Insect Communities

Mount Cameroonian rains

Part of our research group is currently sampling data on pollination networks on Mount Cameroon, the last piece of the puzzle covers rainy season in the foothills. Despite all the rain (just reminding that foothills of Mount Cameroon rank among the wettest places in the world), the data sampling has been successful so far and it really seems we will have a really unique opportunity to realize how the plants flowering under such extreme conditions are pollinated. Here is a picture to give you an impression on the field conditions (Jan does not stand on a stream bank, it is the only tourist trail on this mountain slope):