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  1. Newest publication by Brett Buttliere, PhD in “Methodological innovations” entitled Adopting standard variable labels solves many of the problems with sharing and reusing data. The text is open access and available here.
  2. New article in “Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews” by Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk and her peers entitled “Changes in feedstocks of rural anaerobic digestion plants: External drivers towards a circular bioeconomy”.  Justyna is part of our People, Space and Environments (PSE) team. Article is available in open access and you can read it here.
  3. The newest publication of PSE team. Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk, PhD and her collegaues published the article “What non-natural factors are behind the underuse of EU CAP funds in areas with valuable habitats?”. The text is avaiable in “Land Use Policy” journal.
  4. Dr Francesco Trupia published the article entitled Debating (Post-)Coloniality in Southeast Europe: A Minority Oriented
    Perspective in Bulgaria. The text is available in the “Acta Humana – Human Rights Publication” journal: https://folyoirat.ludovika.hu/index.php/actahumana/article/view/5371
  5. In the newest paper from PSE Team, we explain why some people prefer greenwashing, image enhancement actions over real pro-environmental politics.
  6. Michael Pleyer prepared with Stefan Hartmann the paper entitled Constructing a Protolanguage: Reconstructing Prehistoric Languages in a Usage-Based Construction Grammar Framework. The article is published by the “Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences”: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/…/10…/rstb.2020.0200
  7. The team composed of: Stefania Środa-Murawska, Elżbieta Grzelak-Kostulska, Leszek Dąbrowski, Jadwiga Biegańska and Paweł Smoliński published the article entitled Culture-led regeneration as a vital instrument for preserving the cultural heritage of historical parks in Poland. The text was published in the “Museology and Cultural Heritage” journal and is available at https://muzeologia.sk/index_htm_files/mkd_1_21_Murawska.pdf
  8. Our postdoctoral fellow, Francesco Trupia, PhD published the article entitled ‘Good personhood’ in Kosovo: a Serbian perspective from below. The text is available in the “Peacebuilding” journal:
  9. Przemysław Żywiczyński and Sławomir Wacewicz in cooperation with Casey Lister published the article entitled Pantomimic fossils in modern human communication. The text is issued by the Royal Society Publishing in the “Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences” journal. Congrats!
  10. Our postdoctoral fellow, Michael Pleyer, PhD published with his colleague the article entitled Construction grammar for monkeys? Animal communication and its implications for language evolution in the light of usage-based linguistic theory. You can read this text in the “Evolutionary Linguistic Theory” journal: https://www.jbe-platform.com/…/10.1075/elt.00021.ple
  11. Krzysztof Rogatka prepared with his colleagues the article entitled Urban resilience in spatial planning of Polish cities – True or false? Transformational perspective. This text was published in the “Land Use Policy” journal. Click and read more: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264837720325102
  12. Sławomir Wacewicz and Przemysław Żywiczyński in cooperation with Roland Mühlenbernd from Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin published the article devoted to Politeness and reputation in cultural evolution.
    Click here and read this great text: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10988-020-09315-6
  13. Prof. Anna Branach-Kallas prepared the article entitled Multidirectional vulnerabilities: Trauma, bare life, and resistance in June Hutton’s Underground which was published in “The Journal of Commonwealth Literature”:
  14. Prof. Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk and prof. Krzysztof Rogatka with their colleagues published the article entitled Smart Energy in a Smart City: Utopia or Reality? Evidence from Poland.
    This text is available in the “Energies” journal: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/21/5795/htm
  15. Prof. Daniel Makowiecki, the leader of the PAST team, prepared with his colleagues the article entitled Winter temperature and forest cover have shaped red deer distribution in Europe and the Ural Mountains since the Late Pleistocene. The article was published in the “Journal of Biogeography”.
    Click and read more: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jbi.13989
  16. Sławomir Wacewicz, Przemysław Żywiczyński and Michael Pleyer from our Centre published with their colleagues the article Language in Language Evolution Research. In Defense of a Pluralistic View.You can read this text in the “Biolinguistics” journal: https://biolinguistics.eu/…/biolinguis…/article/view/739.
  17. Dr Stefania Środa-Murawska from the PSE team published the article entitled Railway feat. culture – Rumia library effect as an example of the influence of culture-led regeneration in a medium-sized city in Poland. You can read this text in the journal “Cities”: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264275120312233. Congratulations!
  18. Prof. Justyna Chodkowska-Miszczuk, a social geographer from the PSE team, prepared with her international research team the article entitled Renewables projects in peripheries: determinants, challenges and perspectives of biogas plants – insights from Central European countries. The text was published in the journal “Regional Studies, Regional Science”. Congratulations! We encourage you to read this text: https://www.tandfonline.com/…/10…/21681376.2020.1807399
  19. Prof. Maria Lewicka with her colleague published the article entitled Affective map of Warsaw: Testing Alexander’s pattern language theory in an urban landscape. You can read this text in the journal “Landscape and Urban Planning”: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204619317311. Congratulations!
  20. Sławomir Wacewicz, Przemysław Żywiczyński and Jordan Zlatev prepared articles that were published in the prestigious journals: “Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology” and “Journal of Language Evolution”. In the first one, you can read about Sex differences in ocular morphology in Caucasian people: a dubious role of sexual selection in the evolution of sexual dimorphism of the human eye. The second text is devoted to Pantomime as the original human-specific communicative system. We encourage you to read these texts! Links are below:
  21. Magdalena Krajcarz and Magdalena Sudoł-Procyk from the PAST team published with their colleagues the paper devoted to the history of cats. This time the main focus is given to the ecology of the earliest known ancestors of domestic cats in Poland, which lived during the Neolithic Period. The new research reports evidence that these animals existed in a commensal but free-living relationship with humans. Although not yet fully dependent on people for food supply, they stayed close to farmlands, hunted the pests of cultivated fields and shared an ecological niche with native wildcats.The study is now published in PNAS: https://www.pnas.org/content/early/2020/07/09/1918884117

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  22. Prof. Grzegorz Osipowicz and prof. Krzysztof Cyrek published with their colleagues an article entitled Stone Age technologies and human behaviors as reflected in decoration of osseous artefacts from the northern part of East-Central Europe. You can read this text in “Quaternary International” and on Academia.edu.