Adrian Surmacki

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Affiliation: Adam Mickiewicz University
Country: Poland

Publications

  1. pmc How to reduce the costs of ornaments without reducing their effectiveness? An example of a mechanism from carotenoid-based plumage
    Adrian Surmacki
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    Behav Ecol Sociobiol 70:695-700. 2016
  2. pmc Color polymorphism in a land snail Cepaea nemoralis (Pulmonata: Helicidae) as viewed by potential avian predators
    Adrian Surmacki
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614, Poznan, Poland
    Naturwissenschaften 100:533-40. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Soil and preen waxes influence the expression of carotenoid-based plumage coloration
    Adrian Surmacki
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    Naturwissenschaften 94:829-35. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Differences in predatory pressure on terrestrial snails by birds and mammals
    Zuzanna M Rosin
    Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    J Biosci 36:691-9. 2011
  5. doi request reprint The importance of illumination in nest site choice and nest characteristics of cavity nesting birds
    Paweł Podkowa
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614, Poznan, Poland
    Sci Rep 7:1329. 2017

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Publications5

  1. pmc How to reduce the costs of ornaments without reducing their effectiveness? An example of a mechanism from carotenoid-based plumage
    Adrian Surmacki
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    Behav Ecol Sociobiol 70:695-700. 2016
    ..These results support the occurrence of a previously overlooked mechanism to reduce the costs of carotenoid-based ornaments: precise pigment distribution to maximize efficiency of signals within single feathers...
  2. pmc Color polymorphism in a land snail Cepaea nemoralis (Pulmonata: Helicidae) as viewed by potential avian predators
    Adrian Surmacki
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614, Poznan, Poland
    Naturwissenschaften 100:533-40. 2013
    ..Our study provides the first insight into how potential avian predators view Cepaea nemoralis morphs. The results are discussed in light of multiple hypotheses explaining selective predation on Cepaea nemoralis morphs. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint Soil and preen waxes influence the expression of carotenoid-based plumage coloration
    Adrian Surmacki
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    Naturwissenschaften 94:829-35. 2007
    ..This is the first experimental study conducted on wild birds demonstrating that, in addition to pigment concentration, the presence of preen waxes and soils on feathers may contribute to variation in coloration...
  4. ncbi request reprint Differences in predatory pressure on terrestrial snails by birds and mammals
    Zuzanna M Rosin
    Department of Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614 Poznan, Poland
    J Biosci 36:691-9. 2011
    ..In contrast to mice, birds chose larger individuals. Significant differences in their predatory pressure can influence the evolution and maintenance of shell size and polymorphism of shell colouration in snails...
  5. doi request reprint The importance of illumination in nest site choice and nest characteristics of cavity nesting birds
    Paweł Podkowa
    Department of Avian Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 89, 61 614, Poznan, Poland
    Sci Rep 7:1329. 2017
    ..Our results provide the first experimental support for the idea that nest site choice and nest building behaviour in cavity-nesting birds are influenced by ambient illumination...