Insect Communities

Expedition to montane grasslands of Mt. Cameroon

We have just climbed down from Mount Cameroon. Kobe, Dominik, Stepan, Petra and Rob (together with our priceless Cameroonian assistants) have spent the last four weeks in Afromontane grasslands on Mount Cameroon. We have finally broadened our scope above the timberline and sampled data on pollination networks in the unique and rich montane grasslands. Besides our “common” reconstruction of pollination networks in communities at different elevations, we have also experimentally studied breeding strategies of selected flowering plants. After four years of working in rain forests of Mount Cameroon, this was a great experience and we all are looking forward to have the results processed! In the meantime, we have also some good news from our groups which will be added in the next days.