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My research focuses on ecology of avian populations in a wide sense. I have been involved in demographic studies of avian populations as well as in population dynamics studies across a range of geographical scales, using various field monitoring approaches and analytic tools. I am still interested in applied population monitoring methods as well as bird conservation issues arising due to forest management. Past research included topics related to species identification (large gulls), ecology and behaviour (e.g., mate choice, foraging tactics, offspring desertion, in gulls and terns), natural hybridization (the genus Larus in C and E Europe) and the ecology of birds during migration and wintering (waterbirds). Ecology of forest birds is in the center of my interests currently, with the long-term population study of marsh tits being its essential part. I am also interested in wood-decaying fungi of old-growth (and other) forests. I obtained my PhD in 2006, worked in Ornithological Station PAS 2004-2015 and since then I am at the University of Wrocław. I have also worked as an Associate Editor in Acta Ornithologica journal (for the last 4 years) and Ornis Polonica journal (11 years).
by Martin Muir | Jan 30, 2018