DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY

Evolution in Africa everyday

MARCIN ANTCZAK, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Died tragically in a car accident, when he was going to field work on 2nd May 2014.



E-mail: antek@amu.edu.pl
Web: www.behaecol.amu.edu.pl
Phone/fax: +48 61 829 5702

RESEARCH INTEREST

Research interest: behavioral ecology, biology and ecology of shrikes Lannidae, impaling behavior and food caching in shrikes - evolution, functions, costs and benefits, foraging ecology, habitat selection in birds, conservation biology


SHORT CV

Ph.D. in biology 2005, University of South Bohemia , Department of Zoology M.Sc. in biology 2001, Adam Mickiewicz University


TEACHING & FACULTY SERVICE

Course in Ecology of individuals and population, Biostatistics, Methods in Ecology.


CURRENT PROJECTS

Habitat selection in shrikes (Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor and Red-backed Shrike ( Lanius collurio ) in farmland landscape. In cooperation with P.Tryjanowski, M. Hromada, L. Kuczynski and S. Kuzniak.Breeding ecology of the Great Grey Shrike in farmland landscape. In cooperation with P.Tryjanowski.


MEMBERISHIP/AWARDS

Member of Editorial Board of Buteo.



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Riegiert, J., Antczak, M., Fainova, D., Blazkova, P. (2013) Group display in the socially monogamous Northern Double-collared Sunbird (Cinnyris reichenowi). Behavioural Processes 103: 138-144.
Szymański, P., Antczak, M. (2013) Structural heterogeneity of linear habitats positively affects Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca in farmland of Western Poland. Bird Study 60: 484-490, DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.840555
Malecha, A., Antczak, M. (2012) Diet of the European polecat Mustela putorius in an agricultural area in Poland. Folia Zoologica 62: 48-53.
Janecek, S., Riegert, J., Sedlacek, O., Baros, M., Horak, D., Reif, J., Padysakova, E., Fainova, D., Antczak, M., Pesata, M., Mikes, V., Patacova, E., Altman, J., Kantorova, J., Hrazsky, Z., Brom., J., Dolezal, J. (2012) Food selection by avian floral visitors: an important aspect of plant-flower visitor interactions in West Africa. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 107: 355-367.
Antczak, M., Hromada, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2012) Sex differences in impaling behaviour of Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor: Do males have better impaling skills than females? Behavioural Processes 91: 50-53.
Reifova, R., Reif, J., Antczak, M., Nachman, M.W. (2011) Ecological character displacement in the face of gene flow: Evidence from two species of nightingales. BMC Evolutionary Biology 11: 138.
Riegert, J., Fainova, D., Antczak, M., Sedlacek, O., Horak, D., Reif, J., Pesata, M. (2011) Food niche differentiation in two synoptic sunbird species: a case study from the Cameroon Mountains. Journal of Ornithology 152: 819-825.
Majlathova, V., Majlath, I., Haklova, B., Hromada, M., Ekner, A., Antczak, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2010) Blood parasites in two co-existing species of lizards (Zootoca vivipara and Lacerta agilis). Parasitology Research 107: 1121-1127.
Antczak, M., Hromada, M., Czechowski, P., Tabor, J., Zabłocki, P., Grzybek, J., Tryjanowski, P. (2010) A new material for old solutions - the case of plastic string used in Great Grey Shrike nests. Acta Ethologica 13: 87-91.
Antczak, M. (2010) Winter nocturnal rost selection by a solitary passerine bird, the Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor. Ornis Fennica 87: 99-105.
Kuczyński, L., Antczak, M., Czechowski, P., Grzybek, J., Jerzak, L., Zabocki, P., Tryjanowski, P. (2010) A large scale survey of the great grey shrike Lanius excubitor Poland: Breeding densities, habitat use and population trends. Annales Zoologici Fennici 47: 67-78.
Skoracki, M., Antczak, Riegert, J., Fainova, D., Mikes, V. (2009) New species and new records of quil mites (Acari: Syringophilidae) inhabiting African passerines (Aves: Passeriformes). Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae 55: 123-137.
Riegert J., Antczak M., Fainova D. (2008) The first record of Short eared Owl Asio flammeus in SW Cameroon. Malimbus 30: 165-167.
Majláthová, V., Majláth, I., Hromada, M., Tryjanowski, P., Bona, M., Antczak, M., Víchová, B., Dzimko, S., Mihalca, A., Peťko, B. (2008) The role of the sand lizard (Lacerta agilis) in the transmission cycle of Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato. International Journal of Medical Microbiology 298 (SUPPL. 1): 161-167.
Jankowiak, L., Antczak, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2008) Habitat Use, Food and the Importance of Poultry in the Diet of the Red Fox Vulpes vulpes in Extensive Farmland in Poland. World Applied Sciences Journal 4: 886-890.
Hromada, M., Antczak, M., Valone, T.J., Tryjanowski, P. (2008) Settling decisions and heterospecific social information use in shrikes. PLoS ONE 3 (12), art. no. e3930.
Ekner, A., Majláth, I., Majláthová, V., Hromada, M., Bona, M., Antczak, M., Bogaczyk, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2008) Densities and morphology of two co-existing Lizard species (Lacerta agilis and Zootoca viviparid) in extensively used farmland in Poland. Folia Biologica 56: 165-171.
Tryjanowski, P., Antczak, M., Hromada, M. (2007) More secluded places for extra-pair copulations in the great grey shrike Lanius excubitor. Behaviour 144: 23-31.
Antczak, M., Dolata, P.T. (2006) Night roosts, flocking behaviour and habitat use of the non-breeding fraction and migrating White Storks Ciconia ciconia in the Wielkopolska region (SW Poland). In: Tryjanowski, P., Sparks, T.H., Jerzak, L. (eds.) The White Stork in Poland: studies in biology, ecology and conservation, Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznań 2006, pp. 209-224.
Antczak, M., Hromada, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2005) Research activity induces change in nest position of the Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor. Ornis Fennica 82: 20-25.
Antczak, M., Hromada, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2005) Frogs and toads in the food of the Great Grey Shrike (Lanius excubitor): Larders and skinning as two ways to consume dangerous prey. Animal Biology 55: 227-233.
Antczak, M., Hromada, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2005) Spatio-temporal changes in Great Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor impaling behaviour: From food caching to communication signs. Ardea 93: 101-107.