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.


Scholarship of the Bekker NAWA Program for Michał Brzozowski

On December 21, 2021, the National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) selected the winners of the recruitment to the 4th edition of the Bekker NAWA [...]

December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Prizes and awards|

A next paper on Crocidura shrews in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

This time Leszek Rychlik and co-authors from Portugal (University of Lisbon) published in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology the paper on social thermoregulation in Crocidura russula. [...]

December 19th, 2021|Categories: Publications|

Dr Michał Bogdziewicz have been elected a member of Young Scientist Academy PAS

Dr Michał Bogdziewicz from our Institute have been elected a member of prestigious Young Scientist Academy PAS. More on his work here: https://michalbogdziewicz.wordpress.com/ 

December 16th, 2021|Categories: Prizes and awards|

Scholarships of the Foundation of Adam Mickiewicz University of in Poznań for Michał Brzozowski

On November 15, 2021, the Competition Jury of Scholarships of the Foundation of Adam Mickiewicz University of in Poznań selected the winners of this year's [...]

November 19th, 2021|Categories: Prizes and awards|

Article in Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes source-sink dynamics as a strategy to cope with temporally fluctuating environment

The research conducted by researchers and students from Population Ecology Lab in cooperation with researchers from Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, University of [...]

November 1st, 2021|Categories: Publications|

Article in the International Journal of Molecular Science on whether brain size influences the level of neurogenesis in adult shrews

Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and co-authors (mainly from the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS in Warsaw) published, in the International Journal of [...]

October 18th, 2021|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Toxins on the evolution and ecological functions of venomousness in insectivorous mammals

Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and Krzysztof Kowalski (currently the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń) published a review in the journal Toxins (Q1 in [...]

October 11th, 2021|Categories: Publications|

The publication in Nature shows the limited potential for plant migration to the north

The research conducted by a team of 18 researchers from 13 European institutions, including Dr. Przemysław Kurek from our Institute, aimed to identify the network [...]

July 3rd, 2021|Categories: Publications|

The Economist mention our research

Since the 1990s, the Department of Water Protection  has conducted research on the bioindicative role of Unio mussels. Initially, the surveys supported by the US Environmental [...]

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Publications|

Spread of parasitic frozen hybrids on the Caribbean island

To understand the dynamics of host-pathogens coevolution and its epidemiological consequences, we need to know how new races of invasive parasites emerge. In our recent [...]

January 29th, 2021|Categories: Publications|