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.


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 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|

Publication in Behavioral Ecology on adaptations to urban conditions in a Crocidura species

The prestigious Behavioral Ecology has just published an article (online for now) by Leszek Rychlik and colleagues from Portugal (University of Lisbon) on the differences [...]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: Publications|

A paper on shrews in Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

Recently, an article about the causes of behavioral differentiation among shrews, by Leszek Rychlik and co-authors from Portugal (University of Lisbon) and Germany (University of [...]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Molecular Ecology

Genomic analyses reveal adaptive evolution of the fish ectoparasite, Gyrodactylus bullatarudis that is shaped by the combination of gene duplications, divergence and recombination. In a [...]

May 18th, 2020|Categories: Publications|
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