DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY

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KATARZYNA ŁOSAK (RATYŃSKA), Ph.D.
Research Support Specialist

E-mail: kasiek@amu.edu.pl
Phone/fax: +48 61 829 5703

RESEARCH INTEREST
I support bioacoustical research by sound analysis in the lab and participation in field work (recording, playback experiments etc.)
SHORT CV
2007 - Ph.D. in biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
2002 - M.Sc. in biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
Employment overview:
2009 - Research Support Specialist, Dept. of Behavioural Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University
2008-09 - Technical Assistant, Dept. Animal Morphology, Adam Mickiewicz University

MEMBERSHIP/AWARDS
2008 - Award of the Rector of the Adam Mickiewicz University

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
2002 -IOC, Beijing, China
2004 - ISBE, Jyvaskyla, Finland
May/June 2001-05 - Research on the Ortolan Bunting in Norway, in cooperation with Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Borowiec, M., Łosak, K., Osiejuk, T.S., Halupka, K. (2007) Song repertoire is not affected by stress in an adult male songbird, the Whitethroat Sylvia communis. Behaviour 144: 879-887.
Osiejuk, T.S., Ratyńska, K., Cygan, J.P. (2007) Corn bunting (Miliaria calandra) males respond differently to alternating and overlapping playback of song. Journal of Ethology 25: 159-168.
Osiejuk, T.S., Ratyńska, K., Dale, S. (2007) What makes a 'local song' in a population of ortolan buntings without a common dialect? Animal Behaviour 74:121-130.
Osiejuk, T.S., Łosak, K., Dale, S. (2007) Cautious response of inexperienced birds to conventional signal of stronger threat. Journal of Avian Biology 38: 644-649.
Dale, S., Steifetten, Ø., S. Osiejuk, T., Losak, K., P. Cygan, J. (2006) How do birds search for breeding areas at the landscape level? Interpatch movements of male ortolan buntings. Ecography 29: 886-898.
Osiejuk, T.S., Ratyńska, K., Cygan, J.P., Dale, S. (2005) Frequency shift in homologue syllables of the Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana. Behavioural Processes 68: 69-83.