foto Piotr Ślipiński


Main scientific interests:

  • population genetics
  • philogeography of root voles
  • evolutionary and behavioral ecology
  • kin structure in natural populations
  • mechanisms of inbreeding avoidance


Scientific degrees

  • MSc diploma: Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Biology, Field of the studybiology, 2005.
  • PhD - Museum and Institute of Zoology Polish Academy of Sciences, October 2010.

Doctoral dissertation entitled “Relatedness, space use strategies and density changes in the population of the root vole Microtus oeconomus”.


Research projects:

  • Grant of Museum and Institute of ZoologyPreliminary evaluation of genetic diversity o common toad (Bufobufo) townpopulation.(31.05.2011-15.02.2012) .MIZ PAS Warsaw. Grant of MIZ PAS. Grant manager and performer.
  • Grant of Museum and Institute of Zoology The estimation of mtDNA markers polymorphism in a local population of root voles. (06.05.2011-15.02.2012). MIZ PAS Warsaw. Grant of MIZ PAS. Grant manager and performer.
  • Project number N304346339,Root voles of known lineagegenetic component and other sources of phenotypic diversity estimated with use ofanimal model(20102013). MIZ PAS Warsaw. Grant performer.
  • Project number 2P04F03930Influence of genetic and enviromental factors on life history traits and relatedness among individuals in local population of root voles Microtus oeconomus(finished in 2010). MIZ PAS Warsaw. Grant performer.


Selected publications:

  • Dąbrowski, M. J., Bornelöv, S., Kruczyk, M., Baltzer, N., & Komorowski, J. (2015). ‘True’null allele detection in microsatellite loci: a comparison of methods, assessment of difficulties and survey of possible improvements.Molecular ecology resources, 15(3), 477-488. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12326.
  • Pilot M, Dąbrowski MJ, Hayrapetyan V, Yavruyan EG, Kopaliani N, et al. (2014) Genetic Variability of the Grey Wolf Canis lupusin 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
  • Dąbrowski, M. J., Pilot, M., Kruczyk, M., Żmihorski, M., Umer, H. M., & Gliwicz, J. (2014). Reliability assessment of null allele detection: inconsistencies between and within different methods. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14(2), 361-373. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12177 
  • Moura A.E., Tsingarska E., Dąbrowski M.J., Czarnomska S.D., Jędrzejewska B., Pilot M. 2014 Unregulated hunting and genetic recovery from a severe population decline: the cautionary case of Bulgarian wolves. Conservation Genetics DOI: 10.1007/s10592-013-0547-y The paper can be downloaded from the Conservation Genetics website:
  • Dąbrowski M.J., Pomorski J.J., Gliwicz J. 2013. Cytochrome b gene (cytb) sequence diversity in a Microtus oeconomus population from Bialowieza Primeval Forest. Acta Theriologica 58:119-126; DOI: 10.1007/s13364-012-0096-7.
  • Pilot M., Dąbrowski M.J., Jancewicz E., Schtickzelle N. and Gliwicz J. 2010. Temporally stable genetic variability and dynamic kinship structure in a fluctuating population of the root vole Microtus oeconomus. Molecular Ecology 19:2800-2812.
  • Gliwicz J.,Dąbrowski M.J. 2008. Ecological factors affecting the dial activity of voles in a multi-species community. Annales Zool. Fennici 45:242-247.
  • Dąbrowski M. J. and Strużyński W. 2006. The diversity of amphibian species in water bodies of Kozienice Forest. Fragmenta Faunistica 49 (2): 153-163.
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Główne zainteresowania naukowe

  • entomologia sądowa – biologia i ekologia owadów związanych z procesem dekompozycji, wyznaczanie czasu zgonu,
  • barcoding DNA – molekularne metody identyfikacji gatunków,
  • praktyczne wykorzystanie larw muchówek z rodziny Calliphoridae – terapia trudno gojących się ran, substancje bakteriostatyczne.

Inne zainsteresowania

  • entomologia – ze szczególnym uwzględnieniem biologii i ekologii ryjkowców (Curculionidae),
  • terrarystyka – amatorska hodowla owadów i płazów,
  • literatura fantasy, Sci-Fi.

Bieżące projekty naukowe

  • Identyfikacja much Calliphoridae na podstawie analizy sekwencji genu oksydazy cytochromowej 1 (COI) oraz zastosowanie tego podejścia do medycyny sądowej.
  • Modelowanie czasu zgonu na podstawie entomofauny zwłok świni domowej (Sus scrofa domestica),
  • Krajowy Bank DNA Roślin Grzybów i Zwierząt.

Wybrane publikacje

  1. Draber-Mońko A., Malewski T., Pomorski J., Łoś M., Ślipiński P., 2009. On the morphology and mitochondrial DNA barcoding of the flesh fly Sarcophaga (Liopygia) Argyrostoma (Robineau-Desvoidy, 1830) (Diptera, Sarcophagidae) – an important species in forensic entomology. Annales Zoologici 59 (4): 465-493.
  2. Malewski T., Draber-Mońko A., Pomorski J., Łoś M., Bogdanowicz W., 2010. Identification of forensically-important blowfly species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) by high resolution melting PCR analysis. International Journal of Legal Medicine, doi: 10.1007/s00414-009-0396-x


Last update: 22 October 2020


Behavioural, evolutionary and conservation ecology of birds and mammals, biological invasions


Mate choice and family formation in a cooperatively breeding bird. NCN 2018/29/B/NZ8/02312. With Roman Gula, Magdalena Zagalska-Neubauer, Alfredo Attisano (MIZ) and Ralph Kühn (Technische Universität München)

Nestlings’ phenotypic polymorphism and co-evolutionary arms race in a host-brood parasite system in New Caledonia. NCN 2016/23/B/NZ8/03082. With Alfredo Attisano and Roman Gula (MIZ)

(see also: Conservation Research New Caledonia)


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Attisano A., Groß L.B., Sato N.J., Okahisa Y., Tanaka K.D., Gula R., Ueda K., Theuerkauf J. 2020. Impact of brood parasitism and predation on nest survival of the fan-tailed gerygone in New Caledonia. Journal of Avian Biology 2020: e02476. [DOI]

Attisano A., Hlebowicz K., Gula R., Theuerkauf J. 2020. Threat recognition and response in an avian brood-parasite host from New Caledonia. Current Zoology. [DOI]

Bojarska K., Sulich J., Bachmann S., Okarma H., Theuerkauf J., Gula R. 2020. Opportunity and peril: how wolves use a dense network of forest roads. Mammalian Biology 100: 203-211. [DOI]

Gula R., Bloc H., Duval T., Theuerkauf J. 2020. Unusual blood profiles in the endemic Kagu of New Caledonia are not physiological. Journal of Ornithology 161: 589-592. [DOI]

Gula R., Bojarska K., Theuerkauf J., Król W., Okarma H. 2020. Re-evaluation of the wolf population management units in Central Europe. Wildlife Biology 2020: wlb.00505. [DOI]

Theischinger G., Marinov M., Bybee S., Jensen C., Theuerkauf J., Rashni B. 2020. The genus Gynacantha Rambur, 1842 in the South Pacific (Odonata: Anisoptera: Aeshnidae). Zootaxa 4778: 171-195. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Bloc H., Hunt G.R., Kuehn R., Gula R. 2020. Some like it odd: long-term research reveals unusual behaviour in the flightless Kagu of New Caledonia. Austral Ecology. [DOI]


Attisano A., Thiel F., Sato N.J., Okahisa Y., Bolopo D., Tanaka K.D., Kuehn R., Gula R., Ueda K., Theuerkauf J. 2019. Breeding biology of the Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the Shining Bronze-cuckoo Chalcites lucidus. Journal of Ornithology 160: 91-103. [DOI]

Grand D., Marinov M., Jourdan H., Cook C., Rouys S., Mille C., Theuerkauf J. 2019. Distribution, habitats, phenology and conservation of New Caledonian Odonata. Zootaxa 4640: 1-112. [DOI]


Attisano A., Sato N.J., Tanaka K.D., Okahisa Y., Kuehn R., Gula R., Ueda K., Theuerkauf J. 2018. Visual discrimination of polymorphic nestlings in a cuckoo-host system. Scientific Reports 8: 10359. [DOI]

Bojarska K., Kuehn R., Gazda M.A., Sato N.J., Okahisa Y., Tanaka K.D., Attisano A., Gula R., Ueda K., Theuerkauf J. 2018. Mating system and extra-pair paternity in the Fan-tailed Gerygone Gerygone flavolateralis in relation to parasitism by the Shining Bronze-cuckoo Chalcites lucidus. PLoS ONE 13: e0194059. [DOI]

Grand D., Marinov M., Cook C., Jourdan H., Rouys S., Theuerkauf J. 2018. Erratum to Odonatologica 43 (3/4): 247-277: Identification key to adult Odonata of New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. Odonatologica 47: 179-180. [DOI]

Gula R., Theuerkauf J. 2018. Do a priori hypotheses improve the reliability of wildlife research? Journal of Wildlife Management 82: 1565-1567. [DOI]

Masello J.F., Martínez J., Calderón L., Wink M., Quillfeldt P., Sanz V., Theuerkauf J., Ortiz-Catedral L., Berkunsky I., Brunton D., Díaz-Luque J.A., Hauber M.E., Ojeda V., Barnaud A., Casalins L., Jackson B., Mijares A., Rosales R., Seixas G., Serafini P., Silva-Iturriza A., Sipinski E., Vásquez R.A., Widmann P., Widmann I., Merino S. 2018. Can the intake of anti-parasitic secondary metabolites explain the low prevalence of hemoparasites among wild Psittaciformes? Parasites & Vectors 11: 357. [DOI]

Olah G., Theuerkauf J., Legault A., Gula R., Stein J., Butchart S., O‘Brien M., Heinsohn R. 2018. Parrots of Oceania – a comparative study of extinction risk. Emu 118: 94-112. [DOI] [video abstract]

Theuerkauf J., Gula R. 2018. Indirect evidence for body size reduction in a flightless island bird after human colonisation. Journal of Ornithology 159: 823-826. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Kuehn R., Rouys S., Bloc H., Gula R. 2018. Fraternal polyandry and clannish spatial organisation in a flightless island bird. Current Biology 28: 1482-1488. [DOI]


Bojarska K., Kwiatkowska M., Skórka P., Gula R., Theuerkauf J., Okarma H. 2017. Anthropogenic environmental traps: where do wolves kill their prey in a commercial forest? Forest Ecology and Management 397: 117-125. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Chartendrault V., Desmoulins F., Barré N., Gula R. 2017. Positive range-abundance relationships in Indo-Pacific bird communities. Journal of Biogeography 44: 2161-2163. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Haneda T., Okahisa Y., Sato N.J., Rouys S., Bloc H., Ueda K., Watanabe I., Kuehn R., Gula R. 2017. Elevated concentrations of naturally occurring heavy metals inversely correlate with reproductive output and body mass of the Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus. Ibis 159: 580-587. [DOI]


Merta D., Kobielski J., Theuerkauf J., Gula R. 2016. Towards a successful reintroduction of capercaillies – activity, movements and diet of young released to the Lower Silesia Forest, Poland. Wildlife Biology 22: 130-135. [DOI]

Okahisa Y., Legault A., Angin B., Chartendrault V., Barré N., de Franceschi C., Duval T., Tron F., Gula R., Theuerkauf J. 2016. Using playback and habitat models to estimate the distribution and population size of the critically endangered Crow Honeyeater (Gymnomyza aubryana) in New Caledonia. Emu 116: 41-47. [DOI]


Gazda M.A., Kuehn R., Sato N.J., Tanaka K.D., Okahisa Y., Ueda K., Gula R., Theuerkauf J. 2015. Establishment of microsatellite markers to assess the mating system of the Fan-tailed Gerygone (Gerygone flavolateralis) for studying cuckoo-host arms race. Annales Zoologici Fennici 52: 280-284. [DOI] [pdf]

Krell F.-T., Theuerkauf J. 2015. A new species of the endemic genus Hemicyrthus Reiche (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae) from New Caledonia, with a revised key. Zootaxa 4048: 281-290. [DOI]

Merta D., Kobielski J., Krzywiński A., Theuerkauf J., Gula R. 2015. A new mother-assisted rearing and release technique (“born to be free”) reduces the exploratory movements and increases survival of young capercaillies. European Journal of Wildlife Research 61: 299-302. [DOI]

Okahisa Y., Nakahara T., Sato N.J., Theuerkauf J., Ueda K. 2015. Puddle use by New Caledonian rainforest birds. Ornithological Science 14: 41-45. [DOI]

Sato N.J., Tanaka K.D., Okahisa Y., Yamamichi M., Kuehn R., Gula R., Ueda K., Theuerkauf J. 2015. Nestling polymorphism in a cuckoo-host system. Current Biology 25: R1164-R1165. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Haneda T., Sato N.J., Ueda K., Kuehn R., Gula R., Watanabe I. 2015. Naturally high heavy metal concentrations in feathers of the flightless Kagu Rhynochetos jubatus. Ibis 157: 177-180. [DOI]

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: 197-205. [DOI]


Frąckowiak W., Theuerkauf J., Pirga B., Gula R. 2014. Brown bear habitat selection in relation to anthropogenic structures in the Bieszczady Mountains, Poland. Biologia 69: 926-930. [DOI]

Grand D., Marinov M., Cook C., Jourdan H., Rouys S., Theuerkauf J. 2014. Identification key to adult Odonata of New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna. Odonatologica 43: 247-277. [pdf]

Jackson B., Lorenzo A., Theuerkauf J., Barnaud A., Duval T., Guichard P., Bloc H., Baouma A., Stainton D., Kraberger S., Murphy S., Clark N., Dillon C., Knight T., Varsani A. 2014. Preliminary surveillance for beak and feather disease virus in wild parrots of New Caledonia; implications of a reservoir species for Ouvea Parakeets. Emu 114: 283-289. [DOI]


Barré N., Tron F., Chartendrault V., Okahisa Y., Sato N., Legault A., Theuerkauf J. 2013. Breeding seasons of landbirds in New Caledonia. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 125: 384-38. [DOI]

Eggermann J., Theuerkauf J., Pirga B., Milanowski A., Gula R. 2013. Stress-hormone levels of wolves in relation to breeding season, pack size, human activity, and prey density. Annales Zoologici Fennici 50: 170-175. [DOI] [pdf]

Gula R., Theuerkauf J. 2013. The need for standardization in wildlife science: home range estimators as an example. European Journal of Wildlife Research 59: 713-718. [DOI]

Legault A., Theuerkauf J., Baby E., Moutin L., Rouys S., Saoumoé M., Verfaille L., Barré N., Chartendrault V., Gula R. 2013. Standardising distance sampling surveys of parrots in New Caledonia. Journal of Ornithology 154: 19-33. [DOI]

Legault A., Theuerkauf J., Chartendrault V., Rouys S., Saoumoé M., Verfaille L., Desmoulins F., Barré N., Gula R. 2013. Using ecological niche models to infer the distribution and population size of parakeets in New Caledonia. Biological Conservation 167: 149-160. [DOI]

Tanaka K.D., Okahisa Y., Sato N.J., Theuerkauf J., Ueda K. 2013. Gourmand New Caledonian crows munch rare escargots by dropping. Journal of Ethology 31: 341-344. [DOI]

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. Naturwissenschaften 100: 385-388. [DOI]


Legault A., Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Chartendrault V., Barré N. 2012. Temporal variation in flock size and habitat use of parrots in New Caledonia. Condor 114: 552-563. [DOI]

Stoeckle B.C., Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Gula R., Lorenzo A., Lambert C., Kaeser T., Kuehn R. 2012. Identification of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the endangered Kagu (Rhynochetos jubatus) by high-throughput sequencing. Journal of Ornithology 153: 249-253. [DOI]


Legault A., Chartendrault V., Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Barré N. 2011. Large-scale habitat selection by parrots in New Caledonia. Journal of Ornithology 152: 409-419. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Gula R. 2011. Publication costs and a moderate impact factor deter potential authors of the Journal of Wildlife Management. Journal of Wildlife Management 75: 263. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Jourdan H., Gula R. 2011. Efficiency of a new reverse-bait trigger snap trap for invasive rats and a new standardised abundance index. Annales Zoologici Fennici 48: 308-318. [DOI] [pdf]


Barré N., Theuerkauf J., Verfaille L., Primot P., Saoumoé M. 2010. Exponential population increase in the endangered Ouvéa Parakeet (Eunymphicus uvaeensis) after community-based protection from nest poaching. Journal of Ornithology 151: 695-701. [DOI]

Gula R., Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Legault A. 2010. An audio/video surveillance system for wildlife. European Journal of Wildlife Research 56: 803-807. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Gula R. 2010. Towards standardisation of population estimates: defecation rates of elephants should be assessed using a rainfall model. Annales Zoologici Fennici 47: 398-402. [DOI] [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Jourdan H., Rouys S., Gula R., Gajewska M., Unrug K., Kuehn R. 2010. Inventory of alien birds and mammals in the Wallis and Futuna Archipelago. Biological Invasions 12: 2975-2978. [DOI]


Eggermann J., Gula R., Pirga B., Theuerkauf J., Tsunoda H., Brzezowska B., Rouys S., Radler S. 2009. Daily and seasonal variation in wolf activity in the Bieszczady Mountains, SE Poland. Mammalian Biology 74: 159-163. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J. 2009. What drives wolves: fear or hunger? Humans, diet, climate and wolf activity patterns. Ethology 115: 649-657. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Mériot J.M., Gula R. 2009. Group territoriality as a form of cooperative breeding in the flightless Kagu of New Caledonia. Auk 126: 371-375. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Mériot J.M., Gula R., Kuehn R. 2009. Cooperative breeding, mate guarding, and nest sharing in two parrot species of New Caledonia. Journal of Ornithology 150: 791-797. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., van Berge Henegouwen A.L., Krell F.-T., Mazur S., Mühlenberg M. 2009. Colonization of forest elephant dung by invertebrates in the Bossematié Forest Reserve, Ivory Coast. Zoological Studies 48: 343-350. [pdf]

Tsunoda H., Gula R., Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Radler S., Pirga B., Eggermann J., Brzezowska B. 2009. How does parental role influence the activity and movements of breeding wolves? Journal of Ethology 27: 185-189. [DOI]


Schmidt K., Jędrzejewski W., Theuerkauf J., Kowalczyk R., Okarma H., Jędrzejewska B. 2008. Reproductive behaviour of wild-living wolves in Białowieża Primeval Forest (Poland). Journal of Ethology 26: 69-78. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S. 2008. Habitat selection by ungulates in relation to predation risk by wolves and humans in the Białowieża Forest, Poland. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 1325-1332. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Jędrzejewski W. 2008. Detectability and disappearance of ungulate and hare faeces in a European temperate forest. Annales Zoologici Fennici 45: 73-80. [DOI] [pdf]


Jędrzejewski, W., K. Schmidt, J. Theuerkauf, B. Jędrzejewska & R. Kowalczyk. 2007. Territory size of wolves Canis lupus: linking local (Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland) and Holarctic-scale patterns. Ecography 30: 66-76. [DOI]

Nowak S., Jędrzejewski W., Schmidt K., Theuerkauf J., Mysłajek R.W., Jędrzejewska B. 2007. Howling activity of free-ranging wolves (Canis lupus) in the Białowieża Primeval Forest and the Western Beskidy Mountains (Poland). Journal of Ethology 25: 231-237. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Gula R., Pirga B., Tsunoda H., Eggermann J., Brzezowska B., Rouys S., Radler S. 2007. Human impact on wolf activity in the Bieszczady Mountains, SE Poland. Annales Zoologici Fennici 44: 225-231. [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Chatreau C. 2007. Mortality of radio-tracked wild rats in relation to transmitter weight and resilience of transmitters in relation to their design. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 37: 85-90. [DOI]


Pain D.J., Martins T.L.F., Boussekey M., Diaz S.H., Downs C.T., Ekstrom J.M.M., Garnett S., Gilardi J.D., McNiven D., Primot P., Rouys S., Saoumoé M., Symes C.T., Tamungang S.A., Theuerkauf J., Villafuerte D., Verfailles L., Widmann P., Widmann I.D. 2006. Impact of protection on nest take and nesting success of parrots in Africa, Asia and Australasia. Animal Conservation 9: 322-330. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S. 2006. Do Orthoptera need human land use in Central Europe? The role of habitat patch size and linear corridors in the Białowieża Forest, Poland. Biodiversity and Conservation 15: 1497-1508. [DOI]


Jędrzejewski W., Branicki W., Veit C., Medugorac I., Pilot M., Bunevich A.N., Jędrzejewska B., Schmidt K., Theuerkauf J., Okarma H., Gula R., Szymura L., Förster M. 2005. Genetic diversity and relatedness within packs in an intensely hunted population of wolves Canis lupus. Acta Theriologica 50: 3-22. [DOI] [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Grein G., Becker A. 2005. New records of Orthoptera in the Bieszczady Mountains (Southeast Poland) with special regard to the genus Isophya. Fragmenta Faunistica 48: 9-14. [DOI] [pdf]


Jędrzejewski W., Schmidt K., Jędrzejewska B., Theuerkauf J., Kowalczyk R., Zub K. 2004. The process of a wolf pack splitting in Białowieża Primeval Forest, Poland. Acta Theriologica 49: 275-280. [DOI] [pdf]


Rouys S., Theuerkauf J. 2003. Factors determining the distribution of introduced mammals in nature reserves of the southern province, New Caledonia. Wildlife Research 30: 187-191. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Jędrzejewski W., Schmidt K., Okarma H., Ruczyński I., Śnieżko S., Gula R. 2003. Daily patterns and duration of wolf activity in the Białowieża Forest, Poland. Journal of Mammalogy 84: 243-253. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S., Jędrzejewski W. 2003. Selection of den, rendezvous, and resting sites by wolves in the Białowieża Forest, Poland. Canadian Journal of Zoology 81: 163-167. [DOI] [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Jędrzejewski W., Schmidt K., Gula R. 2003. Spatiotemporal segregation of wolves from humans in the Białowieża Forest (Poland). Journal of Wildlife Management 67: 706-716. [DOI] [pdf]

Zub K., Theuerkauf J., Jędrzejewski W., Jędrzejewska B., Schmidt K., Kowalczyk R. 2003. Wolf pack territory marking in the Białowieża Primeval Forest (Poland). Behaviour 140: 635-648. [DOI] [pdf]


Buczyński P., Theuerkauf J., Rouys S. 2002. Nowe stanowiska Cordulegaster bidentata Sélys, 1843 (Odonata: Cordulegastridae) w Bieszczadach. Wiadomości Entomologiczne 20: 183-184. [pdf]

Jędrzejewski W., Schmidt K., Theuerkauf J., Jędrzejewska B., Selva N., Zub K., Szymura L. 2002. Kill rates and predation by wolves on ungulate populations in Białowieża Primeval Forest (Poland). Ecology 83: 1341-1356. [DOI] [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Jędrzejewski W. 2002. Accuracy of radiotelemetry to estimate wolf activity and locations. Journal of Wildlife Management 66: 859-864. [DOI]


Jędrzejewski W., Schmidt K., Theuerkauf J., Jędrzejewska B., Okarma H. 2001. Daily movements and territory use by radio-collared wolves (Canis lupus) in Białowieża Primeval Forest in Poland. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79: 1993-2004. [DOI]

Rouys S., Theuerkauf J., Krasińska M. 2001. Accuracy of radio-tracking to estimate activity and distances walked by European bison in the Białowieża Forest, Poland. Acta Theriologica 46: 319-326. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Rouys S. 2001. Habitats of Odonata in the Białowieża Forest and its surroundings (Poland). Fragmenta Faunistica 44: 33-39. [DOI] [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Ellenberg H., Waitkuwait W.E., Mühlenberg M. 2001. Forest elephant distribution and habitat use in the Bossematié Forest Reserve, Ivory Coast. Pachyderm 30: 37-43. [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Jędrzejewski W., Schmidt K., Gula R. 2001. Impact of human activity on daily movement patterns of wolves, Canis lupus, in the Białowieża Forest, Poland. Pages 206-208 in: Field R., Warren R.J., Okarma H., Sievert P.R. (eds) Wildlife, land, and people: priorities for the 21st century. Proceedings of the Second International Wildlife Management Congress. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. [pdf]

Theuerkauf J., Schröder K., Schikore T. 2001. Heuschrecken im Landkreis Osterholz (Niedersachsen) mit besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Verbreitung auf dem Gebiet der Stadt Osterholz-Scharmbeck. Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins zu Bremen 45: 143-162. [pdf]


Theuerkauf J., Ellenberg H. 2000. Movements and defaecation of forest elephants in the moist semi-deciduous Bossematié Forest Reserve, Ivory Coast. African Journal of Ecology 38: 258-261. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Ellenberg H., Guiro Y. 2000. Group structure of forest elephants in the Bossematié Forest Reserve, Ivory Coast. African Journal of Ecology 38: 262-264. [DOI]

Theuerkauf J., Waitkuwait W.E., Guiro Y., Ellenberg H., Porembski S. 2000. Diet of forest elephants and their role in seed dispersal in the Bossematié Forest Reserve, Ivory Coast. Mammalia 64: 447-459. [DOI] [pdf]

updated: 30.04.2014
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Zainteresowania (scientific interests):

  • Znaczenie naturalnych i antropogenicznych zaburzeń dla różnorodności biologicznej ekosystemów leśnych (disturbances in forests ecosystems: their importance for biodiversity)
  • Statystyka w biologii (statistics in biology)
michał żmihorski

Wykształcenie (short CV):

  • 2000-2006 - Międzywydziałowe Indywidualne Studia Matematyczno-Przyrodnicze (link), Uniwersytet Warszawski
  • 07.2006 - magister biologii (Msc in biology)
  • 2006-2010 - Międzynarodowe Studium Doktoranckie Nauk Biologicznych PAN (link)
  • 06.2010 - doktor nauk biologicznych (PhD in biology)

Projekty (main projects):

5. Konsekwencje antropogenicznych zaburzeń ekosystemu leśnego dla użytkowania przestrzeni przez rude mrówki leśne i ich interakcje z wybranymi bezkręgowcami (The effect of anthropogoenic disturbances of forests for red wood ants and their interations with some invertebrates), grant MNiSW, kierownik projektu, okres realizacji 2012-2013.

4.Przemieszczenia nieleśnych gatunków ptaków między lukami w drzewostanie (Movement of open landscape dwelling birds between clear-cuts), grant MNiSW, kierownik projektu, okres realziacji: 2010-2011.

3. Norniki o znanych rodowodach - komponent genetyczny i inne źródła zmienności fenotypowej oceniane przy użyciu "animal model", grant MNiSW, wykonawca projektu, okres realizacji: 2010-2012.

2. Genetyczne, behawioralne i morfologiczne konsekwencje kolonizacji luk w drzewostanie przez gatunek terenów otwartych - świerszcza polnego (The effect of canopy gaps colonisation by the field crickets on its genetics, behaviour and morphology), grant MNiSW, kierownik projektu, okres realizacji: 2009-2012

1. Znaczenie zrębów dla kształtowania awifauny lasów gospodarczych, grant MNiSW, kierownik projektu, okres realizacji: 2007-2008


 "I'm sorry to have to inform you..." => Journals which rejected my manuscripts Wink
(1) Acta Ornithol, (2) Ornis Fenn, (3) Biol Conserv, (4) Conserv Biol, (5) Russian J Ecol, (6) Scand J For Res, (7) For Ecol Manage, (8) Belgian J Zool, (9) Ann Zool Fenn, (10) Mammalia, (11) Ecography, (12) Oikos, (13) Auk, (14) J Field Ornithol, (15) Plant Ecol, (16) Biodiv Conserv, (17) Landscape Urban Planning, (18) Ardea, (19) Biologia, (20) Ibis, (21) Agric Ecosyst Environ, (22) Ann For Sci, (23) Entomol Fenn, (24) Forestry, (25) Can J For Res, (26) Folia Zool, (27) Ecol Entomol, (28) Anim Society, (29) Naturwissenschaften, (30) Behav Ecol Sociobiol, (31) Eur J Wild Res, (32) Diversity Distrib, (33) J Ornithol, (34) J Anim Ecol, (35) Bird Study, (36) Oecologia, (37) Journal of Ethology, (38) Mol Ecol Resources, (39) Conservation Genetics Resources, (40) Eur J Entomol, (41) PlosONE, (42) Central European Journal of Biology, (43) Landscape Ecology, (44) J Zool...


79. Kajtoch Ł., Żmihorski M., Piestrzyńska-Kajtoch A. 2014. The Goosander as potential indicator of naturalness and biodiversity in submontane river valleys of northern Carpathians. Ecol. Ind. 45:83-92.
78. Dąbrowski M.J., Pilot M., Kruczyk M., Żmihorski M., Umer M.H., Gliwicz J.  2014.Reliability assessment of null allele detection: inconsistencies between and within different methods. Mol. Ecol. Res. 14:361-373.
77. Piksa K., Nowak J., Żmihorski M., Bogdanowicz W. 2013. Nonlinear distribution pattern of hibernating bats in caves along an elevational gradient in mountain (Carpathians, southern Poland). PLoS ONE 8(7):e86066.
76. Buś M.M., Żmihorski M., Romanowski J., Balciauskiene L., Cichocki J., Balciauskas L. 2013. High efficiency protocol of DNA extraction from
Micromys minutus mandibles from owl pellets: a tool for molecular
research of cryptic mammal species. Acta Theriol. 59:99-109.
75. Romanowski J., Altenburg D., Żmihorski M. 2013. Earthworms: the hidden component in the diet of little owl, Athene noctua in agricultural landscape of Central Poland. North-West. J. Zool. 9:310-318.
74. Żmihorski M., Romanowski J. Borowiecki M. 2012. Drobne ssaki w pokarmie trzech gatunków sów w dolinie Dolnej Odry. Przegl. Przyr. 23(2):77-85.
73. Krauze-Gryz D., Gryz J., Goszczyński J., Chylarecki P., Żmihorski M. 2013. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: space use and intraguild interactions among three opportunistic predators – cat Felis catus, dog Canis familiaris and fox Vulpes vulpes – under human pressure. Can. J. Zool. 90:1402-1413.
72. Romanowski J., Brzeziński M., Żmihorski M. 2013. Habitat correlates of the Eurasian otter Lutra lutra recolonizing Central Poland. Acta Theriol. 58:149-155.
71. Żmihorski M., Dziarska-Pałac J., Sparks T.H., Tryjanowski P. 2013. Ecological correlates of the popularity of birds and butterflies in Internet information resources. Oikos 122:183-190.
70. Żmihorski M., Romanowski J., Chylarecki P. 2013. Environmental factors affecting the densities of owls in Polish farmland during 1980-2005. Biologia 67:1204-1210.
69. Żmihorski M., Sienkiewicz P., Tryjanowski P. 2013. Never ending story - a lesson in using sampling efficiency methods with ground beetles. J. Insect Conserv. 17:333-337.
68. Brzeziński M., Jedlikowski J., Żmihorski M. 2012. The effect of nest site on the nesting success of the Coot Fulica atra. Ornis Fennica 90:57-64.
67. Sienkiewicz P., Żmihorski M. 2012. The effect of disturbance by river flooding on the ground beetles (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Eur. J. Entomol. 109: 535-541.
66. Kajtoch Ł., Żmihorski M., Bonczar Z. 2012. Hazel Grouse occurrence in fragmented forests: habitat quantity and configuration more important than quality. Eur. J. Forest Res. 131: 1783-1795.
65. Żmihorski M., Sparks T.H., Tryjanowski P. 2012. The weekend bias in recording rare birds: mechanisms and consequencess. Acta Ornithol 47: 87-94.
64. Brzeziński M., Eliava G., Żmihorski M. 2012. Road mortality of pond-breeding amphibians during spring migrations in the Mazurian Lakeland, NE Poland. Eur. J. Wild. Res. 58: 685-693.
63. Brzeziński M., Natorff M., Zalewski A., Żmihorski M. 2012. Numerical and behavioural responses of waterfowl to the invasive American mink:  a conservation paradox. Biol. Conserv. 147: 68-78.
62. Ślipiński P., Żmihorski M., Czechowski W. 2012. Species diversity and nestedness of ant assemblages in an urban environment. Eur. J. Entomol 109: 197-206.
61. Ławicki Ł., Wylegała P., Batycki A., Kajzer Z., Guentzel S., Jasiński M., Kruszyk R., Rubacha S., Żmihorski M. 2011. Long-term decline of the grassland waders in Western Poland. Vogelwelt 132: 101-108.
60. Żmihorski M., Gryz J., Krauze-Gryz D., Olczyk A., Osojca G. 2011. The tawny owl Strix aluco as a material collector in faunistic investigations: the case study of small mammals in NE Poland. Acta Zool. Lituan. 21: 185-191.
59. Żmihorski M. 2012. The effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on breeding birds in managed forests. Ornis Fennica 89: 63-73.
58. Tryjanowski P.,  Hartel T., Baldi A., Szymanski P., Tobolka M., Herzon I., Golawski A., Konvicka M., Hromada M., Jerzak L., Kujawa K., Lenda M., Orlowski G., Panek M., Skórka P., Sparks T.H., Wuczyński A., Żmihorski M. 2011. Conservation of farmland birds faces different challenges in Western and Central-Eastern Europe. Acta Ornithol. 46: 1-12.
57. Żmihorski M. 2011. Stwierdzenia wilka Canis lupus w Lasach Mieszkowickich (Zach. Polska) w latach 2002-2011. Przegl. Przyr. 22(2): 100-102.

Banaszak-Cibicka W., Żmihorski M. 2012. Wild bees along an urban gradient: winners and losers. J. Insect Conserv. 16: 331-343.
55. Ławicki Ł., Panagiotopoulou H., Żmihorski M. 2011. Występowanie gniewosza plamistego Coronella austriaca (Laurenti, 1758) w Dolinie Dolnej Odry. Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą 67: 466-473.

Żmihorski M. 2011. Does the decline of red wood ants after clear-cutting favour epigeic arthropods? Eur. J. Entomol. 108: 425-430.

Żmihorski M. 2011. Forest inventory data reveal stand history from 115 years ago. Ann. Bot. Fennici 48: 120-128.

Żmihorski M., Durska E. 2011.The effect of contrasting management types on two distinct taxonomic groups in a large scaled windthrow. Eur. J. Forest Res. 130: 589-600.

Mazgajski T.D., Żmihorski M., Abramowicz K. 2010. Forest habitat loss and fragmentation in central Poland during the last 100 years. Silva Fennica 44: 715-723.

Biaduń W., Żmihorski M. 2011. Factors shaping a breeding bird community along an urbanization gradient: 26-year study in medium size city (Lublin, Poland). Pol. J. Ecol. 59: 381-389.
49. Ławicki Ł., Guentzel S., Jasiński M., Kajzer Z., Czeraszkiewicz R., Oleksiak A., Żmihorski M., Marchowski D. 2010. Dolina Dolnej Odry (Lower Odra River Valley)(T. Wilk, M. Jujka, J. Krogulec, P. Chylarecki, red.): 91–94. Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków, Marki.  

Hoste-Danyłow A., Romanowski J., Żmihorski M. 2010. The effect of management type on epigeic invertebrates and foraging birds in extensively used grasslands of central Poland. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 139: 129-133.

Żmihorski M. 2010. The effect of windthrow and its management on breeding bird communities in a managed forest. Biodiv. Conserv. 19:1871-1882.

Żmihorski M., Halba R., Mazgajski T.D. 2010. Long-term spatio-temporal dynamics of corvids wintering in urban parks of Warsaw, Poland. Ornis Fennica 87: 61-68.

Brzeziński M., Marzec M., Żmihorski M. 2010. Spatial distribution, activity, habitat selection of American mink (Neovison vison) and polecats (Mustela putorius) inhabiting the vicinity of eutrophic lakes in NE Poland. Folia Zool. 59: 183-191.

Brzeziński M., Żmihorski M., Barkowska M. 2010. Spatio-temporal variation in predation on artificial ground nests: a 12 year experiment. Ann. Zool. Fennici 47: 173-183.

Żmihorski M., Chylarecki P., Rejt Ł., Mazgajski T.D. 2010. The effects of forest patch size and ownership structure on tree stand characteritics in a highly deforested landscape of central Poland. Eur. J. Forest Res. 129: 393-400.   link
42. Ławicki Ł., Guentzel S., Jasiński M., Kajzer Z., Żmihorski M. 2009. Awifauna lęgowa Doliny Dolnej Odry. Not. Orn. 50: 268-281.

Żmihorski M. 2010. Distribution of red wood ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in the clear-cut areas of a managed forest in Western Poland. J. Forest Res. 15: 145-148.

Kubacka J., Żmihorski M., MirskiP., Rejt Ł. 2010. Central-place foraging in an urban landscape: body mass of Common voles (Microtus arvalis Pall.) caught by breeding Kestrels (Falco tinnunculus L.) is positively correlated with availability of hunting sites. Pol. J. Ecol. 58: 387-392.  

Żmihorski M., Lewtak J., Brzeziński M., Romanowski J. 2010. Nest survival in a large river valley: an experiment using artificial nests on an island and river bank in Vistula river (Poland). Pol. J. Ecol. 58: 197-203.

Brzeziński M., Romanowski J., Żmihorski M., Karpowicz K. 2010. Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) decline after the expansion of American mink (Neovison vison) in Poland. Eur. J. Wild. Res. 56: 341-348.
37. Brzeziński M., Żmihorski M. 2009. Nestling diet and parental provisioning behaviour in the Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus). Acta Zool Lituanica 19: 93-98.

Żmihorski M., Romanowski J., Osojca G. 2009. Habitat preferences of a declining population of the little owl, Athene noctua in Central Poland. Folia Zool. 58: 207-215.

Włodarczyk T., Żmihorski M., Olczyk A. 2009. Ants inhabiting stumps on clearcuts in managed forest in western Poland. Entomol. Fennica 20: 121-128.

Romanowski J., Żmihorski M. 2009. Seasonal and habitat variation in the diet of the tawny owl (Strix aluco) in Central Poland during unusually warm years. Biologia (Bratislava) 64: 365-369.

Romanowski J., Żmihorski M. 2008. Effect of season, weather and habitat on diet variation of a feeding specialist: a case study of the long-eared owl, Asio otus in Central Poland. Folia Zool. 57: 411-419.

Żmihorski M., Balciauskiene L., Romanowski J. 2008. Small mammals in the diet of the Tawny Owl (Strix aluco L.) in Central European Lowland. Pol. J. Ecol. 56: 693-700.
31. Żmihorski M. 2008. Breading birds community of the windthrow in the Piska Forest (NE Poland). Not. Orn. 49: 39-45.(in Polish, English summary)
30. Żmihorski M. 2008. Can clearcuts increase bird species richness in managed forest? J. Forest Sci. 54: 189-193.

Mazgajski T.D., Żmihorski M., Halba R., Woźniak A. 2008. Long-term population trends of Corvids wintering in urban parks in Central Poland. Pol. J. Ecol. 56: 521-526.

Barańska K., Żmihorski M. 2008. Occurrence of rare and protected plant species related to species richness in calcareous xerothermic grassland. Pol. J. Ecol. 56: 343-350.

Romanowski J., Żmihorski M. 2008. Selecion of foraging habitat by grassland birds: efect of prey abundance or availability? Pol. J. Ecol. 56: 365-370. 
26. Żmihorski M. 2008. Czego nie zalesiać? Zagrożone gatunki zwierząt. W: Jermaczek A. (red.) Zalesiać czy nie zalesiać? Wydawnictwo Klubu Przyrodników, Świebodzin., str: 65-85. (in Polish)  
25. Kucharski D., Żmihorski M. 2008. Blaps lethifera Marsham, 1802 in the Cedynia Landscape Park (Western Poland). Wiad. entomol. 27: 57-58. (in Polish, English summary)
24. Barańska K., Żmihorski M. 2007. Termophilous flora in the landscape of increasing forest coverage:the case of calcareous xeric grasslands in the Lower Odra Valley in the last 40 years. Przegl. Przyr. 18 (1-2): 219-226.(in Polish, Eglish summary)  

Żmihorski M., Rejt Ł. 2007. Weather-dependent variation in the cold-season diet of urban Kestrel Falco tinnunculus. Acta Ornithol. 42: 107-113. 
22. Żmihorski M. 2007. Record of the raccoon Procyon lotor in the Cedyński Landscape Park (NW Poland). Przegl. Przyr. 18 (3-4): 149-150.(in Polish, English summary)  
21. Barańska K., Żmihorski M. 2007. Rare plant sites in the xeric calcareous grasslands of the Cedyński Landscape Park (NW Poland). Bad. Fizjograf. Pol. Zach., ser. B. 56: 163-172.(in Polish, English summary)  
20. Kucharski D., Osojca G., Żmihorski M. 2007. Records of Ceruchus chrysomelinus Hochenwarth, 1785 (Coleoptera: Lucanidae) in the Romincka Forest Landscape Park (NE Poland). Parki nar. Rez. Przyr. 26 (1): 107-109. (in Polish, English summary)
19. Żmihorski M., Barańska K. 2006. Rare bird species in the Cedyński Landscape Park (NW Poland). Przegl. Przyr. 17 (1-2): 67-70.(in Polish, English summary)  

Żmihorski M., Altenburg D., Romanowski J., Kowalski M., Osojca G. 2006. Long term decline of the Little Owl in Central Poland. Pol. J. Ecol. 54: 321-324.
17. Żmihorski M., Osojca G. 2006. Diet of the Tawny Owl (Strix aluco) in the Romincka Forest (North East Poland). Acta Zool. Lituanica 16: 54-60.
16. Żmihorski M., Rejt Ł. 2006. Variation in the diet of the urban Kestrel Falco tinnunculus outside breeding season: differences between territories.Not. Orn. 47: 89-95.(in Polish, English summary)
15. Żmihorski M., Barańska K. 2006. Rare beetles (Insecta:Coleoptera) of the Cedyński Landscape Park (NW Poland).Parki nar. Rez. Przyr. 25 (1): 19-24. (in Polish, English summary)  
14. Kucharski D., Żmihorski M. 2006. The Hermit Beetle Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli 1763) (Coleoptera: Cetoniidae) in Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia mould in Cedynski Landscape Park. Przegl. Zool. 50: 151-154. (in Polish, English summary)  
13. Romanowski J., Żmihorski M. 2006. The Little Owl Athene noctua diet in Central Poland. Not. Orn. 47: 203-206. (in Polish, English summary)
12. Altenburg D., Romanowski J., Żmihorski M. 2006. Record of the Hermit Beetle Osmoderma eremita (Scopoli, 1763) in the Little Owl Athene noctua (Scopoli, 1769) diet in central Poland. Przegl. Zool. 50: 155-156. (in Polish, English summary)  
11. Żmihorski M., Osojca G. 2005. The first record of Common pine vole Microtus subterraneus (de Selys-Longchamps, 1836) in NE Poland. Przegl. Zool. 49: 51-52.(in Polish, English summary)  
10. Żmihorski M., Krupiński D., Osojca G., Jarzombkowski F. 2005. Owls of the Kampinoski National Park (Central Poland). Kulon 10: 43-46.(in Polish, English summary)  link
 9. Żmihorski M. 2005. The Long-eared Owl Asio otus diet in agriculture and forest landscape. Not.Orn. 46: 127-130. (in Polish, English summary)
 8. Żmihorski M. 2005. Pójdźka Athene noctua. W: Mikusek R. (red.) Metody Badań i Ochrony Sów. WFIE, Kraków, str: 105-113. (in Polish)  
 7. Barańska K., Żmihorski M. 2005. Stipa capillata in the Cedynski Landscape Park (Western Poland). Chrońmy Przyr. Ojczystą 61 (6): 81-86.(in Polish, English summary)  
 6. Mazgajski T.D., Woźniak A., Żmihorski M. 2005. Changes in the number of Corvids wintering in Warsaw over years 1974-2004. In: Jerzak L.,  Kavanagh B.P., Tryjanowski P. (eds.) Corvids of Poland. Bogucki, Poznań.
 5. Żmihorski M. 2004. Number of the Little Owl Athene noctua in Warsaw suburban zone (Central Poland). Kulon 9: 203-205.(in Polish, English summary)  link
 4. Żmihorski M. 2004. New locality of smooth snake Coronella austriaca in Cedynski Landscape Park (North-West Poland). Przegl. Przyr. 15 (1-4): 202-203.(in Polish, English summary)  
 3. Żmihorski M. 2004. Locality of Ladybird spider Eresus cinnabericus in Piska Forest (NE Poland). Kulon 9: 233-234.(in Polish, English summary)  link
 2. Osojca G., Żmihorski M. 2004. New locality of Common Dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius L. in the Romincka Forest (NE Poland). Kulon 9: 129-130.(in Polish, English summary)  link
 1. Garbalińska P., Kucharski D., Żmihorski M. 2004. Stanowisko pachnicy dębowej Osmoderma eremita Scopoli, 1763 (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) w Cedyńskim Parku Krajobrazowym. Przegl. Przyr. 14 (1-2): 175-177.(in Polish, English summary)