the first time, analysed arboreal locomotion in acacia rats (Thallomys paedulcus) and found that the rodents were able to competently move on relatively narrow [...]

October 28th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

In Nature about our research

In the latest issue of Nature, section ‘News’, Emma Young discusses the recent publication by Lázaro et al. (2017) concerning the Dehenl phenomenon in the common shrew (Sorex araneus). On this occasion the author invokes the opinions and findings of Leszek Rychlik, PhD student Paweł Kardynia (Department of Systematic Zoology) and co-authors, Jan J. R. [...]

October 25th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Publication in Frontiers in Zoology, on the toxic properties and composition of venom from the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens

In the top-journal Frontiers in Zoology, Krzysztof Kowalski, Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology), and co-authors from the Institute of Experimental Biology, Paweł Marciniak and Grzegorz Rosiński (Department of Animal Physiology and Development) published a paper in which they indicate that venom of the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens (Soricidae) displays strong paralytic (neuro- and [...]

October 15th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

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|Archive, Archive 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|Archive, Archive 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: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10493-017-0159-1

August 3rd, 2017|Archive, Archive 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: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177206

June 26th, 2017|Archive, Archive 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: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10336-017-1438-7

June 26th, 2017|Archive, Archive 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: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-04372-7

June 23rd, 2017|Archive, Archive 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|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|