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e-mail: dwbios@umk.pl
Chair of Ecology and Biogeography [fot. Chair of Ecology and Biogeography]

Ongoing projects:

  1. National Science Centre Poland (2018/31/B/NZ8/02113), 2019-2022: Reconstructing evolutionary histories of rapidly diversified groups: Towards a robust dated species tree of Oestroidea using alternative phylogenomic methods (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha); head of the project: prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Szpila, main investigator: dr Marcin Piwczyński
  2. National Science Centre Poland (2017/27/B/NZ8/00316), 2018-2020: The return of the variance: Implications of temporal and spatial variability in metacommunity structure on diversity and ecosystem functioning; head of the project: prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  3. National Science Centre Poland (2016/23/B/NZ8/00741), 2017-2020:  Anti-predator defence as a competitive advantage of invasive fish species over natives: a case study of Ponto-Caspian Gobiidae; head of the project: dr hab. Tomasz Kakareko
  4. National Science Centre Poland (2016/21/B/NZ8/00418), 2017-2020: Ecology of fear of invasive organisms. Are Ponto-Caspian gammarids (Crustacea, Amhipoda) less susceptible to predator-induced stress?; head of the project: dr Łukasz Jermacz
  5. National Science Centre Poland (2015/17/B/NZ8/02453), 2016-2019: Next-generation systematics for challenging taxa: unravelling phylogeny and species delimitation in the subfamily Miltogramminae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae); head of the project: prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Szpila, investigator: dr Marcin Piwczyński
  6. National Science Centre Poland (2015/18/E/NZ8/00716), 2016-2020: Linking micro- and macroevolution: do genetic constraints predict phenotypic divergence?; head of the project: dr Marcin Piwczyński

Completed projects

  1. National Science Centre Poland (2017/01/X/NZ8/01119), 2017-2018: Application of Next Generation Sequencing approach RAD-seq in phylogenetic studies, a case of the family Muscidae; head of the project: dr Andrzej Grzywacz
  2. National Science Centre Poland (2017/01/X/NZ8/00257) 2017-2018. Xylogenesis and tree-ring chronologies in European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and Sessile oak (Quercus petrea) in the north-eastern margin of their natural range; head of the project: dr Radosław Puchałka
  3. National Science Centre Poland (2014/13/B/NZ8/04681), 2015-2017: Community assembly across temporal and spatial scales: unifying colonization and competition approaches; head of the project ? prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich, main investigator ? dr Marcin Piwczyński
  4. Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Iuventus Plus; 0146/IP1/2015/73), 2015-2017: Revision and description of preimaginal stages morphology, identification by means of molecular methods and temperature dependent development of European species of Fanniidae (Diptera) of forensic importance;  head of the project ? dr Andrzej Grzywacz
  5. National Science Centre Poland (2012/07/B/NZ8/00158), 2013-2016: Phylogeny and evolution of larval morphology of flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae); head of the project: prof. dr hab. Krzysztof Szpila, main investigator: dr Marcin Piwczyński
  6. National Science Centre Poland (N N309 708240), 2011-2014: The state and transformation of forest ecosystems in the valleys of large rivers in the light of tree rings of selected tree species; main investigator: dr Marcin Koprowski
  7. National Science Centre Poland (N N309 709140), 2011-2014: Dendrochronological analysis of tree rings of selected coniferous trees outside their natural range; head of the project: dr Marcin Koprowski
  8. National Science Centre Poland (N N304 372839), 2010-2013: Which factors influence species co-occurrences? a meta-analysis; head of the project: prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  9. National Science Centre Poland (N N304 354538), 2010-2013: Species distributions on islands: Relations between dispersal, trophic position and niche width. Stable isotope analysis in ground beetles; prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  10. 2011/01/N/NZ6/05433, 2011-2013: Metabolic theory at the local scale: dependence of biomass, population size, and species richness on body size of different animal taxa in the Kampinos National Park; promotor: prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  11. National Science Centre Poland (N N304 306740), 2011-2013: Climatic and ecological factors affecting the angiosperm fruit evolution: the case of genus Ferula (Apiaceae); head of the project: dr Marcin Piwczyński, main investigator: dr Radosław Puchałka
  12. National Science Centre Poland (N N303 470838), 2010-2013: Revision and comparative analysis of the morphology of preimaginal stages of European Calliphoridae and Muscidae (Insecta, Diptera) of forensic importance; head of the project: dr hab. Krzysztof Szpila, prof. UMK, main investigator: dr Andrzej Grzywacz
  13. N N303 069335, 2008-2011: Biogeographical factors and evolutionary novelties determining plant diversification: the case of tribe Scandiceae (Apiaceae); main investigator: dr Marcin Piwczyński
  14. N N304 113 32, 2007-2010: Zróżnicowanie siedlisk a różnorodność biologiczna wybranych grup stawonogów w dolinie Bugu; main investigator: prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  15. N 306 018 32/1027, 2007-2010: Climate in Poland in Historical Times in Relation to the Climate of Europe; main investigator: dr Marcin Koprowski
  16. 553-CM/B, 2007-2008: Biosurgical treatment of chronic wounds; head of the project in Faculty of Biology and Earth Sciences: dr hab. Krzysztof Szpila, prof. UMK
  17. 2 P04 F 005 29, 2005-2008: Larval morphology and phylogeny of the Miltogramminae (Diptera: Sarcophagidae); head of the project: dr hab. Krzysztof Szpila, prof. UMK
  18. 2 P04F 039 29, 2005-2008: Factors generating species ? area relationships: a meta-analysis; head of the project: Prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  19. 2 P04F 004 30, 2006-2008: Evolution of andromonoecy in genus Chaerophyllum (Apiaceae); main investigator: dr Marcin Piwczyński
  20. 0944/PO6/2005/29, 2005-2007: Dendrochronology of Norway Spruce outside its natural range in Poland; head of the project: dr Marcin Koprowski
  21. 3 F04F 034 22, 2002-2003: Factors generating species ? abundance distributions: a meta-analysis]; head of the project: prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  22. PAMUCEAF (FAIR6-CT98 4193): Poplars ? a multiple-use crop for European arable farmers; investigator: prof. dr hab. Werner Ulrich
  23. 3PO6L04823, 2001-2003: Dendrochornological analysis of norway spruce (Picea abies) on the selected sites in Poland; main investigator: dr Marcin Koprowski
  24. 6 P04C 014 17, 1999-2002: Impact of the blowfly-parasitoids (Diptera: Calliphoridae) on earthworms populations (Oligochaeta: Lumbricidae); head of the project: dr hab. Krzysztof Szpila, prof. UMK