Project number: VI20152018027
Project title: Usage of necrophagous beetles in forensic entomology
Programme: MV ČR - VI - Safety research Czech Republic 2015-2020 (2015-2020)
Project coordinator: FES CULS
Project leader: doc. Mgr. Jan Růžička, Ph.D.
Project schedule: 2015-2018
Total project budget of FES CULS: 5 154 ths. CZK
Beetles are underrated in forensic entomology, because of difficulties with their identification and lack of knowledge about their ecology and development. The main goal is to develop computer software, which would make identification easier and more accurate. Our secondary goal is to fill this software with information about ecology, distribution and development of the selected species, which will improve calculation of post mortem interval and detection of post mortem manipulation of body.