DEPARTMENT OF BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY

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PAWEŁ SZYMAŃSKI, Ph.D.
Post-doctoral intern
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E-mail: paweelszymanski@gmail.com
Web: www.behaecol.amu.edu.pl and www.otop-leszno.eko.org.pl
Phone/fax: +48 61 829 5702

RESEARCH INTEREST
Behaviour and ecology of farmland birds, especially Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio;
Habitat fragmentation’s effect on acoustic communication in buntings Emberizinae; the effect of wind turbines on bird song; behaviour and ecology of farmland bird

SHORT CV 2016 - Ph.D. in ecology - Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Behavioural Ecology (thesis: Changes in acoustic communication system of birds as a bioindicator of changes in environment)
2011 - M.Sc. in biology - Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Behavioural Ecology (thesis: The influence of heterogeneity within vegetation belts on abundance of thee Sylvia warblers in intensively used farmland of Poland) 2009 - B.Sc. in biology - Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Behavioural Ecology (thesis: Numbers and distribution of the Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis in the farmland landscape of south-western Wielkopolska)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Feb 2015 - one-month internship at the University of Oviedo, Spain (Paola Laiolo lab)
Nov-Dec 2014, 2015 - bird research in misty mountain forest of Bamenda Highland, Cameroon
Aug 2014 - talk at the 15th Conference of the International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE), New Your, USA

 
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS


Szymański, P., Deoniziak, K., Łosak, K., Osiejuk, T.S. () The song of Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis indicates a deterioration of an acoustic environment resulting from wind farm start-up. Ibis DOI: 10.1111/ibi.12514 in press.
Woźna, J.T., Hromada, M., Reeve, N.F., Szymański, P., Żołnierowicz, K.M. Tobółka, M. (2017) Patchy versus linear non-cropped habitats in farmland: which is better for nesting success of the Red-backed Shrike Langurs collurio? Bird Study 64: 98-103.
Kwieciński, Z., Morelli, F., Antczak, M., Hromada, M., Szymański, P., Tobolka, M., Jankowiak, Ł., Tryjanowski, P. (2016) Seasonal changes in avian communities living in an extensively used farmland of Western Poland. European Journal of Ecology 2: 9-18.
Rosin Z., Skórka P., Szymański P., Tobolka M., Łuczak A., Tryjanowski P. (2016) Constant and seasonal drivers of bird communities in a wind farm: implications for conservation. PeerJ 4e:2015.
Møller AP, Díaz M, Grim T, Dvorska A, Flensted-Jensen E, , Ibáñez-Álamo JD, Jokimäki J, Mänd R, Markó G, Szymański P, Tryjanowski P. (2015) Effects of urbanization on bird phenology: a continental study of paired urban and rural populations. Climate Research 66: 185-199.
Jankowiak, Ł., Antczak, M., Kwieciński, Z., Szymański, P., Tobolka, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2015) Diurnal raptor community wintering i an extensively used farmland. Ornis Fennica 92: 76-86.
Figarski, T., Tryjanowski, P., Szymański, P. (2013) Gąsiorek Lanius collurio. W: Zawadzka, D., Ciach, M., Figarski, T., Kajtoch, Ł., Rejt, Ł. Materiały do wyznacznia i określania stanu zachowania siedlisk ptasich w obszarach specjalnej ochrony ptaków Natura 2000. GDOŚ, Warszawa, ss. 107-113.
Figarski, T., Szymański, P., Tryjanowski, P. (2013) Lerka
Lullula arborea. W: Zawadzka, D., Ciach, M., Figarski, T., Kajtoch, Ł., Rejt, Ł. Materiały do wyznacznia i określania stanu zachowania siedlisk ptasich w obszarach specjalnej ochrony ptaków Natura 2000. GDOŚ, Warszawa, ss. 158-163.
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
Szymański, P. (2012) Second record of the Long-billed Dowitcher Lomnodromus scolopaceus in Poland. Ornis Polonica 53: 61-63.
Tobółka, M., Szymański, P., Kuźniak, S., Maćkowiak, S., Kaczmarek, Sz., Maliczak, J., Michalak, W., Ratajczak, J., Sieracki, P., Stępniewski, J. (2011) The decline of the Rook Corvus frugilegus breeding population in Leszno Province. Ornis Polonica 52: 107-116.
Tobółka, M., Kuźniak, S., Żołnierowicz, K.M., Jankowiak, Ł., Gabryelczyk, M., Pyrc, M., Szymański, Sieracki, P. (2011) Wzrost liczebności bociana białego Ciconia ciconia na Ziemi Leszczyńskiej w roku 2010. Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą 67: 559-567. [Increase of the White Stork Ciconia ciconia population in the Leszno District in 2010]
Tryjanowski, P., Hartel, P., Baldi, A., Szymański, P., Tobółka, M., Goławski, A., Konvicka, M., Hromada, M., Jerzak, L., Kujawa, K., Lenda, M., Orłowski, G., Panek, M., Skórka, P., Sparks, T.H., Tworek, S., Wuczyński, A., Żmihorski, M. (2011) Conservation of farmland birds faces different challenges in Western and Central-Eastern Europe. Acta Ornithologica 46: 1-12. DOI 10.3161/000164511X589857
Szymański, P. (2010) Numbers and distribution of the Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis in the farmland landscape of south-western Wielkopolska in 1998-2008. Ornis Polonica 51: 14-20.
Szymański, P. (2010) Nesting of Tree Sparrow Passer montanus in the nest of Common Buzzard Buteo buteo. International Studies on Sparrows 34: 25-26.
Szymański, P., Malecha, A.W., Tobółka, M. (2010) Food composition of the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus wintering in Pomorze Zachodnie (northwestern Poland). Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą 66: 295-298.