480 cages for germination experiment ready to go!

It was intense week 🙂 We have buried 480 experimental cages all around the forests near Krzyż Wlkp. (Poland). These are for my grant “Apparent predation in rodent seed dispersal: how does the introduction of an alien plant influence the native plant – seed disperser interaction?” financed by Polish National Science Center. Using the cages…

Our Lyme disease paper among most downloaded articles in BAE

Small success 😉 Our paper showing the connection between oak mast seeding and Lyme disease risk in humans is ranked as one of the most downloaded papers in last 90 days in Basic and Applied Ecology. Check our the ranking here 🙂 I wrote more about this story in past post, and in the awarded popular…

Journal of Ecology paper available online

The main paper of my PhD thesis is now available online (not proof read yet, though) at the Journal of Ecology site. You can also find it at my RG profile. Hope you will like it! 🙂

Effects of masting on rodent space use accepted in Ecology and Evolution!

In the work we have used the spatially-explicit capture-recapture models (developed by Murray Efford) to study how mast seeding and density affects the home range size of the yellow-necked mouse. Mast seeding is well-known to increase rodent density. Thus, any effects of masting on animal space use were invoked to be the consequence of dramatic…