Writing science

In the new issue of “Życie uniwersyteckie” (a newspaper run by Adam Mickiewicz University) you can find an article based on an interview with me that discusses science, masting, and scientific publishing. In polish, on page 11.

Global Change Biology: masting break-down

Our paper on warming effects on beech masting is out in Global Change Biology. This is a third paper on that dataset. One, in Nature Plants, showed that warming is leading to a decrease in interannual variability and synchrony of masting with consequences for beech fitness: increased seed predation and decreased pollination. In another one,…

Harper Prize at Journal of Ecology

Our conditional mutualism paper published last year in Journal of Ecology has been shortlisted for Harper Prize. We used a heuristic model to gauge whether an interaction between oaks and rodent in Central Europe is beneficial for the plants or not. And, despite quite an increase in germination rates of dispersed seeds, our estimates implied…

Nature: North American trees fecundity and climate change

Younger, smaller trees that comprise much of North America’s eastern forests have increased their seed production under climate change, but older, larger trees that dominate forests in much of the West have been less responsive. Declines in these trees’ seed production, or fecundity, could limit western forests’ ability to regenerate following the large-scale diebacks, linked…

Growing seasons and seed production

Paper looking at the relationships between seed production and crown duration is out today in European Journal of Forest Research. The starting idea was to test if we can see some carbon limitation in seed production in trees by using crown duration (time between start and end of leaf season) as a proxy of carbon…

Fellowship to INRA

We are ending the 2020 with some good news: the proposal to fund my fellowship at INRA (Grenoble, France) was granted by Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange. We are going to Alps in 2021/2022 to work in Jim Clark lab on climate change impacts on forest reproduction. Can’t wait!

Kelly commentary on our New Phytologist selection paper

Dave Kelly wrote a comment on our paper, highlighting the neat parts. Here is a fragment: “In the recently published article in New Phytologist, Bogdziewicz et al., (2020c; doi: 10.1111/nph.16835) test the predator satiation theory, in an article that is important in two ways. First, they provide an elegant example of how masting, a population‐level…

Joining Editors at Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Starting this month, I will be working together with an international team of experts at Agricultural and Forest Meteorology to continue creating an outlet for bioclimatic studies. Exciting times ahead. Submit your paper on forest – climate interface and pass them to me! I am looking forward to reading your exciting work!

Cover in Ecology Letters

Our paper is on the cover of December 2020 issue of Ecology Letters. Read the paper here, and check out some photos and backstage story here.

Podcast on our flowering synchrony paper

Plants and Pippetts did amazing podcast on our recent flowering synchrony paper, you can listen to them here. Its a second chapter of 9th October 2020 podcast. They did amazing work summarizing a whole bunch of masting theory in just couple of minutes. Must-hear for all masting enthusiasts 🙂 Check also other articles and podcasts…