Insect Communities

Field season in Zelezne hory has started

Since this year we are collaborating on a project studying changes of pollination networks under habitat fragmentation led by Dr. Michael Bartoš from the Institute of Botany in Třeboň. For the next three seasons we will spend a quite some time on wet meadows in the Zelezne hory mountains studying various parts of the pollination systems from traits of individual plant species to changes of communities of their visitors. The last week the field season has started and we have spent a few days by torturing the first flowers and spying the first pollinator.

PS: Are you a student interested in pollination biology and looking for diplomma thesis or Erasmus project? Do not hesitate to contact us!

One of our study sites with camera systems running.

One of our study sites with camera systems running. © Michael Bartoš