Phd Piotr Zieliński

mgr Piotr Zieliński

position: postdoc

e-mail: piotr.zielinski@uj.edu.pl

phone: +48 12 664 5141

office: 2.2.7

Research interests:

  • population genetics
  • speciation
  • divergence genetics
  • conservation genetics

Current research:

I study species and populations divergence using multiple sequence markers. I want to provide quantitative information about the patterns of historical and contemporary gene flow and intra-specific differentiation between diverging populations or species, particular the Carpathian newt (Lissotriton montandoni) and the smooth newt (Lissotriton vulgaris). Such data is essential for understanding the mechanisms of speciation and maintenance of species identity in the face of hybridization.

Publications:

https://scholar.google.pl/citations?user=XJMSnGoAAAAJ&hl=pl

  • Zielinski P, Nadachowska-Brzyska K, Dudek K, Babik W (2016) Divergence history of the Carpathian and smooth newts modelled in space and time. Mol Ecol 25, 3912-3928.
  • Shafer AB, Wolf JB, Alves PC, Bergstrom L, Colling G, Dalen L, De Meester L, Ekblom R, Fior S, Hajibabaei M, Hoezel AR, Hoglund J, Jensen EL, Krutzen M, Norman AJ, Osterling EM, Ouborg NJ, Piccolo J, Primmer CR, Reed FA, Roumet M, Salmona J, Schwartz MK, Segelbacher G, Thaulow J, Valtonen M, Vergeer P, Weissensteiner M, Wheat CW, Vila C, Zielinski P (2016) Reply to Garner et al. Trends Ecol Evol 31:83-84.
  • Shafer A.B.A., Wolf J. B.W., Alves P.C., Bergström L, Bruford M.W., Brännström I., Colling G., Dalén L., Meester L., Ekblom R., Fawcett K.D., Fior S., Hajibabaei M., Hill J.A., Hoezel A.R., Hoglund J., Jensen E.L., Krause J., Kristensen T.N., Krützen M., McKay J.K., Norman A.J., Ogden R., Österling E. M., Ouborg N.J., Piccolo J., Popovic D., Primmer C.R., Reed F.A., Roumet M., Salmona J., Schenekar T., Schwartz M.K., Segelbacher G., Senn Helen., Thaulow J., Valtonen M., Veale A., Vergeer P., Vijay N., Vilà C., Weissensteiner M., Wennerström L., Wheat C.W., Zieliński P. (2015) Genomics and the challenging translation into conservation practice. Trends in Ecology & Evolution , Volume 30 , Issue 2 , 78 – 87. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2014.11.009
  • Babik, W., Dudek, K., Fijarczyk, A., Pabijan, M., Stuglik, M., Szkotak, R., & Zieliński, P. (2015). Constraint and Adaptation in newt Toll-Like Receptor Genes. Genome Biology and Evolution, 7(1), 81–95. doi:10.1093/gbe/evu266
  • Pabijan, M., Zieliński, P., Dudek, K., Chloupek, M., Sotiropoulos, K., Liana, M., Babik, W. (2015), The dissection of a Pleistocene refugium: phylogeography of the smooth newt, Lissotriton vulgaris, in the Balkans. Journal of Biogeography, 42: 671–683. doi:10.1111/jbi.12449
  • Zieliński P, Dudek K, Stuglik MT, Liana M, Babik W (2014) Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms Reveal Genetic Structuring of the Carpathian Newt and Provide Evidence of Interspecific Gene Flow in the Nuclear Genome. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97431. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097431
  • Zieliński, P., Stuglik, M. T., Dudek, K., Konczal, M., and Babik, W. (2014) Development, validation and high-throughput analysis of sequence markers in nonmodel species. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14: 352–360
  • Zieliński, P., Nadachowska-Brzyska, K., Wielstra, B., Szkotak, R., Covaciu-Marcov, S. D., Cogălniceanu, D. and Babik, W. (2013), No evidence for nuclear introgression despite complete mtDNA replacement in the Carpathian newt (Lissotriton montandoni). Molecular Ecology, 22: 1884–1903.
  • Nadachowska-Brzyska K., Zieliński P., Radwan J., Babik W. (2012) Interpecific hybridization increases MHC class II diversity two sister species of newts. Molecular Ecology 21: 887-906.

Current projects:

  • 2015 - 2018 Characterization and comparison of patterns of interspecific gene flow in natural hybrid zones of the Carpathian (Lissotriton montandoni) and smooth (L. vulgaris) newts
  • 2011 – 2014 Divergence population genetics of the smooth and Carpathian newts.

Education:

  • 2015 PhD degree in ecology. PhD thesis „Divergence population genetics of the Carpathian and smooth newts
  • 2011 Master's degree in biology, Institute of Environmental Sciences, (Jagiellonian University) – thesis title: Population genetic diversity of the Carpathian newt.
  • 2009 Bachelor's degree in geography, Institute of Environmental Sciences, (Jagiellonian University).