Contactul. Lwowska 1, 87-100 Toruń
tel.: +48 56 611-25-05
fax: +48 56 611-47-72
e-mail: dwnbiw@umk.pl
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dr Krzysztof Kowalski

assistant professor                                                   WERSJA POLSKA
room C7 (building C)
tel. 56-611-4910
e-mail: krzysztof.kowalski@umk.pl

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The main research interests:

  • ecology of vertebrates (amphibians and small mammals)
  • animal ecophysiology
  • animal toxins and toxinology
  • animal behavioral ecology
  • amphibian protection
  • parasitology

My research on ecology of amphibians and small mammals (rodents and shrews) includes habitat preferences, intra- and interspecific competition, foraging and hoarding food reserves (shrews) and animal defense strategies (amphibians). In toxinological research I focus on 1) the analysis of composition and activities of venoms and animal toxins (anurans and shrews), 2) the analysis of costs of venom/poison production and the consequences of toxin secretion and replenishment, and 3) evolution and role of animal venoms in hunting prey and gathering food (shrews), and defense against predators (amphibians).