Paweł Szymański, PhD

E-mail: paweelszymanski@gmail.com
Web: www.behaecol.amu.edu.pl and www.otop-leszno.eko.org.pl
Phone/fax: +48 61 829 5702

RESEARCH INTEREST
Behaviour and ecology of farmland birds, especially Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio;
Habitat fragmentation’s effect on acoustic communication in buntings Emberizinae; the effect of wind turbines on bird song; behaviour and ecology of farmland bird

SHORT CV 2016 - Ph.D. in ecology - Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Behavioural Ecology (thesis: Changes in acoustic communication system of birds as a bioindicator of changes in environment)
2011 - M.Sc. in biology - Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Behavioural Ecology (thesis: The influence of heterogeneity within vegetation belts on abundance of thee Sylvia warblers in intensively used farmland of Poland) 2009 - B.Sc. in biology - Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Behavioural Ecology (thesis: Numbers and distribution of the Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis in the farmland landscape of south-western Wielkopolska)

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE Feb 2015 - one-month internship at the University of Oviedo, Spain (Paola Laiolo lab)
Nov-Dec 2014, 2015 - bird research in misty mountain forest of Bamenda Highland, Cameroon
Aug 2014 - talk at the 15th Conference of the International Society for Behavioural Ecology (ISBE), New Your, USA

 
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Wheeldon A, Szymański P, Surmacki A, Osiejuk TS. (2021) Song type and song type matching are important for joint territorial defense in a duetting songbird. Behavioral Ecology in press.
Szymański P, Olszowiak K, Wheeldon A, Budka M, Osiejuk TS. (2021) Passive acoustic monitoring gives new insight into year-round duetting behaviour in a tropical songbird. Ecological Indicictors https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.107271
Wheeldon, A, Szymański, P., Osiejuk, T.S. () Yellow-breasted Boubous (Laniarius atroflavus) jointly defend territories with male led duets against stranger pairs, males and females. Ethology, preliminary accepted.

Wheeldon, A., Szymański, P., Budka, M., Osiejuk, T.S. (2020) Structure and functions of Yellow-breasted Boubou (Laniarius atroflavus) solos and duets. PeerJ 8:e10214 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.10214
Rosin, Z., Hiron, M., Żmihorski, M., Szymański, P., Tobółka, M., Pärt, T. (2020) Reduced biodiversity in modernised villages: a conflict between sustainable development goals. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13566
Żurawlew, P., Desutter-Grandcolar, L., Szymański, P., Herman, D. () New records of exotic crickets in Europe: Homoeogryllus species (Orthoptera: Phalangopsidae). Journal of Orthoptera Research 29:121-125.
Szymański, P., Janczyszyn, A. (2019) The first and the second record of the Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallid in Poland. Ornis Polonica 60(4): 307-313.
Szymański, P. () Third record of the Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta in Poland. Ornis Polonica (in press).
Żurawlew, P., Michalczuk, W., Aftyka, S., Długosz, I., Gargoła, W., Kusal, K., Mazepa, J., Mazgaj, S., Mielczarek, S., Przybyłowicz, Ł., Szymański, P. (2019) [Occurence of Migratory locust Locusta migratoria (Linnaeus, 1758) (Orthroptera: Acrididae) in 2001-2017 in Poland]. Przegląd Przyrodniczy XXX, 1: 66-76
Morelli, F., Kwieciński, Z., Indykiewicz, P., Jankowiak, Ł., Szymański, P., Šímová, P., Tryjanowski, P. (2018) Congruence between breeding and wintering biodiversity hotspots: A case study in farmlands of Western Poland. European Journal of Ecology 4: 75-83.
Szymański, P., Deoniziak, K., Łosak, K., Osiejuk, T.S. (2017) The song of Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis indicates a deterioration of an acoustic environment resulting from wind farm start-up. Ibis 159: 769-777.
Woźna, J.T., Hromada, M., Reeve, N.F., Szymański, P., Żołnierowicz, K.M. Tobółka, M. (2017) Patchy versus linear non-cropped habitats in farmland: which is better for nesting success of the Red-backed Shrike Langurs collurio? Bird Study 64: 98-103.
Kwieciński, Z., Morelli, F., Antczak, M., Hromada, M., Szymański, P., Tobolka, M., Jankowiak, Ł., Tryjanowski, P. (2016) Seasonal changes in avian communities living in an extensively used farmland of Western Poland. European Journal of Ecology 2: 9-18.
Rosin Z., Skórka P., Szymański P., Tobolka M., Łuczak A., Tryjanowski P. (2016) Constant and seasonal drivers of bird communities in a wind farm: implications for conservation. PeerJ 4e:2015.
Møller AP, Díaz M, Grim T, Dvorska A, Flensted-Jensen E, , Ibáñez-Álamo JD, Jokimäki J, Mänd R, Markó G, Szymański P, Tryjanowski P. (2015) Effects of urbanization on bird phenology: a continental study of paired urban and rural populations. Climate Research 66: 185-199.
Jankowiak, Ł., Antczak, M., Kwieciński, Z., Szymański, P., Tobolka, M., Tryjanowski, P. (2015) Diurnal raptor community wintering i an extensively used farmland. Ornis Fennica 92: 76-86.
Figarski, T., Tryjanowski, P., Szymański, P. (2013) Gąsiorek Lanius collurio. W: Zawadzka, D., Ciach, M., Figarski, T., Kajtoch, Ł., Rejt, Ł. Materiały do wyznacznia i określania stanu zachowania siedlisk ptasich w obszarach specjalnej ochrony ptaków Natura 2000. GDOŚ, Warszawa, ss. 107-113.
Figarski, T., Szymański, P., Tryjanowski, P. (2013) Lerka Lullula arborea. W: Zawadzka, D., Ciach, M., Figarski, T., Kajtoch, Ł., Rejt, Ł. Materiały do wyznacznia i określania stanu zachowania siedlisk ptasich w obszarach specjalnej ochrony ptaków Natura 2000. GDOŚ, Warszawa, ss. 158-163.
Szymański, P., Antczak, M. (2013) Structural heterogeneity of linear habitats positively affects Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria, Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis and Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca in farmland of Western Poland. Bird Study 60: 484-490, DOI: 10.1080/00063657.2013.840555
Szymański, P. (2012) Second record of the Long-billed Dowitcher Lomnodromus scolopaceus in Poland. Ornis Polonica 53: 61-63.
Tobółka, M., Szymański, P., Kuźniak, S., Maćkowiak, S., Kaczmarek, Sz., Maliczak, J., Michalak, W., Ratajczak, J., Sieracki, P., Stępniewski, J. (2011) The decline of the Rook Corvus frugilegus breeding population in Leszno Province. Ornis Polonica 52: 107-116.
Tobółka, M., Kuźniak, S., Żołnierowicz, K.M., Jankowiak, Ł., Gabryelczyk, M., Pyrc, M., Szymański, Sieracki, P. (2011) Wzrost liczebności bociana białego Ciconia ciconia na Ziemi Leszczyńskiej w roku 2010. Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą 67: 559-567. [Increase of the White Stork Ciconia ciconia population in the Leszno District in 2010]
Tryjanowski, P., Hartel, P., Baldi, A., Szymański, P., Tobółka, M., Goławski, A., Konvicka, M., Hromada, M., Jerzak, L., Kujawa, K., Lenda, M., Orłowski, G., Panek, M., Skórka, P., Sparks, T.H., Tworek, S., Wuczyński, A., Żmihorski, M. (2011) Conservation of farmland birds faces different challenges in Western and Central-Eastern Europe. Acta Ornithologica 46: 1-12. DOI 10.3161/000164511X589857
Szymański, P. (2010) Numbers and distribution of the Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis in the farmland landscape of south-western Wielkopolska in 1998-2008. Ornis Polonica 51: 14-20.
Szymański, P. (2010) Nesting of Tree Sparrow Passer montanus in the nest of Common Buzzard Buteo buteo. International Studies on Sparrows 34: 25-26.
Szymański, P., Malecha, A.W., Tobółka, M. (2010) Food composition of the Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus wintering in Pomorze Zachodnie (northwestern Poland). Chrońmy Przyrodę Ojczystą 66: 295-298.