Insect Communities

Sampling in Brdy

The last week, Lucka has started to work on her thesis focused on influence of past disturbances in shooting plots in the abandoned military training area in the Brdy Mts. In this joint project with Ondřej Sedláček, we are focusing on biodiversity of several groups of arthropods along a gradient of disturbance intensity. Such knowledge will also be useful for conservation management of numerous abandoned military areas in Central Europe. During the first sampling session, with the help of Yannick, Marek Vojtíšek and Sofia Mazzoleni, we have sampled material using pitfall traps, yellow pan traps and portable light traps. The same methods will be applied during the whole season.

A sampling plot in the Jordán shooting plot, Brdy Mts. © R. Tropek