Rigal S., Dakos V., Alonso H., Auniņš A., Benkő Z., BrotonsnL., Chodkiewicz T., Chylarecki P., de Carli E., del Moral J.C., Domșa C., Escandell V., Fontaine B., Foppen R., Gregory R., Harris S., Herrando S., Husby M., Ieronymidou C., Jiguet F., Kennedy J., Klvaňová A., Kmecl P., Kuczyński L., Kurlavičius P., Kålås J.A., Lehikoinen A., Lindström Å., Lorrillière R., Moshøj C., Nellis R., Noble D., Eskildsen D.P., Paquet J-Y., Pélissié M., Pladevall C., Portolou D., Reif J., Schmid H., Seaman B., Szabo Z.D., Szép T., Florenzano G.T., Teufelbauer N., Trautmann S., van Turnhout C.A.M, Vermouzek Z, Vikstrøm T., Voříšek P., Weiserbs A., Devictor V. 2023. Farmland practices are driving bird populations decline across Europe, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 120(21), e2216573120, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2216573120

Ravigné, V., Rodrigues, L.R., Charlery de la Masselière, M., Facon, B., Kuczyński, L., Radwan, J., Skoracka, A. and Magalhães, S., 2023., Understanding the joint evolution of dispersal and host specialisation using phytophagous arthropods as a model group, Biological Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.13018

Bogdziewicz, M., Journé, V., Hacket-Pain, A. & Szymkowiak, J., 2023. Mechanisms driving interspecific variation in regional synchrony of trees reproduction. Ecology Letters, 26, 754–764, https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.14187

Malinowska, K., Markowska, K., & Kuczyński, L. 2023. Making virtual species less virtual by reverse engineering of spatiotemporal ecological models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 14, 23762389, https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.14176

Malinowska, K., Szala, K., Podkowa, P. Surmacki A. 2023. Effect of light intensity in the nest site on eggshell pigmentation in a hole-nesting passerine. Scientific Reports 13, 9764 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-36658-4

Augustyniak A., Szymanski T., Porzucek F., Mieloch A., Semba J., Hubert K., Grajek D., Krela R., Rogalska Z., Zalc-Budziszewska E, Wysocki S., Sobczak K., Kuczyński L., Rybka J. 2023. A cohort study reveals different dynamics of SARS-CoV-2-specific antibody formation after Comirnaty and Vaxzevria vaccination, Vaccine, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2023.06.008

Laska A., Rector B., Przychodzka A., Majer A., Zalewska K., Kuczyński L., Skoracka A., 2023. Do mites eat and run? A systematic review of feeding and dispersal strategies. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlac094, https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlac094

Laska A., Puchalska E., Mikołajczyk M., Gwiazdowicz D. J., Kaźmierski A., Niedbała W., Błoszyk J., Olszanowski Z., Szymkowiak J., Hałas N., Kuczyński L., Skoracka A. Mites inhabiting nests of wood warbler, Phylloscopus sibilatrix (Aves: Passeriformes), in the Wielkopolska National Park in western Poland. 2023. Experimental and Applied Acarology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-023-00792-5


Fragata, I., Costa-Pereira, R., Kozak, M., Majer, A., Godoy, O. & Magalhães, S. 2022. Specific sequence of arrival promotes coexistence via spatial niche pre-emption by the weak competitor. Ecology Letters, 25, 1629–1639. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.14021

Skoracka, A., Laska, A., Radwan, J., Konczal, M., Lewandowski, M., Puchalska, E., Karpicka-Ignatowska, K., Przychodzka, A., Raubic, J., & Kuczyński, L. 2022. Effective specialist or jack of all trades? Experimental evolution of a crop pest in fluctuating and stable environments. Evolutionary Applications, 00, 114. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.13360

Dvořáková L., Kuczyński L., Rivas-Salvador J. and Reif J. 2022. Habitat Characteristics Supporting Bird Species Richness in Mid-Field Woodlots. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 10:816255. https://doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2022.816255

Laska, A., Przychodzka, A., Puchalska, E., Lewandowski, M., Karpicka-Ignatowska, K., Skoracka, A. 2022. Mechanisms of dispersal and colonisation in a wind-borne cereal pest, the haplodiploid wheat curl mite. Scientific Reports, 12, 551. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-04525-9

Schmidt K.A., Massol F., Szymkowiak J. 2022. Resurrecting Shannon’s surprise: landscape heterogeneity complements information use and population growth. Oikos, 2022: 09305, DOI: 10.1111/oik.09305

Szymkowiak J., Schmidt K.A. 2022. Deterioration of nature’s information webs in the Anthropocene. Oikos, 2022: e08504, DOI: 10.1111/oik.08504

Szymkowiak J., Schmidt K.A. 2022. Ecology of Information enters the Anthropocene. Oikos, 2022: e09677, DOI: 10.1111/oik.09677

Szymkowiak J. 2022. Eavesdropping on conspecific alarm calls links birds across territory borders into a population-wide information network. Animal Behaviour, 192: 85–93, DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2022.07.012

Szudarek-Trepto, N., Kaźmierski, A., Skoracka, A., Lewandowski, M., Dabert, J. 2022. Molecular phylogeny supports the monophyly of the mite supercohort Eupodides (Acariformes: Trombidiformes) and greatly coincides with traditional morphological definition of the taxon. Annales Zoologici, 72(4): 757-786.

Wylegała P., Lorek G., Kuczyński L. 2022. Ocena liczebności oraz siedliska lęgowe dzierlatki Galerida cristata w Wielkopolsce, Ornis Polonica 63: 301–313


Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Tanentzap A., Calama R., Marino S., Steele M.A., Seget B., Piechnik Ł., Żywiec M. 2021. Seed predation selects for reproductive variability and synchrony in perennial plants. New Phytologist, 229: 2357–2364, https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16835

Laska, A., Magalhães, S., Lewandowski, M., Puchalska, E., Karpicka-Ignatowska, K., Radwańska, A., Meagher, S., Kuczyński, L., Skoracka, A. 2021. A sink host allows a specialist herbivore to persist in a seasonal source. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 288: 20211604. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1604

Bogdziewicz M., Hacket-Pain A., Ascoli D., Szymkowiak J. 2021. Environmental variation drives continental scale synchrony of European beech reproduction. Ecology, 102: e03384, https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3384

Dziuba, M.K., Kuczyński, L., Wejnerowski, Ł., Cerbin, S. and Wolinska, J. 2021. Countergradient variation concealed adaptive responses to temperature increase in Daphnia from heated lakes. Limnology and Oceanography 66: 1268-1280. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11680

Herdegen-Radwan, M., Cattelan, S., Buda, J., Raubic, J. and Radwan, J. 2021. What do orange spots reveal about male (and female) guppies? A test using correlated responses to selection. Evolution, 75: 3037-3055. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.14384

Szymkowiak J. 2021. Wood warblers learn to recognize mobbing calls of an unfamiliar species from heterospecific tutors. Animal Behaviour, 171: 1-11, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2020.11.004

Majer, A., Laska, A., Hein, G., Kuczyński, L., Skoracka, A. 2021. Propagule pressure rather than population growth determines colonisation ability: a case study using two phytophagous mite species differing in their invasive potential. Ecological Entomology 46: 1136-1147, https://doi.org/10.1111/een.13058

Majer, A., Laska, A., Hein, G., Kuczyński, L., Skoracka, A. 2021. Hitchhiking or hang gliding? Dispersal strategies of two cereal-feeding eriophyoid mite species. Experimental and Applied Acarology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-021-00661-z

Karpicka-Ignatowska K., Laska A., Rector B.G., Skoracka A., Kuczyński L. 2021. Temperature-dependent development and survival of an invasive genotype of wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella. Experimental and Applied Acarology 83: 513–525, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-021-00602-w

M. Roszkowska, D. Wojciechowska, H. Kmita, S. Cerbin, M. K. Dziuba, E. Fiałkowska, R. Sobkowiak, W. Szydło & Ł. Kaczmarek. 2021. Tips and tricks how to culture water bears: simple protocols for culturing eutardigrades (Tardigrada) under laboratory conditions, The European Zoological Journal, 88:1, 449-465, https://doi.org/10.1080/24750263.2021.1881631

Trzmiel K., Szydło W., Hasiów-Jaroszewska B. 2021. Biological and molecular characterisation of the two Polish Wheat streak mosaic virus isolates and their transmission by wheat curl mites. Plant Protection Science 57 (3), https://doi.org/10.17221/104/2020-PPS


Pesendorfer M.B., Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Borowski Z., Kantorowicz W., Espelta J.M., Fernández-Martinez M. 2020. Investigating the relationship between climate, stand age, and temporal trends in masting behavior of European forest trees. Global Change Biology, 26: 1654-1667, https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14945

Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Bonal R., Hacket-Pain A., Espelta J.M, Pesendorfer M., Grewling L., Kasprzyk I., Belmonte J., Kluska K., De Linares C., Peñuelas J., Fernández-Martinez M. 2020. What drives phenological synchrony? Warm springs advance and desynchronize flowering in trees. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 294: 108140, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108140

Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Calama R., Crone E.E., Espelta J.M., Lesica P., Marino S., Steele M.A. Tenhumberg B., Tyre A., Żywiec M., Kelly D. 2020. Does masting scale with plant size? High reproductive variability and low synchrony in small and unproductive individuals. Annals of Botany, 126: 971–979, https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcaa118

Kuczyński, L., Radwańska, A., Karpicka-Ignatowska, K., Laska, A., Lewandowski, M., Rector, B.G., Majer, A., Raubic, J., Skoracka, A. 2020. A comprehensive and cost-effective approach for investigating passive dispersal in minute invertebrates with case studies of phytophagous eriophyid mites. Experimental and Applied Acarology 82, 17–31.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-020-00532-z

Lisiecki M., Dylewski Ł., Kistowska B. E. & Tobółka M. 2020. The Crested Lark Galerida cristata as an example of a bird species that benefits from agricultural management in western Poland, Bird Study, 67:2, 197-205, https://doi.org/10.1080/00063657.2020.1808589

Wilk T., Chodkiewicz T., Sikora A., Chylarecki P., Kuczyński L. 2020. Czerwona lista ptaków Polski [The Red List of Birds in Poland]. OTOP, Marki, ISBN 978-83-89830-36-4


Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Fernández-Martinez M., Peñuelas J., Espelta J.M. 2019. The effects of local climate on the correlation between weather and seed production differ in two species with contrasting masting habit. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 268: 109-115, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.01.016

Laska A., Rector B. G., Skoracka A., Kuczyński L. 2019. Can your behaviour blow you away? Contextual and phenotypic precursors to passive aerial dispersal in phytophagous mites. Animal Behaviour, 155: 141-151, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2019.07.003

Szymkowiak J., Thomson R.L. 2019. Nest predator avoidance during habitat selection of a songbird varies with mast peaks and troughs. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 73:91, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-019-2702-z

Karpicka-Ignatowska K., Laska A., Kuczyński L., Rector B.G., Lewandowski M., Puchalska E., Skoracka A. 2019. A novel experimental approach for studying life-history traits of phytophagous arthropods utilizing an artificial culture medium. Scientific Reports, 9, 20327, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-56801-4

Duarte M. E., de Mendonça R. S., Skoracka A., Silva E. S., Navia D. 2019. Integrative systematics of Abacarus mites (Eriophyidae) associated with hybrid sugarcane plants, including description of a new species. Experimental and Applied Acarology 78: 373-401, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-019-00388-y

Szymkowiak J. 2019. On resolving the selective interspecific information use vs. owner aggression hypothesis dilemma—a commentary. acta ethologica, 22: 149-154, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10211-019-00317-7

Chodkiewicz T., Chylarecki P., Sikora A., Wardecki Ł., Bobrek R., Neubauer G., Marchowski D., Dmoch A., Kuczyński L. 2019. Raport z wdrażania art. 12 Dyrektywy Ptasiej w Polsce w latach 2013-2018: stan, zmiany, zagrożenia [The report under Article 12 of the Birds Directive in Poland for the period 2013–2018: status, trends, threats] Biuletyn Monitoringu Przyrody 20: 1–81, ISSN 1733-3385


Reif J., Reifová R., Skoracka A., Kuczyński L. 2018. Competition-driven niche segregation on a landscape scale: Evidence for escaping from syntopy towards allotopy in two coexisting sibling passerine species. Journal of Animal Ecology, 87: 774–789, https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12808

Sottas C. , Reif J. , Kuczyński L. and Reifová R. 2018. Interspecific competition promotes habitat and morphological divergence in a secondary contact zone between two hybridizing songbirds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 31: 914-923, https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13275

Skoracka A., Lopes L. F., Alves M. J., Miller A., Lewandowski M., Szydło W., Majer A., Różańska E. i Kuczyński L. 2018. Genetics of lineage diversification and the evolution of host usage in the economically important wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella Keifer, 1969. BMC Evolutionary Biology 18: 122, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-018-1234-x

Skoracka A., Rector B. G., Hein G., L. 2018. The interface between wheat and the wheat curl mite, Aceria tosichella, the primary vector of globally important viral diseases. Frontiers in Plant Science 9 (1098), 1-8, https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2018.01098

Singh K., Wegulo S. N., Skoracka A., Kundu J. K. 2018. Wheat streak mosaic virus: a century old virus with rising importance worldwide. Molecular Plant Pathology 19(9): 2193-2206, https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.12683

Królikowska N., Krupiński D., Kuczyński L. 2018. Combining data from multiple sources to design a raptor census – the first national survey of the Montagu’s Harrier Circus pygargus in Poland. Bird Conservation International, 28(3): 350-362, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959270917000235

Laska, A., Majer, A., Szydło, W., Karpicka-Ignatowska, K., Hornyák, M., Labrzycka, A., Skoracka, A. 2018. Cryptic diversity within grass-associated Abacarus species complex (Acariformes: Eriophyidae), with the description of a new species, Abacarus plumiger n. sp., Experimental and Applied Acarology 76(1): 1-28, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10493-018-0291-6

Chylarecki P., Chodkiewicz T., Neubauer G., Sikora A., Meissner W., Woźniak B., Wylegała P., Ławicki Ł., Marchowski D., Betleja J., Bzoma S., Cenian Z., Górski A., Korniluk M., Moczarska J., Ochocińska D., Rubacha S., Wieloch M., Zielińska M., Zieliński P., Kuczyński L. 2018. Trendy liczebności ptaków w Polsce. GIOŚ, Warszawa, ISBN 978-83-950881-0-0

Chodkiewicz T., Neubauer G., Sikora A., Ławicki Ł., Meissner W., Bobrek R., Cenian Z., Bzoma S., Betleja J., Kuczyński L., Moczarska J., Rohde Z., Rubacha S., Wieloch M., Wylegała P., Zielińska M., Zieliński P., Chylarecki P. 2018. Monitoring Ptaków Polski w latach 2016–2018. Biuletyn Monitoringu Przyrody 17: 1–90, ISSN 1733-3385


Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Kasprzyk I., Grewling Ł., Borowski Z., Borycka K., Kantorowicz W., Myszkowska D., Piotrowicz K., Ziemianin M., Pesendorfer M.B. 2017. Masting in wind-pollinated trees: system-specific roles of weather and pollination dynamics in driving seed production. Ecology, 98: 2618-2625, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1951

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

Kiedrowicz A., Kuczyński L., Lewandowski M., Proctor H., Skoracka A. 2017. Behavioural responses to potential dispersal cues in two economically important species of cereal-feeding eriophyid mites. Scientific Reports, 7, Article number: 3890, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-04372-7

Skoracka A., Lewandowski M., Rector B.G., Szydło W., Kuczyński L. 2017. Spatial and Host-Related Variation in Prevalence and Population Density of Wheat Curl Mite (Aceria tosichella) Cryptic Genotypes in Agricultural Landscapes. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169874. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0169874

Laska, A., Rector, B., G., Kuczyński, L. & Skoracka, A. 2017. Is body size important? Seasonal changes in morphology in two grass-feeding Abacarus mites, Experimental and Applied Acarology 72(4): 317-328, DOI:10.1007/s10493-017-0159-1

Kiedrowicz A., Rector B. G., Lommen S., Kuczyński L., Szydło W., Skoracka A. 2017. Population growth rate of dry bulb mite, Aceria tulipae (Acariformes: Eriophyidae), on agriculturally important plants and implications for its taxonomic status. Experimental and Applied Acarology 73(1): 1-10, DOI: 10.1007/s10493-017-0173-3

Barrio I.C., Lindén E., Te BeestM., Olofsson J., Rocha A., Soininen E.M., Alatalo J.M., Andersson T., Asmus A., Boike J., Bråthen K.A., Bryant J.P., Buchwal A., Bueno C.G., Christie K.S., Denisova Y.V., Egelkraut D., Ehrich D., Fishback L., Forbes B.C., Gartzia M., Grogan P., Hallinger M., Heijmans, M.M.P.D., Hik D.S., Hofgaard A., Holmgren M., Høye T.T., Huebner D.C., Jónsdóttir I.S., Kaarlejärvi E., Kumpula T., Lange C.Y.M.J.G., Lange J., Lévesque E., Limpens J., Macias-Fauria M., Myers-Smith I., van Nieukerken E.J., Normand S., Post E.S., Schmidt N.M., Sitters J., Skoracka A., Sokolov A., Sokolova N., Speed J.D.M., Street L.E., Sundqvist M.K., Suominen O., Tananaev N., Tremblay J.P., Urbanowicz C., Uvarov S.A., Watts D., Wilmking M., Wookey P.A., Zimmermann H.H., Zverev V. and Kozlov M.V. 2017. Background invertebrate herbivory on dwarf birch (Betula glandulosa-nana complex) increases with temperature and precipitation across the tundra biome. Polar Biology 40(11): 2265-2278, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-017-2139-7

Królikowska N. 2017. Current status and population trends of selected bird species breeding in the Warta Valley in the Rogaliński Landscape Park. Ornis Polonica, 58: 12-25.

Wylegała P., Batycki A., Kuczyński L. 2017. The current state and population trends of the great crested grebe Podiceps cristatus and the coot Fulica atra in Wielkopolska region. Ptaki Wielkopolski, 5: 16–27


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

Kuczyński L., Rector B.G., Kiedrowicz A., Lewandowski M., Szydło W., Skoracka A. 2016. Thermal Niches of Two Invasive Genotypes of the Wheat Curl Mite Aceria tosichella: Congruence between Physiological and Geographical Distribution Data. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154600. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154600

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(3): 163–171DOI: 10.1007/s10211-016-0236-1

Kiedrowicz A., Rector B. G., Zawierucha K., Szydło W., Skoracka A. 2016. Phytophagous mites (Acari: Eriophyoidea) recorded from Svalbard, including the description of a new species. Polar Biology, 39(8): 1359-1368, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-015-1858-x

Rector B. G., Czarnoleski M., Skoracka A., Lembicz M. 2016. Change in abundance of three phytophagous mite species (Acari: Eriophyidae, Tetranychidae) on quackgrass in the presence of choke disease. Experimental and Applied Acarology 70: 35-43, DOI: 1007/s10493-016-0060-3

Kiedrowicz A., Denizhan E., Bromberek K., Szydło W., Skoracka A. 2016. Eriophyoid mites (Acari: Prostigmata: Eriophyoidea) from Turkey: description of five new species. Zootaxa, 4066(3): 255–270, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4066.3.3

Kozlov M.V., Skoracka A., Zverev V., Lewandowski M., Zvereva E.L. 2016. Two Birch Species Demonstrate Opposite Latitudinal Patterns in Infestation by Gall-Making Mites in Northern Europe. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0166641, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166641

Articles published by our team members before the Population Ecology Lab was launched can be found on individual web pages (Lab members).