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 Nature Ecology and Evolution

In a recent paper (link) Jon Parrett and co-authors from our Institute and Ghent University provided genomic evidence from mites with sexually selected weapon  that [...]

September 8th, 2022|Categories: Publications|

A new article in Animal Behaviour about the greater diversity of personalities among urban than rural shrews

Leszek Rychlik and co-authors (mainly from the University of Lisbon, Portugal) tested average differences in behaviour as well as the inter-individual variation in behaviour [...]

May 27th, 2022|Categories: Publications|

Discovery of basking in shrews – publication in Journal of Thermal Biology

Leszek Rychlik and co-authors from Portugal assessed the use of an external heat source (basking) in the thermoregulatory strategies of three shrew species. Shrews [...]

May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Publications|

New publication on the role of associative learning in originating sexual preferences

In the article published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2022.0212 dr Magdalena Herdegen-Radwan (Department of Behavioural Ecology) presents empirical suport for the role [...]

April 26th, 2022|Categories: Publications|

ERC starting grant for Michal Bogdziewicz!

We are thrilled to announce that dr Michal Bogdziewicz from our institute has been awarted prestigious European Research Council Starting Grant  for the project “ForestFuture: Climate change impacts [...]

March 22nd, 2022|Categories: Prizes and awards|

New publication: How environmental heterogeneity influences niche breadth

In this article, we explain how the degree of environmental heterogeneity may influence pests’ niche breadth evolution, which may in turn affect the ability of [...]

March 13th, 2022|Categories: Publications|

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|
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