Publication in New Phytologist

The paper by Bogdziewicz et al. on the role of environmental constraints in mast seeding was published in the latest issue of New Phytologist. We wrote about the research in the past post (link). In the same issue, Tanentzap & Monks published a positive commentary on that research.

June 6th, 2018|Publications|

Publication in Journal of Animal Ecology

The article by Lechosław Kuczyński and Anna Skoracka (Population Ecology Lab) and cooperators from the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic was published in the Journal of Animal Ecology. The study shows how birds avoid their sibling-species competitors. Data were collected by skilled volunteers within the Common Breeding Bird Survey in Poland. The link to [...]

April 8th, 2018|Publications|

Publication in New Phytologist

In "New Phytologist" journal  the article co-authored by Michał Bogdziewicz (Department of Systematic Zoology) entitled "Correlated seed failure as an environmental veto to synchronize reproduction of masting plants" was published. What Michał talks about the research: Variable, synchronized seed production, called masting, is a widespread reproductive strategy in plants. Numerous ideas were proposed to explain [...]

March 30th, 2018|Publications|

Publication in Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology

The article by Natalia Olejnik, Zbigniew Celka and Piotr Szkudlarz (Department of Plant Taxonomy) and Myroslava V. Shevera (M. G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine) was published in “Review of Paleobotany and Palynology”. The article focuses on the taxonomical importance of morphological traits of spores in the family Ophioglossaceae (Psilotopsida).

March 28th, 2018|Publications|

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. The exact mechanism/mechanisms responsible for these characteristics re-main unclear, but identifying them is fundamental to our understanding of host–pathogen dynamics. Using targeted crosses of the model Trinidadian guppy, a tractable [...]

January 18th, 2018|Archive, Archive 2018, Publications|

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 Zoology) and collaborators. Mast seeding is a huge, inter-annual variation in seed production, highly synchronized among individual plants. In this [...]

November 2nd, 2017|Archive, Archive 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 to move. Typically, animals move plenty, whereas plants are literally rooted in place and travel only at the stage of [...]

November 1st, 2017|Archive, Archive 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 arboreal locomotion in acacia rats (Thallomys paedulcus) and found that the rodents were able to competently move on relatively narrow [...]

October 28th, 2017|Archive, Archive 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 the opinions and findings of Leszek Rychlik, PhD student Paweł Kardynia (Department of Systematic Zoology) and co-authors, Jan J. R. [...]

October 25th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, 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 Grzegorz Rosiński (Department of Animal Physiology and Development) published a paper in which they indicate that venom of the Eurasian water shrew Neomys fodiens (Soricidae) displays strong paralytic (neuro- and [...]

October 15th, 2017|Archive, Archive 2017, Publications|