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.


Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

22.11.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "Polyandry and host-symbiont conflicts in spider mites" will be given by Sara Magalhães [...]

November 19th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Seminars and Lectures|

Lecture given by dr Fyodor Kondrashov

7.11.2017 We are pleased to inform about the lecture given by dr Fyodor Kondrashov on Tuesday, November the 7th, 2017, at 11.30 in [...]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Seminars and Lectures|

Publication in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

A paper that describes the mechanisms of mast seeding in oaks, has just been published in the leading biological journal, Proceedings of the Royal Society [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Biological Reviews

In the top journal Biological Reviews, Rafał Zwolak (Department of Systematic Zoology) published a paper on the relationships between plants and animals. One of the [...]

November 1st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

October 28th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

October 25th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

October 15th, 2017|Categories: Publications|

Medal AMU for outstanding achievements

On the occasion of the Inauguration of the academic year 2017/2018, agraduate of our Institute, and now a PhD student in the Department [...]

October 5th, 2017|Categories: Prizes and awards|

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 [...]

September 19th, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Publications|