Extraordinary success in the national round of high school project competition

Tereza Maxerová from the Gymnázium Jírovcova high school won the Czech national round of high school project competition in the category of Environmental protection and engineering with her study on the effects of the revitalization of small ponds in an abandoned military area on aquatic beetle community.

For more than 4 years, she monitored aquatic beetle communities in an abandoned military area close to the Vrbenské rybníky reserve near Ceske Budejovice. The goal of her study, supervised... more


Pan-European study reveals rapid changes in local biodiversity

July issue of Nature Communications published results of a unique compilation of 161 multidecadal biodiversity time series covering 6,200 marine, terrestrial, and freshwater species, in which we participated together with more than 60 researchers from 21 European countries. This international research, led by a team from the Senckenberg Research Institute, shows that local trends in biodiversity often deviate significantly from the global patterns. Particularly striking is the common pattern of... more