DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY

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MICHAŁ SKIERCZYŃSKI, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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E-mail: michskie@amu.edu.pl
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RESEARCH INTEREST
Behavioural ecology / Bioacoustics: Acoustic communication networks, signalling in a social group, vocal recognition patterns and sexual selection in songbirds. Modelling the effect of landscape fragmentation on birds’ acoustic communication system and song cultural transmission.
Spatial ecology: Modelling bird species spatial distribution in forested landscape. In particular, habitat selection and spatial-temporal processes, such as dispersal and migration patterns.

SHORT CV
2009 - Ph.D. in biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań
2004 - M.Sc. in environmental biology, University of Białystok
Employment overview:
2009 - Assistant Professor at Dept. of Behavioural Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University
2004-05 - Biologist at Mammal Research Institute in Białowieża, Polish Academy of Sciences


TEACHING & FACULTY SERVICE
Lectures in: spatial ecology, behavioural ecology and ethology.
Classes in statistics, ecology, ecological research methods and spatial ecology.

MEMBERSHIP/AWARDS
2011 - 1st class Team Award of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University for the scientific achievements in 2010
2009 - Award of the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University
2008 - 1st class Team Award of the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University for the scientific achievements in 2007

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sept 2013 - Speaker at the 1st Interdisciplinary Symposim Biogeography of the Carpathians, Kraków, Poland.
Nov-Dec 2011, 2012 - DBE Bamenda Higlands (Cameroon expedition
May-Jun 2010 - Yggdrasil - personal mobility research grant funded by The Reasearch Council of Norway - Norwegian University of Life Science, Norway.
Feb 2010 - Speaker at the 5th topical meeting of the Ethologische Gesellschaft „Communication”, Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany.
Sept 2008 - Animal Communication Networks Ph.D. course, Animal behaviour Group, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Aug 2008 - Speaker at the 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA.
Aug 2007 - Talk at the 30th International Ethological Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
May 2006 - Research on the Ortolan Bunting in Norway, in cooperation with Norwegian University of Life Sciences, As, Norway.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Tałałaj, I., Skierczyński, M. (2015) Mechanism of spontaneous autogamy inthe allogamous lepidopteran orchid Gymnadenia conopsea (L.) R. BR. (Orchidaceae). Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica 57: 130-140. DOI: 10.1515/abcsb-2015-0010
Szymkowiak, J., Skierczyński, M., Kuczyński, L. 2014. Are buntings good indicators of agricultural intensity? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 188: 192-197.
Tumiel, T., Białomyzy, P., Grygoruk, G., Korniluk, M., Świętochowski, P., Wereszczuk, M., Skierczyński, M. (2013) Cenne i nieliczne ptaki lęgowe na Obszarze Specjalnej Ochrony Puszcza Knyszyńska. Ornis Polonica 54: 170-186.
Skierczyński, M., Stachura-Skierczyńska, K., Kajtoch, Ł., Ciach, M., Strzeliński, P. (2013) Forest inventory data in conservation planning: Predicting rare woodpeckers habitat quality on regional scale. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series Botanica 55 (suppl. 1): 31.
Czeszczewik, D., Kajtoch, Ł, Skierczyński, M. (2013) Dzięcioł białogrzbiety Dendrocopos leucotos. W: Zawadzka, D., Ciach, M., Figarski, T., Kajtoch, Ł., Rejt, Ł. Materiały do wyznaczania i określania stanu zachowania siedlisk ptasich w obszarach specjalnej ochrony ptaków Natura 2000. GDOŚ, Warszawa, ss. 64-70.
Kajtoch, Ł., Skierczyński, M., Czeszczewik, D., (2003) Dzięcioł trójpalczasty Picoides tridactylus. W: Zawadzka, D., Ciach, M., Figarski, T., Kajtoch, Ł., Rejt, Ł. Materiały do wyznaczania i określania stanu zachowania siedlisk ptasich w obszarach specjalnej ochrony ptaków Natura 2000. GDOŚ, Warszawa, ss. 87-93.
Osiejuk, T.S., Bielecka, A., Skierczyński, M. (2012) What exactly is ‚Local Song’ in a population of ortolan buntings with a common dialect? Journal of Ethology 30: 133-142.
Skierczyński, M., Stachura-Skierczyńska, K., Strzelińska, P., Tumiel, T., Zawadzka, D., Osojca-Krasiński, G. (2011) Mapowanie predyktywne; praktyczna metoda wyznaczania potencjalnych siedlisk dla wyspecjalizowanych gatunków leśnych. [Predictive mapping; a practical method to identity potential habitats for specialized forest species]. Studia i Materiały CEPL w Rogowie R. 13. Zeszyt 2 (27): 164-174.
Krawczyk, A.J., Skierczyński, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2011) Diet of the Eurasian otter Lutra lutra on small watercourses in Western Poland. Mammalia 75: 207-210. DOI 10.1515/MAMM.2011.005
Polakowski, M., Skierczyński, M., Broniszewska, M. (2010) Effect of urbanization and feeding intensity on the distribution of wintering Mallards in NE Poland. Ornis Svecica 20: 76-80.
Skierczyński, M., Wiśniewska, A. (2010) Trophic niche comparison of American mink and Eurasian otter under different winter conditions. Mammalia 74: 433-437.
Skierczyński, M., Osiejuk, T.S. (2010) Sharing song types within local dialect does not hinder neighbour-stranger recognition in ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana males. Behaviour 147: 333-351.
Stachura-Skierczyńska, K., Tumiel, T., Skierczyński, M. (2009) Habitat prediction model for three-toed woodpecker and its implications for the conservation of biologically valuable forests. Forest Ecology and Management 258: 697-703.
Skierczyński, M., Wiśniewska, A., Stachura-Skierczyńska, K. (2008) Feeding habits of American mink from Biebrza Wetlands affected by varied winter conditions. Mammalia 72: 135-138.
Polakowski, M., Broniszewska, M., Skierczyński, M. (2008) Sex and age composition during autumn migration of Pygmy Owl Glaucidium passerinum in Central Sweden in 2005. Ornis Svecica 18: 82-86.
Skierczyński, M., Czarnecka, K.M., Osiejuk, T.S. (2007) Neighbour-stranger song discrimination in territorial ortolan bunting Emberiza hortulana males. Journal of Avian Biology 38: 415-420.
Skierczyński, M. (2006) Food niche overlap of three sympatric raptors breeding in agricultural landscape in Western Pomerania region of Poland. Buteo 15: 17-22.