foto Piotr Ślipiński

Main research interests

  • population genetics
  • evolutionary biology
  • conservation genetics

Ongoing research project

  1. Population genetics of European wolves
  2. Social structure, gene flow and genetic differentiation between sympatric ecotypes of the killer whale from North Pacific
  3. Influence of genetic and environmental factors on life history traits and relatedness of individuals from a local population of the root vole Microtus oeconomus

Selected publications:

Pilot M., Gralak B., Goszczyński J., Posłuszny M. 2007. A method of genetic identification of pine marten (Martes martes) and stone marten (Martes foina) and its application to faecal samples. Journal of Zoology, London 271: 140-147.

Pilot M., Jędrzejewski W., Branicki W., Sidorovich V. E., Jędrzejewska B., Stachura K., Funk S. M. 2006. Ecological factors influence population genetic structure of European grey wolves. Molecular Ecology 15: 4533-4553.

Pilot M. 2005. Altruism as an advertisement – a model of the evolution of cooperation based on Zahavi’s handicap principle. Ethology Ecology & Evolution 17: 217-231.