Insect Communities

Eliška awarded by Peter Ashton Prize!

Eliška Padyšáková from our group has been honored by the prestigious Peter Ashton Prize, the award of Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation to the best article written by a student published in the scientific journal Biotropica. Eliška was awarded for the research article “Sunbird hovering behavior is determined by both the forager and resource plant” originated from her Ph.D. thesis under supervision of Štěpán Janeček. They evidenced at least some sunbirds resemble hummingbirds on some behavioral adaptations of highly specialised hovering during nectar feeding. The award announcement, together with Eliška’s long commentary, is available here. Congratulations to Eliška!