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New paper: local climate effects on weather cues triggering mast seeding in oaks and beech

The article about the effects of local climate on the correlation between weather and seed production in sessile oak (Quercus petraea) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica), co-authored by Jakub Szymkowiak, has been published in Agricultural and Forest Meteorology! Weather is believed to play a key role in triggering mast seeding in plants. However, while the relationships […]

New paper: weather, pollen, and masting in wind-pollinated trees

Recent Ecology paper co-authored by Jakub Szymkowiak from Pop Ecol Lab on system-specific roles of weather and pollination dynamics in driving seed production in European trees is now available online! Using a 19-year data set from three sites in Poland, the authors investigated the relationship between weather, airborn pollen, and seed production in two oak […]

New paper: Interspecific social information use in wood warblers

Our recent paper on interspecific social information use in wood warblers (Phylloscopus sibilatrix) is now available online! In a field experiment, we found that wood warblers use social cues from earlier-arriving migrant heterospecifics when deciding where to settle. In one of earlier studies, we also showed that wood warblers use conspecific social cues for settlement […]

Scholarship for Natalia, our PhD student!

Natalia Królikowska is one of the two PhD students awarded the Polish-American Freedom Foundation “PhDo” scholarship! Here you can find more information about the scholarship program and for more information about the research conducted by Natalia please visit this site.   ##JSz

Szymkowiak et al. paper received Editor’s Choice in Oikos journal!

We are happy to inform, that recent paper authored by Jakub Szymkowiak, Lechosław Kuczyński (both from Population Ecology Lab), and Robert L. Thomson (FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town, South Africa & Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland) will be published in the November issue of Oikos journal as Editor’s Choice! […]