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O mnie:

Education & Professional Career

since 2000: University of Lodz; Department of Teacher Training and Biodiversity Studies - assistant professor.

2000: PhD in biological sciences (zoology & behavioural ecology), University of Lodz  “The life cycle and hunting strategy of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae)”

1996-2000: University of Lodz; Institute of Ecology & Environment Protection - doctoral studies

1996: MSc in environmental biology, University of Lodz

1994: Diploma of Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton (UK)

1993-1994: University of Wolverhampton (UK); School of Applied Sciences - European Training Foundation (TEMPUS Programme) - graduate course

1993: STOAS Agricultural College (NL) and University of Wolverhampthon (UK) - European Training Foundation (TEMPUS Programme) - course in "Environmental Conservation and Agricultural Entrepreneurship"

Expert Courses

2005: Polish Academy of Sciences, Museum and Institute of Zoology: “The application of molecular genetics in ecological research” (DNA isolation, PCR techniques, microsatelite sequences, DNA polymorphism, molecular techniques in philogeography, statistical analysis of molecular data);

1999, 2000: Université Claude Bernard Lyon I; Station Maritime de Physiologie; Institut Michel Pacha, Tamaris (France): “Marine biology and ecology of Mediterranean Sea”

1994: University of Ulster (UK), European Training Foundation (TEMPUS) program: “Limnology of Lough Neagh (Northern Ireland)”

Research Projects

2006 - 2009: „The role of innate preferences and experience in prey identification of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae)” - (funded by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research, grant no. SCSR 2P04F02830) – principal investigator.

2002 - 2004: “The development of complex hunting tactics in Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae)” - (funded by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research, grant no. SCSR 3P04F05822) – principal investigator.

1998 - 1999: “The life cycle and nest building process in Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae)” - (funded by the Polish State Committee for Scientific Research, grant no. SCSR 6P04F07215) – principal investigator.

Activities and Honours

Poster awarded with one year subscription of "Neuron" [Gordon Research Conference: Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution & Neurobiology, Oxford 2008, UK]

First prize for the best oral presentation [15th International Congress of Arachnology, Badplaas 2001, South Africa];

Second prize for the best oral presentation [19th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Aarhus 2000, Denmark];

Second prize for the best poster [17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh 1997, UK];

First prize for the best poster [16th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Siedlce 1996, Poland];

Member of the European Arachnological Society (since 1998);

Member of the General Council of the European Arachnological Society (2002-2005);

Editorial Assistant of Folia Biologica et Oecologica, a journal edited in English (since 2003);

Member of the International Society of Arachnology (since 2004);

Secretary of Zoological Committee, Polish Academy of Sciences (since 2012);

Selected Conferences

Bartos, M. 2012. Two heads are better than one – how naive jumping spiders decide where to strike when provided with contradictory information [ASAB Interdisciplinary Workshop 2012: Physical Cognition and Problem Solving, Birmingham, UK] paper;

Bartos, M. 2010. The role of head identification in prey capture of jumping spiders [18th International Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland] paper;

Bartos, M. 2010. Limited food-niche overlapping among spiders from three coexisting age groups [18th International Congress of Arachnology, Siedlce, Poland] paper;

Bartos, M. 2008. How do inexperienced jumping spiders know if their prey is able to escape and how it should be hunted? [Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar "Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution and Neurobiology", Oxford, UK] poster [awarded];

Bartos, M. 2008. Do juvenile jumping spiders discriminate between different prey types and hunt them as adults do? [Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar "Neuroethology: Behavior, Evolution and Neurobiology", Oxford, UK] poster;

Bartos, M. 2007. The role of selected prey features in triggering predatory behaviour of juvenile and adult Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) [17th International Congress of Arachnology, Sao Pedro, Brazil] paper;

Bartos, M. 2007. Hunting tactics in juvenile and adult jumping spiders [17th International Congress of Arachnology, Sao Pedro, Brazil] poster;

Bartos, M. 2007. Pająki idą do kina, czyli jak Yllenus arenarius (Salticidae) rozpoznaje swoje ofiary [19th Polish Zoological Society Meeting, Olsztyn, Poland] paper;

Bartos, M. 2006. Hunting tactics of juvenile and adult jumping spiders [3rd European Conference on Behavioural Biology, Belfast, UK] poster;

Bartos, M. 2006. Czego Spiderman mógłby się nauczyć od pająka, czyli przegląd najnowszych osiągnięć w badaniach nad zachowaniem pająków [1st Congress of Polish Ethological Society, Warsaw, Poland] paper;

Bartos, M. 2006. Kształtowanie się zachowań łowieckich w rozwoju Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) [1st Congress of Polish Ethological Society, Warsaw, Poland] poster;

Bartos, M. 2004. The development of hunting tactics in Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) – instinct vs. experience [16th International Congress of Arachnology, Gent, Belgium] paper;

Bartos, M. 2004. Do hunting tactics change when males lose their camouflage at maturation? [The 16th International Congress of Arachnology, Gent, Belgium] paper;

Bartos, M. 2004. Sympatric populations of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) isolated by the maturation season? [16th International Congress of Arachnology, Gent, Belgium] poster;

Bartos, M. 2004. Kształtowanie sie taktyk łowieckich w rozwoju Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) [30th Evolutionary Biology Workshop, Mikołajki, Poland] paper;

Bartos, M. 2003. Hunting conditional strategy of a salticid spider Yllenus arenarius Menge, 1868 [21st European Colloquium of Arachnology, St. Petersburg, Russia] paper;

Bartos, M. 2003. The life cycle of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) [21st European Colloquium of Arachnology, St. Petersburg, Russia] poster;

Bartos, M. 2003. Taktyki łowieckie Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) w polowaniu na ofiary o małych i dużych zdolnościach do ucieczki [18th Polish Zoological Society Meeting, Toruń, Poland] paper;

Bartos, M. 2003. Dieta Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) w środowisku naturalnym [18th Polish Zoological Society Meeting, Toruń, Poland] poster;

Bartos, M. 2003. Taktyki łowieckie młodych i dorosłych osobników Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) [18th Polish Zoological Society Meeting, Toruń, Poland] poster;

Bartos, M. 2002. The Hunting tactics of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) [19th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Szombathely, Hungary] poster;

Bartos, M. 2002. The Prey of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) [19th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Szombathely, Hungary] poster;

Bartos, M. 2002. Strategia warunkowa w polowaniu pająka Yllenus arenarius [23rd Evolutionary Biology Workshop, Warsaw, Poland] paper;

Bartos, M. 2002. Hunting conditional strategy of Yllenus arenarius Menge, 1868 [Seminar of the Faculty of Biology; Christian-Albrechts University in Kiel, Kiel, Germany] paper;

Bartos, M. 2001. An unusual silken nest of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) – structure, function, building process [15th International Congress of Arachnology, Badplaas, South Africa] paper [awarded];

Bartos, M. 2000. Hunting conditional strategy of a salticid spider Yllenus arenarius Menge, 1868 [19th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Aarhus, Denmark] paper [awarded];

Selected Publications

Bartos M., Wojciechowska A. 2013. Wróblowe Passeriformes: Muchołówkowate Muscicapidae, Sikory Paridae, Wąsatki Panuridae, Raniuszki Aeghitaloidae, Remizy Remizidae. W: Janiszewski, T., Podlaszczuk, P., Wojciechowski, Z. (red.). Ptaki lęgowe OSO Pradolina Warszawsko-Berlińska PLB100001. Towarzystwo Przyrodników Ziemi Łódzkiej, Łódź.

Janiszewski T., Bartos M. 2013. Szponiaste Accipteriformes. W: Janiszewski, T., Podlaszczuk, P., Wojciechowski, Z. (red.). Ptaki lęgowe OSO Pradolina Warszawsko-Berlińska PLB100001. Towarzystwo Przyrodników Ziemi Łódzkiej, Łódź.

Bartos, M. 2013. The influence of camouflage and prey type on predatory decisions of jumping spider. Folia Biologica et Oecologica, 9 [DOI: 10.2478/fobio-2013-0002].

Bartos, M., Szczepko, K., M. Stańska. 2013. Predatory response to changes in camouflage in a sexually dimorphic jumping spider. Journal of Arachnology, 41: 381-386.

Szczepko, K., Kruk, A., Bartos, M., B. Wiśniowski. 2013. Factors influencing the diversity of cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) in the post-agriculture area of the Kampinos National Park, Poland. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6: 339-363.

Bartos, M., K. Szczepko. 2012. Development of prey-specific predatory behavior in a jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae), Journal of Arachnology, 40: 228-233.

Szczepko, K., Kruk, A., M. Bartos. 2012. The role of mosaicity of the post-agriculture area of the Kampinos National Park in determining the diversity of species of spider wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae). European Journal of Entomology, 109: 35-46. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2011. Pająki oglądają filmy. Academia, 2(30): 16-19. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2011. Spiders at the cinema. Academia, 2(30): 16-19. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2011. Partial dietary separation between coexisting cohorts of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae: Salticidae). Journal of Arachnology, 39: 230-235. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2008. Alternative predatory tactics in a juvenile jumping spider. Journal of Arachnology, 36: 300-305. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2007. Hunting prey with different escape potentials – alternative predatory tactics in a dune-dwelling salticid. Journal of Arachnology, 35(3): 499-509. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2005. The life history of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) – evidence for sympatric populations isolated by the year of maturation. Journal of Arachnology, 33(2): 222-229. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2004. The prey of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae). Bulletin of British Arachnological Society, 13(3): 83-85. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2002. Distance of approach to prey is adjusted to the prey’s ability to escape in Yllenus arenarius Menge (Araneae, Salticidae). In: S. Toft & N. Scharff (eds.), European Arachnology 2000: 33-38. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 2002. The subsand nests of Yllenus arenarius (Araneae, Salticidae) – structure, function and construction behavior. Journal of Arachnology, 30:275-280. [pdf]

Bartos, M. 1998. Quantitative analyses of male courtship behaviours in Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin, 1775) (Araneae, Pholcidae). In: P. Selden (ed.): Proceedings of the 17th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Edinburgh 1997: 171–176. British Arachnological Society, Burnham, Beeches, Bucks.

Bartos, M. 1997. Development of male pedipalps prior to the final moulting in Pholcus phalangioides (Fuesslin) (Araneae, Pholcidae). In: M. Żabka (ed.): Proceedings of the 16th European Colloquium of Arachnology, Siedlce 1996: 27-35. Wydawnictwo WSRP, Siedlce.

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