Mr Szymon   Drobniak
Research Fellow

Mr Szymon Drobniak

2012 - PhD. in Biology

2008 - MsC. in Mathematical and Nature Sciences

Science
Biological, Earth & Env Sci

2003-2008 - MSc. in natural and mathematical sciences, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

2008-2012 - PhD. in biology, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

2012-2015 - Research Assistant, Jagiellonian University (Poland)

2015-now - Ass. Prof. Jagiellonian University (Poland)

2013-2015 - Post-doc, University of Zürich (Switzerland)

2017-2018 - Post-doc, University of Uppsala (Sweden)

2019-now - DECRA Fellow, UNSW

Location
Desk 5.41, Level 5 West Biological Sciences South (E26) UNSW, Kensington 2052

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Mazurczyk W; Drobniak S; Moore S, 2016, 'Towards a systematic view on cybersecurity ecology', in Akhgar B; Brewster B (ed.), Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications, SPRINGER, pp. 17 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-38930-1_2
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    O’Dea RE; Parker TH; Chee YE; Culina A; Drobniak SM; Duncan DH; Fidler F; Gould E; Ihle M; Kelly CD; Lagisz M; Roche DG; Sánchez-Tójar A; Wilkinson DP; Wintle BC; Nakagawa S, 2021, 'Towards open, reliable, and transparent ecology and evolutionary biology', BMC Biology, vol. 19, pp. 68, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12915-021-01006-3
    Journal articles | 2021
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Swierk L; Boyer JFF; Chang J; Petelo M; Drobniak SM, 2021, 'Intrasexual variability of a conspicuous social signal influences attack rate of lizard models in an experimental test', Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 35, pp. 131 - 146, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10682-020-10085-7
    Journal articles | 2021
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    Janas K; Gaweł P; Łatkiewicz A; Lutyk D; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M; Drobniak SM, 2021, 'Sexual dichromatism, size dimorphism, and microscale anatomy of white wing stripe in blue tits', Current Zoology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cz/zoab011
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Culina A; Adriaensen F; Bailey LD; Burgess MD; Charmantier A; Cole EF; Eeva T; Matthysen E; Nater CR; Sheldon BC; Sæther BE; Vriend SJG; Zajkova Z; Adamík P; Aplin LM; Angulo E; Artemyev A; Barba E; Barišić S; Belda E; Bilgin CC; Bleu J; Both C; Bouwhuis S; Branston CJ; Broggi J; Burke T; Bushuev A; Camacho C; Campobello D; Canal D; Cantarero A; Caro SP; Cauchoix M; Chaine A; Cichoń M; Ćiković D; Cusimano CA; Deimel C; Dhondt AA; Dingemanse NJ; Doligez B; Dominoni DM; Doutrelant C; Drobniak SM; Dubiec A; Eens M; Einar Erikstad K; Espín S; Farine DR; Figuerola J; Kavak Gülbeyaz P; Grégoire A; Hartley IR; Hau M; Hegyi G; Hille S; Hinde CA; Holtmann B; Ilyina T; Isaksson C; Iserbyt A; Ivankina E; Kania W; Kempenaers B; Kerimov A; Komdeur J; Korsten P; Král M; Krist M; Lambrechts M; Lara CE; Leivits A; Liker A; Lodjak J; Mägi M; Mainwaring MC; Mänd R; Massa B; Massemin S; Martínez-Padilla J; Mazgajski TD; Mennerat A; Moreno J; Mouchet A; Nakagawa S; Nilsson JÅ; Nilsson JF; Cláudia Norte A; van Oers K; Orell M; Potti J; Quinn JL; Réale D; Kristin Reiertsen T; Rosivall B; Russell AF; Rytkönen S; Sánchez-Virosta P; Santos ESA, 2020, 'Connecting the data landscape of long-term ecological studies: The SPI-Birds data hub', Journal of Animal Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13388
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Chatelain M; Drobniak SM; Szulkin M, 2020, 'The association between stressors and telomeres in non-human vertebrates: a meta-analysis', Ecology Letters, vol. 23, pp. 381 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ele.13426
    Journal articles | 2020
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Janas K; Lutyk D; Sudyka J; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M; Drobniak S, 2020, 'Carotenoid-based coloration correlates with the hatching date of Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus nestlings', Ibis, vol. 162, pp. 645 - 654, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12751
    Journal articles | 2020
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    Janas K; Łatkiewicz A; Parnell A; Lutyk D; Barczyk J; Shawkey MD; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M; Drobniak SM, 2020, 'Differential effects of early growth conditions on colour-producing nanostructures revealed through small angle X-ray scattering and electron microscopy', The Journal of experimental biology, vol. 223, http://dx.doi.org/10.1242/jeb.228387
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Bojarska K; Drobniak S; Jakubiec Z; Zyśk-Gorczyńska E, 2019, 'Winter insomnia: How weather conditions and supplementary feeding affect the brown bear activity in a long-term study', Global Ecology and Conservation, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gecco.2019.e00523
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Cieślak E; Drobniak S, 2019, 'Phylogeography of xerothermic Carlina acanthifolia subsp. utzka in Central Europe', Flora: Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, vol. 253, pp. 76 - 86, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2019.03.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Arct A; Drobniak SM; Mellinger S; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2019, 'Parental genetic similarity and offspring performance in blue tits in relation to brood size manipulation', Ecology and Evolution, vol. 9, pp. 10085 - 10091, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5367
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Sudyka J; Podmokła E; Drobniak SM; Dubiec A; Arct A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2019, 'Sex-specific effects of parasites on telomere dynamics in a short-lived passerine—the blue tit', Science of Nature, vol. 106, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-019-1601-5
    Journal articles | 2019
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Sudyka J; Arct A; Drobniak SM; Gustafsson L; Cichon M, 2019, 'Birds with high lifetime reproductive success experience increased telomere loss', Biology Letters, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2018.0637
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Janas K; Podmokła E; Lutyk D; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M; Drobniak S, 2018, 'Influence of haemosporidian infection status on structural and carotenoid-based colouration in the blue tit Cyanistes caeruleus', Journal of Avian Biology, vol. 49, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.01840
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Wojczulanis-Jakubas K; Drobniak SM; Jakubas D; Kulpińska-Chamera M; Chastel O, 2018, 'Assortative mating patterns of multiple phenotypic traits in a long-lived seabird', Ibis, vol. 160, pp. 464 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12568
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Sniegula S; Golab MJ; Drobniak SM; Johansson F, 2018, 'The genetic variance but not the genetic covariance of life-history traits changes towards the north in a time-constrained insect', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 31, pp. 853 - 865, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13269
    Journal articles | 2018
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Podmokła E; Drobniak SM; Rutkowska J, 2018, 'Chicken or egg? Outcomes of experimental manipulations of maternally transmitted hormones depend on administration method – a meta-analysis', Biological Reviews, vol. 93, pp. 1499 - 1517, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/brv.12406
    Journal articles | 2018
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    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Griesser M; Drobniak SM; Nakagawa S; Botero CA, 2017, 'Family living sets the stage for cooperative breeding and ecological resilience in birds', PLoS Biology, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.2000483
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Griesser M; Wagner GF; Drobniak SM; Ekman J, 2017, 'Reproductive trade-offs in a long-lived bird species: condition-dependent reproductive allocation maintains female survival and offspring quality', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 30, pp. 782 - 795, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13046
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Lutyk D; Tagirov M; Drobniak S; Rutkowska J, 2017, 'Higher growth rate and gene expression in male zebra finch embryos are independent of manipulation of maternal steroids in the eggs', General and Comparative Endocrinology, vol. 254, pp. 1 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ygcen.2017.09.004
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Zmudczyńska-Skarbek K; Barcikowski M; Drobniak SM; Gwiazdowicz DJ; Richard P; Skubała P; Stempniewicz L, 2017, 'Transfer of ornithogenic influence through different trophic levels of the Arctic terrestrial ecosystem of Bjørnøya (Bear Island), Svalbard', Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol. 115, pp. 475 - 489, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.09.008
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Arct A; Sudyka J; Podmokła E; Drobniak SM; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2017, 'Heterozygosity–fitness correlations in blue tit nestlings (Cyanistis caeruleus) under contrasting rearing conditions', Evolutionary Ecology, vol. 31, pp. 803 - 814, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10682-017-9911-6
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Czarnoleski M; Kramarz P; Małek D; Drobniak SM, 2017, 'Genetic components in a thermal developmental plasticity of the beetle Tribolium castaneum', Journal of Thermal Biology, vol. 68, pp. 55 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2017.01.015
    Journal articles | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Podmokła E; Dubiec A; Drobniak SM; Sudyka J; Krupski A; Arct A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2017, 'Effect of haemosporidian infections on host survival and recapture rate in the blue tit', Journal of Avian Biology, vol. 48, pp. 796 - 803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.01108
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Kramarz P; Małek D; Naumiec K; Zając K; Drobniak SM, 2016, 'Response of Development and Body Mass to Daily Temperature Fluctuations: a Study on Tribolium castaneum', Evolutionary Biology, vol. 43, pp. 356 - 367, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11692-016-9375-6
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Mourocq E; Bize P; Bouwhuis S; Bradley R; Charmantier A; de la Cruz C; Drobniak SM; Espie RHM; Herényi M; Hötker H; Krüger O; Marzluff J; Møller AP; Nakagawa S; Phillips RA; Radford AN; Roulin A; Török J; Valencia J; van de Pol M; Warkentin IG; Winney IS; Wood AG; Griesser M, 2016, 'Life span and reproductive cost explain interspecific variation in the optimal onset of reproduction', Evolution, vol. 70, pp. 296 - 313, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.12853
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Sniegula S; Golab MJ; Drobniak SM; Johansson F, 2016, 'Seasonal time constraints reduce genetic variation in life-history traits along a latitudinal gradient', Journal of Animal Ecology, vol. 85, pp. 187 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.12442
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Prokop ZM; Drobniak SM, 2016, 'Genetic variation in male attractiveness: It is time to see the forest for the trees', Evolution, vol. 70, pp. 913 - 921, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.12898
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Dubiec A; Podmokła E; Zagalska-Neubauer M; Drobniak SM; Arct A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2016, 'Differential prevalence and diversity of haemosporidian parasites in two sympatric closely related non-migratory passerines', Parasitology, vol. 143, pp. 1320 - 1329, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0031182016000779
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Sudyka J; Arct A; Drobniak S; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2016, 'Longitudinal studies confirm faster telomere erosion in short-lived bird species', Journal of Ornithology, vol. 157, pp. 373 - 375, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-015-1304-4
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Gudowska A; Drobniak SM; Schramm BW; Labecka AM; Kozlowski J; Bauchinger U, 2016, 'Hold your breath beetle-Mites!', Evolution, vol. 70, pp. 249 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evo.12827
    Journal articles | 2016
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Kramarz P; Małek D; Gaweł M; Drobniak SM; Homa J, 2016, 'Reproductive status of Tribolium castaneum (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) affects its response to infection by Steinernema feltiae (Rhabditida: Steinernematidae)', European Journal of Entomology, vol. 113, pp. 309 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.14411/eje.2016.039
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Drobniak SM; Wagner G; Mourocq E; Griesser M, 2015, 'Family living: An overlooked but pivotal social system to understand the evolution of cooperative breeding', Behavioral Ecology, vol. 26, pp. 805 - 811, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arv015
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Małek D; Drobniak S; Gozdek A; Pawlik K; Kramarz P, 2015, 'Response of body size and developmental time of Tribolium castaneum to constant versus fluctuating thermal conditions', Journal of Thermal Biology, vol. 51, pp. 110 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2015.04.002
    Journal articles | 2015
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    Podmokla E; Dubiec A; Arct A; Drobniak SM; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2015, 'Malaria infection status predicts extra-pair paternity in the blue tit', Journal of Avian Biology, vol. 46, pp. 303 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jav.00599
    Journal articles | 2015
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    Griesser M; Halvarsson P; Drobniak SM; Vilà C, 2015, 'Fine-scale kin recognition in the absence of social familiarity in the Siberian jay, a monogamous bird species', Molecular Ecology, vol. 24, pp. 5726 - 5738, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.13420
    Journal articles | 2015
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    Arct A; Drobniak SM; Cichoń M, 2015, 'Genetic similarity between mates predicts extrapair paternity-a meta-analysis of bird studies', Behavioral Ecology, vol. 26, pp. 959 - 968, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arv004
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Drobniak SM; Arct A; Cichoń M, 2015, 'Extrapair paternity and genetic similarity-we are not quite there yet: A response to comments on Arct et al.', Behavioral Ecology, vol. 26, pp. 973 - 974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/beheco/arv098
    Journal articles | 2015
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Drobniak SM; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2015, 'Maternal Age-Related Depletion of Offspring Genetic Variance in Immune Response to Phytohaemagglutinin in the Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)', Evolutionary Biology, vol. 42, pp. 88 - 98, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11692-014-9301-8
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Sudyka J; Arct A; Drobniak S; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2014, 'Experimentally increased reproductive effort alters telomere length in the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 27, pp. 2258 - 2264, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.12479
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Podmokła E; Dubiec A; Drobniak SM; Arct A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2014, 'Determinants of prevalence and intensity of infection with malaria parasites in the Blue Tit', Journal of Ornithology, vol. 155, pp. 721 - 727, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10336-014-1058-4
    Journal articles | 2014
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    Drobniak SM; Dyrcz A; Sudyka J; Cichoń M, 2014, 'Continuous variation rather than specialization in the egg phenotypes of Cuckoos (Cuculus canorus) parasitizing two sympatric reed warbler species', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0106650
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Śniegula S; Drobniak SM; GołaB MJ; Johansson F, 2014, 'Photoperiod and variation in life history traits in core and peripheral populations in the damselfly Lestes sponsa', Ecological Entomology, vol. 39, pp. 137 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/een.12076
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Kowalczyk T; Pliszko A; Drobniak SM, 2014, 'Persicaria Nepalensis (Polygonaceae), a new potentially invasive anthropophyte in the Polish Flora', Polish Botanical Journal, vol. 59, pp. 255 - 261, http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/pbj-2014-0031
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Podmokła E; Dubiec A; Drobniak SM; Arct A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2014, 'Avian malaria is associated with increased reproductive investment in the blue tit', Journal of Avian Biology, vol. 45, pp. 219 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-048X.2013.00284.x
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Arct A; Drobniak SM; Podmokła E; Gustafson L; Cichoń M, 2013, 'Benefits of extra-pair mating may depend on environmental conditions-an experimental study in the blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus)', Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, vol. 67, pp. 1809 - 1815, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00265-013-1588-4
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Drobniak SM; Wiejaczka D; Arct A; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2013, 'Low Cross-Sex Genetic Correlation in Carotenoid-Based Plumage Traits in the Blue Tit Nestlings (Cyanistes caeruleus)', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0069786
    Journal articles | 2013
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Gołab MJ; Śniegula S; Drobniak SM; Zajac T; Serrano-Meneses MA, 2013, 'Where do floaters settle? An experimental approach in odonates', Animal Behaviour, vol. 86, pp. 1069 - 1075, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2013.09.013
    Journal articles | 2012
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Prokop ZM; Michalczyk Ł; Drobniak SM; Herdegen M; Radwan J, 2012, 'Meta-analysis suggests choosy females get sexy sons more than "Good genes"', Evolution, vol. 66, pp. 2665 - 2673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01654.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Drobniak SM; Wiejaczka D; Arct A; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2010, 'Sex-specific heritability of cell-mediated immune response in the blue tit nestlings (Cyanistes caeruleus)', Journal of Evolutionary Biology, vol. 23, pp. 1286 - 1292, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2010.01993.x
    Journal articles | 2010
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Arct A; Rutkowska J; Martyka R; Drobniak SM; Cichon M, 2010, 'Kin recognition and adjustment of reproductive effort in zebra finches', Biology Letters, vol. 6, pp. 762 - 764, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2010.0417
  • Conference Papers | 2017
    Mr Szymon Drobniak
    Przybylska AS; Wojciechowski MS; Drobniak SM; Jefimow M, 2017, 'Photo-responding Siberian hamsters support the allocation model of the relationship between energy metabolism and activity', in INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, New Orleans, LA, pp. E381 - E381, presented at Annual Meeting of the Society-for-Integrative-and-Comparative-Biology (SICB), New Orleans, LA, 04 January 2017 - 08 January 2017, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000398668702234&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

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