About us

In the Institute of Environmental Biology we are pursuing several lines of research concerning ecology of individuals, populations and ecosystems, animal behaviour, bioacoustics, evolutionary biology, phylogenetics, taxonomy and systematics, biogeography, as well as biodiversity, environmental conservation and monitoring. Our study systems include a wide variety of taxa, from bacteria to vertebrates, and we explore many regions in the world, including Arctica, Australia, Africa, North and South America. We offer several BSc and MSc courses, and provide numerous PhD opportunities.


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 [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Publications|

Nobel Student Contest for our MSc student

Master student of environmental protection, Michał‚ Brzozowski, was the laureate of this year's edition of the nationwide Nobel Student Contest. It is a cyclical contest [...]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: Prizes and awards|

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 [...]

May 30th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

May 29th, 2017|Categories: Publications|

The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) stipends for young researchers in our Institute

Mateusz Konczal (Evolutionary Biology Lab) and Jakub Szymkowiak (Population Ecology Lab) have been awarded a stipends from the Foundation for Polish Science. These stipends are [...]

May 10th, 2017|Categories: Prizes and awards|

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 [...]

May 7th, 2017|Categories: Publications|

Polish Press Agency about the research conducted in our Institute “Kin selection promotes female productivity and cooperation between the sexes”

Aleksandra Łukasiewcz, Agnieszka Szubert-Kruszyńska i Jacek Radwan (Evolutionary Biology Lab) found that evolution in groups of relatives results in higher reproductive output of females which [...]

March 21st, 2017|Categories: Media about us|

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 [...]

March 10th, 2017|Categories: Publications|