Short CV

Current position:

Assistant Professor (since 2017), Adam Mickiewicz University

Past positions:

Post-doc (2017), CREAF, University Autonoma de Barcelona

Education:

  • 2017; Ph.D.in Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, supervised by dr Rafał Zwolak (AMU) and dr Elizabeth Crone (Tufts University, MA, USA)

External research funding (as Principal Investigator, or co-PI):

  • 2018-2020: co-PI in a grant from (UK) Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), no. NE/S007857/1: “MAST-NET: masting responses to climate change and impacts on ecosystems”, PIs: Andrew Hacket-Pain (Univ. of Liverpool), Giorgio Vacchino (Univ. of Milan). Other co-PIs: Andrew Tantezap (University of Cambridge, UK), Peter Thomas (Keele University, UK), Davide Ascoli (University of Naples, Italy), Akiko Satake (Kyushu University, Japan), Mario Pesendorfer (Cornell, USA), Ian Pearse (Fort Collins Science Center, USA), Walt Koenig (Cornell, USA), financial support: £99,862.15
  • 2018-2020: PI in a grant from National Centre of Sciences (Uwertura): „Experimental tests of mechanisms driving variability in reproduction of trees”, financial support: 91 840 PLN (Fellowship)
  • 2017-2020: PI in research grant from (Polish) National Centre of Sciences (Sonatina) no. 2017/24/C/NZ8/00151: “Phenology synchrony or pollen coupling? Experimental evaluation of the role of pollen limitation and plant’ resource state in driving seed production in masting plants”, financial support: 592 000 PLN
  • 2015-2018: PI in research grant from (Polish) National Centre of Sciences (Preludium) no. 2015/17/N/NZ8/01565: “Apparent predation in rodent seed dispersal: how does the introduction of an alien plant influence the native plant – seed disperser interaction?”, financial support: 129 168 PLN
  • 2015-2017: PI in a grant from (Polish) National Centre of Sciences (Etiuda) no. 2015/16/T/NZ8/00018: „Influence of chronic nitrogen deposition of plant – granivore interactions”, financial support: 92 758 PLN (Fellowship)

International experience:

  • Visiting Researcher, Univesity of Extremadura, Spain (March – May 2018)
  • Post-doc, CREAF, University Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain (January – July 2017)
  • Visiting at Department of Biology, Tufts University and Harvard Forest, Harvard University, USA (August – October 2015)
  • Visiting at Department of Biology, Tufts University and Harvard Forest, Harvard University, USA (August – October 2014)
  • Visiting at Harvard Forest, Harvard University and Tufts University, USA (July – October 2013)

Awards

  • Minister of Science  scholarship for Young Outstanding Scientists awarded in 2018
  • First Degree Award for outstanding publishing, awarded by the Rector of Adam Mickiewicz University in 2018
  • City of Poznań Scholarship for young scientist and artist awarded in 2017
  • Foundation for Polish Science Scholarship ‘Start’ awarded in 2016
  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education Scholarship awarded in 2015
  • Dean scholarship for the best Ph.D. students awarded in 2015
  • Rector scholarship for the best Ph.D. students awarded in 2015
  • Adam Mickiewicz Foundation Scholarship awarded in 2014
  • Dean scholarship for the best Ph.D. students awarded in 2014
  • Rector scholarship for the best Ph.D. students awarded in 2014
  • Dean scholarship for the best Ph.D. students awarded in 2013

Other professional activities: 

  • Peer-reviewer for ecological journals (60+ articles reviewed), including Ecology Letters, Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Animal Ecology, New Phytologist, Oikos, Oecologia. The full list and history can be found on my publons profile.
  • Grant reviewer for Czech Science Foundation
  • Co-organizer of a masting symposium at the SMB 2018: “Unraveling mechanisms underlying reproductive synchrony: from gene to ecosystems”, with Dave Kelly (University of Canterbury, NZ) and Akiko Satake (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Invited speaker at “Plant-Animal Mutualisms: Their Impact in Terrestrial Ecosystems” at the 9th International Symposium of Integrative Zoology, 27-31 August 2017 in Xining, Qinghai Province, China. Special issue of Integrative Zoology followed the symposium.
  • Member of PhD committees (CREAF, University Autonoma de Barcelona)
  • Member of Scientific Committee, Polish Student Teriological Conference, 27-28 May 2018, Warsaw
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