Honorary Collaborators

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Department of Vertebrate Zoology and Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, University of Szczecin

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Research interests:

My interests focus on the ecology and behavior of birds, especially on issues relating to reproductive strategies, adaptations to the changing environment of life and relationships with other organisms (food sources, predators).
During 2008-2015 I participated in studies conducted in the primeval forest - strictly protected area of the Białowieża National Park. My work concentrated on breeding phenology of Great Tit Parus major, factors which directly affect the timing of breeding, synchronization of the breeding season with the caterpillar peak, and the influence this has on breeding success. Currently I participate in studies of biology and ethology of urban blackbird Turdus merula populations.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T., Hebda G., Cholewa M., Broughton R. K. 2016. Breeding success of the Great Tit Parus major in relation to attributes of natural nest cavities in a primeval forest. Journal of Ornithology 157: 343-354. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T. Cholewa M., Hebda G., Maziarz M., Rowiński P. 2016. Immense plasticity of timing of breeding in a sedentary forest passerine, Poecile palustris. Journal of Avian Biology 47: 129-133. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T., Hebda G., Cholewa M. 2015. Natural nest-sites of Great Tits (Parus major) in a primeval temperate forest (Białowieża National Park, Poland). Journal of Ornithology 156: 613-623. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cholewa M., Wesołowski T. 2011. Nestling food of European hole-nesting passerines: do we know enough to test the adaptive hypotheses on breeding seasons? Acta Ornithologica 46: 105–116. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T., Cholewa M. 2009. Climate variation and bird breeding seasons in a primeval temperate forest. Climate Research 38: 199-208. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Research interests:

I’m interested in birds, their ecology and adaptations.
I work in a team in the primaeval Białowieża Forest. This place gives a unique possibility to learn complex relations between organisms and their environment. The forest features, among others, a rich and diverse fauna of predators, large availability of food and nesting places (including tree holes).
So far, I’ve been working on the breeding ecology of Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix. Nowadays, I aim at describing natural nest sites of Great Tit Parus major and investigating breeding parameters in relation to attributes of tree holes used by tits.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T., Hebda G., Cholewa M., Broughton R. K. 2016. Breeding success of the Great Tit Parus major in relation to attributes of natural nest cavities in a primeval forest. Journal of Ornithology 157: 343-354. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T., Cholewa M., Hebda G., Maziarz M., Rowiński P. 2016. Immense plasticity of timing of breeding in a sedentary forest passerine, Poecile palustris. Journal of Avian Biology 47: 129-133. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T., Czeszczewik D., Hebda G., Maziarz M., Mitrus C., Rowiński P. 2015. 40 years of breeding bird community dynamics in a primeval temperate forest (Białowieża National Park, Poland). Acta Ornithologica 50: 95–120. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Broughton R. K., Hebda G., Maziarz M., Smith K. W., Smith L., Hinsley S. A. 2015. Nest-site competition between bumblebees (Bombidae), social wasps (Vespidae) and cavity-nesting birds in Britain and the Western Palearctic. Bird Study 62: 427-437. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maziarz M., Broughton R. K. 2015. Breeding microhabitat selection by Great Tits Parus major in a deciduous primeval forest (Białowieża National Park, Poland). Bird Study 62: 358-367. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T., Hebda G., Cholewa M. 2015. Natural nest-sites of Great Tits (Parus major) in a primeval temperate forest (Białowieża National Park, Poland). Journal of Ornithology 156: 613-623. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T., Rowiński P., Maziarz M. 2015. Interannual variation in tree seed production in a primeval temperate forest: does masting prevail? European Journal of Forest Research 134: 99-112. Abstract,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hobson K. A., Van Wilgenburg S. L., Wesołowski T., Maziarz M., Bijlsma R. G., Grendelmeier A., Mallord J. W. 2014. A multi-isotope (δ2H, δ13C, δ15N) approach to establishing migratory connectivity in Palearctic-Afrotropical migrants: An example using Wood Warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix. Acta Ornithologica 49: 57–69. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T. 2014. Does darkness limit the use of tree cavities for nesting by birds? Journal of Ornithology 155: 793-799. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T. 2013. Microclimate of tree cavities used by Great Tits (Parus major) in a primeval forest. Avian Biology Research 6: 47-56. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T., Maziarz M. 2012. Dark tree cavities – a challenge for hole nesting birds? Journal of Avian Biology 43: 454-460. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Maziarz M., Wesołowski T. 2010. Timing of breeding and nestling diet of
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix in relation to changing
food supply. Bird Study 57: 540-552. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T., Maziarz M. 2009. Changes in breeding phenology and
performance of Wood Warblers Phylloscopus sibilatrix in a primeval forest:
a thirty-year perspective. Acta Ornithologica 44: 69-80. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wesołowski T., Rowiński P., Maziarz M. 2009. Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix: a nomadic insectivore in search of safe breeding grounds? Bird Study 56: 26–33. Abstract, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.