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On the 8th of July, our group member - Karol Nowak defended his master thesis entitled "Identifying patterns in microbiome composition across insect communities"!
Michał and our MSc Student Veronika are now in Greenland, comprehensively sampling arthropods, plants, and environmental samples in Zackenberg Valley. The fieldwork is realized thanks to the INTERACT funding granted to Michał! We hope to update this news soon with photos and a samples summary ;)
Between the 17th of June and the 1st of July Ania, Piotr, and Adam Stroiński from the Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences spend their time on insect sampling in various regions of Scandinavia. The sampling was related to Ania's NCN funded Opus project "The patterns, processes, and drivers of insect microbiome variability".
Between the 24th of April and the 3rd of May, Mateusz was collecting some samples of Spanish Auchenorrhyncha across the country. Thanks to that our collection for Sonata Bis 8 project is still growing!
Yesterday, the results of the Polish National Science Center's OPUS22 research funding competition were announced. The project proposed by Piotr, "Micro-allies in the times of mega-crisis? The role of the microbiome in the response of insect communities to climate change", was recommended for funding :)