Insect Communities

Start of the transplant experiments

Jessica, Šárka and Andrea are preparing damselflies for the transplant experiment. © V. Kolář

Last week, we have started with transplants of freshwater organisms between polluted and unpolluted industrial waters. It is an important part of our joint project with David Boukal’s group which aims to reveal how industrial pollution changes the structure of freshwater communities. During this first setting, Andrea, Jessica, Vojta and Sarka (with a bit of help by Rob) have transplanted larvae of damselflies and natural communities of algae. Fingers crossed our transplants will survive!