Institute

Dr Magdalena Żywiec

Associate Professor

Unit
Functional and Evolutionary Ecology Group
E‑mail
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Phone
+4812‑4241‑704
Address
Lubicz 46, 31‑512 Kraków, Poland
Room
B‑307

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Research interests

  • Forest ecology.
  • Plant-animal interactions.
  • Temporal and spatial patterns of generative reproduction of trees.

Higher education and employment history

  • MSc degree at the University of Silesia (2000).
  • PhD degree at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2004).
  • Assistant professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS.
  • Habilitation at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS (2013).
  • Postdoctoral fellow in the University of Lisbon, Centre for Applied Ecology "Prof. Baeta Neves" (2016–2018).
  • Associate professor at the W. Szafer Institute of Botany, PAS.

Membership and awards

  • Member of the Polish Botanical Society (PBS) (since 2006).
  • Member of the British Ecological Society (since 2017).
  • Member of the Sociedade Portuguesa de Ciências Florestais (since 2017).

International experience

  • Spain (2006-2010) – 6 research stays; the Estacion Biologica de Doñana in Seville (CSIC), Seville.
  • Portugal (2016-2018) – University of Lisbon, Centre for Applied Ecology "Prof. Baeta Neves" (Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Individual Fellowships), Lisbon.

Research projects

  • Colonization strategy of tree stand gaps in subalpine spruce forest by rowan Sorbus aucuparia (2001–2002); grant no. 6 P04G 045 21; State Committee for Scientific Research of Poland – project leader.
  • Regeneration of rowan Sorbus aucuparia versus tree stand decline in the Carpathian subalpine spruce forest (2003–2005); grant no.: 3 P04G 111 25; State Committee for Scientific Research of Poland – co-investigator.
  • Long-term dynamics of the undergrowth species populations in the oak-linden-hornbeam forest ecosystem in the Białowieża Primaeval Forest (2006–2009); grant no. 1317/P01/2006/31; State Committee for Scientific Research of Poland – project leader.
  • Spatio-temporal dynamics of spruce forests in the Tatra Mountains - dendrochronological reconstruction (2006–2009); grant no. N30501631/0658; State Committee for Scientific Research of Poland – co-investigator.
  • Spruce regeneration versus tree stand gap dynamics in subalpine spruce forest (2010–2013); Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland – co-investigator.
  • The expansion of brushwood in the subalpine zone of the Western Bieszczady Mts as result of land-use abandonment (2010–2013); Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland – co-investigator.
  • Coarse woody debris resources in sustainable forest management (2015–2020); grant no. OR.271.3.9.2015; National Forest Holding of Poland, The State Forests – co-investigator.
  • Linking individual plants’ masting behaviour with their reproductive success. Is mast seeding under genetic control? (2020–2023); grant no. 2019/33/B/NZ8/01345; National Science Centre NCN – project leader.

Recent publications (selected)

Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Tanentzap A.J., Calama R., Marino S., Steele M.A., Seget B., Piechnik Ł., Żywiec M. 2021. Seed predation selects for reproductive variability and synchrony in perennial plants. New Phytologist 229: 2357–2364. DOI

Bogdziewicz M., Szymkowiak J., Calama R., Crone E.E., Espelta J.M., Lesica P., Marino S., Steele M.A., Tenhumberg B., Tyre A., Żywiec M., Kelly D. 2020. Does masting scale with plant size? High reproductive variability and low synchrony in small and unproductive individuals. Annals of Botany 126: 971–979. DOI

Holeksa J., Kapusta P., Budziakowska-Kubik E., Izworska K., Kurek P., Piechnik Ł., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Wojterska M., Zielonka T., Żywiec M. 2020. Stan martwego drewna na terenie Puszczy Niepołomickiej jako wynik długotrwałego użytkowania lasu i krótkotrwałej ochrony w ramach sieci Natura 2000. Fragmenta Floristica et Geobotanica Polonica 27: 119–139. DOI

Kapusta P., Kurek P., Piechnik Ł., Szarek-Łukaszewska G., Zielonka T., Żywiec M., Holeksa J. 2020. Natural and human-related determinants of dead wood quantity and quality in a managed European lowland temperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management 459: 117845. DOI

Milne-Rostkowska F., Holeksa J., Bogdziewicz M., Piechnik Ł., Seget B., Kurek P., Buda J., Żywiec M. 2020. Where can palatable young trees escape herbivore pressure in a protected forest? Forest Ecology and Management 47: 118221. DOI

Bogdziewicz M., Żywiec M., Espelta J.M., Fernández-Martinez M., Calama R., Ledwoń M., McIntire E., Crone E.E. 2019. Environmental veto synchronizes mast seeding in four contrasting tree species. The American Naturalist 194: 246–259. DOI

Castilla A.R., Garrote P.J., Żywiec M., Calvo G., Suárez-Esteban A., Delibes M., Godoy J.A., Picó F.X., Fedriani J.M. 2019. Genetic rescue by distant trees mitigates qualitative pollen limitation imposed by fine-scale spatial genetic structure. Molecular Ecology 28: 4363–4374. DOI

Fedriani J.M., Garrote P.J., Calvo G., Delibes M., Castilla A.R., Żywiec M. 2019. Combined effects of seed provenance, plant facilitation and restoration site on revegetation success. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 996–1006. DOI

Garrote P.J., Calvo G., Żywiec M., Delibes M., Suárez-Esteban A., Castilla A.R., Fedriani J.M. 2019. Extrinsic factors rather than seed traits mediate strong spatial variation in seed predation. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 38: 39–47. DOI

Pesendorfer M.B., Bogdziewicz M., Koenig W.D., Ledwoń M., Żywiec M. 2019. Declining fruit production before death in a widely distributed tree species, Sorbus aucuparia L. Annals of Forest Science 76: 11. DOI

Żywiec M., Fedriani J.M., Kurek P., Holeksa J. 2019. Non-trophic plant–animal interactions mediate positive density dependence among conspecific saplings. Oikos 128: 1041–1050. DOI

García-Cervigón A.I., Żywiec M., Delibes M., Suárez-Esteban E., Perea R., Fedriani J.M. 2018. Microsites of seed arrival: spatio-temporal variations in complex seed-disperser networks. Oikos 127: 1001–1013. DOI

Garrote P.J., Calvo G., Żywiec M., Delibes M., Suárez-Esteban A., Fedriani J.M. 2018. Strong among population variation in frugivory strength by functional diverse frugivores: a ‘reciprocal translocation’ experiment. Oecologia 187: 143–154. DOI

Holeksa J., Szwagrzyk J., Szewczyk J., Parusel J.B., Żywiec M. 2018. Struktura i dynamika lasów Babiogórskiego Parku Narodowego. In: J. Holeksa, J. Szwagrzyk (eds.). Rośliny Babiej Góry. Grafpol, Babiogórski Park Narodowy, Wrocław-Zawoja: 205–278.

Żywiec M., Ledwoń M., Holeksa J., Seget P., Łopata B., Fedriani J.M. 2018. Rare events of massive plant reproductive investment lead to long‐term density‐dependent reproductive success. Journal of Ecology 106: 1307–1318. DOI

Żywiec M., Muter E., Zielonka T., Delibes M., Calvo G., Fedriani J.M. 2017. Long-term effect of temperature and precipitation on radial growth in a threatened thermo-Mediterranean tree population. Trees 31: 491–501. DOI