Insect Communities

Sampling of communities in post-industrial waters

Box-trapping in the Dříteč fly ash sedimentation lagoon. © A. Landeira-Dabarca

In mid-July, Eliska, Pavel and Robert, spent almost two weeks by sampling freshwater communities in fly ash deposits and various post-mining sites across Bohemia, together with several members of David Boukal’s groups. Altogether, 20 localities were successfully sampled by numerous methodological approches to describe their communities as well as possible. Sorting, identification and analyses of all these samples seem to be a big challenge for the next months. The next sampling campaign will be in mid-September, we will do our best to process at least most of the already collected samples till that time.