This weekend, Pavel Jakubec took first-grade bachelor students to Holý vrch hill near Únětice to learn about insects and ecosystems.
Holý vrch and its Alšova lookout give a beautiful view of the valley of Únětický stream. It also represents an ecotonal locality, where the forest meets the open landscape. An ecotone is a transition area between two biological communities, where these communities meet and integrate. Pavel showed the students how to use pitfall traps to catch necrophagous beetles and how we can utilize them to study the edge effect on the organisms within the ecotone and beyond.
The view from „the office“ was really beautiful that day.