Agata Staniewicz, PhD

Phone/fax: +48 61 829 5665


Niche partitioning, interspecific competition, acoustic monitoring, species recognition, ecology and conservation of crocodilians


Interspecific competition for acoustic space in birds


2020 – PhD in Biological Sciences, University of Bristol (thesis: Acoustic communication of rare and threatened crocodilians and its use for population monitoring);
2013 – MSc by Research in Biological Sciences, University of Bristol (thesis: Ecology and conservation of juvenile crocodilians Tomistoma schlegelii and Crocodylus siamensis in Mesangat Lake, East Kalimantan, Indonesia);
2009 – BSc in Zoology, University of Bristol


Member of the IUCN-SSC Crocodile Specialist Group

2018 – 4 months fieldwork in Côte d’Ivoire and Gabon
2016 – 3 months fieldwork in Sarawak, Malaysia
2014 – 7 months fieldwork in Namibia
2010-2012 – 10 months fieldwork in Kalimantan, Indonesia


Staniewicz A, Foggett S, McCabe G, Holderied M (2021) Courtship and underwater communication in the Sunda gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii). Bioacoustics DOI: 10.1080/09524622.2021.1967782

Staniewicz, A., Behler, N., Dharmansyah, S., Jones, G. 2018. Niche partitioning between juvenile sympatric crocodilians in Mesangat Lake, East Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 66:528-537

Behler, N., Kopsieker, L., Staniewicz, A., Dharmansyah, S., Stuebing, R., Ziegler, T. 2018. Population size, demography and diet of the Siamese crocodile, Crocodylus siamensis (Schneider, 1801) in the Mesangat Swamp in Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 66:506-516

Staniewicz, A., Youngprapakorn, U., Jones, G. 2018. First report of physiological color change in a crocodilian. Copeia. 106:264-267

Stuebing, R., Sommerlad, R., Staniewicz, A. 2015. Conservation of the Sunda gharial Tomistoma schlegelii in Lake Mesangat, Indonesia. International Zoo Yearbook. 49:137-149

Bezuijen, M., Shwedick, B., Simpson, B., Staniewicz, A., Stuebing, R. 2014. Tomistoma schlegelii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. eT21981A2780499.