Werner Ulrich joined the Editorial Board of Journal of Biogeography. He will hold position of a Subject Editor. Journal of Biogeography is a prestigious journal which deals with all aspects of spatial, ecological and historical biogeography.
Research project entitled „Integrative systematics of Australian flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae)” was accepted for financing under the 2015-16 Research Grant round of the Australian Government’s National Taxonomy Research Grant Programme (principal investigator: prof. James Wallman, Wollongong University). Krzysztof Szpila, as one of the three joint investigators, will be responsible for studying of larval morphology of Sarcophagidae and systematics and taxonomy of subfamily Miltogramminae.
Prof. Ulrich received a honour medal of the State fire department for long-lasting support.
Prof. Werner Ulrich had a lecture on ‘East African bird communities in fragmented landscapes’ and was a chair of the macroecology discussion group at the biannual Conference of the International Biogeography Society held in Bayreuth, Germany.
Eyob Gebrehiwot Gebregeorgis joined the Ecology and Biogeography team as a PhD student. He finished Hawassa University in Ethiopia and is a Polish Government Scholarship holder. The research will be conducted under the supervision of dr hab. Marcin Koprowski.
On 1-16 September we hosted dr. Kamran Akbarzadeh from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His stay was a part of joint research of Iranian flies of forensic importance. Project is realized together with prof. Krzysztof Szpila and dr. Marcin Piwczyński.
On 14 August, accordingly to positive opinion of Central Commission for Academic Degrees and Titles, President of The Republic of Poland awarded professor title to Krzysztof Szpila.
On 17th April the Members of the Faculty of Biology and Environment Protection awarded habilitation to Marcin Koprowski. Congratulations !
11th Meeting of European Association for Forensic Entomology was held from
the 9th to 11st of April 2014. Krzysztof Szpila presented oral communication
entitled “Flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) colonizing pig carcasses in
Central Europe” and was co-author of three posters: “Comparative larval
morphology of nine flesh fly species (Sarcophagidae) of forensic importance
in southern Brazil”, “Molecular identification of forensically important
cheese skippers (Diptera: Piophilidae) using COI and EF1?” and “Effect of
body mass and clothing on carrion entomofauna”.
Dr Marcin Koprowski (http://www.keib.umk.pl/marcin-koprowski/) invites students to perform master thesis from dendrochronology on material coming from Ethiopia.