Insect Communities

Rainiest journey to Mount Cameroon

Stepan, Jan, Hernani and our new PhD student Karolina has left to Cameroon on Monday. They will spend 7 weeks in the lower parts of Mount Cameroon altitudinal gradient collecting the last data within our large project on pollination networks. For most of this time, they will be accompanied by Stepan’s co-workers sampling more detailed data on pollinating birds. Currently, the wet season culminates in the area. As Mount Cameroon’s foothills are one of the rainiest places in the world, about 2-3 m of precipitations could be expected during this time. It makes it the most challenging expedition of the running project, we wish them good luck and look forward to whatever data they will bring!

Symbolically, our team is leaving Vienna during of a few rainy days in this dry summer.