Beata Grzywacz is an associate professor at the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences (ISEA PAS) in Kraków. She earned her PhD from ISEA PAS. She has visited the Biology Centre CAS in the Czech Republic and the University of Granada in Spain. She won a research internship under a scholarship program ran by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). As part of that scholarship, she went to Japan for a two-year postdoctoral internship, which she carried out at the University of the Ryukyus. Her research focuses mainly on genetic diversity and phylogeny of insects, especially Orthoptera, which has contributed significantly to clarification the systematics of the bush-crickets. She collaborates with scientists from Bulgaria, Germany, Japan, Russia and Spain in the field of Orthopteran taxonomy and genetics. She is experienced with data analysis, including phylogeny analysis.
Genetic diversity, phylogeny, biogeography, taxonomy, biodiversity.
Grzywacz B., Tatsuta H., Bugrov A.G., Warchałowska-Śliwa E. (2019). “Cytogenetic markers reveal a reinforcement of variation in the tension zone between chromosome races in the brachypterous grasshopper Podisma sapporensis Shir. on Hokkaido Island”, Scientific Reports 9: 16860.
Grzywacz B., Lehmann A.W., Chobanov D.P., Lehmann G.U.C. (2018). “Multiple origin of flightlessness in Phaneropterinae bushcrickets and redefinition of the tribus Odonturini (Orthoptera: Tettigonioidea: Phaneropteridae)”, Organisms Diversity & Evolution 18: 327-339.
Grzywacz B., Heller K.-G., Warchałowska-Śliwa E., Karamysheva T.V., Chobanov D.P. (2017). “Evolution and systematics of Green Bush-crickets (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Tettigonia) in the Western Palearctic: testing concordance between molecular, acoustic, and morphological data”, Organisms Diversity & Evolution 17: 213-228.
Grzywacz B., Hemp C., Heller K.-G., Hemp A., Chobanov D.P., Warchałowska-Śliwa E. (2015). “Cytogenetics and molecular differentiation in the African armoured ground bushcrickets (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Hetrodinae)” Zoologischer Anzeiger 259: 22-30.
Grzywacz B., Chobanov D.P., Maryańska-Nadachowska A., Karamysheva T.V., Heller K.-G., Warchałowska-Śliwa E. (2014). “A comparative study of genome organization and inferences for the systematics of two large bushcricket genera of the tribe Barbitistini (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae: Phaneropterinae)”, BMC Evolutionary Biology 14: 48.
Łukasz Kajtoch is employed at the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences (ISEA PAS), where he has been an associate professor and head of the Department of Molecular Biodiversity since 2016. He earned his PhD from ISEA PAS. He spent short visits at the University of Nijmegen (Netherlands), Molecular Biology Institute CSIC (Spain), Technical University in Zvolen (Slovakia), and University of Milan (Italy) and engages in ongoing cooperation with several foreign partners. He is a member of the European Ornithologists’ Union, the Eurasian Dry Grassland Group and the PAS Committee on Environmental and Evolutionary Biology. He has supervised four PhD theses, published 89 scientific papers, 20 book chapters and 2 books. He is the editor for four journals. He is also involved in nature conservation and species protection in southern Poland.
Population genetics, ecology, conservation biology, ornithology, entomology.
Lešo P., Kropil R., Kajtoch Ł. (2019). “Effects of forest management on bird assemblages in oak-dominated stands of the Western Carpathians – refuges for rare species”, Forest Ecology and Management 453: 117620.
Kajtoch Ł., Kolasa M., Kubisz D., Gutowski J.M., Ścibior R., Mazur M.M., Holecová M. (2019). “Using host species traits to understand the Wolbachia infection distribution across terrestrial beetles”, Scientific Reports 9: 847.
Kajtoch Ł., Montagna M., Wanat M. (2018). “Species delimitation within the Bothryorrhynchapion weevils: multiple evidence from genetics, morphology and ecological associations”, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 120: 354-363.
Kajtoch Ł., Cieślak E., Varga Z., Paul W., Mazur M.A., Sramkó G., Kubisz D. (2016). “Phylogeographic patterns of steppe species in Eastern Central Europe: a review and the implications for conservation”, Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 2309-2339.
Kajtoch Ł., Kubisz D., Heise W., Mazur M.A., Babik W. (2015). “Plant – herbivorous beetle networks: Molecular characterization oftrophic ecology within a threatened steppic environment”, Molecular Ecology 24: 4023-4038.
Since 2019 Dawid Moroń employed at the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences (ISEA PAS) in Kraków, where he has been an associate professor since 2019. Dawid Moroń earned his PhD from Jagiellonian University, then spent a 2.5-year postdoctoral fellowship at Poznań University of Life Sciences. Dawid Moroń is a community ecologist interested in understanding factors affecting pollinator communities in the globalized world. His research also includes the behavioral and evolutionary ecology of social insects, especially ants. Recently, he has studied the effects of invasive species, environmental pollution and human alteration of landscapes on temperate zone insect pollinators. In his research, emphasizes man-made habitats which can be used in landscape management, especially in highly changed environments.
Biodiversity, invasive species, landscape, pollinators, pollution.
Moroń D., Skórka P., Lenda M., Kajzer-Bonk J., Mielczarek Ł., Rożej-Pabijan E., Wantuch M. (2019). “Linear and non-linear effects of goldenrod invasions on native pollinator and plant populations”, Biological Invasions 21: 947-960.
Moroń D., Skórka P., Lenda M., Celary W., Tryjanowski P. (2017). “Railway lines affect spatial turnover of pollinator communities in an agricultural landscape”, Diversity and Distributions 23(9): 190-197.
Moroń D., Lenda M., Skórka P., Woyciechowski M. (2012). “Short-lived ants take greater risks during food collection”, The American Naturalist 180(6): 744-750.
Moroń D., Grześ I.M., Skórka P., Szentgyörgyi H., Laskowski R., Potts S.G., Woyciechowski M. (2012). “Abundance and diversity of wild bees along gradients of heavy metal pollution”, Journal of Applied Ecology 49(1): 118-125.
Moroń D., Lenda M., Skórka P., Szentgyörgyi H., Settele J., Woyciechowski M. (2009). “Wild pollinator communities are negatively affected by invasion of alien goldenrods in grassland landscape”, Biological Conservation 142(7): 1322-1332.
Łukasz Przybyłowicz is employed at the Institute of Systematics and Evolution of Animals, Polish Academy of Sciences (ISEA PAS), where he has been an associate professor since 2019. He earned his PhD at ISEA PAS, where he currently leads the Department of Invertebrate Zoology. He obtained three national scientific grants and currently leads a project on the evolution and biogeography of Madagascar Syntomini. Additionally, he is supervising MSc and two PhD students. He was the scientific coordinator of Arctiinae in the international project Fauna Europaea funded by the Fifth EU Framework Programme. He regularly takes part in the International Lepidopterological Congresses and Workshops presenting talks on the results of his studies. He was an organizer of the First African Lepidoptera Network Meeting in Kraków (Poland) in 2017. He has spent several months studying moths in different European and African museums and university collections. He has undertaken several field expeditions collecting moths in Africa and South America. He is a curator of the 350,000-specimen scientific Lepidoptera collection at ISEA PAS. Since 2016 he has been editor-in-chief of the journal Oriental Insects.
Lepidoptera, Arctiinae, systematics, taxonomy, biogeography.
Przybyłowicz Ł., Tarcz S., Laszlo G.M., Safian S., Zilli A. (2019). “Revision of the Amerila syntomina species complex with description of a new species from West Africa (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae)”, Annales Zoologici 69(4): 703-717.
Przybyłowicz Ł., Lees D.C., Zenker M.M., Wahlberg N. (2019). “Molecular systematics of the arctiine tribe Syntomini (Lepidoptera, Erebidae)”, Systematic Entomology 44: 624-637.
Przybyłowicz Ł., Ochse M. (2017). “A New, Peculiar Genus and Species of Thyretina (Erebidae: Arctiinae, Syntomini) and a Review of African Syntomini Bearing a Pointed Abdominal Tuft”, Annals of the Entomological Society of America 110(1): 104-112.
Przybyłowicz Ł., Tarcz S. (2015). “Strong sexual dimorphism unraveled by DNA analysis – towards a better understanding of Pseudothyretes classification (Lepidoptera: Erebidae: Arctiinae)”, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 173(1): 22-54.
Przybyłowicz Ł. (2009). “Thyretini of Africa. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Thyretini (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Syntominae) of the Afrotropical Region” In: Entomonograph Series, vol. 16, 170 pp. Apollo Books, Denmark.