Conferences and Seminars

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 (Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Changes, University of Lisbon, [...]

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

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

15.11.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "Generalists and specialists: a new view of how MHC class I molecules are involved with disease" will be given by Jim Kafuman (Department of [...]

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 the Parter Hall – Sala Parter. Details are here. [...]

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

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

08.11.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "POPULATION IMPLICATIONS OF SEXUAL CONFLICT AND SEXUAL SELECTION" will be given by Karl Grieshop from Uppsala University. When: 08.11.2017, 12:15 Where: Collegium Biologicum, [...]

November 6th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017|

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 of London B, authored by Michał Bogdziewicz (Department of Systematic [...]

November 2nd, 2017|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 most fundamental differences between plants and animals is the ability [...]

November 1st, 2017|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 Journal of Zoology. The authors, for the first time, analysed [...]

October 28th, 2017|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 common shrew (Sorex araneus). On this occasion the author invokes [...]

October 25th, 2017|Publications|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

25.10.2017 SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: 3rd Marcin Antczak Award ceremony and special ornithological lecture by awarded Michal Šulc (Czech Academy of Sciences) Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula, 12:15

October 18th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017|

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 Grzegorz Rosiński (Department of Animal Physiology and Development) published a [...]

October 15th, 2017|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 of Hydrobiology, Michał Brzozowski, was honored with the Medal of [...]

October 5th, 2017|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 energy production, namely the sound of wind turbines, affect to [...]

September 19th, 2017|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 Szymkowiak (Population Ecology Lab, AMU), Mario Pesendorfer (Cornell Univ.), Idalia [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Publications|

Publication about seasonal changes in morphology in phytophagous mites

A PhD student of our Institute, Alicja Laska (Population Ecology Lab), published new research as a first author in Experimental and Applied Acarology. The article is on seasonal changes in morphology in two [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Publications|

The Prime Minister Award

Dr. Lech Kaczmarek from the AMU Ecological Station in Jeziory was in a team of scientists from the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, who was granted the Prime Minister Award in the category of scientific and [...]

August 3rd, 2017|Prizes and awards|

Polish Press Agency about the research conducted in our Institute: „Wheat-feeding mites are travelling with the wind”

Polish Press Agency described the research conducted in Population Ecology Lab on dispersal of phytophagous mites. Observations were carried out by Agnieszka Kiedrowicz in the course of her PhD thesis. More about this research can [...]

July 11th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Media about us|

Publication in PLoS ONE

In PLoS ONE, Pavel Linhart (Dept. Behavioural Ecology), published new research on biases  in the acoustic discrimination of individuals. Full article: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177206

June 26th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Publication in Journal of Ornithology

In Journal of Ornithology, Michał Budka and Tomasz Osiejuk (Dept. Behavioural Ecology), published new research on microgeographic call variation in a non-learning bird species – the corncrake. Full article: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10336-017-1438-7

June 26th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Publication in Scientific Reports about behavioural responses of phytophagous mites in presence of dispersal cues

In Scientific Reports, a PhD student of our Institute, Agnieszka Kiedrowicz  (Population Ecology Lab), published new research as a first author. The article is on behavioural responses of phytophagous eriophyoid mites to potential dispersal cues. [...]

June 23rd, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Nobel Student Contest for our MSc student

Master student of environmental protection, Michał‚ Brzozowski, was the laureate of this year's edition of the nationwide Nobel Student Contest. It is a cyclical contest organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and [...]

June 9th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Prizes and awards|

Article in Journal of Mammalian Evolution: Micromys minutus as a model to study the arboreality of extinct eutherians

In the Journal of Mammalian Evolution, you can find a paper by Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) and collaborators (from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris), in which they analyse [...]

May 30th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Publication in Scientific Reports: on the importance of illumination in nest site choice in birds

In recent paper published in Scientific Reports, Paweł Podkowa and Adrian Surmacki (Department of Avian Biology and Ecology) reported the first evidence that light may be important factor influencing nest site choice and nest building [...]

May 29th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

31.05.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "Balancing selection facilities introgression of newt immune genes” will be given by Wiesław Babik (Molecular & Behavioural Ecology Group, Jagiellonian University, Poland) When: 31.05.2017, 12:15 [...]

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

24.05.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "IS IT GOOD TO SOUND DIFFERENT? Why and how to study information about individual identity in vocalizations?" will be given by Pavel Linhart (Department [...]

The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) stipends for young researchers in our Institute

Mateusz Konczal (Evolutionary Biology Lab) and Jakub Szymkowiak (Population Ecology Lab) have been awarded a stipends from the Foundation for Polish Science. These stipends are for young, talented researchers, at the outset of their career, [...]

May 10th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Prizes and awards|

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

17.05.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "Dobór płciowy a ewolucja kobiecych piersi" will be given by Krzysztof Kościński (Instytut of Antropology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) When: [...]

New publication in Animal Behaviour – on the interspecific differentiation of personalities among shrews

In the last issue of Animal Behaviour, Sophie von Merten, Rafał Zwolak and Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) published a paper in which they verified the social niche specialization hypothesis predicting that more social [...]

May 7th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

12.04.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "The host-parasite arms race in guppies" will be given by Karl Philips (Evolutionary Biology Group, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) When: 12.04.2017, 12:15 Where: [...]

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

5.04.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "The meaning of beauty. On ornaments of the bluethroats” will be given by Stanisław Rusiecki (Department of Behavioural Ekology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, [...]

Polish Press Agency about the research conducted in our Institute “Kin selection promotes female productivity and cooperation between the sexes”

Aleksandra Łukasiewcz, Agnieszka Szubert-Kruszyńska i Jacek Radwan (Evolutionary Biology Lab) found that evolution in groups of relatives results in higher reproductive output of females which partly results from the mitigation of the sexual conflict. (published [...]

March 21st, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Media about us|

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

29.03.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "How individual variation in see-dispersing animals matters for plants” will be given by Rafał Zwolak (Department of Systematic Zoology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland) [...]

Aggressive signaling in wood warblers: publication in Journal of Avian Biology

A paper by Jakub Szymkowiak and Lechosław Kuczyński (Population Ecology Lab) about signaling function of male song rate during territorial contests in the wood warbler (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) has been published in the current issue of [...]

March 10th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

01.03.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled “Information flow in a network of dispersed signallers-receivers” will be given by Konrad Hałupka (Department of Behavioral Ecology, Wrocław University, Poland) When: 01.03.2017, 12:15 Where: Collegium [...]

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

22.02.2017 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled “Telomeres as biomarkers of cost and quality in the Seychelles warbler” will be given by Davida Richardsona (University of East Anglia) When: 22.02.2017, 12:15 Where: Collegium [...]

Seminars on Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour

18.01.2017 123th SEMINAR ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: The lecture entitled „Molekularna rewolucja w biomonitoringu, czyli plusy i minusy analizy eDNA” will be given by Mirosława Dabert (Laboratory of Molecular Biology Techniques, AMU, Poznań) When: [...]

Announcement for PhD students

Announcement for PhD students in the project “A bidirectional selection experiment to test the evolution of specialization and dispersal in the invasive wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella” We are looking for one PhD student to [...]

January 2nd, 2017|Announcements for PhD students|

Seminars on Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour

04.01.2017 122th SEMINAR ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: The lecture entitled „The adaptive value of habitat preferences from a multi-scale spatial perspective: a case study with rallids” will be given by Jan Jedlikowski [...]

Cyanobacteria in Chara-lakes: publication in Ecological Indicators

Cyanobacteria are a constant component of phytoplankton of lakes with different trophic status including lakes representing habitat 3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp. In an article in Ecological Indicators Aleksandra Pełechata, Mariusz [...]

December 17th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Publications|

Ministry of Science and Higher Education scholarship

Masters student of our Institute, Michał Brzozowski (environmental protection), has been awarded a scholarship from the Minister of Science and Higher Education for outstanding achievements for the academic year 2016/2017. Congratulations! [...]

December 17th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Prizes and awards|

Publication in the Ecological Indicators: new data on the functional significance of algae mats

Studies carried out by Marta Pikosz, Beata Messyasz and Maciej Gąbka (Department of Hydrobiology, AMU in Poznań) show growth patterns and distinct ecological niches of species that form mats of algae in [...]

December 15th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Publications|

Seminars on Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour

14.12.2016 SEMINAR ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: We're pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled "TO BE OR NOT TO BE A SLAG? A LESSON FROM FLOUR BEETLES" will be given by Łukasz Michalczyk (Jagiellonian [...]

Polish-American Freedom Foundation scholarship

PhD student of our Institute, Natalia Królikowska, as the first on the ranking list was awarded the Polish-American Freedom Foundation "PhDo" scholarship for PhD students which cooperate with non-governmental organizations within PhD projects. Natalia was [...]

December 10th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Prizes and awards|

Publication in Molecular Ecology Resources: New generation sequencing makes it possible to characterize the immense diversity of co-amplifying immune genes in wild vertebrates

Characterisation of highly duplicated genes, such as those of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC), remains a challenging task, yet these genes play a crucial role in coevolution of parasites with their hosts, and [...]

December 7th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Publications|

Seminars on Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour

07.12.2016 SEMINAR ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: The lecture entitled „Mites as vectors transmitting the Rose rosette virus” will be given by Tobiasz Druciarek (University of Arkansas). 07.12.2016, Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula, 12:15 [...]

December 3rd, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Conferences, Seminars and Lectures|

Seminars on Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour

30.11.2016 119th SEMINAR ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: The lecture entitled „Daphnia against climate change - old threats, new quality” will be given by Marcin Dziuba (Department of Hydrobiology, AMU, Poznań, Poland) When: [...]

Seminars on Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour

23.11.2016 118th SEMINAR ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: The lecture entitled „Spatio-temporal dynamics of pollen in the air: the role of production, release and dispersion” will be given by Łukasz Grewling (Aeropalynology Lab, AMU, Poznań, [...]

The conservation of nature in Mozambique in times of war. The study of biodiversity in the Gorongosa National Park

Open lecture – 16 November 2016 We invite to open lecture entitled „The conservation of nature in Mozambique in times of war. The study of biodiversity in the Gorongosa National Park.”which will be given by [...]

Seminars on Ecology, Evolution & Behaviour

26.10.2016 117th SEMINAR ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: The lecture entitled „Sex, genetic variation, and multiple paradoxes” will be given by Zofia Prokop (Jagiellonian University). 26.10.2016, Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula, 12:15 [...]

October 19th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Conferences, Seminars and Lectures|

New Scientist & Discover magazine

Krzysztof Zawierucha, PhD candidate from our Institute, works on the diversity of micro invertebrates in cryoconite holes as well as he is interested in functioning of glacial biome. Current knowledge on the invertebrate diversity and [...]

October 5th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Media about us|

Publication in Journal of Ecology

The work done by Michał Bogdziewicz and Rafał Zwolak (both from Department of Systematic Zoology, Institute of Environmental Biology) in cooperation with Elizabeth E. Crone (Tufts University) and Michael A. Steele (Wilkes University): on the [...]

October 4th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Szymkowiak et al. paper received Editor’s Choice in Oikos journal!

We are happy to inform, that recent paper authored by Jakub Szymkowiak, Lechosław Kuczyński (both from Population Ecology Lab, Institute of Environmental Biology), and Robert L. Thomson (FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape [...]

October 4th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|

Opportunity to get experience in field work

We offer an opportunity to get some experience in field work within the project investigating the impact of invasion of red oak on the regeneration potential of native oaks in Poland is. The project entitled [...]

October 3rd, 2016|Basic research|

Announcement for PhD students in the project “Evolution of identity signalling in vocalizations”

We are looking for one or two PhD students to join the Department of Behavioural Ecology. Read more here: www.behaecol.amu.edu.pl/resources/PhD-Students-POLONEZ.pdf

October 1st, 2016|Announcements for PhD students|

International Colloquium – Biology of the Soricidae IV

Department of Systematic Zoology, with help of the Institute of Biology (Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, University of Białystok), organised the „International Colloquium – Biology of the Soricidae IV”. The conference took place at the [...]

September 27th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Conferences, Seminars and Lectures|

Exhibition „WITH WARTA RIVER – NATURE AND SCENERY”

06.08.2016- 06.11.2016 Welcome to the photography exhibition of prof. Aleksander Winiecki entitled: „WITH WARTA RIVER - NATURE AND SCENERY”. Exhibition and Education Centre of AMU Botanical Garden, Dąbrowskiego 165, Poznań. The exhibition is open to 6 [...]

August 17th, 2016|Archive, Archive 2016, Exhibitions|

SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR

05.10.2016 SEMINARS ON EVOLUTION, ECOLOGY & BEHAVIOUR: @ 2nd Marcin Antczak Award ceremony and special ornithological lecture by awarded Jiří Reif (Charles University) Collegium Biologicum, Mała Aula, 12:00-14:00