Many group members spent the past weeks in the field on the slopes of the Krkonoše Mts. in northern Czech Republic. We were collecting data, mainly focusing on recording floral visitors of flowering plants in semi-natural forests along their altitudinal gradient. To get a comparable dataset, we followed our sampling protocol from Mount Cameroon. Although the weather was surprisingly good for most of our fieldwork, we managed to sample data in the lower part of the gradient, while the higher elevations will have to wait for next spring. We are looking forward to having the results!
- Popularizing paper on the largest beetle
- Start of the transplant experiments