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 Journal of Avian Biology. Using playback experiments, Authors showed that wood warbler males respond differentially to simulated territorial intrusions depending on the song rate of an intruder, increase singing rates when challenged, and that this behavior predicts the strength of male aggressive response towards intruders. These results suggest that song rate is an aggressive signal during male-male interactions in wood warblers. Moreover, Authors found also high intra-individual repeatability in male aggressive behavior, likely reflecting differences in personality (aggressiveness) or quality of male wood warblers.
- Scholarship of the Bekker NAWA Program for Michał Brzozowski 23 December 2021
- A next paper on Crocidura shrews in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 19 December 2021
- Dr Michał Bogdziewicz have been elected a member of Young Scientist Academy PAS 16 December 2021
- Scholarships of the Foundation of Adam Mickiewicz University of in Poznań for Michał Brzozowski 19 November 2021
- Article in Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes source-sink dynamics as a strategy to cope with temporally fluctuating environment 1 November 2021
- Article in the International Journal of Molecular Science on whether brain size influences the level of neurogenesis in adult shrews 18 October 2021