Higher Degree by Research Candidate
School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
My doctoral research focuses on the ecology, evolution and behaviour of animals, in particular, social behaviour in domesticated sheep (Ovis aries):
Leadership in groups: effects on group movement dynamics and decision making
Movement coordination is a widespread phenomenon across gregarious animals. In many systems, the coordinated movement and other synchronised behaviours are driven by certain individuals, so-called leaders. However, despite the common occurrence of leadership in groups across the animal kingdom, little is known about what makes an effective leader, and how leaders contribute to group processes such as movement and decision making. My research project will integrate the theory of leadership, social networks and movement ecology to address these questions in livestock species, sheep in particular.
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Date Position Institution name 2019 - 2019 Research assistant Polish Academy of Science
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Polish Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2017 - 2019 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich Germany Master of Science 2017 - 2019 University of Groningen Netherlands Master of Science 2013 - 2016 Jagiellonian University Poland Bachelor of Science
Year Citation 2021 Attisano, A., Hlebowicz, K., Gula, R., & Theuerkauf, J. (2021). Threat recognition and response in an avian brood-parasite host from New Caledonia. CURRENT ZOOLOGY, 67(3), 255-262.
2019 Bertolini, C., Hlebowicz, K., Schlichta, F., Capelle, J. J., van de Koppel, J., & Bouma, T. J. (2019). Are all patterns created equal? Cooperation is more likely in spatially simple habitats. Marine Ecology, 40(6), 10 pages.
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2019 Prokop, Z. M., Hlebowicz, K., Gaczorek, T. S., Antoł, W. M., Martin, O. Y., Gage, M. J. G., & Michalczyk. (2019). No evidence for short-term purging benefits of sexual selection in inbred red flour beetle populations. Journal of Zoology, 307(3), 178-185.
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2018 Plesnar-Bielak, A., Skwierzyńska, A. M., Hlebowicz, K., & Radwan, J. (2018). Relative costs and benefits of alternative reproductive phenotypes at different temperatures - Genotype-by-environment interactions in a sexually selected trait. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 18(1), 10 pages.
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2016 Kosztyła, P., Stec, D., Morek, W., Gąsiorek, P., Zawierucha, K., Michno, K., . . . Michalczyk, Ł. (2016). Experimental taxonomy confirms the environmental stability of morphometric traits in a taxonomically challenging group of microinvertebrates. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 178(4), 765-775.
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- 2020 — University of Adelaide Research Scholarships
- 2018 — Erasmus+ Mobility Grant
- 2017 — The Ministry of Science and Higher Education (Poland) scholarship for outstanding achievements
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