Insect Communities

Our field research in Czech radio

For the recent series “Czech researchers in summer” of the Czech public radio focused on science, politics and culture (Cesky rozhlas Plus), Ondrej Novak has recorded two shorter reports from our field projects. Firstly, he shortly joined our last sampling campaign in Czech fly ash lagoons where we focus on the structure of freshwater communities. At a fly ash deposit of the Prunerov power plant, a short report of Rob and Vojtech Kolar was made when they emptied light traps and minnow traps. Shortly after, Ondrej Novak made a second report on collection of material for Paja’s diploma thesis focused on biodiversity of moths in burnt forests in the sandstone landscape of Kokořínsko. Sadly, Pája got sick and Rob thus had to take her place. Both episodes of the Magazín Leonardo can be downloaded here (ash lagoons, from ca 5:50) and here (burnt forests, from ca 5:10), both reports are in Czech.