Szymon Drobniak

DECRA Fellow
Research Fellow

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

Publications

Book Chapters
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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
2016
Conference Papers
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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
2017
Journal articles
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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
2020
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
2019
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
2019
Janas K; Lutyk D; Sudyka J; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M; Drobniak S, 2019, 'Carotenoid-based coloration correlates with the hatching date of Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus nestlings', Ibis, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ibi.12751
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2019
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2018
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2017
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
Sudyka J; Arct A; Drobniak S; Gustafsson L; Cichoan 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
2016
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
2016
Sudyka J; Arct A; Drobniak S; Gustafsson L; Cichoan 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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2016
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2015
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
2014
Drobniak SM; Dubiec A; Gustafsson L; Cichoń M, 2014, '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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2014
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
2013
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
2013
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
2013
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
2012
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
2010
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
2010
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
2010
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
2010