Piotr Tryjanowski, Professor

Head of the Department

phone: + 48 61 848 7656
room: 220
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-8358-0797
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Parasaties and pathogens in the white stork Ciconia ciconia – UAM/AM – PU – II/17 512 00 003 – project manager

Evaluation of teledetection methods used in detection of species presence and habitat selection – KBN – 6PO4F 053 25 – principal investigator

Does parasites of lizards influence predation pressure and their survival probability? – MNSW Nr N N303317433 – principal investigator

Synchronization of local populations of the White Stork in space and time: a test of Morran effect – MNiSW: N N304 078035 – project manager

Correlated evolution of morphology, behavioural traits and phsyiology: an analysis of genetical correlations in the bank vole – MNiSW: N N304 375238 – project manager

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Biology for veterinary students


2007 Professorship of Biological Sciences, Republic of Poland, President

2003 DSc: In Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

1998 PhD: In Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

1995 Mater of Science: In Faculty of Biology , Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Experience and employment

2009 – now director of the Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, Poznan University of Life Science

2008-2009 professor Department of Nature Conservation, University of Zielona Góra

2004-2010 assistant professor/professor Department of Behavioural Ecology UAM Poznan

1995-2003 assistant professor Department of Avian Biologyand Ecology UAM Poznan

IX 2000 – Germany – Technical University of Munchen – course on time series method

X-XI 2000 – Israel – Department of Biological Sciences, University of Negew, IBRC –shrikes’ study, study on bird migration, analysis of World Shrike Bibliography

XII 1999, II 2000 i X 2006 – Natural History Departament Sarisske Museum, Bardejov, Slovakia; osteological laboratory – analysis of skulls and skeletal of selected birds and mammals

II 2001 and III 2002 – South Czech University, ordination methods in ecology, CANOCO – bilateral co-operation on „Biology of Shrikes”

2003-2004 – Great Britain – Cambridge, CEH NERC Monks Wood –post-doc

2006 Norway – Trondheim University – time series modeling – cooperating and preparing a publication (B.-E. Seather, S. Engen)

2009 – Germany – Technical University of Munchen – use of advanced technologies in understanding reaction of plants and animals on habitat (from the genotype to population level)


Foundation for Polish Science Awards for Young Scientists – 1998

City of Poznan Award – 1999

Foundation for Polish Science Awards for Young Scientists – International post-doc Program – 2003

Weekly Magazin POLITYKA Awards – „Stay with us” – 2004

Adam Mickiewicz University JM Rector Award – 2000, 2006, 2007

Memebr of IPPC Panel (Peace Nobel Award) – 2007

Award „Wielka Pieczęć Miasta Poznania” – 2008

Poznan University of Life Sciences JM Rector Award – 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014


Books and book-chapters

Sparks T.H., Menzel A., Peńuelas J., Tryjanowski P. 2011. In: Millington A., Blumler M., Schickhoff U. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of Biogeography. SAGE, Los Angeles, pp. 231-242.

Sparks T., Tryjanowski P. 2010. Regression and Causality. In: Hudson, I.L.; Keatley, M.R. (Eds.) Phenological Research. Methods for Environmental and Climate Change Analysis, pp. 123-145

Tryjanowski P., Sparks T.H. & Jerzak L. (2006) The White Stork in Poland: studies in biology, ecology and conservation. Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe, Poznań 2006.

Chosen papers in peer-reviewed journals

Śliwińska E.B., Martyka R., Tryjanowski P. (2016) Evolutionary interaction between W/Y chromosome and transposable elements. Genetica 144: 267–278

Møller AP, Díaz M, Grim T, Dvorská A, Flensted-Jensen E, Ibáñez-Álamo JD, Jokimäki J, Mänd R, Markó G, Szymański P, Tryjanowski P (2015) Effects of urbanization on bird phenology: a continental study of paired urban and rural populations. Climate Research 66: 185–199.

Morelli F., Kubicka A.M., Tryjanowski P., Nelson E. (2015) The vulture in the sky and the hominin on the land: three million years of human-vulture interaction. Anthrozoös 28: 449-468

Jerzak L., Janiszewski T., Goławski A., Duduś L., Nowakowski J.J., Wuczyński A., Wysocki D. (2015) Urban and rural habitats differ in number and type of bird feeders and in bird species consuming supplementary food. Environ Sci Pollut Res: 22: 15097–15103

Tryjanowski P., Morelli F., Skorka P., Goławski A., Indykiewicz P., Møller A., Mitrus C., Wysocki D., Zduniak P. (2015) Who started first? Bird species visiting novel birdfeeders. Scientific Reports 5, 11858; doi: 10.1038/srep11858.

Møller A.P., Díaz M., Flensted-Jensen E., Grim T., Ibáñez-Álamo J.D., Jokimäki J., Mänd R., Markó G., Tryjanowski P. (2015) Urbanized birds have superior establishment success in novel environments. Oecologia 178: 943–950.

Jerzak L., Janiszewski T., Goławski A., Duduś L., Nowakowski J.J., Wuczyński A.,Wysocki D.(2015) Winter Bird Assemblages in Rural and Urban Environments: A National Survey. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130299.

Sutcliffe L.M.E., Batáry P., Kormann U., Báldi A., Dicks L.V., Herzon I., Kleijn D., Tryjanowski P., Apostolova I., Arlettaz R., Aunins A., Aviron S., Baležentienė L., Fischer C., Halada L., Hartel T., Helm A., Hristov I., Jelaska S.D., Kaligarič M., Kamp J., Klimek S., Koorberg P., Kostiuková J., Kovács-Hostyánszki A., Kuemmerle T., Leuschner C., Lindborg R., Loos J., Maccherini S., Marja R., Máthé O., Paulini I., Proença V., Rey-Benayas J., Sans F.X. Seifert C., Stalenga J., Timaeus J., Török P., van Swaay C., Viik E., Tscharntke T. (2015) Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. Diversity and Distribution 21: 722–730.

Morelli F., Tryjanowski P. (2015) No species is an island: testing the effects of biotic interactions on models of avian niche occupation. Ecology and Evolution 5: 759–768.

Tryjanowski, P., Morelli, F. (2015) Presence of Cuckoo reliably indicates high bird diversity: A case study in a farmland area. Ecol. Indic. 55: 52–58.

Morelli F., Beim M., Jerzak L., Jones D., Tryjanowski P. (2014) Can roads, railways and related structures have positive effects on birds? – A review. Transportation Research Part D 30: 21–31.

Møller A.P., Tryjanowski P. (2014) Direction of approach by predators and flight initiation distance of urban and rural populations of birds. Behav. Ecol. 25: 960–966.

Tryjanowski P., Sparks T.H., Jerzak L., Rosin Z.M., Skórka P. (2014) A paradox for conservation: electricity pylons benefit avian diversity in intensively used farmland. Conserv. Lett. 7: 34–40.

Żmihorski M., Dziarska-Pałac J., Sparks T.H., Tryjanowski P. (2013) Life histories reflect colonization of Internet information resources by birds and butterflies. Oikos 122: 183–190.

Tryjanowski P, Sparks TH, Kuźniak S, Czechowski P, Jerzak L (2013) Bird Migration Advances More Strongly in Urban Environments. PLoS ONE 8(5): e63482. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0063482

Tryjanowski P, Stenseth NC, Matysioková B. (2013) The Indian Ocean Dipole as an indicator of climatic conditions affecting European birds. Clim. Res. 57: 45–49.

Sparks, T., Górska-Zajączkowska, M., Wójtowicz, W., Tryjanowski, P. (2011) Phenological changes and reduced seasonal synchrony as a consequence of a warming climate. Int. J. Biometeorol. 55: 447-453.
Tryjanowski P., Hartel T., Báldi A., Szymański P., Tobolka M., Herzon I., Goławski A., Konvička M., Hromada M., Jerzak L., Kujawa K., Lenda M., Orłowski M., Panek M., Skórka P., Sparks T. H., Tworek S., Wuczyński A. & Żmihorski M. 2011. Conservation of farmland birds faces different challenges in Western and Central-Eastern Europe. Acta Ornithologica 46: 1–12.

Knudsen E., Lindén A., Both C. , Jonzen N. , Pulido F., Saino N., Sutherland W., Bach L., Coppack T., Ergon T., Gienapp P., Gill J., Gordo O., Hedenström A., Lehikoinen E., Marra P., Moller A.P., Nilsson A., Péron G., Ranta E., Rubolini D., Sparks T.H., Spina F., Studds C., Sæther S., Tryjanowski P., Stenseth N.C. (2011) Challenging claims in the study of migratory birds and climate change. Biological Reviews 86: 928-946.

Rosenzweig C., Karoly D., Vicarelli M., Neofotis P., Wu Q., Casassa G., Menzel A., Root T.L., Estrella N., Seguin B., Tryjanowski P. , Liu C., Rawlins S., Imeson A. (2008) Attributing physical and biological impacts to anthropogenic climate change. Nature 453: 353-358.

Tryjanowski P., Sparks T.H., Biaduń W., Brauze T., Hetmański T., Martyka R., Skórka P., Indykiewicz P., Myczko Ł., Kunysz P., Kawa P., Czyż S., Czechowski P., Polakowski M., Zduniak P.,
Tryjanowski P, Sparks T, Rybacki M, Berger L (2006) Is body size of the water frog Rana esculenta complex responding to climate change? Naturwissenschaften 93: 110-113.

Sæther, B. E., R. Lande, S. Engen, H. Weimerskirch, M. Lillegaard, R. Altwegg, P. H. Becker, T. Bregnballe, J. E. Brommer, R. McCleery, J. Merila, E. Nyholm, W. Rendell, R. R. Robertson, P. Tryjanowski, and M. E. Visser 2005. Generation time and temporal scaling of bird population dynamics. Nature 436: 99-102.

Tryjanowski P, Sparks T, Profus P. 2005. Uphill shifts in the distribution of the white stork Ciconia ciconia in southern Poland: the importance of nest quality. Diversity Distrib. 11: 219-223.

Sparks T.H., Tryjanowski P. 2005. The detection of climate impacts: some methodological considerations. Int. J. Climatol. 25: 271-277.

Kanuscak P, Hromada M, Sparks TH, Tryjanowski P 2004. Does climate at different scales influence the phenology and phenotype of the River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis? Oecologia 141: 158-163.

Tryjanowski, P., Kuźniak, S., Sparks, T. 2002. Earlier arrival of some farmland migrants in western Poland. Ibis 144: 62-68.

Tryjanowski P., Sparks T. 2001. Is the detection of the first arrival date of migrating birds influenced by population size? A case study of the red-backed shrike Lanius collurio. Int. J. Biometeorol. 45: 217-219.