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.


Paper in Journal of Mammalogy on the influence of masting on the cross-habitat dispersal of competing rodents in Bieszczady Mts

In the Journal of Mammalogy (Q1 in Zoology), Rafał Zwolak, Michał Bogdziewicz and Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology), and collaborators from the Museum and [...]

December 16th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Article in Journal of Mammalogy on the role of venom in hunting and food hoarding by the Eurasian water shrew

In Journal of Mammalogy (Q1 in Zoology), Krzysztof Kowalski and Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology) published a paper on the role of venom [...]

November 30th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology on the properties and composition of the toxins from parotoid glands of the the common toad Bufo bufo

In the journal Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C (Q1 in Zoology), Krzysztof Kowalski, Leszek Rychlik (Department of Systematic Zoology), and co-authors from the Institute [...]

November 12th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Awards for the best presentations at International Congress received by our PhD students

PhD students from our Institute presented results of their research at the XV International Congress of Acarology in Antalya, Turkey.  Natalia Szudarek (Department of Animal [...]

September 30th, 2018|Categories: Prizes and awards|

Publication in Ecology

One widely accepted fitness advantage of being a masting plant (instead of just producing seeds every year) is the predator satiation. According to this mechanism, [...]

September 8th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Publication in Scientific Reports authored by members of our Institute: T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire profiling in non-model species using high-throughput sequencing

High-throughput sequencing (HTS) prompted development of novel, refined methods of analyzing immunological repertoires (e.g. immunoglobulins, TCRs). So far, despite a decade of progress, these techniques were mainly used [...]

August 5th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

The Marcin Antczak Award goes to Jakub Szymkowiak

The 4th Marcin Antczak Award for the most inspiring ornithological paper published in 2017 in a peer-reviewed journal by young scientist who originates from Poland, the Czech [...]

July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Prizes and awards|

Publication in Journal of Ecology

New study describing how apparent predation occurring between two sympatric oaks influence their recruitment rates was just published in Journal of Ecology. The Authors (Michał [...]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: Publications|

Seminars on Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour

20.06.2018 We’re pleased to announce next SEEB. The lecture entitled “Functions of duets and chorus in chubb's cisticola” will be given by Michał Budka (Department of [...]

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Conferences, Seminars and Lectures|
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