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 Behavioral Ecology on adaptations to urban conditions in a Crocidura species

The prestigious Behavioral Ecology has just published an article (online for now) by Leszek Rychlik and colleagues from Portugal (University of Lisbon) on the differences [...]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: Publications|

A paper on shrews in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Recently, an article about the causes of behavioral differentiation among shrews, by Leszek Rychlik and co-authors from Portugal (University of Lisbon) and Germany (University of [...]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Molecular Ecology

Genomic analyses reveal adaptive evolution of the fish ectoparasite, Gyrodactylus bullatarudis that is shaped by the combination of gene duplications, divergence and recombination. In a [...]

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Publications|

Advances in the Evolutionary Understanding of MHC Polymorphism

Jacek Radwan (Evolutionary Biology Group) and colleagues have published a paper in Trends in Genetics  in which they review evolutionary mechanisms explaining landmark features of [...]

March 14th, 2020|Categories: Publications|

New article in Nature Plants authored by Michał Bogdziewicz

The impacts of climate change on forests can be dramatic but can also play out via more subtle interactions between different species. A new study [...]

February 12th, 2020|Categories: Publications|

Article in Ecology Letters authored by Michał Bogdziewicz

In a new Ideas and Perspectives paper in Ecology Letters, Bogdziewicz et al. review the most relevant proximate drivers of masting and outline a research [...]

December 20th, 2019|Categories: Publications|

Michał Bogdziewicz from our Institute published an article in Nature Plants!

Our recent study, done by an international team of scientists led by Marcos Fernandez Martinez from the University of Antwerp, is now published in Nature [...]

December 9th, 2019|Categories: Publications|

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|