Insect Communities

Our field project in fly ash lagoons has started

Last week, a part of us have spent in the field by checking and selecting potential localities for our new project on biodiversity of human-made freshwater habitats. Pavel and Rob accompanied several members of David Boukal’s group in their 1,600 km drive around Bohemia, during which they have visited several dozens of sand pits and fly ash deposits. Although several pre-selected localities were found under ongoing technical reclamation, we have found enough sites potentially useful for our sampling. In the coming week, we will finish their final selection using all information from the field and start to arrange all necessities for our summer sampling.