Zygmunt Bocheński, Zbigniew M. Bocheński, Teresa Tomek (2012)
A history of Polish birds.
226 pp, hardback, ISBN 978-83-61358-44-2
Price: Europe 30 €
"A history of Polish birds" is the first book to summarize our knowledge of bird remains from all fossil and subfossil sites in Poland, compare it with books and papers on the fauna of Poland published since the 16th century, and contrast this with the recent status of each species. It should prove to be an invaluable resource for avian palaeontologists, zooarchaeologists and ornithologists, as well as serious birdwatchers who wish to broaden their knowledge. The book is more than just a catalogue or an encyclopedia. It includes entries on every species and summarizes their occurrence in Poland from the earliest fossil records to the present day. User-friendly additions such as stratigraphic charts, a graphical presentation of the temporal distribution of all avian taxa in Poland and a complete list of fossil and subfossil sites with bird remains make it easy to follow even for non-specialists. Numerous illustrations help the scientific content.
Grzegorz Paśnik (2010)
Phylogeny and generic classification of Tachyusini (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae)
129 pp, paperback, ISBN 978-83-61358-28-2
Price: Europe 20 €
The monograph presents a comprehensive study of the tribe Tachyusini. The book consists of three major parts: - introductory part that provides an overview of the classification of the genera and a nomenclatural history of the tribe Tachyusini. - phylogenetic part that presents results of the cladistic analysis, which was reconstructed based on morphological data, using maximum parsimony and Bayesian inference analyses. The results of the performed analyses strongly support the monophyly of the Tachyusini on the base of five unambiguous synapomorphies. In the maximum parsimony analysis, the tribe Oxypodini is resolved as sister group to the ingroup taxa. The membership of the study genera to the tribe Tachyusini and their phylogenetic relationships are briefly discussed. - systematic part that provides the diagnosis of the tribe with key to genera, description of the genera with their synonymy and data on distribution. The text is supplemented throughout by colour photographs of beetles, drawings of the morphological details, the distributional maps and includes an extensive bibliography.
Barbara Rzebik-Kowalska & Valentin A. Nesin (2010)
Erinaceomorpha and Soricomorpha (Insectivora, Mammalia) from the Late Miocene of Ukraine
61 pp, paperback, ISBN 978-83-61358-32-9
Price: Europe 8 €
This publication presents remains of Erinaceidae, Talpidae and Soricidae found in four Late Miocene Localities of Ukraine. The remains are described, measured and illustrated, and their systematic positions and distributions are discussed. Two hedgehog taxa, nine to ten moles and ten to 13 shrew taxa were identified. Erinaceidae are represented by Schizogalerix cf. sarmaticus and cf. Postpalerinaceus sp., Desmanella cf. dubia, Desmanella sp., Ruemkelia sp., Desmana cf. nehringi, Desmaninae gen. et sp. indeterminata 1 and 2, Urotrichus giganteus, ?Scaptonyx sp., Talpa gilothi, and Desmanodon major represent the Talpidae. The Soricidae include ?Miosorex sp., Crusafontina kormosi, Amblycoptus oligodon, Amblycoptus sp. or Kordosia sp., ?Petenyia sp., Petenyia cf. dubia, Mafia cf. dehneli, ?Neomysorex cf. alpinoides, Asoriculus cf. gibberodon, Asoriculus sp., Sorex pseudoalpinus, Zelceina cf. podlesicensis and "Paenelimnoecus" repenningi.
Ewa Krzemińska, Wiesław Krzemiński & Christine Dahl (2009)
Monograph of fossil Trichoceridae (Diptera): Over 180 million years of evolution
171 pp, paperback, ISBN 978-83-61358-20-6
Price: Europe 20 €
The monograph presents complete record of fossil Trichoceridae in systematic order and the inferred phylogeny of the family based on fossil and recent taxa. The specimens come from 28 localities of Asia, Europe and North America, covering the period from the Lower Jurassic to the Upper Miocene. The higher taxonomy applied to fossil specimens is based on characters of the legs, thoracic pleura, wings and genitalia of male and female, i.e., same structures on which the taxonomy of the recent Trichoceridae is founded. The morphological structures are presented in 225 plates of photographs and drawings. Photos of nearly all specimens are included in the annex. One new subfamily, five new genera and 54 new fossil species of Trichoceridae are described and all taxa known are revised. A phylogenetic tree of the family in the chronological context is proposed. The results of our study show the radiation of the Trichoceridae in the Jurassic and change of trichoceriid fauna about the early Cretaceous.
Barbara Rzebik-Kowalska (2009)
Biodiversity of Polish fossil insectivores (Erinaceomorpha, Soricomorpha, Insectivora, Mammalia) compared to the European and global faunas
123 pp, paperback, ISBN 978-83-61358-16-9
Price: Europe 15 €
Book presents up to date information on the Miocene, Pliocene and Quaternary insectivore mammals (Erinaceomorpha and Soricomorpha) of Poland, compared against a background of European and global insectivore faunas. The fossil taxa found in Poland, taxa first described from Poland, and the localities in which insectivores have been found with lists of taxa from each are given. The history of insectivores is reviewed.
Adam Nadachowski, Marcin Żarski, Mikołaj Urbanowski, Piotr Wojtal, Barbara Miękina, Grzegorz Lipecki, Katarzyna Ochman, Mirosław Krawczyk, Gwidon Jakubowski & Teresa Tomek (2009)
Late Pleistocene environment of the Częstochowa Upland (Poland) reconstructed on the basis of faunistic evidence from archaeological cave sites
112 pp, hardback, ISBN 978-83-61358-12-1
Price: Europe 25 €
The study of Late Pleistocene environment is based on analyses of fossil vertebrate assemblages from three archaeological cave localities (Komarowa, Deszczowa and Krucza Skała). Faunistic evidence in conjunction with lithological studies and AMS 14C dating enables to reconstruct pelaeoenvironments in the studied area during almost whole late middle and late Pleistocene. The composition of faunal assemblages is described for younger Saalian (Warta Glaciation, OIS 6), Early Weichselian (Toruń Stadial and Gniew Interstadial, OIS 5d-5a), Pleni-Weichselian (Grudziądz Interstadial, OIS 3) as well as last Glacial Maximum and Late Glacial (OIS 2). Remains of Allactaga and Macaca are described from Komarowa Cave for the first time in Poland.
Zdzisława T. Stebnicka (2009)
Aphodiinae of Australia (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Iconography
187 pp, hardback, ISBN 978-83-61358-24-4
Price: Europe 30 €
The fauna of Australian Aphodiinae (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae) includes eight tribes and 30 genera with 183 known species inhabiting the Australian continent and offshore islands. Of the total number of 183 species, the 172 species are presented in iconography. The essential diagnoses of the tribes with keys to genera, descriptions of the genera and species with their synonymy, data on affinities, location of the name-bearing types, known habitats and seasonality and distribution are associated with colour photographs of beetles and drawings of the pertinent morphological details. The literature includes monographs, revisions and other publications dealing with taxonomy of the tribes on the world basis.
Teresa Tomek & Zbigniew M. Bocheński (2009)
A key for the identification of domestic bird bones in Europe: Galliformes and Columbiformes
111 pp, hardback, ISBN: 978-83-61358-08-4
Price: Europe 30 €
Distinguishing between wild and domestic bird remains as well as species-specific identification of the latter is of vital importance for the correct analysis of bone remains. This book provides a dichotomous key to the identification of bones of domesticated bird species, distinguishing them from bones of all other wild species nesting, wintering or migrating in Europe. This is the second volume resulting from a project devoted to the identification of domestic bird bones. The first volume (BOCHEŃSKI & TOMEK, 2009) is intended as a general identification of bones of taxa that include domestic species (Anseriformes, Galliformes and Columbiformes).
This volume includes two parts that allow the identification to species within Galliformes and Columbiformes, respectively.
This is the first key allowing for identification of each of the two articular ends of long bones separately. All other keys deal with complete bones, which often makes it difficult to identify a broken bone. All groups containing domesticated species are thoroughly illustrated. Life-size bones of all species are shown in photographs arranged in plates. To facilitate identification work a CD containing all plates is included.
Zbigniew M. Bocheński & Teresa Tomek (2009)
A key for the identification of domestic bird bones in Europe: preliminary determination
101 pp, hardback, ISBN: 978-83-61358-04-6
Price: Europe 30 €
Distinguishing between wild and domestic bird remains as well as species-specific identification of the latter is of vital importance for the correct analysis of bone remains. This book provides a dichotomous key to the identification of bones of domesticated bird species, distinguishing them from bones of all other wild species nesting, wintering or migrating in Europe. This project consists of two manuals. The first, this volume, is intended as a general identification of taxa that include domestic species (Anseriformes, Galliformes and Columbiformes).
The other volume (TOMEK & BOCHEŃSKI, 2009) includes two parts that allow the identification to species within Galliformes and Columbiformes, respectively. This is the first key allowing for identification of each of the two articular ends of long bones separately. All other keys deal with complete bones, which often makes it difficult to identify a broken bone. All groups containing domesticated species are thoroughly illustrated. Life-size bones of all species are shown in photographs arranged in plates. To facilitate identification work a CD containing all plates is included.
Zdzisława T. Stebnicka (2008)
The tribe Eupariini of New World (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Aphodiinae). Iconography II
135 pp, hardback, ISBN 978-83-61358-00-8
Price: Europe 30 €
The second part of iconography of the New World Eupariini (Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae, Aphodiinae) presents 26 genera with 138 known species inhabiting American continent and West Indies. The essential diagnoses of genera and species with their known and new synonymy, affinities, bionomy and distribution are associated with colour photographs, drawings of the male genitalia and of other morphological details. The literature includes revisions, monographs and all publications on taxonomy and biology of the tribe on the world basis.
Waldemar Celary (2007)
Zagrożenia i ochrona bioróżnorodności polskich pszczół spójnicowatych (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila: Melittidae)
86 pp, paperback, ISBN 978-83-919407-7-8
Książka przedstawia morfologię i bionomię krajowych przedstawicieli pszczół spójnicowatych. Pokazuje także zróżnicowanie i liczebność rodzimej fauny Melittidae. Ponadto, analizuje zmiany w rozmieszczeniu poszczególnych gatunków na obszarze Polski jakie nastąpiły w ciągu ostatnich 130 lat. Na końcu przedstawia zagrożenia jakim podlegają pszczoły spójnicowate i prezentuje metody ich ochrony.
Zdzisława T. Stebnicka (2007)
The genus Ataenius Harold, 1867 (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of New World. Iconography
155 pp, hardback, ISBN 978-83-919407-8-5
Price: Europe 30 €
The book presents 190 known species of the genus Ataenius HAROLD, 1867, inhabiting American continent and adjacent archipelagos. The essential diagnoses of species inluding their known and new synonymy, affinities, bionomy and distribution are associated with 26 plates of colour pictures and 12 plates of greyscale drawings of the male genitalia and other morphological details. The literature includes revisions, monographs and all publications on taxonomy and biology of the genus.
Piotr Wojtal (2007)
Zooarchaeological studies of the Late Pleistocene sites in Poland
189 pp, hardback, ISBN: 978-83-919407-6-1
Price: Europe 30 €
The book’s detailed zooarchaeological descriptions of Polish sites, from the least known to the most widely known such as Kraków Spadzista Street. This study of faunal assemblages in Polish archaeological sites is an important reference for researchers who wish to learn the most up-to-date interpretations of Palaeolithic human economic relationships with animals. A central contribution made by this book is a discussion of the places of different species in human subsistence and technology, such as cave bear, reindeer, and woolly mammoth. This book is well illustrated, fully referenced, and thoughtful in presentation.See a sample chapter of this book
Małgorzata Prajer (2006)
Regulation of the clonal cycle in the Paramecium aurelia species complex
41 pages, 16 figures, paperback, ISBN 83-919407-3-X
Price: 10 €
The mechanisms of meiosis induction in Paramecium were analyzed in this publication, mainly based on the author's researches. The clonal cycle begins with fertilization preceded by meiosis. The conditionings of meiosis induction were precisely studied in cells entering autogamy, a self-fertilization process, occurring in P. aurelia species. In clones of cells, meiosis appears during starvation after passing a number of vegetative divisions (cell generations), starting from the last fertilization.
Investigations concerning the number of generations between two successive autogamies in Paramecium were performed. Genetic as well as the exogenous and endogenous factors were studied and discussed in order to elucidate their effects on induction of meiosis.
Jerzy Pawłowski i Elżbieta Warchałowska-Śliwa (2006)
Stacja biologiczna w Ojcowie
Niedawno minęło 40 lat od powołania Stacji Biologicznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk w Ojcowie. Okrągła rocznica stała się okazją do spisania historii tej placówki. Trudu tego podjęli się pierwszy Kierownik Stacji i jej organizator – profesor Jerzy Pawłowski i obecny Kierownik – docent Elżbieta Warchałowska-Śliwa.
Książka napisana jest interesującym, wartkim językiem, pełna anegdot, bogato ilustrowana zdjęciami i rysunkami pracowników, praktykantów i wielu gości odwiedzających Stację, którzy tu pracowali, odpoczywali i dobrze się bawili. Autorzy umieścili i udokumentowali wszystkie ważniejsze wydarzenia związane z historią Stacji. Dzięki temu książka stała się nie tylko zbiorem luźnych opowiadań, lecz rzetelną kroniką wydarzeń z dziejów Stacji i w pewnej mierze, naszego Instytutu oraz ludzi z nim związanych. Opracowanie to uświadamia również ważną role Stacji jako miejsca pracy polskich przyrodników prowadzących badania na terenie Ojcowskiego Parku Narodowego i jego okolic.
Oddajemy do rąk czytelnika dzieje terenowej biologicznej stacji badawczej w Ojcowie z nadzieją, że w ten sposób uchronimy od zapomnienia część historii i okoliczności badań przyrodniczych prowadzonych w okolicach Krakowa w drugiej połowie XX wieku, a także sylwetki osób związanych z tą działalnością. Wstępne części opracowania przypominają też, iż nasza Stacja kontynuowała z powodzeniem inicjatywy podjęte przez zoologów warszawskich w latach 1912-14 i naszych krakowskich poprzedników (1937-39), czemu przeszkodziły obie wojny światowe.
Waldemar Celary (2005)
Melittidae of Poland (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Anthophila) their Biodiversity and Biology.
177 pp, paperback, ISBN 83-919407-1-3
Price: 25 €
A monograph of polish wild bees belonging to the family Melittidae. This book provides keys to the identification subfamilies, West Palaearctic genera and Central European species. It describes and illustrates all native species of melittid bees. It analyzes their biodiversity and abundance, summarizing and adding data on the occurrence of particular species. It contains numerous maps showing Polish localities and world distributions for each of them. The presented book describes phenology and ecology of all Polish melittid bees. It shows life cycles and behaviour of the main representatives of all melittid genera inhabiting Poland.
Zbigniew Szyndlar & Jean-Claude Rage (2003)
Non-erycine Booidea from the Oligocene and Miocene of Europe
Format: 20 x 29 cm, 111 pp, 50 figures, paperback, ISBN 83-919407-0-5
Price: 25 €
This is the first monographic description of boas, pythons, and tropidophiids inhabiting Europe in the period between the middle Oligocene and the middle Miocene. The story tells about the times when booids, in Europe and elsewhere, were absolute dominants of snake faunas as well as about the times when the domination ended and the constrictors were ousted from the European continent.
The book consists of three major parts:
I. Introductory part that provides, among others, a review of the worldwide fossil record of booid snakes.
II. Systematic part that describes or redescribes in great detail fossil remains of European Oligocene and Miocene non-erycine Booidea.
III. The final part that discusses in detail all main events of the history of the European Booidea (including Erycinae), beginning in the period around the “Grande Coupure” at the Eocene / Oligocene boundary and ending with the extinction of last boas and pythons in the middle Miocene.
The discussion considers non-booid snakes, as well. The text is supplemented throughout by numerous illustrations, mostly full-page plates, and includes an extensive bibliography.See a sample chapter from this book
Teresa Tomek & Zbigniew M. Bocheński (2000)
The comparative osteology of European Corvids (Aves: Corvidae), with a key to the identification of their skeletal elements
DIN A4, 102 pages, paperback, ISBN 83-907187-8-2
This book provides a comprehensive and comparative guide to the identification of skeletal elements of corvids. The study is based on 662 skeletal specimens representing 11 species of European corvids (Garrulus glandarius, Perisoreus infaustus, Pica pica, Cyanopica cyanus, Nucifraga caryocatactes, Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax, P. graculus, Corvus monedula, C. frugilegus, C. corone, C. corax). All major skeletal elements are included. For each species, the information is presented in a structured user-friendly format allowing easy cross reference and comparison between the various species. The book consists of two major parts: (i) practical part that can be used to identify bony remains of corvids found in contemporary, archaeological and paleontological materials, and (ii) theoretical part including systematical comments and conclusions.
This book will be considered the definitive reference work on the osteology of European corvids. It will be essential for students and researchers working in palaeontology, archaeozoology, contemporary food remains of owls and other raptors, systematics and comparative osteology.
- A total of 110 morphological characters differentiating the species of European corvids are illustrated in separate drawings
- Basic statistics of measurements taken from each skeletal element and each species are given in appropriate tables. Seven species with sufficient number of sexed specimens examined have been checked for the sex dimorphism in size
- Chosen proportions, comparing two measurements each, are illustrated on diagrams to make easier the identification of corvid remains
- Discriminant function analyses performed for each skeletal element and each species may help identify a corvid bone to the species level