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.


PAP describes research of international team led by Prof. Jacek Radwan

PAP describes  research of international team led by Prof. Jacek Radwan on host – parasite coevolution published in PNAS http://naukawpolsce.pap.pl/aktualnosci/news%2C27945%2Cwreszcie-podejrzano-ewolucyjny-wyscig-zbrojen-gospodarz-pasozyt.html

January 24th, 2018|Categories: Media about us|

Research of prof. Jacek Radwan team published in PNAS

The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) is one of the most polymorphic gene families in the vertebrate genome, with natural selection actively promoting and maintaining variability. [...]

January 18th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Short Term Scientific Mission grant

Ms Magdalena Ślachetka, MSc, this year graduate of our Faculty and a former Master’s degree student of prof. UAM dr hab. Marlena Lembicz from the [...]

December 20th, 2017|Categories: Prizes and awards|

Dr. Jan Kulczyk scholarship for PhD student of our Institute

PhD student of our Institute, Agnieszka Majer, was awarded the dr. Jan Kulczyk scholarship for scientific record! This scholarship is dedicated to outstanding [...]

December 8th, 2017|Categories: Prizes and awards|

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|