Marcin Kadej

Marcin Kadej
University of Wroclaw | WROC · Department of Invertebrate Biology, Evolution and Conservation; Center of Biology and Forensic Entomology

eng; Ph.D.; prof. UWr

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Introduction
systematic, taxonomy, faunistics (biogeography) of Dermestidae - conservation biology of insects - ecology of insects - saproxylic insects - endangered species - forensic entomology - archeoentomology http://zbeob.uni.wroc.pl/pracownicy/28-marcin-kadej
Additional affiliations
April 2019 - present
University of Wrocław, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Environmental Biology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • Head of Division of Biology and Forensic Entomology
June 2013 - September 2013
Royal Holloway, University of London, School of Biological Sciences
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • study tour (supervisor Dr. Deborah Harvey)
January 2012 - December 2013
University of Wrocław, Faculty of Biology, Choir of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Education
October 2002 - December 2008
University of Wroclaw
Field of study
  • biology - zoology - entomology
October 2002 - September 2005
Agricultural University of Wroclaw
Field of study
  • Management and Marketing
October 2000 - September 2002
University of Wroclaw
Field of study
  • biology - zoology

Publications

Publications (287)
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Forests are important habitats that harbor high biodiversity and have great economic value to humans. These ecosystems depend on saproxylic organisms, which play a crucial role in the decomposition of the main substrate of forests – wood. The highly important group of saproxylic organisms are beetles, with numerous species that are either of conser...
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The research was carried out at the cremation cemetery of the Lusatian culture in Wtórek, Ostrów Wielkopolski district, Wielkopolska province, Poland. Contrary to the so-far-studied topics related to the CT imaging of burnt bones and their virtual exploration, we concentrated on the analysis of the structures formed by the soil fauna activity in th...
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Hastisetae are detachable setae typical of the larvae of Megatomine (Dermestidae). These setae are commonly recognized as contaminants of stored products and work and living environments. Exposure to hastisetae through direct contact, ingestion, and inhalation causes inflammation symptoms in human. For these setae, beyond the biomechanical defensiv...
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It is extremely rare for table salt to be used to preserve a dead body in criminal cases. In the case presented here, after the death of his 85-year-old mother, a son kept her body preserved in table salt for about 2 years to extort social benefits (pension). Before her death, the woman had been hospitalised twice due to chronic diseases. The case...
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New records of the common praying mantis Mantis religiosa religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insecta, Mantodea) in Silesia are presented. Mating pars were observed in two localities, Janików and Wrocław, which suggests the possibility of non-ephemeral populations.
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Recent progress in the taxonomy of flat bark beetles (Cucujidae), specifically, in the genus Cucujus, has revealed great diversity in subtropical Asia, but the seemingly well-known temperate and boreal taxa need further attention because of their conservation status. Here, we used an integrative approach using morphology, DNA, and species distribut...
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Nowadays, littering is one of the biggest challenges that environmental conservation is facing. Although beverage containers, such as bottles and cans, belong to the most common threats in this context, their effect on animals has been poorly studied. The aim of this study was to assess the diversity and mortality level of the animal taxa entering...
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Simple Summary: The family Leiodidae include beetles adaptated to many various habitats and foods ranging from saprophagous by obligatory mycophagists to true ectoparasites. The phylogeny of the family is complex and still requires research. Larval stages have different characters to adults and provide a lot of phylogentically valuable data. Howeve...
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The bodies of murder or accident victims may be concealed below ground to cover up the crime by the perpetrator. During decomposition, nutrient-rich substances that may affect the surrounding environment enter the soil. The logical effect of local changes in soil biogeochemistry should be an impact on the vegetation occurring in a cadaver decomposi...
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Forensic microbiology, also known as the microbiology of death, is an emerging branch of science that is still underused in criminal investigations. Some of the cases might be difficult to solve with commonly-used forensic methods, and then they become an operational field for microbiological and mycological analysis. The aim of our review is to pr...
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To address the decline in biodiversity, international cooperation in monitoring of threatened species is needed. Citizen science can play a crucial role in achieving this challenging goal, but most citizen science projects have been established at national or regional scales. Here we report on the establishment and initial findings of the European...
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The pasture forest as a refuge for a very diverse entomofauna - Diversity of saproxylic beetles in the Dehesa Salmantina Keywords: Spain Dermestidae spanien altholz totholz Anthrenus biskrensis delicatus festivus fuscus minutus angustefasciatus munroi pimpinellae sordidulus Attagenus brunneus trifasciatus Ctesias serra Dermestes bicolor frischii hi...
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Obtaining biological material for DNA extraction is often challenging in organisms of conservation interest. Non-invasive sampling (i.e., sampling without injuring or disturbing an animal) is preferred as it carries no risk to the population’s survival. Here, we tested the possibility of using the body remains left by bird predators for microsatell...
Conference Paper
Hastisetae are a specific group of setae, characterizing the larvae of Megatominae (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), located on both thoracic and abdominal larval tergites. These setae constitute the primary defense of the larva against invertebrate predators being a biomechanical trap capable to efficiently block and kill predators (Nutting & Spangler, 1...
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Hastisetae are modified setae typical of Dermestidae Megatominae and are a primary defensive tool of both larvae and pupae against invertebrates and possibly vertebrates. Given their unique morphological features, hastisetae have recently been suggested as an additional character useful for larvae identification and possible source of information t...
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Increased urbanisation is leading to littering of the environment. However, some animals may adapt to live in such altered habitats. The aim of this study was to assess whether discarded containers can serve as a suitable microhabitat for spiders. The study was conducted in 10 woodland areas in the city of Wrocław, Poland. In September 2018, a tota...
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DOI:10.14746/WA.2021.8.978-83-946591-8-9
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The widespread occurrence of litter is a severe threat to global ecosystems. We have analyzed online media, to assess the diversity of animals that are prone to getting trapped in discarded containers and check which kind of containers is the most common trap for animals. A total of 503 records from around the world (51 countries, 6 continents) hav...
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Abstract. For 160 years, Anthrenus pimpinellae isabellinus Küster, 1848 has been considered a subspecies of A. pimpinellae Fabricius, 1775. However, habitus shape differs between the subspecies with A. p. isabellinus being broader than A. p. pimpinellae and resembling more closely A. dorsatus Mulsant & Rey, 1868. Here A. p. pimpinellae and A. p. is...
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We report, for the first time from Poland, the presence of Dermestes haemorrhoidalis (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) on a mummified human corpse found in a flat (Lower Silesia province, south-western Poland). Different life stages of D. haemorrhoidalis were gathered from the cadaver, and the signs of activity of these beetles (i.e. frass) were observed....
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The dataset presented in this data paper supports "Breaking down insect stoichiometry into chitin-based and internal elemental traits: Patterns and correlates of continent-wide intraspecific variation in the largest European saproxylic beetle" (Orłowski et al. 2020) [1]. Here we present the supplementary data and description of methods on the follo...
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Remarks on the distribution of Talavera petrensis (C.L. Koch, 1837) (Araneae: Salticidae) in Poland. A new locality of Talavera petrensis (C.L. Koch, 1837) (Araneae: Salticidae) from the southwestern Poland is reported. This spider species was observed in Lower Silesia, in a gravel quarry. The finding prompted the authors to reanalyze the distribut...
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The sedimentary succession exposed in the Gorzów Wielkopolski area includes Eemian Interglacial (MIS 5e) or Early Weichselian (MIS 5d–e) deposits. The sedimentary sequence has been the object of intense interdisciplinary study, which has resulted in the identification of at least two palaeolake horizons. Both yielded fossil remains of large mammals...
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The presence of anthropogenic waste in the environment is one of the most pervasive pollution problems affecting wildlife around the world. Among different types of rubbish, beverage containers represent an ecological trap for invertebrates. However, it also may serve as a nest site. In the present study, we aim to assess if ants can exploit discar...
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New localities of Blaps mortisaga (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) from Poland. This mainly synanthropic beetle is regarded as endangered in Poland and listed in both Polish Red List and Polish Red Data Book of Animals in category EN. Authors described six new records of Churchyard beetle and postulated active searching and conservation...
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Trixagus meybohmi Leseigneur, 2005 (Coleoptera: Throscidae)-a new beetle to the Polish fauna. Trixagus meybohmi Leseigneur, 2005 is recorded for the first time from Poland. Two specimens (male and female) were collected on 7 th July 2018 in garden in the Łazy village, near Strzebin (Upper Silesia, South Poland). The location of the new record in re...
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Hastisetae are a specific group of detachable setae characterizing the larvae of Megatom-inae (Coleoptera: Dermestidae), commonly known as carpet and khapra beetles. These setae are located on both thoracic and abdominal tergites and they are the primary defense of the larva against invertebrate predators. According to previous studies, the main pu...
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Hastisetae are a specific group of detachable setae characterizing Megatominae larvae (Coleoptera: Dermesti- dae). These setae, located on both thoracic and abdominal tergites, apparently evolved as primary defense of the larva against invertebrate predators. According to the limited ob- servations available these setae act as mechanical obstacle,...
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AnupdatedchecklistoftheDermestidaeformainlandSpainandtheBalearicIslandsisproduced.Atotalof102species was found from existing lists and world catalogues, but no supporting scientific literature could be found for 26 of these species.Consequently,theproposalhereisthatthechecklistofDermestidaeforSpainshouldnumber76.Aconsiderationof the types of specie...
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Little is known about amphibian feeding activity during post-hibernation migration to breeding ponds. It is widely assumed that explosively breeding anurans do not feed between the end of hibernation and completion of breeding. We investigated the potential for using road-killed common toads Bufo bufo in order to find out whether migrating toads fe...
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New records of Oxycarenus lavaterae (Fabricius, 1787) (Heteroptera: Lygaeoidea: Oxycarenidae), the invasive true bug species are presented, and its distribution in Poland is summarized. New localities are situated in south-west part of Poland, i.e. in Lower and Upper Silesia. The life-cycle of Polish populations of O. lavaterae is also hypothesized...
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Pszczoły w mieście: Trzmiele Wrocławia — książka omawia wiele zagadnień dotyczących biologii trzmieli i ich znaczenia w przyrodzie. Trzmiele to sympatyczne owady, bliscy kuzyni pszczoły miodnej. Nie wytwarzają jednak miodu i może dlatego nie budzą równie silnego jak ona zainteresowania. Tymczasem te masywnie wyglądające stworzonka są bardzo pożytec...
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New records of the praying mantis Mantis religiosa religiosa (Linnaeus, 1758) (Insecta: Mantodea) in Silesia and South Wielkopolska. Praying mantis Mantis religiosa (L.) is one of those species in Polish entomofauna, which in the last dozen years have significantly increased the range. The expansion of this insect in Poland is probably related to t...
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Conserving populations of environmentally vulnerable insect species requires a greater understanding of the factors that determine their abundance and distribution, which requires detailed knowledge of their population and community ecology. Chemical ecological tools such as pheromones can be used for non-destructive monitoring of scarab beetle pop...
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Coupled GC-EAG traces of five male Gnorimus nobilis antennae from five individuals. The most abundant peak is 2-propyl (E)-3 hexenoate. (TIFF)
Data
Geometry of trans alkene. 1H NMR of natural 2-propyl (E)-3-hexenoate: δH (CD2Cl2, 500 MHz) 5.60 (1H, dt, J = 15.4, 6.1 Hz, H-4), 5.51 (1H, dt, J = 15.4, 6.7 Hz, H-3), 5.00 (1H, septet, J = 6.3 Hz, H-2 propyl), 2.98 (2H, dd, J = 6.7, 0.9 Hz, H-2), 2.04 (2H, m, H-5), 1.24 (6H, d, J = 6.3 Hz, H-1 propyl), 0.99 (3H, t, J = 7.5 Hz, H-6); m/z (EI) 156 (M...
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NMR analyses of natural and synthetic 2-propyl (E)-3-hexenoate. (TIFF)
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Coupling constants of the olefinic region of the 1H-NMR. (TIFF)
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Museum collections are national assets of any country and also are very susceptible to pest damage. Moreover pests in a museum, library or archive environment can cause severe damage to highly valuable and irreplaceable materials. Hence, constantly monitoring of the collections against pest activity is essential in museums. Dermestidae family is kn...