I am a vertebrate paleontologist and zooarcheologist, working as an assistant professor at the University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland. My research focuses on understanding the pattern and process of the extension of Pleistocene mammals in Europe, especially of mammoths and woolly rhinoceros, as well as on climate reconstruction using stable isotope analysis. My participation in the Çatalhöyük Research Project allows me to study animal bones in their environmental, economic, and social context, as well as to undertake research into human-animal relations from the Neolithic onwards. An additional area of my research is to understand the formation of bone deposits. My teaching work includes evolutionary and adaptive aspects of both vertebrates and invertebrates. My research interests include pleistocene fauna; animal domestication; subsistence strategies; animal exploitation; the social and economic significance of animals; taphonomy; and paleopathology.