Anna Maria Kubicka

Anna Maria Kubicka
Poznań University of Life Sciences · Department of Zoology

PhD

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February 2014 - March 2014
University of Presov in Presov
Position
  • Scanning newts and measuring digit ratio
January 2014 - February 2014
Masaryk University
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  • Participating in Geometric Morphometrics workshops
March 2013 - April 2013
Masaryk University
Position
  • 3D scanning
Education
October 2012
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Field of study
  • Physical anthropology
October 2011
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Field of study
  • Archaeology
October 2009 - June 2011
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
Field of study
  • Human biology

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Publications (64)
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Variations in the cross-sectional properties of long bones are used to reconstruct the activity of human groups and differences in their respective habitual behaviors. Knowledge of what factors influence bone structure in Homo sapiens and Neandertals is still insufficient thus, this study investigated which biological and environmental variables in...
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Background: Cam morphology is thought to originate near puberty and reflects a response of the peripheral aspect of the proximal femoral physis to increased local load. Participation in particular sports activities has been associated with cam morphology in contemporary patient populations; however, it is unclear whether cam is a recent phenomenon...
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Objectives: Reconstruction of the activity of past human populations can be carried out using various skeletal markers; however, the relationship between these methods is not fully understood. Therefore, the main aim of this paper is to analyse the relationship between entheseal changes, cross-sectional properties, and variability in the shape of t...
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The anatomical asymmetries of the human brain are the subject of a great deal of scientific interest because of their links with handedness and lateralized cognitive functions. Information about lateralization in humans is also available from the post-cranial skeleton, particularly the arm bones, in which differences in size and shape are related t...
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Gigantism and acromegaly have been observed in past populations; however, analyses usually focus on the morphological features of the post-cranial skeleton. The aim of this study is to characterize the internal anatomical features of the skull (brain endocast anatomy and asymmetry, frontal pneumatization, cranial thickness, sella turcica size) of a...
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Although the marked convexity of the frontal bone and retraction of the facial skeleton under the anterior part of the cranial base are commonly regarded as traits significantly influencing the gracilisation of the supraorbital region (a decrease in the degree of robusticity) in the Homo sapiens crania, identification of which of these two traits i...
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Collisions of vehicles with animals are an increasing problem, and due to the loss of animal, as well as human, life is an active topic in applied ecology. One of the best-known mitigation methods to avoid collisions is the provision of dedicated road warning signs. However, due to changes in landscape, in the densities of cars and animals, and to...
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Cities are challenging environments for human life, because of multiple environmental issues driven by urbanization. These can sometimes be mitigated through ecosystem services provided by different functions supported by biodiversity. However, biodiversity in cities is affected by numerous factors, namely habitat loss, degradation, and fragmentati...
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The coexistence of glenoid and humeral head bone defects may increase the risk of recurrence of instability after soft tissue repair. Revealed factors in medical history such as male gender, younger age of dislocation, an increasing number of dislocations, contact sports, and manual work or epilepsy may increase the recurrence rate of instability....
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Purpose The aim of this study is to assess the pelvis’s morphology and spatial orientation of the acetabulum, and their relation to the severity of Congenital Femoral Deficiency (CFD) using 3D imaging. Defining these pathologies is crucial for adequate surgical correction. Methods The shape and structure of the acetabulum and pelvis were evaluated...
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PurposeThe aim of the study was to compare two measurement methods of humeral head defects in patients with shoulder instability. Intra- and inter-observer reliability of humeral head parameters were performed with the use of 2D and 3D computed tomography.Methods The study group was composed of one hundred humeral heads measured with the use of pre...
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Transport infrastructures, mainly roads and railways, influence many aspects of bird life. The use of trams in urban areas for mass transit has been suggested as having a lower impact on the environment. However, to date, the impact of tram tracks and the surrounding infrastructure on birds has not been directly tested. Therefore, we posed two ques...
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Capsule: Different methods of comparing bill morphology between woodpecker species show different, but not contradictory results. Aims: Differences among similar, closely related species which co-occur are still highly debated. In such a scenario, species should diverge morphologically to reduce competition. We studied this phenomenon, in three cl...
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1. Road infrastructures and collisions with vehicles negatively affect many animal populations globally. However, data on road kills of non‐human primates are very limited, not only due to the rare character of this phenomenon, but also due to the geographical bias of reporting in scientific references. 2. As an alternative, we used data from soci...
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Timing of menarche has largely been studied in the context of a secular trend. However, since mortality and fertility rates are fundamental demographic factors linked to a population’s developmental and reproductive characteristics, we expect that the timing of menarche, a precondition to reproduction, is also associated with these vital rates. We...
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Rho-Spearman correlation of the tested covariates with the mean age at menarche. (DOCX)
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Overview of the most commonly associated covariates with mean menarcheal age in the literature. (DOCX)
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Mean age at menarche for 89 countries with year and reference. (DOCX)
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Univariate statistics for non-normally distributed data with IQR, median, min and max values for the covariates included in the analyses. (DOCX)
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Analysis of spatial autocorrelation (Mantel’s coefficient) between mean age at menarche and the remaining covariates. (DOCX)
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Although recently the internal structure of the non-supranuchal fossa of Homo sapiens has been described and compared to that observed in the Neandertal suprainiac fossa, until now it has not been examined in any modern human children. In this study, the internal structure of this fossa in the occipital bones of three children (two aged 3‒4 years a...
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The cranium of specimen R82. View of the cranium in norma lateralis (a); in norma basalis (b); mandible with preserved teeth (c). (TIF)
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The cranium of specimen R82. Abnormal porosity visible on the greater wing of the sphenoid bone (a), on the medial surface of the coronoid process of the mandible (b), both probably related to the presence of scurvy; cribra orbitalia visible in the orbital vault (c and d). (TIF)
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The preserved parts of the cranium of specimen R23. View of the cranium in: norma lateralis (a); norma verticalis (b). (TIF)
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The preserved parts of the cranium of specimen R24. The view of the two parietal bones and the occipital bone. (TIF)
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Background. The main aim of the study was to analyse the influence of fleshy fruits (plums) on the post-metamorphic growth and feeding behaviour of the green toad Bufotes viridis. We tested the following two hypotheses: 1) juveniles of the green toad are characterised by faster growth in conditions involving fallen plums Prunus cerasifera due to th...
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Descriptive statistics for body mass weight [g] measurement in all groups of green toads.
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Descriptive statistics for SVL [mm] measurement in all groups of green toads.
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Amphibian measurements and experimental design details. Column B–snout-vent length (SVL); Column C–body mass; Column D–body mass index (BMI)(body mass[g]/SVL[mm]2); Column D–number of enclosures (K1–K4) and treatmens (M1, M2); Column E–comments; Column F–date; Column H–experimental day.
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Descriptive statistics for BMI index in all groups of green toads.
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List of invertebrates noted during the experiment.
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Background: The significantly accelerated development of human society in the last millennium has brought about changes in human behavior and body mass that may have influenced human bone morphology. Our objective was to analyze the variation in pelvic shape and size in males from modern and medieval populations. Methods: We obtained 22 pelvic gir...
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Objectives: Bilateral asymmetry of diaphyseal shape and size may be a reflection of relative activity levels and patterns of habitual biomechanical stress in the upper arms of Neandertals and Homo sapiens. The main purpose of our study was to assess the level of directional asymmetry of humeral cross sections in Neandertals, recent Australian abori...
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Background.- Asymmetry in the wild is a controversial, and to date, unresolved subject. Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is the developmental instability (intra-individual variation) while, directional asymmetry (DA) expresses the asymmetry of the population mean. Methods.- We analyzed 63 Great Grey Shrike skins at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leid...
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Co-existence between potentially competing newt species can lead to niche differentiation (e.g., in terms of diet shifts). This may cause adaptive responses involving changes in head shape. Here, we tested the hypothesis: the head shape of Lissotriton montandoni is different in conditions of co-occurrence with Ichthyosaura alpestris than in conditi...
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Background: The shells of molluscs survive well in many sedimentary contexts and yield information about the diet of prehistoric humans. They also yield evidence of symbolic behaviours through their use as beads for body adornments. Researchers often analyse the location of perforations in shells to make judgements about their use as symbolic objec...
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Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to establish which of two methods is more reliable in glenoid assessment for instability in pre-operative planning. Accordingly, we have studied the intra- and inter-observer reliability of glenoid parameters with the use of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) reconstructed computed tomography...
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Objectives: Degrees of upper-limb bilateral asymmetry reflect habitual behavior and activity levels throughout life in human populations. The shoulder joint facilitates a wide range of combined motions due to the simultaneous motion of all three bones: clavicle, scapula and humerus. Accordingly, we used three-dimensional geometric morphometrics to...
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Abstract Many theories have been suggested to explain the etiology of septal apertures (SA) of the humerus. The influence of genes, the size of ulnar processes, joint laxity, and bone robusticity, have been discussed; however, the problem has not yet been solved. The main aim of this study was to examine the influence of ulnar and humeri shape on s...
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Vultures and humans have been sympatric for millions of years and evidence from the archaeological and historical records suggests interdependence over long periods. Like other species, early hominins probably used these birds to locate carcasses in the landscape. With the evolution of large bodied and more encephalised hominins, the quest for high...
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The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of sex assessment using measurements of the first rib from computed tomography (CT) to develop a discriminant formula. Four discriminant formulae were derived based on CT imaging of the right first rib of 85 female and 91 male Polish patients of known age and sex. In direct discriminant analysis, t...
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Digit ratio (2D:4D) denotes the relative length of the second and fourth digits. It is considered to be a suitable biomarker of the in utero balance of fetal sex hormones, which affect early development of individual´s behavioral and morphological characteristics. In recent decades, digit ratio attracted a great attention in biology and psychology....
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Previous research on Homo neanderthalensis (HN) and Homo sapiens (HS) humeral diaphyses has noted differences in shape and robusticity. However, cross-sectional biomechanical analysis does not show precisely in which part of the shaft the differences are. The main purposes of our research were to analyse cross-sectional shape differences between hu...
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Vultures have been sympatric with the human species for millions of years and most likely they competed alongside each other for access to food. Carnivores, such as lions and hyenas, may have used these birds to locate carcasses on the landscape. Here we discuss about the possibility that early hominins used the circling vultures as a “lighthouse”...
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Mikołaj Kaczmarski1, Anna Maria Kubicka2, Agnieszka Kret3, Grażyna Pabijan3 Preliminary studies on development dynamics of Leptodactylus fallax (Müller, 1926) 1 Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Animal Breeding and Biology, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poland 2 Institute of Anthropology, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Po...

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Does anyone know what species are they? I would be very grateful for helping me.
All the best,
Ania

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Reliability of measurements of glenoid and humeral head bone defects in shoulder instability
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There is a new role ahead of natural history museums in 21st century. Collections in museums, including the local ones, fulfill important role in documenting past states of biodiversity and providing benchmarks for understanding changes through time.