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.


AMU Foundation scholarship for Ph.D. students

Alicja Laska, a PhD student of our Institute (Population Ecology Lab) has been awarded Adam Mickiewcz University Foundation scholarship dedicated to outstanding PhD students. Congratulations!

November 7th, 2019|Categories: Prizes and awards|

Article in Journal of Medical Entomology on competition between tick species

In the last issue of the Journal of Medical Entomology (Q1 in Entomology), you can find a paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) [...]

March 23rd, 2019|Categories: Publications|

Publication in PNAS

The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is central for self-/non–self-recognition and acquired immunity. The extreme polymorphism of MHC genes, promoted by parasite-mediated selection, contrasts with limited [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Journal of Human Evolution on arboreal locomotion in feathertail gliders (Acrobates pygmaeus)

A paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and collaborators (from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) about arboreal locomotion in the feathertail glider [...]

January 31st, 2019|Categories: Publications|

Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarships

PhD, Master and Bachelor students of our Institute: MSc Agnieszka Majer, MSc Alicja Laska, BSc Kamila Karpicka-Ignatowska, Anna Radwańska, BSc Jakub Buda, BSc Mateusz Zmudziński have been [...]

December 30th, 2018|Categories: Prizes and awards|

Publication in Molecular Ecology

Jacek Radwan, Magdalena Migalska and Alvaro Sebastian, in collaboration with colleagues from Institute of Nature Conservation PASand Lund University, in a paper published in Molecular Ecology, documented selection [...]

December 19th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Paper in Journal of Mammalogy on the influence of masting on the cross-habitat dispersal of competing rodents in Bieszczady Mts

In the Journal of Mammalogy (Q1 in Zoology), Rafał Zwolak, Michał Bogdziewicz and Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology), and collaborators from the Museum and [...]

December 16th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Article in Journal of Mammalogy on the role of venom in hunting and food hoarding by the Eurasian water shrew

In Journal of Mammalogy (Q1 in Zoology), Krzysztof Kowalski and Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) published a paper on the role [...]

November 30th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology on the properties and composition of the toxins from parotoid glands of the the common toad Bufo bufo

In the journal Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C (Q1 in Zoology), Krzysztof Kowalski, Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology), and co-authors from the Institute [...]

November 12th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

We look for a field assistant for bird behaviour project in Africa

We look for a field assistant for bird behaviour project in Africa. Supervisor: Tomasz S. Osiejuk Project leader: Mathieu Mahamoud-Issa Team lab: Department of Behavioural [...]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: Bez kategorii|