Anna Wereszczuk
Academic title:
Ecophysiology and Behavioral Ecology
Education and scientific degrees
  • PhD: 2019, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Biology, Biology
  • MSc: 2010, University of Bialystok, Faculty of Biology and Chemistry, Institute of Biology, Department of Animal Ecology.
Research profile

My research is primarily anchored in animal population ecology, behavioural, and evolutionary ecology. I am fascinated by the mechanisms driving species' adaptations to global warming and environmental alterations, as well as the consequent effects on interspecific interactions and species' expansion.
In my doctoral project, I focused on determining the influence of the matrix type (and permeability) on individual dispersion between patches of environment and investigated how isolation and restricted gene flow affect space use patterns, individual behaviours, population dynamics, and the genetic structure of the stone marten.
Currently, I am particularly interested in the morphological adaptations of mustelids induced by climate changes. Beyond researching changes in body size, I seek answers about the significance of morphological changes within the skull, employing microcomputed tomography for this purpose.

Research projects
  • 2011-2014, NCN, UMO-2011/01/N/NZ8/04525 "Does the matrix matter? Influence of habitat isolation in shaping genetic structure and dynamics of stone marten population": leader. Project financed by National Science Center.
Additional functions
  • Member of the network: "Martes Working Group"