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Szymon Drobniak

I am an evolutionary biologist and biostatistician working mainly on quantitative genetics and the impact of environmental changes on the evolutionary potential of traits. I;m particularly interested in phenotypic characters such as reproductive strategies and colourful signal in animals. In my work I use both extensive fieldwork (which I have conducted so far, among others, in Sweden, Costa Rica and Australia), and modern computational methods and mathematical models. Apart from empirical research, I also use meta-analyses (syntheses of existing published results). I’m also a strong proponent of reproducible science practises and I actively work for the Open Science community.

I defended my PhD thesis in 2012 at the Jagiellonian University, and since then I had worked at a number of institutions, including long-term internships in Sweden, Switzerland and Australia. Currently I’m a associate professor at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Apart from science, I engage avidly in science communication by producing popular science movies, works bordering art and science. I write for the Przekrój magazine, Tygodnik Powszechny, CCPress. I published several books - the most recent one (“Black Summer. Australia burns”) was published in 2021 by Czarne.