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Dr Marta Maziarz

Museum and Institute of Zoology

Polish Academy of Sciences

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Main research interest

I am interested in the ecology and behaviour of animals, their adaptations and interspecific interactions. My research focuses mainly on songbirds and social insects in the primeval part of the Białowieża Forest (Poland), but also in human-transformed woodlands in Great Britain. Currently, I lead a project on the relationships between nesting wood warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix and ants colonising bird nests for raising their broods, funded by the National Science Centre, Poland; project title: “Colonisation of bird nests by ants: mutualism, commensalism or coincidence?” (2017/26/D/NZ8/01063).


Scholar Google: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=YUYJ0w8AAAAJ&hl=pl

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marta_Maziarz

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2921-5713


Selected publications

Maziarz M., Grendelmeier A., Wesołowski T., Arlettaz R., Broughton R. K., Pasinelli G. 2019. Patterns of predator behaviour and Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix nest survival in a primaeval forest. Ibis 161: 854-866.

Maziarz M. 2019. Breeding birds actively modify the initial microclimate of occupied tree cavities. International Journal of Biometeorology 63: 247-257.

Broughton R. K., Maziarz M., Hinsley S. A. 2019. Social structure of Coal Tits Periparus ater in temperate deciduous forest. Journal of Ornithology 160: 117-126.

Maziarz M., Piggott C., Burgess M. 2018. Predator recognition and differential behavioural responses of adult wood warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix. Acta Ethologica 21: 13-20.

Maziarz M., Broughton R. K., Hebda G., Wesołowski T. 2018. Occupation of wood warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix nests by Myrmica and Lasius ants. Insectes Sociaux 65: 351-355.

Maziarz M., Broughton R. K., Wesołowski T. 2017. Microclimate in tree cavities and nest-boxes: implications for hole-nesting birds. Forest Ecology and Management 389: 306-313.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T., Hebda G., Cholewa M., Broughton R. K. 2016. Breeding success of the Great Tit Parus major in relation to attributes of natural nest cavities in a primeval forest. Journal of Ornithology 157: 343-354.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T., Hebda G., Cholewa M. 2015. Natural nest-sites of Great Tits (Parus major) in a primeval temperate forest (Białowieża National Park, Poland). Journal of Ornithology 156: 613-623.

Wesołowski T., Rowiński P., Maziarz M. 2015. Interannual variation in tree seed production in a primeval temperate forest: does masting prevail? European Journal of Forest Research 134: 99-112.

Broughton R. K, Hebda G., Maziarz M., Smith K. W., Smith L., Hinsley S. A. 2015. Nest-site competition between bumblebees (Bombidae), social wasps (Vespidae) and cavity-nesting birds in Britain and the Western Palearctic. Bird Study 62: 427-437.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T. 2013. Microclimate of tree cavities used by Great Tits (Parus major) in a primeval forest. Avian Biology Research 6: 47-56.

Wesołowski T., Maziarz M. 2012. Dark tree cavities – a challenge for hole nesting birds? Journal of Avian Biology 43: 454-460.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T. 2010. Timing of breeding and nestling diet of Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix in relation to changing food supply. Bird Study 57: 540-552.

Wesołowski T., Maziarz M. 2009. Changes in breeding phenology and performance of Wood Warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix in a primeval forest: a thirty-year perspective. Acta Ornithologica 44: 69-80.



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