foto Piotr Ślipiński

Main research interests

Behavior and ecology of mammals, especially bats (Chiroptera). I work using both 3D geometric morphometrics methods and population genetics methods.

Ongoing research project

Skull morphology of Pipistrellus pipistrellus and P. pygmaeus — a 3D geometric morphometrics approach. In this project morphology of the cryptic species skull (especially dentary apparatus — 64 landmarks examined) were compared with reference to differences in their diet. 
Sztencel A., Jones G., Bogdanowicz W. Skull morphology of cryptic bat species Pipistrellus pipistrellus and P. pygmaeus―the 3D geometric morphometrics approach (in prep.)

Selected publications (in chronological order)

  1. Bogdanowicz W. 1990. Geographic variation and taxonomy of Daubenton's bat, Myotis daubentoni, in Europe. Mammal., 71, 205–218.

  2. Bogdanowicz W. 1992. Phenetic relationships among bats of the family Rhinolophidae. Acta Theriol., 37: 213-240.

  3. Bogdanowicz W. 1992. Sexual dimorphism in size of the sklull in European Myotis daubentoni (Mammalia: Chiroptera). Prague Studies in Mammalogy. Charles Univ. Press, Praha, str. 17–25.

  4. Bogdanowicz W., Owen, R. D. Phylogenetic analyses of the bat family Rhinolophidae . Z. zool. Syst. Evolut.-forsch.. 30: 142–160.

  5. Bogdanowicz W. 1994. Myotis daubentonii. Mammalian Species, 475: 1-9.

  6. Bogdanowicz W., Owen, R. D. 1996. Landmark-based size and shape analysis in systematics of the plecotine bats. In: Advances in morphometrics (L. F. Marcus et al, eds.) (NATO ASI Series, A: Life Sciences, Vol. 284). Plenum Publishing, New York, pp. 489-501.

  7. Bogdanowicz W., Csada R.D., Fenton M.B. 1997. Structure of noseleaf, echolocation, and foraging behavior in the Phyllostomidae (Chiroptera). Mammal., 78: 942–953.

  8. Rydell , Bogdanowicz W. 1997. Barbastella barbastellus. Mammalian Species, 557: 1–8.

  9. Bogdanowicz, W. & Owen, R. D. 1998. In the Minotaur’s labyrinth: phylogeny of the bat family Hipposideridae. In Bat biology and conservation (T. H. Kunz & P. A. Racey, eds.). Smithsonian Inst. Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 27–42.

  10. Bogdanowicz W., Kasper S., Owen R.D. 1998. Phylogeny of plecotine bats: reevaluation of morphological and chromosomal data. Mammal., 79: 78-90.

  11. Mitchell-Jones, A. M., Amori, G., Bogdanowicz, W. et al. The atlas of European Mammals. Academic Press, London, 484 pp.

  12. Bogdanowicz, W., Fenton, M. B. & Daleszczyk, K. 1999. The relationships between echolocation calls, morphology and diet in insectivorous bats. J. Zool. (London), 247: 381–393.

  13. Gannon, W. L. & W. Bogdanowicz (eds.) 2000. Contributions to the study of bats: field use of bat detectors. Acta Chiropterologica, 2: ii + 127–244.

  14. Wójcik J.M., Bogdanowicz W., Pucek Z., et al. Morphometric variation of the common shrew Sorex araneus in Poland, in relation to karyotype. Acta Theriol., 45: 161–172 (Suppl. 1).

  15. Fenton, M. B., Bogdanowicz, W. 2002. Relationships between external morphology and foraging behaviour: bats in the genus Myotis. Can. J. Zool., 80: 1004–1013.

  16. Seamark, E. C. J. & Bogdanowicz, W. 2002. Feeding ecology of the common slit-faced bat (Nycteris thebaica) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Acta chiropterol., 4: 49–54.

  17. Bogdanowicz, W. Pipistrellus kuhlii. In Handbuch der Säugetiere Europas. Band 4: Fledertiere. Teil II: Chiroptera II. Vespertilionidae, Molossidae, Nycteridae (F. Krapp, red.). AULA-Verlag, Wiebelsheim, str. 875–908.

  18. Gebhard, J., Bogdanowicz, W. Nyctalus noctula. In Handbuch der Säugetiere Europas. Band 4: Fledertiere. (F. Krapp, red.). AULA-Verlag, Wiebelsheim, pp. 607–694.

  19. Horáček, I., Bogdanowicz, , Dulić, B., 2004: Plecotus austriacus. In Handbuch der Säugetiere Europas. Band 4: Fledertiere. Teil II: Chiroptera II. Vespertilionidae, Molossidae, Nycteridae (F. Krapp, red.). AULA-Verlag, Wiebelsheim, pp. 1001–1049.

  20. Ibáñez, C., Guillén, A., Bogdanowicz, W. Nyctalus lasiopterus. In Handbuch der Säugetiere Europas. Band 4: Fledertiere. Teil II: Chiroptera II. Vespertilionidae, Molossidae, Nycteridae (F. Krapp, red.). AULA-Verlag, Wiebelsheim, pp. 717–756.

  21. Bogdanowicz, W. et al. (eds.). Fauna of Poland: characteristics and checklist of species. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii, Warszawa, Volume 1: 509 pp.

  22. Bogdanowicz, W., Juste, J., Owen, R.D., Sztencel, A. 2005. Geometric morphometrics and cladistics: testing evolutionary relationships in mega- and microbats. Acta chiropterol., 7: 39-49 2005

  23. Ruczyński, I., Bogdanowicz, W. Roost cavity selection by Nyctalus noctula and N. leisleri (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera) in Bialowieza Primeval Forest, eastern Poland. J. Mammal., 86: 921-930.

  24. Gajewska, M., Bogdanowicz, W. Fossil DNA i.e. lessen from the past. Kosmos, 55(1): 117–128.

  25. Bogdanowicz, W. et al. (eds.). Fauna of Poland: characteristics and checklist of species. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii, Warszawa, Volume 2: 505 pp.

  26. Niermann N., Biedermann M., Bogdanowicz W., et al. Biogeography of the recently described Myotis alcathoe von Helversen and Heller, 2001. Acta Chiropterol. 9: 361–378.

  27. Van Den Bussche R., Bogdanowicz W., Gajewska M., et al. Ancient DNA sheds light on the history of mouse-eared bats (Myotis) in Europe. J. Vertebr. Paleontol., 27 (3): 161A–161A Suppl.

  28. Fontaine, P., …, Bogdanowicz, W., et al. 2007. The European Union’s 2010 target: Putting rare species in focus. Conserv. 139: 167–185.

  29. Bogdanowicz, W. et al. (eds.). Fauna of Poland: characteristics and checklist of species. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii, Warszawa, Volume 3: 603 pp.

  30. Lamb J. M, Ralph T. M. C., Goodman S. M., Bogdanowicz W., et al. 2008. Phylogeography and predicted distribution of African-Arabian and Malagasy populations of giant mastiff bats, Otomops (Chiroptera: Molossidae). Acta Chiropterol., 10: 21–40.

  31. Ruczyński, I., Bogdanowicz W. 2008. Summer roost selection by tree-dwelling bats Nyctalus noctula and N. leisleri: a multi-scale analysis. Journal of Mammalogy 89: 942-951.

  32. Bogdanowicz W. Analysis of bat morphology. 409–435, in Ecological and behavioral methods for the study of bats, 2nd edition (T. H. Kunz and S. Parsons, eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 901 pp.

  33. Sztencel-Jabłonka A, Bogdanowicz W. 2012. Population genetics study of common (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) and soprano (Pipistrellus pygmaeus) pipistrelle bats from central Europe suggests interspecific hybridization. Canadian Journal of Zoology 90: 1251–1260. DOI:10.1139/Z2012-092

  34. Theuerkauf J, Perez J, Taugamoa A, Niutoua I, Labrousse D, Gula R, Bogdanowicz W, Jourdan H, Goarant C. 2013. Leptospirosis risk increases with changes in species composition of rat populations. The Science of Nature [=Naturwissenschaften] 100(4): 385-388. DOI:10.1007/s00114-013-1033-6

  35. Furman A, Coraman E, Nagy ZL, Postawa T, Bilgin R, Gajewska M, Bogdanowicz W. 2013. Phylogeography of the large Myotis bats (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae) in Europe, Asia Minor, and Transcaucasia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 108: 189–209.

  36. Bogdanowicz W, Lesiński G, Sadkowska-Todys M, Gajewska M,  Rutkowski R. 2013. Population Genetics and Bat Rabies: A Case Study of Eptesicus serotinus in Poland. Acta Chiropterologica 15: 35–56. DOI:10.3161/150811013X667849

  37. Bogdanowicz W, Pilot M, Gajewska M, Suchecka E, Golachowski M. 2013. Genetic diversity in a moulting colony of southern elephant seals in comparison with breeding colonies. Marine Ecology Progress Series 478: 287-300.

  38. Pilot M, Dąbrowski MJ, Hayrapetyan V, Yavruyan EG, Kopaliani N, Tsingarska E, Bujalska B, Kamiński S, Bogdanowicz W. 2014. Genetic Variability of the Grey Wolf Canis lupus in the Caucasus in Comparison with Europe and the Middle East: Distinct or Intermediary Population? PLoS ONE 9(4):e93828. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0093828

  39. Pilot M, Malewski T, Moura AE, Grzybowski T, Oleński K, Ruść A, Kamiński S, Fadel F, Mills D, Alagaili AA, Mohammed OB, Kłys G, Okhlopkov I, Suchecka E, Bogdanowicz W. On the origin of mongrels: Evolutionary history of free-breeding dogs in Eurasia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 20152189.
  40. Rutkowski R, Krofel M, Giannatos G, Ćirović D, Männil P, Volokh AM, Lanszki J, Heltai M, Szabó L, Banea OC, Yavruyan E, Hayrapetyan V, Kopaliani N, Miliou A, Tryfonopoulos GA, Lymberakis P, Penezić A, Pakeltytė G, Suchecka E, Bogdanowicz W. 2015. A European Concern? Genetic Structure and Expansion of Golden Jackals (Canis aureus) in Europe and the Caucasus. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0141236. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141236

  41. Duleba A,  Skonieczna K, Bogdanowicz W, Malyarchuk B, Grzybowski T. 2015. Complete mitochondrial genome database and standardized classification system for Canis lupus familiaris. Forensic Science International: Genetics 19:123-129. DOI:10.1016/j.fsigen.2015.06.014

  42. Malewski T, Bogdanowicz W, Durska E, Łoś M, Kamiński M, Kowalewska K. 2015. Expression Profiling of Heat Shock Genes in a Scuttle Fly Megaselia scalaris (Diptera, Phoridae). Journal of Experimental Zoology 323A:704–713.

  43. Bogdanowicz W, Hulva P, Černá Bolfíková B, Buś MM, Rychlicka E, Sztencel-Jabłonka A, Cistrone L, Russo D. 2015. Cryptic diversity of Italian bats and the role of the Apennine refugium in the phylogeography of the western Palaearctic. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 635-648. DOI:10.1111/zoj.12248.

  44. Sztencel-Jabłonka A, Mazgajski T, Bury S, Najbar B, Rybacki M, Bogdanowicz W, Mazgajska J. 2015. Phylogeography of the smooth snake Coronella austriaca (Serpentes: Colubridae): Evidence for a reduced gene pool and a genetic discontinuity in Central Europe. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 115:195–210, doi:10.1111/bij.1249.

  45. Theuerkauf J., Kuehn R., Gula R., Sztencel-Jabłonka A., Jourdan H., Taugamoa A., Labrousse D. & Bogdanowicz W. 2015. Invasion history affects genetic structure in island rat populations. Journal of Zoology 295: 197–

  46. de Jong Y., Kouwenberg J., Boumans L., Hussey Ch., Hyam R., Nicolson N., Kirk P., Paton A., Michel E., Guiry MD., Boegh PS., Pedersen H A., Enghoff H., von Raab-Straube E., Guntsch A., Geoffroy M., Muller A., Kohlbecker A., Berendsohn W., Appeltans W., Arvanitidis Ch., Vanhoorne B., Declerck J., Vandepitte L., Hernandez F., Nash R., Costello MJ., Ouvrard D., Bezard-Falgas P., Bourgoin T., Wetzel FT., Glockler F., Korb G., Hagedorn G., Hauser Ch., Aktac N., Asan A., Ardelean A., Borges PAV., Dhora D., Khachatryan H., Malicky M., Ibrahimov S., Tuzikov A., De Wever A., Moncheva S., Spassov N., Chobot K., Popov A., Borsic I., Sfenthourakis S., Koljalg U., Uotila P., Olivier G., Dauvin J-C., Tarkhnishvili D., Chaladze G., Tuerkay M., Legakis A., Peregovits L., Gudmundsson G., Olafsson E., Lysaght L., Galil BS., Raimondo FM., Domina G., Stoch F., Minelli A., Spungis V., Budrys E., Olenin S., Turpel A., Walisch T., Krpach V., Gambin MT., Ungureanu L., Karaman G., Kleukers RMJ., Stur E., Aagaard K., Valland N., Moen TL., Bogdanowicz W., Tykarski P., Weslawski JM., Kedra M., de Frias MA., Abreu AD., Silva R., Medvedev S., Ryss A., Simic S., Marhold K., Stloukal E., Tome D., Ramos MA., Valdes B., Pina F., Kullander S., Telenius A., Gonseth Y., Tschudin P., Sergeyeva O., Vladymyrov V., Rizun VB., Raper Ch., Lear D., Stoev P., Penev L., Rubio AC., Backeljau T., Saarenmaa H., Ulenberg S. 2015. PESI - a taxonomic backbone for Europe. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e5848.

  47. Bogdanowicz W., Grzybowski T., Buś M. Genetic Analysis of Selected Graves from the Cemetery. In: Bodzia: A Late Viking-Age Elite Cemetery In Central Poland. Book Series: East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages 450–1450. Volume 27,  Pages: 463-476.

  48. Pilot M, Malewski T, Moura AE, Grzybowski T, Oleński K, Kamiński S, Fadel F, Alagaili AA, Mohammed OB, Bogdanowicz W. 2016. Diversifying selection between pure-breed and free-breeding dogs inferred from genome-wide SNP analysis. G3 (Bethesda): 6(8):2285-2298.

  49. Rutkowski R, Jagolkowska P, Zawadzka D, Bogdanowicz W. 2016. Impacts of forest fragmentation and post-glacial colonization on the distribution of genetic diversity in the Polish population of the hazel grouse Terastes bonasia. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 62:  293-306.

  50. Rydell J, Bogdanowicz W, Boonman A, Pettersson S, Suchecka E, Pomorski JJ.  2016. Bats may eat diurnal flies that rest on wind turbines. Mammalian Biology, 81: 331-339.

  51. Soisook P, Karapan S, Srikrachang M, Dejtaradol A, Nualcharoen K, Bumrungsri S, Oo SSL, Aung MM, Bates PJJ, Harutyunyan M, Bus MM, Bogdanowicz W. 2016. Hill forest dweller: a new cryptic species of Rhinolophus in the 'pusillus group' (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) from Thailand and Lao PDR. Acta Chiropterologica, 18: 117-139.


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