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Instytut Biologii Ssaków Polskiej Akademii Nauk, Białowieża

Leszek Rychlik

Leszek Rychlik

Junior scientist

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Leszek Rychlik is currently working at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

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Education and scientific degrees:

  • Habilitation Thesis: 2006, Faculty of Biology, Warsaw University, Warsaw
  • PhD: 1995, Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biology, Kraków
  • MSc: 1988, Faculty of Biology, Warsaw University, Warsaw

Research profile:

Research interests of L. Rychlik are related to behavioural ecology and evolution of small mammals (mainly shrews), and focused on predator-prey interactions, foraging, territoriality, habitat preferences, maternal care, communication systems, and social organisation. Ongoing studies address the questions of intra- and interspecific competition and niche separation in soricine shrews inhabiting the Białowieża Primeval Forest. L. Rychlik is the author and co-author of 20 scientific papers and articles and supervisor of two MSc theses of Polish students. He has been an Associate Editor of Acta Theriologica.

International experience:

  • 2001 - 0.5-month research visit, Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • 2001 - 3-month research visit, Museum of Natural History, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1997 - 1-month training visit, Powdermill Biological Station Pennsylvania; Museum of Verberate Zoology, University of California - Berkeley; and Center for Neuroscience, University of California - Davis, USA
  • 1994 - training visit to Institute of Zoology and Animal Ecology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1991-1992 - 10-month postgraduate fellowship, University of Osnabrück, Germany
  • 1990 - 1-month research visit, Institute of Developmental Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Awards and prizes:

  • 1994 - Yearly Fellowship of the Foundation for Polish Science for Outstanding Young Researchers

Membership of scientific associations:

  • Member of the Zoological Committee of Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Member of Polish Ethological Society, and Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)

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