Position: Assistant Professor

Email: jszym@amu.edu.pl

Phone: +48 61 829-56-16

Room: 1.20

Research

Research Interests

  • information use and flow in animals (mainly birds)
  • animal social networks
  • mechanisms of prospecting for social information in a multispecies information network of cavity-nesting songbirds
  • ecological effects of mast seeding on forest ecosystems
Projects
Career

Career History

Extended CV can be found here.

  • 2016 – to date: Assistant Professor at the Population Ecology Lab, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • 2016: PhD in ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • 2012: MSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • 2010: BSc in biology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University

Honors & awards

  • START scholarship awarded by the Foundadtion for Polish Science (2017)
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship awarded in 2015
  • Nomination for the 2nd Marcin Antczak Award for the most inspiring ornithological paper published in 2016
Teaching

Classes

  1. Statistical Methods in Environmental Protection
  2. Ecological Modelling
  3. Monitoring of wildlife populations
Publications

2017

Szymkowiak J., Thomson R.L., Kuczyński L. 2017. Interspecific social information use in habitat selection decisions among migrant songbirds. Behavioral Ecology, 28: 767-775, DOI: 10.1093/beheco/arx029

Szymkowiak J., Kuczyński L. 2017. Song rate as a signal of male aggressiveness during territorial contests in the wood warbler. Journal of Avian Biology, 48: 275-283, DOI: 10.1111/jav.00969

2016

Szymkowiak J., Thomson R.L., Kuczyński L. 2016. Wood warblers copy settlement decisions of poor quality conspecifics: support for the tradeoff between the benefit of social information use and competition avoidance. Oikos, 125: 1561-1569, DOI: 10.1111/oik.03052 (Editor’s Choice)

Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J. 2016. Oak acorn crop and Google search volume predict Lyme disease risk in temperate Europe. Basic and Applied Ecology, 17: 300-307, DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2016.01.002

Królikowska N., Szymkowiak J., Laidlaw R.A., Kuczyński L. 2016. Threat-sensitive anti-predator defence in precocial wader, the Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus. Acta Ethologica, 19: 163-171, DOI: 10.1007/s10211-016-0236-1

2015

Szymkowiak J., Kuczyński L. 2015. Avoiding predators in a fluctuating environment: responses of the wood warbler to pulsed resources. Behavioral Ecology, 26: 601-608, DOI: 10.1093/beheco/aru237

Szymkowiak J., Kuczyński L. 2015. Predation-related costs and benefits of conspecific attraction in songbirds – an agent-based approach. PLoS ONE, 10: e0119132, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0119132

2014

Szymkowiak J., Skierczyński M., Kuczyński L. 2014. Are buntings good indicators of agricultural intensity? Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 188: 192-197, DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2014.02.037

Szymkowiak J., Królikowska N. 2014. Mechanizmy agregowania terytoriów lęgowych przez ptaki śpiewające. Kosmos 63: 45-53, PDF [in Polish with English abstract]

2013

Szymkowiak J. 2013. Facing uncertainty: how small songbirds acquire and use social information in habitat selection process? Springer Science Reviews, 1: 115-131, DOI: 10.1007/s40362-013-0012-9

Activities

External Activities

  • member of the European Ornithologists’ Union